North Alabama Woodcarvers Association - NAWA

NAWA is a community of woodcarvers located in Huntsville, Alabama in the heart of the Tennessee Valley.  We are passionate about promoting the love of carving, wood sculpting, whittling, and wood burning as an art and a hobby.   We offer free classes in basic woodcarving, chip carving, and relief carving and hold an annual show and competition at the historic Round House in downtown Huntsville.  Woodcarving is not difficult to learn, the tools to begin are not expensive, and we believe it will give you a lifetime of pleasure.  We hope you will stay a while, explore our website, and join us soon at a monthly meeting, an Open Carving Session, a woodcarving class, or you can write to us at: for more information.




  • Next Meeting -February 19

    All NAWA club meetings are at 6:30 PM at Mt View Baptist Church, 1413 McClung Avenue, Huntsville, AL  35801.  Click HERE for a map.

  • 2015 Class Calendar

    It's HERE - this year's calendar.  See it HERE or go to our Class page to read all about our Beginner Woodcarving program.  While the classes are primarily intended for beginners, any member of NAWA is welcome to attend.  Just be sure to let the instructor know you are coming so they can have enough blanks.

  • Facebook

    NAWA  has a Facebook page which is maintained by our own Diana Hofmann.  Click on the icon below  to "Like us".  Be sure to check it out and keep up with all the latest happenings.   If you have any questions, please write to Diana at

  • T Shirts Still Available

    NAWA Woodcarvers T-Shirts are still available and at a true bargain price of $10.00.  Contact Debbie if you are interested.


  • Charlotte Showcase of Woodcarvings - 2015

    The Charlotte Woodcarvers Club in Charlotte, NC will be hosting their 32nd Annual Showcase of Woodcarvings in February of 2015.  If you would like more information, click here.  If you want to exhibit and/or compete, you will find the application here:

  • Dues Time!

    Remember to pay your next year's dues to Debbie at your convenience.  The membership voted to increase dues for 2015 to $20.00. I think we can all agree that this is still a major bargain and badly needed to offset the Club's increased expenses.

  • Change in Show Venue next Year

    Due to an increase in rent on the Roundhouse, we will not be holding our annual show there in the future.  We will also no longer be obligated to volunteer for Santa's Village as we have in the past.  In an effort to secure another location, Sandra and Tom Horn have made an exhaustive round of all the possible sites for next year's show and have found that the Jaycee Building on Airport Road in SW Huntsville perfectly fits our needs. It is not only affordable but we will no longer have to set up on Friday before the show as they will supply and arrange all of our tables.  Parking is plentiful and free and the facilities are clean and well-kept.   It only remains for us to secure it; hopefully for our usual weekend.  The City will not allow anyone to sign up before January 2, 2015 so Sandra and Tom will be right there ready to sign on the dotted line that morning.  They will keep everyone posted on their progress

  • New Newsletter Editor

    We have a new newsletter editor.  Though Jose has been doing a wonderful job for the past year, he deserves a break and Diana Hofmann has kindly agreed to take the job.  Diana has many years experience in creating newsletters for similar organizations and you can certainly see her expertise in our December newsletter.   If you have anything you would like to contribute to the newsletter or any items for sale to be included, please write to Diana at


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