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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.

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.

Make It, Take It, Give It! Fiber Workshops
November 23, 2018   through   December 16, 2018      

 Make It, Take It, Give It! Fiber Workshops    website

Make It, Take It, Give It! Fiber Workshops Individual Studios Throughout Berea, KY 40403 Let this year’s gift come from more than your heart - your hands! Berea’s artisans are offering specially designed workshops with gift-giving in mind. Take home a completed project ready to give - or you just might want to keep it for yourself. Workshops are offered on weekends Nov. 23rd-25th, Nov. 30th-Dec. 2nd, Dec. 7th-9th and Dec. 14th-16th, 2018. Bring your kids or grandkids, enroll them in the youth-friendly offerings or register with them and create together. Educators come register with your co-workers, friends and family while enjoying creative learning! Go to for full details and registration or call Berea Tourism at 800-598-5263.

Pins & Needles Retreat 2019
February 1, 2019   through   February 3, 2019      

 Pins & Needles Retreat 2019    website

Join your best friends for a weekend of knitting, crocheting, spinning, quilting, classes, parties, shopping and more! Hosted by Fiber Frenzy.

Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat
February 8, 2019   through   February 10, 2019      

 Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat    website

Archbold, OH USA. Knit, spin or weave to your heart's content and enjoy the beautiful and spacious Sauder Heritage Inn, have the opportunity to share tips and tricks and dine at the delicious Barn Restaurant. Come and learn new techniques, catch up on projects and share ideas with other fiber artists or crafters.

Complete Workshop Listing


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.

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

Complete Exhibit Listing


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

Textile Center Presents Holiday Gallery Shop
November 1, 2018   through   December 24, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents Holiday Gallery Shop    website

The Textile Center Shop carries exquisite handmade fiber art, from luscious wearables of every hue to home décor and gifts, along with books, professional art supplies and tools, fiber craft kits, and other unique finds. In addition, the Shop carries a plethora of eco-friendly merchandise, including upcycled fashions, sustainable materials, and naturally dyed items. For the holidays, Textile Center triples the Shop’s regular footprint, expanding to fill the Joan Mondale Gallery with even more fabulous one-of-a-kind fiber art, just in time for gift giving. Many of the artists are new to the Textile Center, selling their work for the first time at this special pop-up holiday shop. Patrons are also invited to take a selfie with our new life-sized, yarn-bombed Santa! MEET THE MAKER FESTS: Each Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, the Holiday Gallery Shop hosts artists in person with trunk shows, demonstrations of their technique, hands-on “try it” opportunities, prize drawings, and more!

Indy Cloth Dollmakers 16th Annual Show And Sale
November 17, 2018      

 Indy Cloth Dollmakers 16th Annual Show And Sale    website

Indy Cloth Dollmakers 16th Annual Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Irvington United Methodist Church located at 30 N. Audubon Rd. Indianapolis, IN. This is a ONE DAY event and all one-of-a-kind items are created by member artists. Come early for best selection. Come see traditional favorites, fabulous cloth art dolls, multi-media art figures, fiber art sculptures and accessories, scarves, jewelry, purses, unique gifts and novelty items. Prices to fit any budget. Admission is free and open to the public. Also featured at the show are dolls created for our annual challenge. Come and cast your ballot for People's Choice. For more information about the club and events, visit our blog at

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 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,

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing


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

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