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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.

Knitting Weekend And Fiber Art Marketplace
January 15, 2016   through   January 17, 2016      

 Knitting Weekend And Fiber Art Marketplace    website

Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill presents the 8th annual Knitting Weekend, a boutique-style convening of professional knitwear designers and artists with knitters of all skill levels for an exchange of ideas, honing of skills, and opportunity to purchase knitting wares from some of New England's finest yarn producers, spinners, dyers, and micro-farmers.

Sgem Vienna 2016, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts
April 6, 2016   through   April 9, 2016      

 Sgem Vienna 2016, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts    website

SGEM Vienna provides a platform for academicians and professionals with interests related to Political Sciences, History, Philosophy, Contemporary, Performing and Visual Arts, Architecture & Design

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.

Fiber Art Fridays
May 1, 2015   through   December 18, 2015      

 Fiber Art Fridays    website

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; 915-539-1110

Fiber Art Workshops in Seattle With Mandy Greer
September 27, 2015   through   December 22, 2015      

 Fiber Art Workshops in Seattle With Mandy Greer    website

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.

Interweave Yarn Fest
March 31, 2016   through   April 2, 2016      

 Interweave Yarn Fest    website

Immerse yourself in the world of specialty fiber and expand your technical abilities at Interweave Yarn Fest—a celebration of the fiber arts. Join us next spring in Loveland, CO to enjoy a bustling marketplace and the company of other yarn enthusiasts. Plus, check out the extra educational opportunities available March 31-April 3! The Marketplace will be stocked with knitting, weaving, crochet and spinning supplies from more than 50 vendors—featuring specialty fiber, hand-dyed yarns, patterns, crochet hooks, kits, hand spinners, accessories and one-of-a-kind finds for all your fiber art needs! Marketplace Hours: Thurs March 31-Saturday April 2 / 10 AM - 6PM

Felting The Southwestern Landscape
April 17, 2016   through   April 26, 2016      

 Felting The Southwestern Landscape    website

. In this workshop we will explore ancient petroglyphs and pueblos where the past and present merge, learn about the history and culture of Santa Fe and surrounding areas, and experience the rich and vibrant art scene with visits to artists and museums. All of this experience will be brought back to our hands-on felt-making workshop focused on “Felting the Southwestern Landscape”, where students will learn to paint with fiber.

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.

The Sculpted Fiber
October 10, 2015   through   November 29, 2015      

 The Sculpted Fiber    website

An exhibition of west coast fiber artists with an emphasis on sculpture. Artists include Janice Arnold, Lia Cook, Carole Beadle, Esther Traugot, Lauren Diocchio, Rachel Brumer, May Wilson, Lisa Occhipinti, Mary Josephson, Richard Bassett, and Sabine Reckewell.

Textile Center's Holiday Gallery Shop
November 2, 2015   through   December 26, 2015      

 Textile Center's Holiday Gallery Shop    website

Featuring fabulous fiber art from local to international artists, including wearables, accessories, home decor and seasonal gifts in a wide variety of techniques. Meet the Maker artist demos & trunk shows every Saturday! Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Free admission

A Common Thread 2016 Exhibition
January 7, 2016   through   February 24, 2016      

 A Common Thread 2016 Exhibition    website

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all! More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition by members of Textile Center, which fills four gallery spaces. "If there was any doubt in your mind about how talented the members of the Textile Center are, this exhibit will erase all doubt."--M.A. Rosko, Fox 9 News January 7 though February 24, 2016 Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Free admission

Complete Exhibit Listing


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

Weavers And Fibre Artist Annual Sale
November 19, 2015   through   November 21, 2015      

 Weavers And Fibre Artist Annual Sale    website

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.

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.

Fibers Through Time
April 4, 2015   through   December 4, 2015      

 Fibers Through Time    

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.

Fiber Fusion- Wa State Surface Design Association
October 22, 2015   through   March 31, 2016      

 Fiber Fusion- Wa State Surface Design Association    website

The intention of this exhibit is to showcase the depth and breadth of the surface designer’s work in Washington State. The exhibition will contain original, innovative artwork which is technically of high quality and which results in a show of overall high impact. The concept of Fiber Fusion is totally up to the interpretation of the artist. “Surface design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber. Fibers used could include handmade felt, paper, fabric, clothing or basket-making materials, among others. To these surface designers dye, paint, print, stitch, bead, and otherwise enhance or embellish. More than the methods, surface designers are interested in the unlimited options for experimenting with color, texture, and design” ( As well as the exhibits, workshops and coordinating events will be offered at the venues throughout the exhibition. All current Surface Design Association Washington members are invited to enter the SDA WA traveling exhibition. Membership is available at:

Out of Bounds
November 5, 2015   through   December 7, 2015      

 Out of Bounds    website

"Out of Bounds" February 5 - March 12, 2016 The Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center is hosting a multi media show titled "Out of Bounds," featuring work that encompasses the definition of the title: beyond limit, banned, beyond the pale, forbidden, inaccessible, off-limits, prohibited, restricted. All media will be accepted for jury By Dec 7, 2015 complete and submit the application form along with .jpg images on a CD. Best of Show and People's Choice awards $25 for Fine Line Members $30 for non-members Mail application to: Fine Line Creative Arts Center 37W570 Bolcum Road St. Charles, IL 60175 Inquiries: Any questions? Email: Jodi 630-584-9443

Rags Wearable Art Show & Sale
March 10, 2016   through   March 13, 2016      

 Rags Wearable Art Show & Sale    website

For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Cunneen Artist Coordinator 752-756-9493 CALL FOR ENTRIES 22ND Annual Benefit: Juried Show and Sale of Wearable Art Tacoma, Wash. – The YWCA RAGS Guild announces a call for entries for its 22nd annual juried wearable art show and sale. The RAGS 2016 event will take place March 10 – 13, 2016 at Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma. Open to all artists working in all media of wearable art-garments, fashion accessories, and jewelry. Two entry types with non-refundable fees: • Gallery – competition of one-of-a-kind artist-made pieces ($15 application fee per entry, up to three entries) Gallery entries may be for sale or NFS. • Marketplace – boutique-style sale ($35 application fee) All initial entries are juried by digital images. Accepted gallery entries are judged for award from actual works in February 2016. Cash prizes to gallery winners in garments, accessories, jewelry, and best of show. As a benefit for domestic violence prevention programs of the YWCA Pierce County, RAGS retains 33% of Marketplace sales and 40% of Gallery sales. Deadline for submitting digital images is December 11, 2015. For prospectus and entry information, visit or send an SASE to Artist Coordinator, YWCA RAGS Guild, Dept. FA, 405 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing


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      

 2015-16 Craft Instruction Series    website

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.

Complete School Listing

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