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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 Vienna 2017, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts
March 28, 2017   through   March 31, 2017      

 Sgem Vienna 2017, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts    website

The International Scientific Conference SGEM Vienna 2017 is organized as an extended sessions of the SGEM International Scientific Conferences on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS. The event will be held in HOFBURG Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria in the period of 28-31 March, 2017. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Modern Science, Ancient Science, Cultural Studies, Language and Treasure, International Relations, Art and Architecture to meet, exchange knowledge and interact with each other. All submitted papers are peer-reviewed, evaluated and if accepted published in a conference proceedings. It combines papers in the fields of: • Political sciences, Law, Finance, • Archaeology, History, Philosophy • Cultural Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Ethnology and Folklore • Language & Linguistics, Literature and Poetry • International Relations, Health Policy & Services, • Architecture & design, History of Arts, Contemporary Arts, Performing & Visual Arts Every accepted paper is published in a conference proceedings (ISSN/ ISBN) . The conference book is also submitted for evaluation and indexation in- ISI Web of Sciences, Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, ELSEVIER products-Mendeley, EBSCO, ProQuest, British Library and etc. The Conferences include also accompanying events, such as workshops, performing arts (live dance performances, theater, and music) and very interesting cultural trips with historic value

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.

Midatlantic Fiber Association's "a Kaleidoscope of Color"
July 20, 2017   through   July 23, 2017      

 Midatlantic Fiber Association's "a Kaleidoscope of Color"    website

The Mid-Atlantic region’s premier fiber art workshop weekend hosted by the MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA). Dive deep into one of 40 workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, and other fiber-related arts, meet other creative people and be inspired by their ideas and projects over the two-and-a-half-day conference. The MAFA conference will begin with a keynote by Madelyn van der Hoogt, followed by a juried fashion show and reception. Other highlights include a sample exchange, open studio visitation of classrooms and the Marketplace, where all activities–access to quality fiber and equipment suppliers, educational seminars, the Fashion Showcase, knit- and spin-ins and more–are open to the public and free.

Tinkuy 2017
November 8, 2017   through   November 11, 2017      

 Tinkuy 2017    website

Cusco, Peru. Tinkuy 2017 offers an unsurpassed experience in indigenous textiles of the Americas and beyond. Complete with keynote speakers, artisan presentations and demonstrations, cultural performances, a fashion show, a movie night, and spinning competitions. In addition to affordably priced conference packages, there are also internship and volunteer opportunities.

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.

Eco Printed Silk Scarf
February 18, 2017      

 Eco Printed Silk Scarf    website

Instructor Mary Lazar will teach the techniques that allow us to use organic materials to capture nature’s natural colors and imprints on silk. Students will create a lustrous Eco Printed silk scarf. Class will be held at Artful Dimensions Gallery in Fredericksburg, VA

Explore 4 Workshop With Deborah Robson
February 27, 2017   through   March 2, 2017      

 Explore 4 Workshop With Deborah Robson    website

Join Deb Robson in a 4-day exploration of 4 different types of fiber: huyaca alpaca, BFL, suri alpaca with paco vicuna, and Lincoln longwool. Participants will spend the day learning and spinning, with plenty of time to relax & tour the scenic Friday Harbor island. A variety of lodging options are available, and optional catering is offered.

Estes Park Wool Market
June 8, 2017   through   June 11, 2017      

 Estes Park Wool Market    website

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.

Weaving A Place At The Table
July 14, 2017   through   July 16, 2017      

 Weaving A Place At The Table    website

Two and 1/2 Day Weaving Workshop Using a Ridgid Heddle Loom Instructor Liz Gipson Day One: This class is designed for weavers with little to no weaving experience, although all levels welcome. Students will weave a placemat and along the way learn how to set up a loom, weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a single day! You will walk away with more than just a placemat, you will learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to set up your loom in 20 minutes or less, how to fix the most common weaving mistakes, and considerations for selecting yarns you can live with. Looms are provided. Day 2 and 3 Weaving Rugs on a Rigid-Heddle Loom: Rugs hold a special fascination for weavers and they are a celebrated part of the cultural history of the Southwest, where Liz lives. Learn the tips and techniques for weaving simple weft faced rugs from plain to fancy. During the two-day workshop, students will warp their loom, select colors and design a mini rug, learn weft face techniques for creating patterns, and simple to fancy ways to finish their rugs. Looms are provided.

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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.

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

Layers of Love: The Wearable Art of Clarissa Rizal And Sho Sho Esquiro
October 19, 2016   through   February 19, 2017      

 Layers of Love: The Wearable Art of Clarissa Rizal And Sho Sho Esquiro    website

Artists Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) and Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dena/Cree) present exquisite works of hand crafted ceremonial regalia and haute couture. The featured fashion and weavings are contemporary examples of the layers of love Indigenous women have always used to dress their families.

December 17, 2016   through   January 19, 2017      

 Recycled    website

Branch Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “RECYCLED,” featuring work by VALYA. This exhibition focuses on the idea of “being recycled,” drawing inspiration from the notion that the Universe continuously recycles cosmic dust. The works on display use leftover materials to emphasize this understanding that everything is recycled. Such mediums include: threads, newspaper, fabric scraps, second-hand clothes, wool, glue gun, glass beads, and various leftovers from other projects in VALYA’s previous exhibitions. VALYA utilizes many fiber techniques, including mono printing, quilting, felting, and painting on silk to create her imagery. VALYA’s primarily neutral color palette and experimental forms are prominent in both her art works and her art-to-wear works (e.g., garments).

Woven Together: Experience & Expression
January 13, 2017   through   February 12, 2017      

 Woven Together: Experience & Expression    website

An exhibition of handwoven and handcrafted textiles, Woven Together: Experience & Expression, will be shown in the East Gallery of the Sanchez Art Center, 1220 B Linda Mar Blvd. in Pacifica, California, Art pieces, fashion, sculpture, wearable art, weaving for the home, and fine craft made by members of the Loom and Shuttle Guild will be displayed, reflecting a wide range of techniques and skills. Items include woven scarves, shawls, bags, jackets, table runners, tapestries, baskets, carpets, and stitched textiles. Items will be available for purchase. The Loom and Shuttle Guild, a San Francisco weaving guild founded in 1948, draws participants from all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Members come not only from textile, fine art, and fashion careers, but from a diversity of fields such as music, teaching, technology, graphic design, writing, architecture, nursing, law, science, and more. Many artists have been weaving for decades, and many exhibit their work in local and national exhibits. New members continue to join the guild and expand their knowledge about the art and craft of weaving. Plenty of free parking and wheelchair accessible. Everyone is Welcome. Opening night 7-9 Friday January 13, 2017

Complete Exhibit 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 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.

Small Expressions 2017
September 8, 2016   through   February 10, 2017      

 Small Expressions 2017    website

Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works. Small Expressions is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase small scale works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices. See website for details and entry form.

Genesee Valley Quiltfest
January 1, 2017   through   April 1, 2017      

 Genesee Valley Quiltfest    website

Price to enter show: $10 daily, weekend pass $20, Senior price $8 daily, weekend pass $16, Group 10 or more, discounts available (preregister - see website) Show info: over 600 quilts, professional judging, cash prizes, over 60 vendors, workshops, lectures, daily events, exhibits, raffle quilt to benefit Finger Lakes Quilts of Valor, largest quilt show in New York State.

Dimensional Expressions 2017
April 4, 2017   through   April 30, 2017      

 Dimensional Expressions 2017    website

Artful Dimensions Gallery invites you to apply to Dimensional Expressions 2017, a National Juried 3-Dimensional Art show. Applications are due Feb. 28, the show will be held in our beautiful gallery in Fredericksburg, VA during the month of April.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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