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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.

45th Annual Whidbey Weavers Guild Spin-in
April 2, 2016   through   April 3, 2016      


Oak Harbor, WA. Featured spinner Amelia Garripoli. Lots of vendors.

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

Missouri Fiber Artists 2016 Conference
April 15, 2016   through   April 17, 2016      

 Missouri Fiber Artists 2016 Conference    website

Get Your Fiber Kicks on Route 66 2016 Conference Keynote Guest Lecture/Workshop Presenter: Judy Dominic Workshops, lectures, vendors, networking and more!

Shepherds’ Extravaganza
April 15, 2016   through   April 17, 2016      

 Shepherds’ Extravaganza    website

Held during the Puyallup Spring Fair in Puyallup, WA, workshops, vendors and more. Sign up deadline April 1, 2016.

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.

Vintage Camp
February 20, 2016      

 Vintage Camp    website

Have you inherited a vintage item and wish you knew more about it? Are you a fan of that great “Roadshow?” If so, this event is for you! Vintage Camp will offer: • One-on-one sessions with a vintage category expert about an item you bring in • Presentations from experts on a variety of topics, including MN Quilt Project, the Lure of Vintage Sewing Machines, lace, and more • Silent Auction, including “Miss Ruby,” a mid-century sewing machine with art cabinet. • Retro Raffle of vintage items • Information tables from affiliated groups • Artists selling items using vintage components Vintage Categories include sewing machines, lace, buttons, jewelry, beads and quilts. Entry ticket with 1 expert session: $30 (TC Members $25); Entry Ticket only (no session): $20 (TC Member $15)

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.

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.

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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.

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

Handmade: Explorations in Fiber Art - Exhibition
February 4, 2016   through   February 27, 2016      

 Handmade: Explorations in Fiber Art - Exhibition    website

BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to present "Handmade: Explorations in Fiber Art, " a juried exhibition of contemporary works of fiber art employing traditional and non-traditional materials that are woven or stitched using textile techniques which include weaving, quilting, embroidery, beading, felting, crochet, knitting, lacework, hooking, sewing, spinning, tapestry, and mixed media along with current innovations in this evolving medium. Juror of Selection and Awards: Trudi Van Dyke. Please join us for a Meet the Artists Reception on Sunday, February 7 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Mata Ortiz Pottery Show
March 4, 2016   through   March 6, 2016      

 Mata Ortiz Pottery Show    website

A Mata Ortiz pottery show will be held in Quail Creek at the Kino Center March 4, 5 and 6th. Watch four master Mata Ortiz potters as they form, paint, and fire pottery. Marvel at jewelry made from pottery shards and wrapped in Taxco sterling silver. Internationally acclaimed weaver Porfirio Gutierrez will demonstrate the ancient art of Zapotec weaving.

Inside Out Outside In: Domestic Commitments An Exhibition By Sandra Menefee Taylor
March 10, 2016   through   April 29, 2016      

 Inside Out Outside In: Domestic Commitments An Exhibition By Sandra Menefee Taylor    website

Insisting that “materials” have a voice of their own, Sandra Menefee Taylor uses common materials like salt, flour and soil that refer to the body, food and domesticity to reconsider/re-present timeless images drawn from lace patterns and ancient tapestries. Textiles are integral to memories of comfort; the feel, smell and colors evoke memories associated with loved ones. She considers human history to be most accurately recorded in the intimate fabrics and materials which we as humans choose to hold in our hands or wear against our bodies.

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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.

2016 Spiders' Market
March 18, 2016   through   March 19, 2016      

 2016 Spiders' Market    website

Annual sale of the Las Aranas Spinners and Weavers Guild held at Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. Featuring unique hand woven, hand knit, hand spun and handmade works of art. There is also a section of used books and equipment for the fiber artist. Free admission and parking. Don't miss this event!!

Lmspa Wool 'n Ewe A-fair
June 11, 2016      

 Lmspa Wool 'n Ewe A-fair    website

The Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association annual Fleece sale held in Cloverdale (Surrey), BC. 10am -4 pm at the Alice McKay building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. We will be auctioning off local sheep fleece that has been judged ahead of time. We have vendor booths that will have items for sale all day.

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.

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:

Call For Entries Abs 2016 Arts & Crafts Cash Awards
January 1, 2016   through   July 15, 2016      

 Call For Entries Abs 2016 Arts & Crafts Cash Awards    website

CALL FOR ENTRIES Arts & Crafts Competition Cash Awards The American Bamboo Society seeks applicants for the 2016 Competition. Entry deadline: July 15, 2016. Some possible categories include, but not limited to: Using bamboo as a material or design motif, literature, fiber, clay, glass, metal, paper, wood, mixed media, book arts, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, interior design, graphics, music, theater, and dance. For a full description of submission guidelines please log in: Email:

Fiber Innovations Ii Call For Artists
January 29, 2016   through   March 21, 2016      

 Fiber Innovations Ii Call For Artists    website

All fiber artists are invited to participate in this juried exhibit at Parker Arts Center in Parker, CO. The show focus is contemporary surface design. Non-functional wall art representing fiber media of all types are welcome. For additional information, please contact Jan Thornton.

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

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