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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.

International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on social Sciences and Arts
September 2, 2014   through   September 7, 2014      

 International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on social Sciences and Arts    website

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.

Summer Fiber Arts Workshops & Private Lessons in Hillsboro, Oregon
June 1, 2014   through   August 31, 2014      

 Summer Fiber Arts Workshops & Private Lessons  in Hillsboro, Oregon    website

Summer is coming which means online registration is open for our next series of workshops. Check out our website and come create with us!

Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival
September 6, 2014   through   September 7, 2014      

 Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival    website

The Endless Mountains Fiber Festival is celebrating its 11th year. A great way to spend the day or weekend learning how to shear, spin, knit, and weave all things fiber! Visitors will find everything from roving to finished scarves and shawls, felting materials and products, fiber animal-themed gifts, hand-spun and mill produced yarns, spinning wheels and kitting needles, fiber arts and crafts, and so much more! There are free demonstrations daily, like the boarder collie herding dogs, sheep sheering, spinning and knitting. The fleece sale is in its third year with a wide variety of raw fleeces available to view and buy. We have food, plenty of free parking, animals to pet, and enough fiber for everyone! Festival is held rain or shine. $3 admission fee ages 12 and up. Handicap accessible. Held at the Harford Fairgrounds, Exit 217 off PA Interstate 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania. Come join the fun!

SHEEP TO SHAWL IN THE FALL
October 3, 2014   through   October 5, 2014      

 SHEEP TO SHAWL IN THE FALL    website

in Brookings, Oregon, off Hwy 101. From sheep being sheared, there will be instruction on cleaning, carding, spinning, knitting and weaving, as well as felting both wet and dry methods. All inclusive weekend price is $350. Sat day only includes lunch $125 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Espanola Fibre Arts Festival
October 18, 2014   through   October 19, 2014      

 Espanola Fibre Arts Festival    website

3rd Annual Espanola Fibre Arts Festival - free admission. The only event of its kind in Northern Ontario. Workshops, demonstrations, displays & sales of a variety of fibre arts from bobbin lace to wood crafts. Celebrating fibre arts & artists! Workshops by registration in advance please visit our website or facebook page (www.facebook.com/espanolafibreartsfestival) for more information.

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.

HGA's Small Expressions 2014
June 15, 2014   through   October 4, 2014      

 HGA's Small Expressions 2014    website

Small Expressions is an annual international juried exhibit sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase fiber art on a small scale, not to exceed 15 inches (38cm) in any direction. Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.

American Tapestry Biennial 10
September 24, 2014   through   January 4, 2015      

 American Tapestry Biennial 10    website

Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio. A juried exhibition of woven tapestries organized by American Tapestry Alliance.

17th Annual Woodstock Weavers Guild Textile and Fiber Arts Show
October 1, 2014   through   October 22, 2014      

 17th Annual Woodstock Weavers Guild Textile and Fiber Arts  Show    website

The exhibit features hand woven textiles created by local hand weavers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Items on display include garments, fashion accessories, household linens, rugs, tapestries and much more. Location: McHenry County College, 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Il 60012

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
October 4, 2014   through   October 5, 2014      

 Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival    website

The 26th annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival features over 70 vendors of yarn, fiber, fiber arts equipment and supplies, handcrafted fiber products and fencing and small livestock supplies. The weekend includes a barn full of fiber animals, fiber arts contests, a fleece show and sale, herding dog demos, free workshops and demos, fiber arts classes, yarn and fiber tasting, local food and music.

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.

Festival of Fiber Arts
October 17, 2014   through   October 18, 2014      

 Festival of Fiber Arts    website

Friday surface design workshop featuring decorative thread stitching on embellished fabric. Saturday fiber arts festival including handmade wearables, accessories, wall decor, felted items, surface design, fabric embellishment. Supplies and tools including yarn, roving, spinning wheels, needles, etc.

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.

SQUARE
February 20, 2014   through   September 15, 2014      

 SQUARE    website

SPUN fiber art exhibit
August 9, 2014   through   September 15, 2014      

 SPUN fiber art exhibit    website

The SPUN exhibition is a showcase and a celebration of all manner of fiber. Ideal entries will challenge conventional assumptions of fiber and will offer viewers the opportunity to appreciate and imagine the possibilities of this most versatile material. Eligible art can be made with fiber or with elements that reference fiber and fiber traditions. 2D and 3D works are welcome and all entries must have a powerful presence on a smaller scale. SPUN encourages the submission of artwork that present interesting interpretations of what fiber is or can be.

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

 National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015    website

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

Trade Shows and Expos

Events sponsored primarily by or for merchants and vendors specializing in fiber arts and textile related products and may include seminars, demos and workshops in conjunction.

American Made Show
January 15, 2015   through   January 19, 2015      

 American Made Show    website

Complete Trade Show and Expo Listing

Schools

Fiber arts and textile schools which offer classes that can vary from time to time.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
November 10, 2013   through   December 31, 2014      

 Fine Line Creative Arts Center     website

Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL USA. Year-round classes and workshops in textiles, surface design, basketry, all crafts.

The Ozark Folk School
February 15, 2014   through   August 31, 2014      

 The Ozark Folk School    website

Mountain View, Arkansas, US. One to five day classes on spinning,weaving, basketry, quilting. April-August.

Pacific Northwest Art School
April 12, 2014   through   October 17, 2014      

website

Whidbey Island, Washington state. Felting, dyeing, textile collage. April - July.

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
June 1, 2014   through   October 29, 2014      

 Sievers School of Fiber Arts    website

Visual arts and crafts school in Door County, WI. Class sessions run between 2 and 7 days, June - Oct. All textile/fiber crafts represented. Housing on Washington Island available.

Complete School Listing

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