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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.

Conferences

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      

 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.

Weaving & Fiber Arts Retreat
October 8, 2016   through   October 10, 2016      

 Weaving & Fiber Arts Retreat    website

Join us for a weekend of fiber- filled fun, enjoy the company of fellow fiber enthusiasts in the picturesque town of Turner, ME. You will learn the art of weaving from start to finish; leaving with a piece that you have created. There will also be time to try your hands at other fiber related arts such as spinning, dyeing, wet and needle felting, crocheting and knitting. Participants can also take a hike around the farm grounds, along the river, or just relax on the expansive front porch, overlooking the river and rolling pastures.

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.

Vermont Fall Knitting Retreat At Trapp Family Lodge
October 27, 2016   through   October 30, 2016      

 Vermont Fall Knitting Retreat At Trapp Family Lodge    website

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

Complete Workshop Listing

Exhibits

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

Through The Needle's Eye
August 6, 2016   through   October 8, 2016      

 Through The Needle's Eye    website

The Embroiderers' Guild of America 20th National Exhibit featuring more than 70 embroidered works of the highest quality in design and craftsmanship from artists across the US & Canada. Sponsored by Cedar Valley Chapter EGA and the Marion Heritage Center and Museum. Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. (Closed Monday & Tuesday) Admission $5 adults $2 children 590 Tenth Street, Marion IA 319-447-6376

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     website

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 | info@textilecentermn.org

Textile Center Presents: A Family Affair: Paper And Textile Work of Julie Sirek
September 8, 2016   through   October 22, 2016      

 Textile Center Presents: A Family Affair: Paper And Textile Work of Julie Sirek    website

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 | info@textilecentermn.org

Complete Exhibit Listing

Sales

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: info@textilecentermn.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      

 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 exhibit@dentonarts.com

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.

Messing With Yarn
September 1, 2016   through   October 15, 2016      

 Messing With Yarn     website

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

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