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.







It's Show-Time

We hope you have your calendars marked for November 1 and 2 to remind you to attend NAWA's 33rd Annual Woodcarving Show & Sale to be held at the Roundhouse in downtown Huntsville.  Hours will be Saturday - 9A till 5P and Sunday - 10A till 4P.  We will have lots of beautiful carving exhibits, items for sale (do your Christmas shopping here),  vendors of woodcarving tools and supplies, a raffle for fabulous Christmas trees loaded with wooden ornaments, all handmade by our members, auctions for Christmas wreaths with more handmade ornaments, and various woodworking and carving-related items.

If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor, please click here for an application

We would like to publicly thank the following companies for their tremendous contribution to our  show.  They not only took the time and effort to respond to our donation request, but they graciously provided exceptional items that will be auctioned at the Show this year.  These individuals depict the types of exceptional Companies they represent and are very much appreciated.

Flex cut Tool Company - Erie, Pa.

The Woodcraft Shop - Bettendorf, Iowa

Woodcraft - Pelham, Alabama

And, of course, as always we want to extend heartfelt thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Mac Profitt of Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Supply in Townsend, TN who has never missed one of our shows and who will be here, as always, with tons of wonderful merchandise.  Time to stock up for the long winter ahead.


2013 Best of Show Winners

  • Member Volunteers Needed for the Show

    We will need help setting up on Friday, October 31 at the Roundhouse.  If you can help, please be there by 9A if possible.  We also need help for many tasks during the show on Saturday and Sunday.  Please let Sandra know if you can help.

    In the meantime, we have posters and postcard-size handouts and magnetic car signs, as well as the Club business cards that you can handout or post to spread the word.  You can pick some up at the October meeting - while supplies last!!

  • Next Meeting -November 20

    The next NAWA club meeting will be at 6:30 PM at Mt View Baptist Church, 1413 McClung Avenue, Huntsville, AL  35801.  Click HERE for a map.

  • Facebook

    NAWA  has a Facebook page.  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 us 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.


  • Ornaments Still Needed

    We have been receiving a good number of ornaments but we are still in desperate need of more for the trees and wreaths for the upcoming show.  As most of you know, the tree raffle and wreath auction are the major fund raisers at the show and we rely on member donations for all of the beautiful ornaments.  We need ornaments in sets of 3 for the 3 trees 3 smaller ornaments for each of the wreaths.  Please give your completed ornaments to Winnie Bailey.  Thanks so much for your help.

  • 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:

  • Volunteers Wanted for Woodcarving Demos

    The Boys Scouts (different troops) are having a get together in Decatur (November 7 & 8) and we’ve been asked to demonstrate our craft. We need 3 to 4 volunteers to do this. Please contact Phil Terry if you can help with this.


    This is an excellent opportunity to be able to spread the word about our club and to network with other valley woodworkers.

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