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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.


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.

22nd Annual Trailing of The Sheep Fiber Festival
October 14, 2018   through   October 18, 2018      

 22nd Annual Trailing of The Sheep Fiber Festival    website

Hailey, Ketchum & Sun Valley, ID. Wool Fest classes, Make It With Wool sponsored by the Idaho Wool Growers, Folklife Fair with demonstrations of sheep shearing, displays of sheep wagons, Kids' Fluff craft activities, spinning and weaving demonstrations and over 70 vendors.

Sgem Florence 2018, Palazzo Borghese
October 22, 2018   through   October 26, 2018      

 Sgem Florence 2018, Palazzo Borghese    website

The International Scientific Conference SGEM Florence 2018 is organized as an extended session of the SGEM International Scientific Conferences on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS. The event will be held in the biggest and most historically rich Palazzo Borgheze, Florence, Italy in the period of 23-26 October 2018. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Modern Science, Ancient Science, Science and Art, and The magic of the Renaissance to meet, exchange knowledge and interact with each other. All submitted papers are peer-reviewed, evaluated and if accepted published in a conference proceedings /both digital and hard copy version/. It combines papers in the fields of: * Modern Science * Ancient Science * Science and Art * The Magic of the Renaissance * Leonardo the Florentine. Every accepted paper is published in the conference proceedings (ISSN/ ISBN) both hard copy and soft copy (DVD). The conference book is also submitted for evaluation and indexation in the biggest scientific databases - ISI Web of Sciences, ELSEVIER products-Mendeley, EBSCO, ProQuest, British Library and etc.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2018
October 26, 2018   through   October 28, 2018      


Fletcher, NC. Livestock Shows, Contests (Contemporary Roving to Scarf), Fleece Show & Sale, Workshops & Classes, Drop in and Weave, Vendors. Admission will be $5/person per day. $10 pass for 3 days. Youth under 13 yrs. old will be free.

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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.

Resist Dye On Wool By Carol Lebaron
October 26, 2018   through   October 27, 2018      

 Resist Dye On Wool By Carol Lebaron    website

Resist Dye on Wool This workshop explores the beautiful characteristics of acid dyes on wool and silk. We will use simple immersion dye and resist techniques in the hot dye pot, which causes wool and silk to hold a shape. You will create an assortment of samples to generate ideas and methods to follow up in your own work. All fiber artists will find something for their own work. ALL LEVELS Session runs October 26-27, 2018 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $190 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: CAROL LABARON has a BA in photography/printmaking and art history from Smith College, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her clamped wool and jacquard work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been published in Surface Design Journal. She taught at RISD, Appalachian Center for Crafts, and East Tennessee State University, where she received a major research grant for her resist explorations on wool. Currently she is a professional artist and educator, teaching workshops and exhibiting her work. She teach Crafts and Western Tradition at Emory & Henry College, Art History at East Tennessee State University, and Sculpture at Virginia Highlands Community College.

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

Textile Center Presents Exhibitions By Jiseon Lee Isbara And Susie Taylor
August 30, 2018   through   October 27, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents Exhibitions By Jiseon Lee Isbara And Susie Taylor    website

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the history, processes, and materials of textiles. Portland-based Lee Isbara’s approach addresses the development of a visual vocabulary over time. With this, she communicates concept and emotion in mirroring her own life as a displaced person conversant in the language and culture of two countries, but not considered a full-fledged member of either one. San Jose-based Taylor’s approach references the realm of math as an intellectual point of departure, using an intuitive sense of geometry. Her process focuses on developing complex woven structures on the loom that create imagery through controlled and layered intersecting surfaces of color and texture. RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Thursday, September 6, 5:30 – 7 pm, Susie Taylor remarks at 6:30 pm, Displaced lecture, ACC Salon Series: On the Road, by Jiseon Lee Isbara immediately following the reception at 7 pm in Textile Center Auditorium. Free and open to the public! EXHIBIT HOURS: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm, Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414

3rd Annual Fall Mata Ortiz Pottery And Zapotec Weaving Show
October 12, 2018   through   October 14, 2018      

 3rd Annual Fall Mata Ortiz Pottery And Zapotec Weaving Show     website

The third annual fall Mata Ortiz and Zapotec Weaving Show will be held in Quail Creek at the Kino Conference Center on Oct 12 from Noon – 5 pm, Oct 13 from 9 am – 4 pm, and Oct 5 from 10 am – 3 pm. Watch Lila Silveira, Lydia Quezada, Pabla T Quezada, and Moroni T Quezada form, paint, and fire pottery. Internationally acclaimed Porfirio Gutierrez will demonstrate traditional Zapotec dyes and weaving. Marvel at jewelry made from pottery shards and wrapped in Taxco sterling silver. Free and open to the public.

Woolen Wonders
November 3, 2018   through   November 24, 2018      

 Woolen Wonders    website

The Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville, Virginia presents the first ever free Oxford Punch and Traditional Hooked Rug Exhibit, called, “Woolen Wonders”, November 3 thru the 24th. Rug Artists from five states will display one hundred primitive, contemporary, commercial and original rug designs. Several Artists have won recognition in the annual Rug Hooking Magazine “Celebrations” listing the top nationwide best one-hundred rugs. Visit for Gallery Open Hours. Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, VA 22611

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

Seattle Weavers' Guild Show & Sale
October 25, 2018   through   October 27, 2018      

 Seattle Weavers' Guild Show & Sale    website

Show and sale of handwoven textiles by regional fiber artists. Features over 3500 hand-crafted items such as garments, hats, rugs, tapestries, shawls, baskets, jewelry, scarves, and towels. Demonstrations of spinning and weaving.

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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.

Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry
September 25, 2017   through   October 31, 2018      

 Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry    website

Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. The exhibition runs May 10 to August 23, 2019 Jurors: Sonya Clark, American artist. Barbara Luderowski is an American artist and museum administrator. Jane Sauer is an internationally known artist and curator. Entry Deadline: 8/31/18 ($45 entry fee) Details are found by navigating to the supplied CaFe link.

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 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,

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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.

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