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.
27th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
October 3, 2015 through October 4, 2015
The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival celebrates small farms and natural fiber with over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, fiber animals, handspinning and fiber crafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials, meat and cheese. The Festival includes contests, fiber arts classes, shepherd workshops, herding dog demos, fleece sale and more set against a backdrop of rolling hills during the peak of Vermont fall foliage.
International Conference On Textiles & Manufacturing Expo
October 5, 2015 through October 7, 2015
Textile-2015 will be one of the World’s best platforms to exhibit and share innovations in Textile Science and technology. Leading experts, speakers, textile designers, researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, textile engineers will be witnessed at this premier event. The well versed sessions will create an opportunity to meet world renowned thought leaders to strategize the profitable and advance outcomes in textile industry.
October 10, 2015 through October 11, 2015
$5 entry fee to Patrick Ranch Museum will get you to Fiber Fusion's marketplace for fibers, tools, and supplies directly from growers, dyers, producers, and designers. We have the following FREE activities: textile competition, hands-on activities, mini workshops, sheepdog trials, fiber animals (from rabbits to yaks), demonstrations, and lectures. This year we are also offering a wide selection of fiber classes, and sheep-to-shawl competition. Check out our website for details.
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.
Fiber Art Fridays
May 1, 2015 through December 18, 2015
Fiber Art Fridays, a free-spirited class of contemporary fiber arts techniques, is held at the Art Junction, 500 W Paisano in El Paso, TX from 2 to 5 PM. every Friday. Engage your creativity! Expand your artistic skills! Taught by fiber artist Lin Bentley Keeling. For information and registration, contact Lin at LBKFiberArts@gmail.com; 915-539-1110
Fiber Art Workshops in Seattle With Mandy Greer
September 27, 2015 through December 22, 2015
Fall and Winter Fiber Art Workshops with Mandy Greer are now open for registration! In Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood, see a list of dates and info on website.
Sandra Betzina Trunk Show And Power Sewing
October 9, 2015
Friday Oct. 9 Seminar 9am-4pm Sandra will present her popular “Fashion and Trunk Show” and “Power Sewing Toolbox” programs. • Lots of time for questions and answers • Patterns, books and Gayfeather Fabric available for purchase. Lussier Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Rd. Madison, WI 53711 Price includes am coffee and lunch ASG Members - $50 Non-Members - $75 Add $25 for registration after September 1 To register go to www.madisonasg.com
Fiber Fusion 2015
October 10, 2015 through October 11, 2015
We are offering half-day to 2-day classes this year: For the spinner: Carding & Combing, plying, and beginning spinning. Clothing: Crochet for Knits, Felted Clogs, Whip Your Knits Into Shape, and Knit a Dress (using yarn & fabric), Fiber/Fabric Embellishment: Easy Form Yarn Design, Paint & Make Artful Fiber Collage, Devore, Machine Stitched Fiber Collage, Design Stitch & Color. Weaving: Rigid Heddle Weaving Bobbin Lace: Beginning Bobbin Lace (2-day class) $55 for 1/2 day class $100 for full day class $150 for 2-day class
Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.
March 13, 2015 through October 11, 2015
Material Fix presents an exploration of the expressive possibilities of fiber through the work of 22 contemporary artists, while engaging the viewer in broader discussions of the medium's emotional meanings, its connections with ordinary experiences, and its capacity for critique and social commentary.
Fiber Focus 2015
August 8, 2015 through October 8, 2015
Art Saint Louis presents our 9-state Midwest regional fiber art exhibit open to artists 21+ living in MO & 8 bordering states: AR, IA, IL, KS, KY, NE, OK, TN. Juried by Marci Rae McDade, Editor, Surface Design Journal. Entry deadline: June 1, 2015. Cash awards. 20th Anniversary exhibition. Online entry: www.CallForEntry.org
You Know Who You Are Exhibition
September 3, 2015 through October 24, 2015
You Know Who You Are is the culmination of four Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grants awarded through Textile Center featuring Sarah Kusa, Jennifer Schultz, Becka Rahn, and Kate Vinson. The gallery exhibits digitally designed and printed fabric, wearable art from adapted vintage patterns, knotless netting, mixed media assemblage, hand and digital printing, and collage.
Woodstock Weavers Guild 18th Annual Show
October 8, 2015 through October 25, 2015
This event features hand woven textiles created by local hand weavers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Items on display include garments, fashion accessories, household linens, rugs, tapestries and much more. The exhibit will be held at the Old Courthouse Arts Center at 101 N. Johnson, Woodstock , Illinois 60098. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 For more information call 815-338-4525
Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.
Autumn Fiber Festival
October 17, 2015
Join us for the 4th 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. FREE ADMISSION/FREE PARKING Featuring: Raw Fiber, Yarn, Finished Fiber Items Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Crochet, and Knitting Supplies Fiber Arts Fiber Equipment Fiber Animals on Display Sit-n-Spin or Knit or Crochet Raffle benefitting: Ashland County Food Bank Local 4-H Club ____________________________ DEMONSTRATIONS Demonstrations by our vendors will be going on throughout the day.
Seattle Weaver's Guild Annual Sale
October 22, 2015 through October 24, 2015
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. Thursday, October 22, 2015 5 pm - 8pm Friday, October 23, 2015 10 am - 8pm Saturday, October 24, 2015 10 am - 5pm
Weavers And Fibre Artist Annual Sale
November 19, 2015 through November 21, 2015
This event is held each year the weekend before Thanksgiving. It features members of the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo who do all kinds of fiber arts....weaving, spinning, knitting with handspuns, felting. The group enjoys trying new things and always has a large selection of table runners, scarves, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, wearable arts, rugs and other unique items.
Call for Entries and Call for Instructors
Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.
Fibers Through Time
April 4, 2015 through December 4, 2015
Proposals for workshops at Fibers Through Time, a conference sponsored by the Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds are being accepted now. The conference will be held in Phoenix March 10 through March 13, 2016. Instruction will be for 2.5 days, 18 hours, in various fiber arts including weaving, spinning, felting, and basketry among others. Contact Cynthia Broughton.
Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, And The Port
June 1, 2015 through October 1, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS Savannah, Georgia, October 19th – 23rd, 2016 Textile Society of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium: Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port Organized in collaboration with Savannah College of Art and Design. Abstract Submission Deadline October 1st, 2015 textilesocietyofamerica.org/tsa_symposium/symposium2016/call-for-papers/ Notification of Acceptance to Presenters (via email): December 15, 2015 Deadline for presenters to submit need-based fee-waiver applications: January 7, 2016 Deadline to Confirm Participation: March 15th, 2016 Registration Opens: May 16th, 2016 Deadline for Presenters to Register: June 15th, 2016 The theme of TSA’s 15th Biennial Symposium is Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port. We invite participants to explore the ways in which textiles shape, and are shaped by historical, geographical, technological and economic aspects of colonialization and/or globalization. How and why have textile practices moved around? As they travel, how have they been translated, modified, or used within acts of compliance or resistance? What impact have different regimes of labor, consumption, aesthetic valuation, or political/social economy had on textile production, use, and circulation? These questions may apply to contemporary or historical fine art, utilitarian, or ethnographic textiles, which may be addressed through scholarship or creative practice.
August 6, 2015 through November 7, 2015
Crossings in Zumbrota, MN is organizing its 12th annual Fabrications exhibit. Entries can include artwork such as contemporary gallery pieces, wall hangings, 3-dimensional fiber sculpture, wearable art of all types, handcrafted jewelry, and holiday ornaments. Jurors will focus particularly on craftsmanship and innovative designs. This exhibit is open to all fiber and jewelry artists interested in displaying and selling their work. Fiber arts may include batik, surface design, felting, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, knitting, fiber sculpture, handcrafted paper and note cards, and needlework. Jewelry arts may include fiber, beading, stone, metal, paper and multimedia. Submit 3-5 original pieces MAXIMUM, with an entry form and $15 entry fee per person (not per piece) by Saturday, November 7, 2015. No international entries. Full details and entry form available on website.
October 10, 2015 through October 11, 2015
Mt. Lassen Fiber Guild is hosting the 4th annual Fiber Fusion at Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico, CA on October 10-11, 2015. We are looking for quality, fiber-related vendors to participate. We have doubled our vending area so we now have room for nearly 50 booths. Breeders are welcome to bring a couple of their animals to be in a pen next to their booth. Booths are $150 for inside and $100 for outside. Demonstrators or non-profit booths (no sales) are FREE. With a marketplace, animals, demonstrations, hands-on activities, mini-workshops, yarn/textile competition, classes, lectures, and sheepdog trials, there will be something for all of the 3,000+ visitors we expect this year.
Fiber arts and textile schools which offer classes that can vary from time to time.
2015-16 Craft Instruction Series
July 28, 2015 through January 28, 2016
The Plymouth Center for Restoration Arts and Forgotten Trades is a collective of artisans in Massachusetts, USA offering classes, workshops and presentations in traditional building arts, restoration trades, and handcraf for students at any level.top of page