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Members Spotlight Series: Terry Henley

Terry Henley is a weaver of persistence, and one that seeks out challenges. Also a talented spinner, Terry has been a member of the New York Guild of Handweavers since the late 1970's. His love of complexity shows in the shawls, scarves, towels, rugs and wall hangings he makes, as does his skill in color work, which has been informed by his extensive study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.

He has demonstrated weaving and spinning at The Museum of Art and Design, King Manor Museum, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Morris Jumel Mansion, The New York Public Library and the "Medieval Festival".

Terry's work has been exhibited in galleries in New York and he sells his work at the Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild Show & Sale in Albany. A large part of his work is done on commission. In 2002, Terry and Darby Downey founded Cross Town Shuttlers, a weaving challenge group. Visit their website at

Terry has also been instrumental in making the NYGH such a welcoming guild. Over the decades, he has held many board positions but current members know him in his capacity as the former Membership Chairperson in which he greeted each and every person at all meetings, making sure we had not just our name tags but also a friendly face to chat with, making each member and guest feel at home. Thank you, Terry, for your generous service to the guild!

To watch Terry's interview, click on the video below:


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