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 Vienna Green 2016
November 2, 2016 through November 5, 2016
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.
Growing Color:natural Dyes From Plants
November 5, 2016
Growing Color is a one day conference organized to address the interest in growing natural dyes from plants. Featured speakers are Anne de la Sayette of CRITT Horticulture and Sarah Bellos of Stony Creek Colors. Textile artists, farmers and members of the textile industry are invited to attend. Held at The NC Arboretum in Asheville NC.
Treadle Lightly - Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds'
July 1, 2017 through July 2, 2017
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.
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.
The Magic of Iridescence With Bobbie Irwin
October 22, 2016 through October 23, 2016
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.
Vermont Fall Knitting Retreat At Trapp Family Lodge
October 27, 2016 through October 30, 2016
That’s right, stay at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont (USA). Our very first knitting retreat held in the beautiful Austrian Resort Hotel. We have negotiated a great package for attendees. Limited to 25 attendees + spouses, partners or friends. Two teachers with over 35 years experienced combined will teach you some new techniques. Donna Druchunas & Anne Berk (Authors, Mentors, Teachers & Avid Knitters) will guide you through Annetarsia and stranded knitting. So come join them & enjoy the company of other knitters in a great setting in Stowe, VT & the historic Trapp Family Lodge
Estes Park Wool Market
June 8, 2017 through June 11, 2017
Now in its 27th year, festival-goers can experience all stages in the life of fiber – from its origins on the animals themselves to raw fleeces, spinning and then creating beautiful garments and goods for buyers. In addition to the competitions held during the weekend, merchandise vendors, workshops on the 8th & 9th provide something for everyone.
Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.
Covering The Nation: The Art of The Bates Bedspread
August 5, 2016 through April 30, 2017
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
Observe Record Relate: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition
September 8, 2016 through October 22, 2016
OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan Mondale Gallery. This wide-ranging exhibition features: mixed media work incorporating handwritten historic script created under suppression during World War II; community-engaged textile design becomes an installation of What We Grow, a public art project exploring neighborhood gardens in a growing urban community; weaving, off-loom construction, and screen printing surface designs used to investigate the tensions of being a designer and craftsperson in an age of mass consumption; and a collection of contemporary garments inspired by Ojibwe and Plains Indian style bead working, exploring the concept of cultural appropriation. Exibition is open September 8th – October 22nd Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 6-8 pm Open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Friday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Free 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414 | 612-436-0464 | textilecentermn.org | email@example.com
Textile Center Presents: A Family Affair: Paper And Textile Work of Julie Sirek
September 8, 2016 through October 22, 2016
Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness of the devastating impact of domestic violence. Sirek has exhibited throughout the United States and in Canada, England and South Korea. Awards include a Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant in 2014 and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant in 2015. Her work has also been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine. Exhibition is open September 8th – October 22nd Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm Open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Friday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Free 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414 | 612-436-0464 | textilecentermn.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
Textile Center Presents: Meet Your Maker: Artwork of Target’s Product Design And Development Team
September 8, 2016 through October 22, 2016
Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber artists from across the nation to work in their Minneapolis headquarters. By day, these artists work on product, such as clothing, shoes, and bedding that you’ll find in Target stores. By night, they are weaving, stitching, crocheting, and creating all kinds of art! This exhibition is a chance to “Meet Your Maker,” and see their varied artistic passions on display! LOCAL ARTISTS FEATURED Kristin France Jen Gin Michelle Greenhouse Charlotte Halve Olivia Miller Natalie Northrup Melinda Wareham Shoshana Zakem and others Exhibition is open September 8th – October 22nd Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm Open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Friday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Free 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414 | 612-436-0464 | textilecentermn.org | email@example.com
Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-436-0464 For more information and to sign up for volunteer shifts: textilecentermn.org/garagesalepopup/ Location: Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis MN 55414
Mahoning Valley Fiber Fair
October 15, 2016
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.
Seattle Weaver's Guild Annual Sale
October 27, 2016 through October 29, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016 5pm-8pm Friday, October 28, 2016 10am-8pm Saturday, October 29, 2016 10am-5pm Signature Show and Sale of Textiles & Related Arts by Local & Regional Fiber Artists. Features over 3500 one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items for the home, accessories, clothing, jewelry, gifts, yarn, and more.
Maryland Alpaca And Fleece Festival
November 12, 2016 through November 13, 2016
Come join us for this great, fall festival with live animals, fiber, FREE demos, and FREE seminars. Over 50 vendors are ready to show you their locally grown and hand-made, artisan items—just in time for the Holidays! Whether you knit, crochet, spin, weave, or just love to shop, there is something for you. Stock up now for your winter projects with unique yarns and fibers from alpaca, wool, mohair, and angora rabbit, and all blends in between. Find those one-of-a-kind project supplies, get new ideas, and learn creatively! There will be 4H demos, fabulous food trucks, and friendly vendors at this relaxed, enjoyable festival known as "The Fall Sheep & Wool Festival."
Call for Entries and Call for Instructors
Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.
August 16, 2016 through November 7, 2016
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
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.
Messing With Yarn
September 1, 2016 through October 15, 2016
For quite long time knitting, crocheting and lace viewed as the trite hobby of grandmothers. Nowadays, they have evolved into a highly versatile contemporary art form. Moreover, if someone goes back to art history in the early 20th century the Arts and Crafts movement asserted the handmade pieces as artworks considered equal as painting and sculpture, an argument that has continued until now. It¢s time then for an exhibition featuring the contemporaneity of craft. Textile Arts Factory calls all fiber artists, yarn-bombers, fine artists and crafters from around the world for a group exhibition. Artists may submit as individuals and/or as members of an artist team. www.textileartsfactory.com/2016/08/messing-with-yarn.html#more
Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico
December 14, 2016 through January 13, 2017
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, August 7, 2016 (for the December 14, 2016 - January 13, 2017 residency). International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply through CAFÉ, www.callforentry.org/ Visit our website for more detailed information: www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html and our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal or write to us at email@example.com of page