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.





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  • 33rd NAWA Woodcarving Show & Sale Application

    NAWA will be hosting our 33rd annual woodcarving show and sale on November 1 and 2, 2014 in the Roundhouse in downtown Huntsville.   If you would like to participate as an exhibitor, please  click here for an application.

  • Next Meeting -September 18

    The next NAWA club meeting will be September 18 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.


  • Smoky Mtn Woodcarving Festival

    Many of you look forward to attending the

    Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival in

    Townsend, Tennessee.  This year it will be held on October 4 and 5, 2014

    Go here for more information.


  • 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:

  • Ornaments Needed

    We are in desperate need of ornaments 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.

  • Volunteers Wanted for Woodcarving Demos

    One of our members, Tim Sullivan, is asking for three volunteers from our club to go the Northern Alabama Wood Crafter’s club meeting on the second Tuesday of October - (October 14) -  at 6:30 pm.   The purpose would be demonstrate three or four different types of wood carving.  Each person would have 10 to 15 minutes.  The North Alabama Wood Crafters meet at the Old Church at Burritt on the Mountain.  You will find more information here.  While Tim will be out of town that evening, Bob Hovde, who is a member of both clubs,  will be there to welcome the volunteers that night.


    This is an excellent opportunity to be able to spread the word about our club and to network with other valley woodworkers.  Please email Tim here if you will be able to help out.

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