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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.

Confluences
June 11, 2019   through   June 16, 2019      

 Confluences    website

2019 Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds Conference Hosted by the Prince George Fibre Arts Guild. Offering 18 two day fibre arts workshops and 76 seminars with 24 instructors. Keynote Address and Fashion Show. Vendor Hall, Exhibits and Awards, Guild Booths, Author Signing, Tea Towel Exchange, Door Prizes, Fluff and Stuff, Spin-Ins, Knitting Circles and more.

Midatlantic Fiber Association 2019 - United in Fiber
June 27, 2019   through   June 30, 2019      

 Midatlantic Fiber Association 2019 - United in Fiber    website

From Opening Night, with its signature fashion show and keynote with master weaver and author Tom Knisely, the conference offers a wealth of education, inspiration from shows and exhibits, skein competition, spinning games, woven towel exchange, and a fun, vibrant community.

Fiber: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow Iwc 2019
July 25, 2019   through   July 28, 2019      

 Fiber: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow Iwc 2019    website

Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado. The purpose of the conference is to provide workshops and other learning opportunities, and provide connections between people associated with the Fiber Arts. Keynote Speaker Yan (Vivian) Li, Ph.D. will present her research on development of multi-functional textiles and apparel through the application of nanotechnology.

Complete Conference and Workshop Listing

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.

Nuno Felted Dress Workshop With Charity Van Der Meer
April 22, 2019   through   April 24, 2019      

 Nuno Felted Dress Workshop With Charity Van Der Meer    website

In this Master Class, learn how to create a unique dress that is a work of art! Charity will share expert design and measurement techniques. Take home a dress valued at $1,200! Register early-space is limited.Click link for more info and to register: www.detroitfiberworks.com/new-products-2/nuno-felted-dress-master-class-with-charity-van-der-meer

Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival
April 26, 2019   through   April 28, 2019      

 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival    website

The annual festival features three days of innovative, informative and exciting one-day workshops celebrating papermaking, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fiber

It's All About Fiber
May 11, 2019   through   May 12, 2019      

 It's All About Fiber    website

With this event, we will not only explore the working of fiber but also the animals, plants, people and working dogs that enable us to have the fiber available. Heritage as well as modern methods of working with fiber will be showcased. Classes, demonstrators and vendors will be present.

Complete Workshop Listing

Exhibits

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

It's All God's Work
April 15, 2018   through   December 31, 2019      

 It's All God's Work    website

The exhibit in Haehn Museum features the Art Needlework Department of Saint Benedict's Monastery. From its beginning in 1867, and until its closure in 1968, sisters in the department designed, hand embroidered, and sewed, at first, church accessories, but within a few years, church vestments. A total of 46 sisters worked in the department over its 101-year history, many of them for 20 or more years.

Artquiltsdreams
March 26, 2019   through   May 18, 2019      

 Artquiltsdreams    website

PAQA-SOUTH is proud to announce its 14th international juried exhibition of innovative quilts: ARTQUILTSdreams March 27-May 18, 2019 Page-Walker Arts & History Center Cary, NC

Great Lakes Fiber Show
May 25, 2019   through   May 26, 2019      

 Great Lakes Fiber Show    website

Come and enjoy a wonderful weekend at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, Ohio. We have over 100 vendors with everything from raw fibers to finished goods for sale. There is also a wool fleece show and sale, along with a skein and garment competition. Plenty of fantastic workshops are available (Pre-registration required) as well as kids activities. Also enjoy the Angora Rabbit show as well as a sheep show and sale. Great food and ADMISSION IS FREE!

Genesee Valley Quilt Fest
May 31, 2019   through   June 2, 2019      

 Genesee Valley Quilt Fest    website

Join us for the premier Quilt Show in Upstate New York70,000 square feet of quilt display, quilt exhibits, and vendors! 3500+ expected from New York, Northeast, USA, Canada, and Europe. 600 Quilts on Display - Professionally judged from NY, USA, Canada, and Europe, club entries, plus special quilt Exhibits, Workshops and Lectures by well known quilting teachers and presenters, plus Special Events every day. 60+ vendors - from NY, PA, CA, VT, TX, FL, MA, OH, NH, NC, IL, MI, and ME. Coaches, buses, and groups are welcome!

Complete Exhibit Listing

Sales

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

Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Art Guild And Flowers
April 27, 2019   through   April 28, 2019      

  Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Art Guild And Flowers    website

Sat., April 27 (9am-5pm)/Sun., April 28 (10am-3pm). At Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1525 Bogie Lk Rd, White Lk, 48383. Shop exquisite, handmade items by our artists: fashion accessories, jewelry, garments, felting, fiber sculpture, household linens, handwovens, quilts, rugs, baskets & more! Handyed fabric, roving & handspun yarns of cashmere, angora, alpaca & wool, plus "get started" kits. Free "Container Gardening" workshops offered by Bogie Lake Greenhouses experts all weekend!

Summer Market Days
July 20, 2019   through   July 21, 2019      

 Summer Market Days    website

Visit Alpaca Meadows July 20-21 from 12-4 p.m. to meet our alpacas, shop our farm store and check out all our awesome local vendors! Come enjoy our farm and support local artisans, farmers, bakers, crafters and small businesses. Vendor Application: https://forms.gle/G8ioBffUHFsT4Vib8

36th Annual Taos Wool Festival
October 5, 2019   through   October 6, 2019      

 36th Annual Taos Wool Festival    website

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 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, fresh-made crepes, soups, espresso drinks, smoothies and more.

The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas
October 11, 2019   through   October 20, 2019      

 The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas    website

Join us for 10 fun-filled days crawling your way through 17 yarn shops around Central Texas! Bring family, meet up with friends, make new ones, and see all the great things each shop has to offer. Meet Designers and Indie Dyers at all of the shops. To add to the fun, lots of chances to win PRIZES! We hope you discover new ways to fuel your fiber passion while you meet local fiber artists and delight in their wares. How to Play: Pay an entry fee of $15 to receive your personal Yarn Crawl Passport and a tote bag. Plan your route over 10 days to get to as many of the 17 shops as you possibly can. At each shop, have your Passport Card stamped, and check out the cool things being offered. Get a commemorative store button for your bag, and grab a Yarn Crawl exclusive pattern! Gauge, Hill Country Weavers, InSkein Yarns, The Knitting Cup, The Loom Room, Lucky Ewe, Nan’s Needleworks, Ply Yarn, The Quilted Skein, The Sated Sheep, A Sheep at the Wheel, The Tinsmith’s Wife, Unraveled, WC Mercantile, The Yarn Barn of San Antonio, Yarnivore, Yarnorama, & You’re So Crafty.

Complete Sale Listing

Call for Entries and Call for Instructors

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

The Mourning Project
September 3, 2018   through   May 12, 2019      

 The Mourning Project    website

This major community fiber art project aims to collect 23,000 handmade baby booties by Mothers Day, 2019. Gathered together in a travelling art exhibition, these black, gray and white little elegies will create a picture too big to ignore. The installation will draw attention to the problem of infant mortality, and advocate for policies that save lives. More than 23,000 American infants die each year before their first birthday, the worst infant mortality rate in the developed world. Booties can be sewn, knit, felted, or crocheted, but should be in the colors of mourning: black/white/gray or any combination (embellishments excepted). Booties must be received by Mother's Day May 12, 2019. Please visit the website TheMourningProject.com for details on how to be a part of this major community fiber art project. There is no charge to participate, though I ask that you consider giving $1 per pair of booties to cover costs related to shipping the booties (storage and shipping containers) Mary Vaneecke Founder, TheMourningProject.com

Gifts of Art - Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
March 13, 2019   through   May 31, 2019      

 Gifts of Art - Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan    website

The Gifts of Art Program is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2019 to August 2020 exhibition year. The Exhibition Program is designed to calm nerves, lift spirits, and engage minds. This supports the healing process and reduces the stress and anxiety often associated with a healthcare setting.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

Trade Shows and Expos

Events sponsored primarily by or for merchants and vendors specializing in fiber arts and textile related products and may include seminars, demos and workshops in conjunction.

Autumn Fiber Festival
October 19, 2019   through   October 20, 2019      

 Autumn Fiber Festival     website

We are excited to announce the 8th Annual Autumn Fiber Festival! Local fiber producers, craftsmen, and artists will be brought together to display and sell their wares, demonstrate their skills, and educate the visiting public about natural fibers and their importance to our community and culture. Lots of talent all under one roof, a great place to stock up on fiber related materials, and do some Christmas shopping! Featuring: Raw Fiber, Yarn, Finished Fiber Items Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Crochet, and Knitting, and Rug Hooking Supplies Fiber Arts Fiber Equipment Fiber Animals FREE ADMISSION/FREE PARKING Raffle benefitting: Ashland County Food Bank Local 4-H Club

Complete Trade Show and Expo Listing

Schools

Fiber arts and textile schools which offer classes that can vary from time to time.

John C. Campbell Folk School
July 20, 2018   through   July 20, 2019      

 John C. Campbell Folk School    website

Brasstown, North Carolina, USA. Take a learning vacation in one of 860 week-long classes from Basketry to Writing. Full schedule plus all other activities available on the website.

Complete School Listing

Tours

Tours which offer itineraries for travel and educational opportunities with an emphasis on fiber arts and related cultural aspects.

Textile Tour to India
October 12, 2019   through   October 20, 2019      

 Textile Tour to India    website

We begin our tour in Mumbai, where we will explore the city’s unique culture. We then fly to Gujarat, a state in India, where we will travel into the artisan villages of the Kutch region to sit with fiber artists in woven, printed, tie dyed, and hand embroidered textiles. We will see precious heirlooms from communities like the Ahirs and the Meghwaad Maaru. This exclusive tour takes us into homes and studios of world-class, award-winning artisans who have been practicing their craft for generations. We try our hand with workshops at some of the studios. We will be guided throughout the tour by English speaking experts in the Kutch region. You will begin to recognize the different styles and embroidery patterns of the Banni tribes of Kutch. But most of all, you will feel the warmth and hospitality of the Kutchi people, as you sit with them over lunch or tea and try your hand at stitching, weaving, and block printing. $1600 USD per person Excluding international flight. Call Ann Marie McCarthy for more details. (732) 567-3965

Complete Tour Listing

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