Who are we?
Illuminated Threads is a textile and needleart guild based in West Texas. Our purpose being to share knowledge of textile and needle arts that have been practiced throughout history and today . This includes weaving, spinning, quilting, embroidery, crochet, knitting, tatting or any craft to do with fabric, yarn or thread. Currently the guild is active in West Texas but fellow craftsmen from anywhere are welcome to join our mailing list or Facebook group and share their interest in the textile arts. Beginners and experts are welcome as is anyone in between.

Membership Links:

To join the Illuminated Threads E-mail List Click Here and follow the instructions.OR go to http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/illuminatedthreads/

Join our Facebook Group here

Purchase IT Shirts and other stuff at our Cafepress store

Links to Pattern websites on the bottom of this page under the group calender.

Class Handouts

Patterns and How To Links

Pictures of IT Rolling Demo at the Midland Scottish-Irish Faire (2011)
Pictures of IT Rolling Demo at West Texas Heritage Days at Fort McKavett (2011)
Pictures from older Rolling Demos

Organizations IT works with:
Midland Scottish-Irish Faire (The Midland Scottish-Irish Fair is held the second weekend in March at the Horseshoe Arena in Midland and IT usually sets up a display, demonatrates tartan weaving among other crafts, and teaches 1 hour workshops in knitting, crochet, weaving, etc.)
The Concho Valley Archaeology Society (Held at Fort Concho in San Angelo. We usually set up a dislay of quilts and a mix of Victorian to modern craft items/members demo what they are currently working on at the Archaeology Fair in the fall)

Upcoming dates and events

**Note** All meetings are held in San Angelo at Fairview alternative School (S. Hwy 87, 1 mile past American British Antiques or the overpass at the 277 exit, turn left on South Fairview School Road, turn right at the stop sign and park in front of the school. Enter the main building on the west side of the cafeteria) from 10am till we're done (usually around 3:00). Bring whatever you are working on and something to share for lunch. Everyone is welcome.

Jan 2, 2016- regular meeting for December - Cancelled due to weather
Jan 31 2016 - individual projects (Navajo weaving project begins - watching video - other members continue individual projects)
Mar 5, 2016 - individual projects
Apr 2, 2016 - invidivual projects
Apr 30, 2016 - individual projects
May 28, 2016 - individual projects (beginning at 9:00)
June 18, 2016 - individual projects (beginning at 9:00)(English Paper Piecing demo - other members continue individual projects)
July 2, 2016 - individual projects (beginning at 9:00) (English Paper Piecing demo for anyone that missed it - Others cont indiv. projs)
July 30, 2016 - individual projects (beginning at 9:00)
Aug 27, 2016 - individual projects (beginning at 9:00)
Sept, 24, 2016 - individual projects
Oct 29, 2016 - individual projects
Nov 19, 2016 - individual projects
Dec 3, 2016 - Christmas at Ft Concho (No Demo just noting the event as members like to attend)
Dec 10 and Dec 17 are available for extra work days.
Dec 31, 2016 - individual projects
Jan 28, 2017 - individual projects


SewingPatterns.com (New Look, Burda, McCalls, Simplicity, Kwik Sew, Butterick, Vogue and more)

McCall's Patterns (McCalls, Butterick, Kwik Sew and Vogue)

Simplicity's Patterns (Simplicity, Burda)

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