• Autumn and the Arts & Crafts Movement

    Maybe it’s the affinity for fall colors, but September and October are usually prime months for Arts & Crafts movement events, and this year is no exception. Useful and Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris & the Pre-Raphaelites ~ Conference & multiple exhibitions ~ Oct. 7-9 in Delaware 19th annual Craftsman Weekend, Pasadena Heritage,  probably the second-largest annual Arts & Crafts event  (after the Grove Park Inn conference) ~ Oct. 15-17 in Pasadena, CA A Gala at Craftsman Farms, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Gustav Stickley’s iconic Log House ~ Oct. 15-16 in New Jersey Chicago Cultural Center exhibit: Louis Sullivan’s Idea ~ through December Gustav Stickley & American Arts…

  • 2010 Arts & Crafts Conference

    This weekend was the 23rd annual  Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.  This is the Main Event for devotees of the Arts & Crafts Movement – antiques, reproductions, artisans, educational workshops, you name it. An eclectic bunch of people are drawn in every year by their common love of the works and philosophy of Arts & Crafts. This was the first year out of the past five that we haven’t displayed at the conference.  I wish we’d been able to attend –we missed seeing our old friends, and making new ones. The conference is always fascinating and stimulating, and the venue is gorgeous. I’ve…

  • Are they really worth a thousand words? You tell us.

    We have several new photo albums on our Flickr page, and we’re adding more sets and photos all the time. In addition to the recent set of photos from our weaving workshop, we also have a growing assortment of pictures of custom order carpets and photographs of our carpets in clients’ homes. View all sets on our Flickr page.   Originally published 5/31/2009

  • Stopping them in their tracks at the Grove Park Inn

    Here’s the Guildcraft Carpets booth at the Arts & Crafts Conference this weekend.  (Hurry down, it runs through tomorrow!)   Since we have carpets in the traffic areas, people inevitably stop and look down when they feel their step from hotel-institutional to our gorgeously plush carpets. It’s always fun to watch the reaction.

  • Getting ready for this year's Arts & Crafts Conference….

    It’s that time of year again! Next week is the 22nd annual Arts & Crafts Conference at the venerable Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Show organizer Bruce Johnson has done a bang-up job again this year and the show promises to be a success, with some fresh new exhibitors in addition to the regulars. We’ll be exhibiting in the Coolidge Room (contemporary firms) and are holding a drawing for a FREE hand-knotted carpet. Danielle and Joe hope to see you there.