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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

Renewal 2017 A Fibre Arts Shindig
May 5, 2017   through   May 7, 2017      

 Renewal 2017 A Fibre Arts Shindig    website

You are invited to Renewal 2017 Fibre Arts Shindig sponsored by Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners and hosted by Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild. Held in Regina May 5-7 2017. We are fortunate to have both Terri Bibby and Carol James as quest instructors. Terri will be giving a one day workshop in Saori Weaving. Carol will be teaching a one day workshop in Sprang. We also have half day workshops in Natural Dying, Tapestry, Double Knitting and Fleece Judging. Plus we have many other activities planned. Our theme this year is Renewal. We hope you can come, renew some old friendships, make new friends, learn lots and return home renewed with many ideas to continue your craft of weaving, spinning and felting. For complete information please see the registration package at

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.

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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.

360 Xochi Quetzal Free Artist Residency
February 8, 2017   through   July 30, 2017      

 360 Xochi Quetzal Free Artist Residency    website

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, July 30, 2017 (for the December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018 residency). International fiber and mixed media artists can apply through CAFÉ, Visit our website for more detailed information: and our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal or write to us at

Treadling Variations With Susan Wilson
April 7, 2017   through   April 9, 2017      

 Treadling Variations With Susan Wilson    website

Every weave structure is defined by its own threading and treadling, but there is no "law" that says we have to weave in the traditional manner. In this workshop learn how familiar pattern weaves can be dramatically altered by treadling in the manner of other weaves, e.g. Bronson lace, and by using special treadling methods, e.g. polychrome, boundweave, swivel. Students will choose one 4-shaft weave structure (overshot, summer and winter, or crackle) with which to explore many treadlings on their own looms. Complete instructions for weaving samplers of all three structures will be provided. Information on applying these treadlings to 8-shaft threadings will be covered on the third day. Intermediate level - students should have some experience with pattern weaves and know how to read a draft. 4-shaft loom required. Loom preparation instructions and materials list will be provided for distribution to participants well in advance. This is a 3 Day workshop - pre-registration is required 4 weeks before workshop start day. Cost USD 430.00

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.

Shibori-stitched Resist Dyeing Workshop
June 9, 2017   through   June 11, 2017      

 Shibori-stitched Resist Dyeing Workshop    website

Come to the Champlain Islands, in N. Hero VT, for a 2 day, 1 evening Shibori/Indigo Dyeing workshop, lead by Kathy Goddu from Brunswick, ME. Shibori stitching, a way of resisting the dye, has been used to a greater extent by the Japanese than by other peoples. Learn and experience the flexibility and control you have with this stitching technique to create designs of great variety---delicate or bold, simple or complex, pictorial or abstract. Learn many traditional stitched patterns and have a chance to experiment with indigo and procion dyes. Perhaps you’ll feel adventurous and create some of your own unique patterns. $250.00, include all materials needed for this 2+day workshop. Registration closes March 31.

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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

Fiber Fusion Exhibition Opens At Schack Art Center March 9th
March 9, 2017   through   April 15, 2017      

 Fiber Fusion Exhibition Opens At Schack Art Center March 9th    website

The show consists of 134 pieces from seventy-eight surface design artists and members of the Surface Design Association, an international organization of over 3,000 members. Fiber Fusion jurors were Layne Goldsmith, University of Washington Professor Emerita of Art and past chair of the Fibers Certificate Program, Young Chang, MFA in Fiber and Owner¬¬ of Gallery IMA in Seattle, and Rock Hushka, MA Art History and Director of Curatorial Administration, Tacoma Art Museum. The artists represent 39 Washington cities and towns. Artist techniques include fabric manipulation, hand and machine embroidery, painting, wet felting, shibori, bojagi, and botanical dyeing. Some of the unusual materials used include stainless steel, sock monkeys, gunpowder, vintage kimono, acrylic, newspapers, sand, wood, gut and hair. The exhibition will be opening at the Schack Art Center on 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA on March 9th, 2017 with a reception from 5-8PM and runs through April 15, 2017. Workshops schedule Concurrent with the show, the Schack has scheduled several classes and workshops on a variety of surface design techniques with SDA members including tapestry, textile printing, silk painting, baskets and batik. See the SDA blog post at

Textile Center Presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince
March 9, 2017   through   April 29, 2017      

 Textile Center Presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince    website

Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince as part of our “Fiber Art: Creating Ties That Bind” series. Juried and curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, this exhibit features the work of 24 quilters from around the nation, including members of the Women of Color Quilting Network. March 9 through April 29, 2017 Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9 6 – 8 pm Free Admission Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Family Album
March 18, 2017   through   April 28, 2017      

 Family Album    website

Branch Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Family Album,” featuring work by local fiber artist Pat Ahern. “Family Album” will include work from Ahern’s ten-year collection of crocheted family portraits, along with the debut of several new portraits. Each piece draws likeness from the family photographs Ahern references, along with his personal memories of each person. The portraits range from small picture frame to life size, with each figure in a different pose. Ahern chooses to depict each person in a candid moment, much like what is seen in a family album, lending a timeless quality to the imagery.

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

Steel City Fiber Festival
April 8, 2017   through   April 9, 2017      

 Steel City Fiber Festival    website

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Steel City Fiber Festival where you can spend the weekend with people who share your passion and creativity in the fiber arts. Gathering together the regions best Indie dyers of fiber and yarns, Farm raised fibers, and Handcrafters, be it Knitters, Crocheters, Weavers, Rug Hookers or Spinners! This years festival, in addition to having 97 wonderful vendors, will be offering classes in various techniques (check back often for updated class offerings), a wonderful onsite food vendor, and plenty of adorable animals to learn about. Come join us to celebrate our craft! Admittance to the vendor area and parking is Free Service animals are welcome, but please be mindful of our animal vendors! April 8-9th, 2017 (Rain or Shine) Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-3 Want a handy reminder, come join the EVENT on Facebook Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103

Fibers & Flowers Sale! By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild
April 22, 2017   through   April 23, 2017      

 Fibers & Flowers Sale! By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild    website

Sat., April 22 (9am-5pm)/Sun., April 23 (10am-5pm). At Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1525 Bogie Lk Rd, White Lk, 48383. Shop exquisite, handmade items by our artists: fashion accessories, jewelry, garments, felting, fiber sculpture, household linens, handwovens, quilts, rugs, baskets & more! Handyed fabric, roving & handspun yarns of cashmere, angora, alpaca & wool, plus "get started" kits. Free "Container Gardening" workshops offered by Bogie Lake Greenhouses experts all weekend!

4th Annual Okfiberfest
May 5, 2017   through   May 7, 2017      

 4th Annual Okfiberfest     website

The 4th Annual OKFIBERFEST 2017 has much to offer those looking for Fabulous Vendors, Craft Circles, Workshops, and more. There is also a Hand-spun yarn competition with awesome prizes to be won... More importantly hangout, enjoy great food provided by local producers and simply have fun learning about natural fiber! Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook: Okfiberfest

Alpaca Shearing Day & Fleece Sale
May 27, 2017   through   May 28, 2017      

 Alpaca Shearing Day  & Fleece Sale    website

Join EasyGo Farm at Alpacas of Oregon and take a break from the Memorial Day Winery Tours to watch the alpacas get their annual haircuts. Get up close, hand feed them, and handle their luxurious fleece. Shearing Day is Saturday. On Sunday, learn to felt an alpaca gift. Phone Suzanne at 503-348-6954 to reserve a spot. $25-$75 covers your materials and instruction. Both days, you can shop for teddy bears, sweaters, scarves, & other alpaca products, many hand-crafted. Hand-spinners, knitters, & other fiber artists will find fleece and yarn. Many of the yarns are in one of the alpacas’ natural colors, spun from the fleece of a single animal. Bring your camera and get a shot of the alpaca who provided the raw material for your next project. Visitors can chat with four long-time livestock breeders who've raised llamas, horses, sheep, and goats. They've found that alpacas are a perfect match for owners of small acreages or for crafters looking for their own four-legged fiber producers. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options. 10am-4pm, 21345 SW Aebischer Rd, Sherwood OR - just off Hwy 99.

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Call for Entries and Call for Instructors

Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.

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.

The Everett Quilt Show
February 1, 2017   through   March 31, 2017      

 The Everett Quilt Show    website

A quilt show with open entries, non-members $10 per quilt, wearable art or accessories. Judged and non judged categories for traditional and art quilts.

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition
March 4, 2017   through   April 2, 2017      

 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition    website

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work in the Waterloo Arts Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. Artists will receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event, The Waterloo Arts Fest, welcoming more than 5,000 attendees. JUROR: Anderson Turner, Director, School of Art Collection and Galleries, Kent State University. AWARDS: Best of Show: $500. Second Best of Show: $250. Honorable Mentions: $100. Sponsorship Awards: Brick Ceramic + Design Outstanding Work in Ceramics: $75. Praxis Fiber Workshop Outstanding Work in Fiber Arts: $75. Sculpture Center Outstanding Work in Sculpture: $75. All Accepted Artists Receive $25 Honorarium

Call For Entries: Renegade Fiber
March 9, 2017   through   April 21, 2017      

 Call For Entries: Renegade Fiber    website

National Call For Art RENEGADE FIBER Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Novato, CA Deadline for entries: Friday, April 21, 2017 Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over. Online entry only. Prospectus and details here: This exhibit is open to all fiber art. For the purposes of this exhibition, fiber art is defined as artwork that uses natural or synthetic pliable elements as a major material, and emphasizes art over craft. This exhibition encourages fiber art submissions that further the distance between traditional woven art (tapestries, weavings) and their work through unique or novel approaches in technique, material, or subject matter. We encourage the rebels, rogues and renegades of fiber art whose work can be found at the very edge of the genre. Juror: Richard Elliott Elliott is Associate Professor and former program chair in the Textiles program at California College of the Arts. He is a practicing artist whose own work involves image transfer and digital processes onto paper, fabric, and sausage casings, investigating the abstract beauty of cellular structures, systems, and patterns hidden within the human body.

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