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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.

Festival Twist - Festival De La Fibre Twist
August 15, 2018   through   August 19, 2018      

 Festival Twist - Festival De La Fibre Twist    website

Saint-Andre-Avellin, Qc. Festival Activities include three days of Workshops, textile market, food fair, kid's activities, and demonstrations. $10 admission, 3 day weekend passes are available for 15$ plus taxes

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival
September 7, 2018   through   September 9, 2018      

 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival    website

Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contests, sheep and Used Equipment auctions, Shepherd's Workshops and Wool Show, over 130 exhibitors from across the US. Educational displays and demonstrations throughout the festival.

24th Annual Nj Sheep And Fiber Festival
September 8, 2018   through   September 9, 2018      

 24th Annual Nj Sheep And Fiber Festival    website

Ringoes NJ. Sheep shows, breed exhibit, fleece show/sale, vendors, crafts, exhibits, sheepdog herding.

Natural Fiber Fair
September 8, 2018   through   September 9, 2018      

 Natural Fiber Fair    website

Arcata California, Arcata Community Center Vendor Hall. Fleece market, workshops, free demonstrations, fiber circle gathering space, food and fun. "Teaching sustainable traditions for 28 years"

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.

Exploration of Hand Painted Silk
August 24, 2018   through   August 25, 2018      

 Exploration of Hand Painted Silk    website

Exploration of Handpainted Silk In this dynamic workshop you will discover the magic of dye on silk. You will create your own scarf and wall hanging. We will use professional quality silk dyes and resisted resist. Participants will be guided through the entire process of realizing a design on a scarf and then a second scarf or a wall hanging. This workshop will cover design and color theory, with a focus on silk technique and project completion.

Sustainability Weekend
September 7, 2018   through   September 9, 2018      

 Sustainability Weekend    website

Spend a weekend working and playing with a unique fiber that is sustainable, organic and so adaptable. A very simple recipe of fleece + water + agitation and a bit of patience is all that is needed. Add color, creativity and a sense of exploration and the possibilities for making beautiful and useful items is endless. No experience is necessary! Explore needle felting, wet felting, and sculptural felting with Elise Kyllo. Come all weekend, or Saturday only. See all the details at https://folklorevillage.org/practical-playful-wool/ A part of the Folklore Village Sustainability Weekend: crafts, music, fantastic meals, staff concert, barn dance. https://folklorevillage.org/sustainability-weekend/

Fiber Daze 2018
September 21, 2018   through   September 22, 2018      

 Fiber Daze 2018    website

Mt. Vernon, MO Fiber Daze has lots of new classes in Spinning, Dyeing, Weaving, Knitting, Felting, Crochet and several other areas of interest. There's sure to be something for everyone! We will have vendors galore to satisfy all your fiber shopping needs. A Friday evening program, meal, door prizes, and plenty of surprises are in store. For more information and to register for classes please visit the Fiber Daze website!

Fiber Arts Fest Workshops At Sauder Village - 2018
September 28, 2018   through   September 29, 2018      

 Fiber Arts Fest Workshops At Sauder Village - 2018    website

As part of the Fiber Arts Fest activities, workshops will be taught by Stefania Isaacson and Kate Larson. This is a great opportunity to learn new techniques in dying, knitting, and spinning! A free "string along" will be held on Saturday night, where you can bring your knitting needles, spinning wheels, looms, and work on projects to your heart's content!

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.

Textile Center Presents The Summer of Stitch Stitch Stitch
June 4, 2018   through   August 18, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents The Summer of Stitch Stitch Stitch    website

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and decoration, the stitch has long been an essential and fundamental element of textile and fiber arts practice. Three artists, each with extensive experience in using the stitch in the act of art making, come together at Textile Center this summer to share their work through three unique exhibitions and special guest teaching artist workshops to share their talents with you. Susan Brandeis, Lost Language. Tom Lundberg, Life Lines. Susan Moss, Improvisation: Restraint. Artist Reception: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 - 7 pm. Textile Center, 3000 University Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414, 612-436-0464, textilecentermn.org

Textile Center Presents Exhibitions By Jiseon Lee Isbara And Susie Taylor
August 30, 2018   through   October 27, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents Exhibitions By Jiseon Lee Isbara And Susie Taylor    website

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the history, processes, and materials of textiles. Portland-based Lee Isbaraâs approach addresses the development of a visual vocabulary over time. With this, she communicates concept and emotion in mirroring her own life as a displaced person conversant in the language and culture of two countries, but not considered a full-fledged member of either one. San Jose-based Taylorâs approach references the realm of math as an intellectual point of departure, using an intuitive sense of geometry. Her process focuses on developing complex woven structures on the loom that create imagery through controlled and layered intersecting surfaces of color and texture. RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Thursday, September 6, 5:30 â 7 pm, Susie Taylor remarks at 6:30 pm, Displaced lecture, ACC Salon Series: On the Road, by Jiseon Lee Isbara immediately following the reception at 7 pm in Textile Center Auditorium. Free and open to the public! EXHIBIT HOURS: Monday â Thursday, 10 am â 7 pm, Friday â Saturday, 10 am â 5 pm. Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414

Fiber Arts Fest At Sauder Village - 2018
September 29, 2018   through   September 30, 2018      

 Fiber Arts Fest At Sauder Village - 2018    website

Artisans from the region will gather at Sauder Village's Founder's Hall to demonstrate and share their love of fiber arts. Guests will be able to watch spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and tatting demonstrations. There will be fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display, hands-on activities. Select vendors will also be selling handmade items and fiber art supplies.

3rd Annual Fall Mata Ortiz Pottery And Zapotec Weaving Show
October 12, 2018   through   October 14, 2018      

 3rd Annual Fall Mata Ortiz Pottery And Zapotec Weaving Show     website

The third annual fall Mata Ortiz and Zapotec Weaving Show will be held in Quail Creek at the Kino Conference Center on Oct 12 from Noon â 5 pm, Oct 13 from 9 am â 4 pm, and Oct 5 from 10 am â 3 pm. Watch Lila Silveira, Lydia Quezada, Pabla T Quezada, and Moroni T Quezada form, paint, and fire pottery. Internationally acclaimed Porfirio Gutierrez will demonstrate traditional Zapotec dyes and weaving. Marvel at jewelry made from pottery shards and wrapped in Taxco sterling silver. Free and open to the public.

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 Presents Our Textile Garage Sale Pop Up
October 5, 2018   through   October 6, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents Our Textile Garage Sale Pop Up    website

Textile Center welcomes you to a pop-up celebration of fiber and thrift! Our annual fall Garage Sale Pop Up is a shopping paradise for artists, crafters, church groups, guilds doing charity work, and bargain hunters. Here's how it works: Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, and tools - an auditorium full of fiber finds! These treasures are then resold at garage sale prices to YOU. Donations are tax deductible, & it all benefits Textile Center's programs. ⢠Canât wait for our spring World's Largest Textile Garage Sale? Join us this October for our smaller Garage Sale Pop-Up, and stock up on all the textile treasures you need to last through the winter! ⢠Donations Accepted: Thursday, October 4, 3 â 7 pm ⢠Preview Sale: Friday, October 5, 6 â 8 pm, Advance Admission: $15/$10 member, Door Admission: $20 ⢠The Sale: Saturday, October 6, 10 am â 4 pm, Admission: $1 ⢠Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

Seattle Weavers' Guild Show & Sale
October 25, 2018   through   October 27, 2018      

 Seattle Weavers' Guild Show & Sale    website

Show and sale of handwoven textiles by regional fiber artists. Features over 3500 hand-crafted items such as garments, hats, rugs, tapestries, shawls, baskets, jewelry, scarves, and towels. Demonstrations of spinning and weaving.

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.

Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry
September 25, 2017   through   October 31, 2018      

 Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry    website

Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. The exhibition runs May 10 to August 23, 2019 Jurors: Sonya Clark, American artist. Barbara Luderowski is an American artist and museum administrator. Jane Sauer is an internationally known artist and curator. Entry Deadline: 8/31/18 ($45 entry fee) Details are found by navigating to the supplied CaFe link.

Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition And Exhibition
July 14, 2018   through   September 30, 2018      

 Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition And Exhibition    website

Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 32nd annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The call is open to craft artists who have created works in the past 2 years (2016-2018) in the following media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. All work must be ready for installation and are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. Artists are responsible for shipping costs. Selected artists will receive 1 copy of the exhibitions catalog. This year's juror is Janet McCall of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She will select about 70 pieces for the exhibition. Juror awards will be given out in the following amounts: $1,000, $750, $500, and $250. Exhibition runs from February 1 - May 4, 2019 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. The fee is $40, and covers up to three (3) entries. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2018 For more information visit: Dentonarts.com/mhscall Or contact the exhibition coordinator at: exhibit@dentonarts.com or 940-382-2787

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

Schools

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

John C. Campbell Folk School
July 20, 2018   through   July 20, 2019      

 John C. Campbell Folk School    website

Brasstown, North Carolina, USA. Take a learning vacation in one of 860 week-long classes from Basketry to Writing. Full schedule plus all other activities available on the website.

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Tours

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

Atlanta Premier: Shepherdess of The Glaciers
October 6, 2018      

 Atlanta Premier: Shepherdess of The Glaciers    website

Visit the Himalayas without leaving Atlanta! THE SHEPHERDESS OF THE GLACIERS transports us to the far northern mountains of Ladakh, India, where Tsering, one of the last shepherdesses in this dry and desolate landscape leads her flock of 300 sheep and goats to graze on the Himalayan Plateaus. It is through her brotherâs skillful documentation over four seasons that we witness Tseringâs world of loneliness and the unbreakable bond between her and her animals, who all must fight against temperatures plummeting to -40F and the persistent threat of snow leopards. Winner of more than 20 internationally acclaimed film festivals, The Shepherdess of the Glaciers engages viewers with the magnificence of the Himalayan landscape and the vitality of the human spirit. Following the film, there will be a Q&A session with the director, Stanzin Dorjai, and the editor of Wild Fibers magazine, Linda Cortright.

Complete Tour Listing

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