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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.

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.

Sgem Vienna Green 2016
November 2, 2016   through   November 5, 2016      

 Sgem Vienna Green 2016    website

The SGEM Vienna GREEN 2016 Conference is an extended Scientific Sessions of the SGEM International Scientific Conferences on EARTH and GEO SCIENCES. All published papers are submitted for indexation in ISI Web of Sciences,Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, ELSEVIER, EBSCO, ProQuest, Mendeley, British Library.

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.

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.

Tea Pots Redefined With Pam Mcgregor
September 9, 2016   through   September 11, 2016      

 Tea Pots Redefined With Pam Mcgregor    website

This three day felted teapot class will cover the basics of making and sculpting a felt vessel with a focus on creating a a beautiful, non functional teapot. This class is for intermediate to experienced felters. The workshop will be held at Artful Dimensions Gallery in Fredericksburg VA. Please go to our website for more information and to register for this workshop.

Artisan Workshop Weekend
September 16, 2016   through   September 18, 2016      

 Artisan Workshop Weekend    website

Join us for a relaxing weekend retreat of art and creativity. Enjoy the serenity that Purity Lake offers, take in the rustic beauty and the peace and quiet found in our natural surroundings. The retreat includes a wide variety of artisan instructed workshops including: Hand Stamped Copper Jewelry, basket weaving, knitting, painting with fiber, glass blowing, watercolor painting, Japanese Temari Ball decorating, Meditation, Sound Healing, Reiki & Journaling Walk, Seeing with an Artist’s Eye workshop, needle felting, and more. Weekend includes two nights lodging, six meals, yoga, boating, hiking, Saturday night campfire and more!

Sarah Swett ~ " Tapestry As Cloth "
October 11, 2016   through   October 14, 2016      

 Sarah Swett ~ " Tapestry As Cloth "    

Sarah Swett, Idaho artist, leads a tapestry weaving + retreat along the South Fork of the Payette River ~ Garden Valley ID. " TaPestRy As CloTH " with Sarah Swett "CloTH" see definition. October 2016 ~ Garden Valley IDAHO ~ along the Payette River Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway ~ Lichen and indigo dye pots too ~ If you love ColoR! GrisTNTwist - SpiN of coarse! Bring your own loom and materials - If interested please send your feedback in a reply.

The Magic of Iridescence With Bobbie Irwin
October 22, 2016   through   October 23, 2016      

 The Magic of Iridescence With Bobbie Irwin    website

Shimmering Colors: The Magic of Iridescence Learn to predict which colors will produce iridescence while you experiment with a variety of weave structures. Bobbie Irwin an accomplished weaver and teacher has spent over a dozen years of research on weaving iridescent fabrics, her book on the subject will be published in 2017. This workshop will be held at Artful Dimensions Gallery in Fredericksburg, VA. For more information and to register please go to our website.

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.

Flapper Style: 1920s Fashion
April 6, 2016   through   September 4, 2016      

 Flapper Style: 1920s Fashion    website

Flapper Style exhibits fifty some jazz-era dresses and suits, along with hats and shoes. Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive Kent, Ohio.

Fiber National At The Workhouse Arts Center
May 28, 2016   through   August 21, 2016      

 Fiber National At The Workhouse Arts Center    website

Workhouse Arts Center and Studio Fiber Arts at the Workhouse Arts Center (30 minutes south of Washington DC in Lorton, VA) are proud to announce a national, juried exhibition to showcase traditional, contemporary, and experimental fiber art created in the last three years.

The Power of Maya Women's Artistry
July 7, 2016   through   August 27, 2016      

 The Power of Maya Women's Artistry    website

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en Guatemala (The Maya Women’s Rug Hooking Cooperative of Guatemala) July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm Featuring vibrant contemporary work by the textile artists of the Maya Women's Rug Hooking Cooperative of Guatemala, a program that encourages Maya women to produce innovative textiles combining the art of rug hooking with design elements and colors inspired by motifs from traditional, hand-woven Maya clothing. The rugs symbolize innovation, artistic endeavor, and economic empowerment. Hours: 10 AM - 7 PM (Monday-Thursday) 10 AM - 5 PM (Friday and Saturday) 3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis MN 55414 | 612 436 0464

Covering The Nation: The Art of The Bates Bedspread
August 5, 2016   through   April 30, 2017      

 Covering The Nation: The Art of The Bates Bedspread    website

This exhibit brings together a remarkable array of never before exhibited examples of world famous Bates Bedspreads from the Museum's impressive and little recognized collection. Includes examples of tufting, damask, matelasse, colonial and screen-printing. "Lewiston's skilled spinners and weavers crafted Bates bedspreads, and another group, with different skills and abilities created the designs," explains Jacqueline Field, Guest Curator and textile historian. Museum open T/Th 12-4pm and by appointment. Located 35 Canal Str (off Chestnut), Lewiston 207- 333-3881

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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.

Salem Fiberarts Guild Annual Handweavers' Sale to Benefit The Willamette Heritage Center
September 30, 2016   through   October 1, 2016      

 Salem Fiberarts Guild Annual Handweavers' Sale to Benefit The Willamette Heritage Center    website

This two day sale includes many types of beautiful woven home and fashion items as well as other unique items and gifts. There will be several demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, rug hooking, knitting, crochet, and more, at this FREE event for children & adults as well as a few fiber related animals. Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Address: 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR. 97301 in the Dye House. See you there!!!

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.

Textile Center Presents: The Textile Garage Sale Pop Up
October 14, 2016   through   October 15, 2016      

 Textile Center Presents: The Textile Garage Sale Pop Up    website

Textile Center presents: The Textile Garage Sale POP UP October 14-15, 2016 A mini version of Textile Center’s yearly spring World’s Largest event; this celebration of fiber and thrift is so popular, we had to add a Fall sale! Artists, students, crafters, and bargain-lovers can shop for inexpensive fabric, yarn, patterns, kits, textile books and small tools. All proceeds benefit Textile Center, a nonprofit national center for fiber art, and everything gets recycled! The Preview Sale: October 14, 6 – 8 pm, Admission $15/$10 members online, $20 at the door The Big Sale: October 15, 10 am – 4 pm, Admission $2 Contact:, 612-436-0464 For more information and to sign up for volunteer shifts: Location: Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis MN 55414

Mahoning Valley Fiber Fair
October 15, 2016      

 Mahoning Valley Fiber Fair    website

We are a small fiber guild located out of the Mahoning Valley in Eastern Pa. This will be the 4th year for our Fiber Fair. Our goal is to promote and educate the community and surrounding areas on the fiber arts. We will be hosting it at the Beltzville Grange in Lehighton, Pa on Saturday October 15th, 2016. There will be a variety of demos, fiber animals, vendors, music, and snacks. If your interested in having a table at the fair or are interested in more info please feel free contact us.

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.

Call For Entries | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
July 14, 2016   through   September 30, 2016      

 Call For Entries | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition    website

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded. Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or

Call For Entry: Textile Center Holiday Gallery Shop 2016
August 2, 2016   through   August 31, 2016      

 Call For Entry: Textile Center Holiday Gallery Shop 2016    website

Each November and December, Textile Center Shop extends into the Joan Mondale Gallery – tripling the Shop’s size – to become the Holiday Gallery Shop. We are seeking your fiber art for the 2016 Holiday Gallery Shop! Applicants must be 18 years or older and applications must be received by Wednesday, August 31st, at 5 pm. For more information and instructions, please visit

Fabrications 13
August 16, 2016   through   November 7, 2016      

 Fabrications 13    website

Consider this an opportunity to explore your medium, stretch it to new lengths, twist and turn it into new forms, spin in new technologies or ancient methods, string on a bit of fantasy and let viewers feel what you’ve felt! Jurors will focus particularly on craftsmanship and innovative designs. Exhibit dates: Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, 2016

Call For Entry: All Things Considered 9: Basketry in The 21st Century
August 21, 2016   through   February 15, 2017      

 Call For Entry: All Things Considered 9: Basketry in The 21st Century    website

The National Basketry Organization (NBO) invites submissions for the biennial juried exhibition: All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2017 Biennial Conference and we are pleased to welcome Lloyd Herman as the juror. The NBO All Things Considered exhibitions have become an important record of artistic work within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in traditional and sculptural basketry that demonstrate superior technique and original concept and design. NBO encourages both established and emerging artist to submit work. Submissions will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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