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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.

Interweave Yarn Fest
April 16, 2015   through   April 19, 2015      

 Interweave Yarn Fest    website

A four day celebration of the fiber arts in Loveland, CO USA. Enjoy workshops, vendors and comradery in the Rocky Mountains.

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.

Hello Crewel World
January 24, 2015   through   March 29, 2015      

 Hello Crewel World    

Info posted on Edmonton Needlecraft Guild Facebook page. 6 days - Jan 24/25, Feb 21/22, March 28/29 place: Royal Alberta Museum All skill levels - Say Hello to the world of crewel. You may choose from 5 different original designs all worked on fine muslin with a limited colour palette. $145 for non ENG members, threads must be purchased separately

Feltmaking Workshop: Infinity, Moebius and Loop Scarves
February 21, 2015   through   February 23, 2015      

 Feltmaking Workshop: Infinity, Moebius and Loop Scarves    website

Experiment with loops and felted neckwear bling. Let your imagination soar. So many patterns and styles, from elegant to casual to wild and crazy. Silk metallic for evening wear. Big loop little loop. Bring and use a variety of base fabrics, cotton. silk, heavy metal. Location: Artspring Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada February 21 - 22: $270 plus GST and material fee (Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday, 9am-5pm) February 21 - 23: $360 plus GST and material fee (times as above plus Monday, 9am-4pm) Payment by cheque,Visa/Master Card or Pay Pal: ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com

Feltmaking Retreat in Mexico
March 1, 2015   through   March 7, 2015      

 Feltmaking Retreat in Mexico    website

Join me at the Hacienda Mosaico in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a felting retreat for the soul that will liberate your artistic spirit. From March 1st to 7th we will discover decorative accessories in felt at this architecturally and artistically inspiring resort. For more information email the artist Ulrieke Benner and for reservations visit www.haciendamosaico.com (info@haciendamosaico.com) The workshop is now 15% off original $1600.

Texture in Felt
April 17, 2015   through   April 19, 2015      

 Texture in Felt    website

We will be exploring texture in felted scarves, yardage, vest or tunic, with the option of making a beret for a matching outfit. All skill levels welcome. April 17 - 19, 2015 (two or three days): April 17 - 18: $270 plus GST and material fee (Friday, 10am - 5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm) April 17 - 19: $360 plus GST and material fee (times as above plus Sunday, 9am-4pm) Registration before March 18, 10% off. Location: Artspring Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

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.

A Common Thread 2015
January 8, 2015   through   February 28, 2015      

 A Common Thread 2015    website

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Tree
January 18, 2015   through   September 13, 2015      

 Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Tree    website

In this exhibition, Jamaican-born Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica and KY) examines the pageantry of the dancehall culture and reveals it to be much more than spectacle; it is also a window onto working-class Jamaican society. The exhibition includes six new eye-popping tapestries adorned with glitter, silk flowers, rhinestones, and other dancehall references, plus a life-size figural tableau of ten male mannequins, dressed in a kaleidoscopic mix of floral fabrics.

ANN HAMILTON: draw
January 18, 2015   through   September 27, 2015      

 ANN HAMILTON: draw    website


February 15, 2015   through   August 30, 2015      

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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.

Textile Center Garage Sale
April 11, 2015      

 Textile Center Garage Sale    website

Driftless Fibre Arts Faire
May 30, 2015   through   May 31, 2015      

 Driftless Fibre Arts Faire     website

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.

International Fiber Arts VII
February 12, 2015   through   September 1, 2015      

 International Fiber Arts VII    website

INTERNATIONAL FIBER ARTS VII is a biannual juried exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, presenting a distinct approach to innovative and traditional fiber techniques, and a contemporary concept for the use of traditional and unusual materials. The chosen work invites the viewer to experience the many facets of fiber art. INTERNATIONAL FIBER ARTS VII is accepting both two or three-dimensional pieces including wearable and installation art.

Materialities: Contemporary Fiber Arts, 1st International Juried Members' Exhibition
February 21, 2015   through   April 15, 2015      

 Materialities: Contemporary Fiber Arts, 1st International Juried Members' Exhibition    website

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015
March 27, 2015   through   May 10, 2015      

 National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015    website

2015 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta
May 21, 2015   through   May 23, 2015      

 2015 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta    website

The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council presents the 2015 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta at Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. This will be the tenth biennial juried show and fiber arts exhibit. Call for entries due March 2, 2015. Divisions: beadwork, crochet, embroidery, hand knitting, polymer clay, dollmaking, lacemaking, machine knitting, quilting, sewing, spinning/weaving, rug traditions, silkpainting/surface design, mixed media, and youth. Entry forms and rules for entry are available at www.fiberartsfiesta.org.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

Tours

Tours which offer itineraries for travel and educational opportunities with an emphasis on fiber arts and related cultural aspects.

23rd Annual Washington county Fiber Tour- NY
April 25, 2015   through   April 26, 2015      

 23rd Annual Washington county Fiber Tour- NY    website

Enjoy an early spring getaway at one of the longest running on-farm Fiber Tours in the United States. The 23rd Annual Washington County(New York) Fiber Tour (April 25 and26. 10:00am-4:00pm) has it all for handspinners, weavers,knitters,and felters. This diverse tour features several farms with beautiful sheep, alpaca, cashmere(goats&rabbits) with a total of 15 farms. Visit the full-scale fiber mill(Battenkill Fiber Mill) Meet the farmers. Attend demonstrations and workshops; seek out supplies for your artistic endeavors. Learn how to raise the animals and use their fiber. See the results of our year round at efforts- from baby animals and soft shorn fleeces to luxurious yarn and hand- crafted clothing.

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