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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.

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.

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

Eco Printed Silk Scarf
February 18, 2017      

 Eco Printed Silk Scarf    website

Instructor Mary Lazar will teach the techniques that allow us to use organic materials to capture nature’s natural colors and imprints on silk. Students will create a lustrous Eco Printed silk scarf. Class will be held at Artful Dimensions Gallery in Fredericksburg, VA

Textile Center Presents 2nd Annual Vintage Camp
February 18, 2017      

 Textile Center Presents 2nd Annual Vintage Camp    website

This fun and informative vintage textiles event features a Silent Auction of rare vintage items, Retro Raffle, and expert talks on a variety of vintage topics such as: -Inside the Penguin Studio at Munsingwear -The Victorian Period through Buttons -Smocking and Heirloom Sewing Projects -Elder Textile Care and Storage -“The Laundry Evangelist” takes on vintage textiles with a live demonstration. Tickets: In advance $20 (Textile Center members $15) - get a free Vintage Camp patch! At the door: $25 (members $20) Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55407

Explore 4 Workshop With Deborah Robson
February 27, 2017   through   March 2, 2017      

 Explore 4 Workshop With Deborah Robson    website

Join Deb Robson in a 4-day exploration of 4 different types of fiber: huyaca alpaca, BFL, suri alpaca with paco vicuna, and Lincoln longwool. Participants will spend the day learning and spinning, with plenty of time to relax & tour the scenic Friday Harbor island. A variety of lodging options are available, and optional catering is offered.

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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

Layers of Love: The Wearable Art of Clarissa Rizal And Sho Sho Esquiro
October 19, 2016   through   February 19, 2017      

 Layers of Love: The Wearable Art of Clarissa Rizal And Sho Sho Esquiro    website

Artists Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) and Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dena/Cree) present exquisite works of hand crafted ceremonial regalia and haute couture. The featured fashion and weavings are contemporary examples of the layers of love Indigenous women have always used to dress their families.

From The Streets to The Sky
February 4, 2017   through   March 10, 2017      

 From The Streets to The Sky    website

Branch Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “From the Streets to the Sky,” featuring twenty-one fiber artists. This exhibition highlights work by members in Quilts on the Wall, a local fiber group that shares a passion for quilting. Participating members include: Linda Anderson, Laurie Bucher, David Charity, Patricia Charity, Carol Churchill, Linda Friedman, Sharon Jaeger, Karen Markley, Laurie Multalipassi, Cathi Nelson, Carol Nilsen, Ellen November, Sharon Oblinger, Kathryn A. Pellman, Corinne Phillips, Joann Sarachman, Beth Shibley, Linda Stone, Janet Lane-Tranbarger, Carolyn Villars, and Deborah Weir.

Oaxacan Weaving And Mata Ortiz Pottery & Jewelry Show
March 3, 2017   through   March 5, 2017      

 Oaxacan Weaving And Mata Ortiz Pottery & Jewelry Show    website

A Oaxacan weaving and Mata Ortiz pottery& jewelry show will be held in Quail Creek at the Kino Conference Center, 1490 East Quail Range Loop, Building 1, Green Valley AZ 85614 on March 3 from 1 – 6 pm, March 4 from 9 am – 4 pm, and March 5 from 9 am – 3 pm. Oaxacan weaver Porfirio Gutierrez will demonstrate traditional weaving. Watch master Mata Ortiz potters Jerardo Tena, Norma Hernandez, Eli Navarrete, and Virginia Hernandez form, paint, and fire pottery. Marvel at jewelry made from pottery shards and wrapped in Taxco sterling silver. Free and open to the public. Go to for flyer.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Call For Artists - Needle & Thread
January 24, 2017   through   February 27, 2017      

 Call For Artists - Needle & Thread    website

GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their third national juried exhibition titled NEEDLES AND THREAD. February 27, 2017. Entries of fiber work will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Mandy Greer for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, April of 2017 in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1000 in awards will be distributed by the juror and an exhibition catalog will be created. Gallery One houses four art galleries and NEEDLES AND THREAD will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Galleries.

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.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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