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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.

24th Annual Weaving History Conference
May 17, 2018   through   May 18, 2018      

 24th Annual Weaving History Conference    website

Thousand Islands Art Center, Clayton, NY USA. The two-day WHC is a gathering for textile and fiber academics and admirers. 13 renowned speakers, plus Museum exhibits and extended library hours.

H G A Convergence 2018
July 6, 2018   through   July 12, 2018      

 H G A Convergence 2018    website

Reno, NV USA. Registration is now open for HGA's biennial Convergence Conference, exhibitions, shopping, fashion show, tours, workshops, seminars, lectures, and more. To sign up for Special Events, Tours and Day Passes, register separately online or call (678) 730-0010.

Complex Weavers Seminars 2018
July 10, 2018   through   July 13, 2018      

 Complex Weavers Seminars 2018     website

Reno, NV. Online registration opens February 4, 2018, at 1:00 pm Central Time. Fashion Show, silent auction, 29 two-hour seminar sessions, marketplace, and meet-ups with friends old and new.

Quilting By The Lake
July 15, 2018   through   July 27, 2018      

 Quilting By The Lake    website

One of the longest running quilting conferences in the country, Quilting by the Lake brings in some of the most renown artists in the quilting field from around the world to teach classes on techniques, hand and machine sewing, design, mixed media, and a wide variety of surface design. The conference also includes faculty lectures, trunk shows, a mini-mall, quilt show, vendors, a stitching night, and an outing to the Schweinfurth Art Center for a special exhibit.

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.

Introduction to Rug Weaving
May 18, 2018   through   May 20, 2018      

 Introduction to Rug Weaving    website

Learn about Rug Weaving from Jason Collingwood. Waukesha, WI. 3 Day workshop May 18 - 20. An ideal course for those wishing to try out rug weaving for the first time, though with enough 'tricks' to also suit the more experienced weaver. Visit website for more information and registration.

Navajo Spinning Class
May 20, 2018      

 Navajo Spinning Class    website

Keep traditions alive, learn the art of Navajo Spinning and connect with the ancient ones. You will receive your own Navajo spindle, wool roving and spinning instructions. We know that since ancient time's people have been using simple tools to create necessary and beautiful goods. In its simplest form, the Navajo spindle, still used today, can be one of the easiest ways to learn to spin. You will get guided instructions and lots of practice time. We hand make your spindles and provide fiber from our angora goats. Included in the class will be spinning songs and Navajo tales. Class held at Downhome Handspun Fibers in the beautiful foothills near Northfork, CA. Contact Kim Bethel at downhomefibers@gmail.com - Class size limited to 10 - $80

Workshop: Ikat Binding And Dyeing
June 14, 2018      

 Workshop: Ikat Binding And Dyeing    website

Try your hand at the involved dye-layering process of ikat in a step-by-step, hands-on binding and dyeing workshop. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Please wear clothes appropriate for working with dyes. Attendees will leave with a sample of the process.

Whimiscal Whale Wall-hanging With Carolyn Mulderig
June 15, 2018   through   June 16, 2018      

 Whimiscal Whale Wall-hanging With Carolyn Mulderig    website

In this class, you will learn: rotary cutting; machine piecing; hand appliqué; using the freezer paper technique; simple embroidery; basting; hand quilting; and binding.

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.

Center For Contemporary Native Art: Interwoven Radiance
January 4, 2018   through   June 24, 2018      

 Center For Contemporary Native Art: Interwoven Radiance    website

Portland, OR. The exhibition features Clarissa Rizal's Resilience Robe, Lily Hope's Heritage Robe, and a series of Ravenstail robes from Teri Rofkar of Sitka, Alaska. In addition, the exhibition will feature a robe called Weavers Across the Waters, a community-woven robe including work by more than 40 weavers from the Northwest Coast and into Canada, all of whom contributed an original weaving to the full-size robe. 503-226-2811

20th Anniversary Retrospective Show
April 25, 2018   through   May 29, 2018      

 20th Anniversary Retrospective Show    website

Join us as we celebrate 20 years! McHenry County College is hosting a retrospective exhibit of past and present woven items from our Woodstock Weavers Guild in the Epping Gallery. Hours Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sundays & Memorial Day, May 28th

Weaving & Fiber Festival
May 20, 2018      

 Weaving & Fiber Festival    website

Members' weaving exhibits and sale, demonstations of fiber crafts vendors and gift boutiques fashion show raffle / silent auction A diverse range of vendors offer tools, supplies and books

Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival
July 27, 2018   through   July 29, 2018      

 Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival    website

Many Hands fiber Arts Festival in Telluride, Co. at the newly remodeled Telluride School on Colorado Avenue. We accept and display all types of fiber arts, weaving and pattern and art quilts. We have classes being offered by Carol Ann Waugh of Stupendous Stitching, and Stitch and Slash. Also a Judy Neimeyer class taught by CI Eileen Ubanek for 3 days. Also Vendor Booths are available. And animals that provide fibers that are weaved will be available for petting.

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.

Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival
May 19, 2018   through   May 20, 2018      

 Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival    website

Variety of vendors with an array of fiber and fiber related products. There will be a sheep to shawl team demonstration on Saturday, antique sock machine crankers demonstration both days and various demos by vendors. Come join us and sit and knit, spin, create. There is also a Chinese Auction (drawing Sunday) and a fleece sale. Great food vendors on site, handicap accessible and restrooms available. Please join us Saturday, 10-5 and/or Sunday 10-4.

Alpaca Shearing Day & Fiber Sale
May 26, 2018   through   May 27, 2018      

 Alpaca Shearing Day  & Fiber 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. 21345 SW Aebischer Rd, Sherwood - just off Hwy 99 - 10am-4pm

Cny Fiber Arts Festival
June 9, 2018   through   June 10, 2018      

 Cny Fiber Arts Festival    website

Family-friendly festival with over 100 booths under cover - fiber animals, yarn, roving, equipment, handmade finished products from natural fibers, unique gifts. Demonstrations - sheep shearing, sheepdog herding, fiber arts. Workshops, short courses, and free lectures with an emphasis on Dyeing. Children's activities including crafts to take home, Fleece sale, and Wheel corral.

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.

360 Xochi Quetzal: Free Artist Residency in Mexico.
January 30, 2018   through   July 29, 2018      

 360 Xochi Quetzal: Free Artist Residency in Mexico.    website

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE Artist Residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Fiber Residency Program is Sunday, July 29, 2018 (for the December 15, 2018 - January 14, 2019 residency). 2018 Fiber Residency welcomes International fiber artists working in all fiber mediums. Apply through CAFÉ, www.callforentry.org/ Visit our website for more detailed information: www.360xochiquetzal.com Learn more on our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal, Twitter and Instagram @360xochiquetzal or write to us at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com

Call For Entries
April 6, 2018   through   July 28, 2018      

 Call For Entries    website

This juried exhibit for our Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival 2018 is open to all quilters and fiber artists, nationally and internationally. Our Festival is a unique combination of both extraordinary quilt artists and a variety of fiber art techniques and mediums submitted by wonderfully skilled artisans. Festival Date: October 12-14, 2018 LocationL Everett, WA

10x10x10xtieton Call For Works
April 15, 2018   through   June 15, 2018      

 10x10x10xtieton Call For Works    website

The 9th annual 10x10x10xTieton call for entry is now open! This international small works exhibition invites artists to submit works 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches or smaller, no media restrictions. All accepted works, to be featured in the exhibition at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse beginning August 11, are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalogue made right here at Paper Hammer Studio! Each accepted artist receives one free copy. All media welcome!

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.

Tnna Needlearts Summer Trade Show
June 12, 2018   through   June 16, 2018      

 Tnna Needlearts Summer Trade Show     website

Cleveland, OH. Needlearts professionals gather for education, networking, insights into the latest styles and trends, and access to new products.

Complete Trade Show and Expo Listing

Tours

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

Discussion And Tour: Indigo, Blue Star of The Orient
May 26, 2018      

 Discussion And Tour: Indigo, Blue Star of The Orient    website

International lecturer and traveler Jenny Balfour-Paul is author of three books on indigo, an exhibition curator, a consultant for two documentaries on indigo, and also a dyer. She will give an illustrated overview of indigo, followed by a show-and-tell and a special tour of the galleries to examine and discuss varied examples of indigo-dyed textiles from Asia.

Complete Tour Listing

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