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Fiber Arts Calendars

Fiberarts and textile related conferences, workshops, and events are added on a regular basis. If your event is not shown here, please add the information using the Add Event link. Events are listed in chronological order and remain listed for seven days after their last day. Use the Complete Listing links to see all the events in a given category.

Conferences

Fiber arts and textile related events which feature educational, hands-on sessions with notable teachers, and which may also include juried or non-juried competitions, fashion shows and textile arts vendors.

Lancaster Knitter's Retreat 2016
May 20, 2016   through   May 22, 2016      

 Lancaster Knitter's Retreat 2016    website

LANCASTER KNITTER'S RETREAT Knitters will gather in south central Pennsylvania for a weekend knitting retreat hosted by Lancaster Yarn Shop May 20 -22, 2016 “Knitters will have a chance to get away from it all! We will knit, socialize, and take classes with nationally known designers and knitters Lorilee Beltman and Candace Eisner Strick,” said Wendy Ellis. "Saturday workshops are followed by a banquet which will feature a special talk with Candace Eisner Strick. The weekend concludes with a Sunday morning 'Knitting Salon,' a morning of stories (a yarn or two?), coffee, song and more knitting,” said Ellis. The Lancaster Knitter's Retreat is an opportunity for knitters to learn from highly regarded knitting teachers Lorilee Beltman and Candace Eisner Strick. Knitters will enjoy a weekend with their knitting in the good company of other knitters in Lancaster County's pastoral countryside, while relaxing in the luxurious accommodations of the Amish View Inn. Franklin Habit, one of our teachers in 2015 says, "A weekend full of knitting in a uniquely peaceful setting...I loved it! Who could ask for more?" Registration is NOW OPEN. For more information on the Intercourse, PA knitting retreat, contact Wendy Ellis at (717) 768-8007 or lancasteryarnshop@gmail.com.

2nd Palouse Fiber Arts Festival
June 17, 2016   through   June 19, 2016      

 2nd Palouse Fiber Arts Festival    website

Moscow, ID. Vendors, demonstrations, classes.

Sgem 2016 International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences On Social Sciences And Arts
August 22, 2016   through   August 31, 2016      

 Sgem 2016 International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences On Social Sciences And Arts    website

The SGEM International Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts examine the nature of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientific concepts that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘Science’ in a Social context, and the connections between Social Sciences and Arts. The focus of the papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical principles to wide-ranging multidisciplinary practices and perspectives on knowledge and method. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Arts and Humanities to meet, exchange knowledge and interact with each other. All papers presented during the conference will be peer-reviewed and published in hard copy conference proceedings that are given to every participant at the conference venue. The scientific impact factor of the event is assured by the long-established and strong connections with most of the well-known indexing databases - Thomson Reuters, ISI Web of Knowledge, ISI Web of Science, ELSEVIER Products, SCOPUS, CrossRef (SGEM is a voting member and a registered publisher), ProQuest, EBSCO, distinguished libraries as the British Library. The Conferences include also accompanying events, such as performing arts (live dance performances, theater, and music), cultural trips with historic value.

Treadle Lightly - Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds'
July 1, 2017   through   July 2, 2017      

 Treadle Lightly - Association of Northwest  Weavers' Guilds'    website

Biannual conference for those interested in the Fibre Arts including weaving, spinning, basketry, dyeing, and felting. Held at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. Keynote speaker will be Charllotte Kwon, founder of MAIWA. Preconference workshops June 28 to 30. Juried shows, and juried fashion show.

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Workshops, Seminars and Retreats

Complete listing of fiber related events which are shorter and more informal than conferences. These events are often limited to a single topic, Ranging from a gathering of fiber friends to a more formal class with a leader from outside the area.

Felting The Southwestern Landscape
April 17, 2016   through   April 26, 2016      

 Felting The Southwestern Landscape    website

. In this workshop we will explore ancient petroglyphs and pueblos where the past and present merge, learn about the history and culture of Santa Fe and surrounding areas, and experience the rich and vibrant art scene with visits to artists and museums. All of this experience will be brought back to our hands-on felt-making workshop focused on “Felting the Southwestern Landscape”, where students will learn to paint with fiber.

Painting Fabric Painting Quilts: Exploring Textile Paints On Fabric
April 22, 2016   through   April 28, 2016      

 Painting Fabric Painting Quilts: Exploring Textile Paints On Fabric    website

Textile paints can transform a finished quilt or be used to create unique painted fabric. Explore the possibilities of a variety of textile media. Use techniques including sun printing, monoprinting, salt, resists, shibori designs, textile paints and Shiva Paintstiks to kick your quilts up a notch. Create a painted tablerunner. Make unique coordinating fibre art beads. Explore eco printing on fabric with leaves we gather from the garden. This will be a relaxing experimental five-day workshop to discover aspects of painted surface design with Kathy who delights in unlocking the artist in you! No experience needed. Come play with us! Studio paints and supplies will be provided for a lab fee of $25. KATHY KINSELLA is a textile artist whose work includes silk fusion abstracts, landscapes that capture the essence of the Shuswap, work with a whimsical flair, and liturgical fibre art. Her warmth and enthusiasm for fibre art are evident as she shares her ideas and skills with participants. QUILT WEEK REGISTRATION: $745.80 Package price includes tuition, all meals (Friday dinner through Thursday breakfast) and all snacks, lodge room based on double occupancy, taxes and a 10% discount. NON RESIDENTIAL OPTION - Course Fee: $310.00

Patchwork & Quilting With An Eastern Influence
April 22, 2016   through   April 28, 2016      

 Patchwork & Quilting With An Eastern Influence    website

Most quilters are familiar with the traditional North American patchwork and quilting designs that have been handed down through recent generations. Many of the geometric designs go back centuries and are based on mosaic or floor tile patterns from early Middle Eastern architecture. Triangles, diamonds, hexagons and stars are common shapes used. These same shapes were then repeated in ancient textiles. Spend a relaxed week designing and sewing a quilt top using these shapes. A selection of patterns will also be available in class. DIANNE JANSSON has taught quilting workshops throughout British Columbia and across Canada, and in Australia and Iceland. Originally from Australia with a background in home economics, Dianne has inspired many quilters with her easy teaching style and has helped her students learn new skills and be more creative in their work. Dianne was named the 1997 “Teacher of the Year” by the Canadian Quilters Association. QUILT WEEK REGISTRATION: $745.80 Package price includes tuition, all meals (Friday dinner through Thursday breakfast) and all snacks, lodge room based on double occupancy, taxes and a 10% discount. Please contact Sorrento Centre for a list of required supplies. NON RESIDENTIAL OPTION - Course Fee: $310.00

Scrappy Trip Around The World
April 22, 2016   through   April 29, 2016      

 Scrappy Trip Around The World    website

This is a fabulous quilt for using up 2.5” strips or using a jelly roll or two. There are two sizes to choose from: single, or queen size. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels from beginner on up. Visit Lynn’s ETSY store at www.etsy.com/shop/AbsolutelyObsessed Absolutely Obsessed quilt patterns at www.quiltcraftdistributors.com LYNN KNOX was born and raised in Vernon, British Columbia and has been quilting for 20 plus years. She has been teaching quilting and machine embroidery and embroidery software in the Okanagan valley for over ten years, and has developed her own line of patterns – Absolutely Obsessed Patterns, which are sold in Canada and US. QUILT WEEK REGISTRATION: $745.80 Package price includes tuition, all meals (Friday dinner through Thursday breakfast) and all snacks, lodge room based on double occupancy, taxes and a 10% discount. Please contact Sorrento Centre for a list of required supplies. NON RESIDENTIAL OPTION - Course Fee: $310.00

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Exhibits

Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.

Inside Out Outside In: Domestic Commitments An Exhibition By Sandra Menefee Taylor
March 10, 2016   through   April 29, 2016      

 Inside Out Outside In: Domestic Commitments An Exhibition By Sandra Menefee Taylor    website

Insisting that “materials” have a voice of their own, Sandra Menefee Taylor uses common materials like salt, flour and soil that refer to the body, food and domesticity to reconsider/re-present timeless images drawn from lace patterns and ancient tapestries. Textiles are integral to memories of comfort; the feel, smell and colors evoke memories associated with loved ones. She considers human history to be most accurately recorded in the intimate fabrics and materials which we as humans choose to hold in our hands or wear against our bodies.

Threads: A Sampling of The Fiber Arts
March 18, 2016   through   July 24, 2016      

 Threads: A Sampling of The Fiber Arts    website

Annmarie invites artists to submit works that reflect the best of contemporary fiber and textile art. The goal is to include works rooted in traditional materials and methods, as well as those that embrace innovative materials, forms, and processes. The jury seeks to assemble a vibrant and diverse selection of works that speak to the rich fiber and textile arts community in the United States. Fiber and textile media welcome; small to large-scale works; cash awards. Exhibition Dates: March 18 – July 24, 2016 Deadline to apply: February 8, 2016

Art Looms: Designing Weavers 2016 Exhibition
April 1, 2016   through   May 21, 2016      

 Art Looms: Designing Weavers 2016 Exhibition    website

Branch Gallery is proud to present Art Looms, an exhibition with work exclusively from the Designing Weavers, a nationally recognized fiber guild based in Los Angeles. A dynamic range of work will be present, including tapestry wall hangings, sculptures, and garments. Each artist approaches weaving with unique fervor, producing a mix of representational and abstract woven imagery, along with other innovative weave structures. In addition to the fine art on display in the main gallery, there will also be functional objects for sale in a boutique on site. Such objects include handmade jewelry, basketry, scarves, rugs, and hats. The Designing Weavers have exhibited widely in the L.A. county area, most recently at the Sierra Madre Women�s club and Concordia University Irvine. Many members teach workshops at conferences and local guilds. The Designing Weavers are a strong force in the art and design community, and their mission to encourage and promote excellence in the fiber arts is clearly reflected in their work. Participating artists in this exhibition include: Nicki Bair, Fern Benson, Deanna Deeds, Susan E. Horton, Trish Lange, Eva McCracken, Sally Raskoff, Michael Rohde, Mary Saxton, Deborah Shoenberger, Sara Smelt, Rebecca Smith, Cameron Taylor-Brown, and Ann Tompkins.

Designing Identity
April 6, 2016   through   May 22, 2016      

 Designing Identity    website

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (New York University) in Manhatten, NY. The Late Antique society ran roughly from the third to seventh century CE. The exhibition brings together over fifty textiles of diverse materials, techniques, and motifs. The gallery hours are as follows: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-8pm Closed Mondays and Tuesdays Public Tour, Fridays at 6 pm

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Sales

Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.

Lmspa Wool 'n Ewe A-fair
June 11, 2016      

 Lmspa Wool 'n Ewe A-fair    website

The Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association annual Fleece sale held in Cloverdale (Surrey), BC. 10am -4 pm at the Alice McKay building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. We will be auctioning off local sheep fleece that has been judged ahead of time. We have vendor booths that will have items for sale all day.

Taos Wool Festival
October 1, 2016   through   October 2, 2016      

 Taos Wool Festival    website

Join us for the 33rd annual Taos Wool Festival - Oct 1st & 2nd Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico 9:00-5:00 on Saturday 9:00-4:00 on Sunday It’s Free Outstanding regional fiber market featuring juried vendors offering a wide variety of animal fiber and related items; including fleeces, roving, yarn, finished items from hats to footwear to rugs to wall art and fiber related tools. Demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, dyeing and many other fiber related skills. The Fiber Critters Corner allows close-up looks at the animals that produce the various fibers, including llamas, sheep, alpacas, goats and angora rabbits. Hands-on activities for kids of all ages introduce the concepts of fiber arts such as weaving and felting. Contests: hand-dyed, handspun, finished garments and home accessories, dog sweater and various spinning competitions, comprise some of the other activities. There is also Silent Auction featuring many unique fiber related items. Live music will be provided by regional musicians in a range of genres, throughout both days of the festival. Food and refreshments will be available from several vendors serving regional lamb, freshly prepared cinnamon almonds and pecans, and a variety of beverages and snacks.

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Call for Entries and Call for Instructors

Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.

Call For Entries Abs 2016 Arts & Crafts Cash Awards
January 1, 2016   through   July 15, 2016      

 Call For Entries Abs 2016 Arts & Crafts Cash Awards    website

CALL FOR ENTRIES Arts & Crafts Competition Cash Awards The American Bamboo Society seeks applicants for the 2016 Competition. Entry deadline: July 15, 2016. Some possible categories include, but not limited to: Using bamboo as a material or design motif, literature, fiber, clay, glass, metal, paper, wood, mixed media, book arts, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, interior design, graphics, music, theater, and dance. For a full description of submission guidelines please log in: www.bamboo.org/wp/artsandcrafts/ Email: artsandcrafts@bamboo.org

10x10x10xtieton Call For Entries
March 18, 2016   through   June 13, 2016      

 10x10x10xtieton Call For Entries    website

The 7th annual 10x10x10xTieton asks artists from all over the world to submit works no larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches. There are no media restrictions, but all work must be original and created within the past three years. All exhibited works are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalog, made right here in Tieton. Every accepted artists gets one free copy.

2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Call For Entries
April 29, 2016   through   June 30, 2016      

 2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Call For Entries    website

Entries are now open for the international juried and judged Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, La Conner, WA. Seeking all types of fiber art pieces for this exhibit. Entry Deadline: June 30, 2016 Festival Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2016 Entry form and guidelines found on our website: www.laconnerquilts.org

2016 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition
June 3, 2016   through   July 22, 2016      

 2016 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition    website

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2016 Waterloo Arts in Cleveland, Ohio, invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2015 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work and receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event welcoming more than 5,000 attendees. Over 35 works will be exhibited in the Waterloo Arts Gallery from June 3, 2016 to July 22, 2016. Juror: Rob Lehr: Director of Marketing, Canton Art Museum & Gallery Director/Curator, Summit Artspace Gallery. AWARDS: $1,250+ Cash Awards including: Best of Show: $500. Second Best of Show: $250. Best of The Fest Awards: $250/$100/$50 Outstanding Work in Fiber Arts: $75 Sponsored by Praxis Fiber Workshop. Outstanding Work in Ceramics: $75 Sponsored by Brick Ceramic & Design Studio

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