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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.

2nd Palouse Fiber Arts Festival
June 17, 2016   through   June 19, 2016      

 2nd Palouse Fiber Arts Festival    website

Moscow, ID. Vendors, demonstrations, classes.

Sgem 2016 International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences On Social Sciences And Arts
August 22, 2016   through   August 31, 2016      

 Sgem 2016 International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences On Social Sciences And Arts    website

The SGEM International Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts examine the nature of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientific concepts that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘Science’ in a Social context, and the connections between Social Sciences and Arts. The focus of the papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical principles to wide-ranging multidisciplinary practices and perspectives on knowledge and method. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Arts and Humanities to meet, exchange knowledge and interact with each other. All papers presented during the conference will be peer-reviewed and published in hard copy conference proceedings that are given to every participant at the conference venue. The scientific impact factor of the event is assured by the long-established and strong connections with most of the well-known indexing databases - Thomson Reuters, ISI Web of Knowledge, ISI Web of Science, ELSEVIER Products, SCOPUS, CrossRef (SGEM is a voting member and a registered publisher), ProQuest, EBSCO, distinguished libraries as the British Library. The Conferences include also accompanying events, such as performing arts (live dance performances, theater, and music), cultural trips with historic value.

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.

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.

Flag Wool And Fiber Festival
June 4, 2016   through   June 5, 2016      

 Flag Wool And Fiber Festival    website

Northern Arizona’s Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, June 3, 4 & 5, 2016 at the Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff, features all-day animal shearing, animal exhibits, artisan vendors, animal exhibits, fiber arts demonstrations, workshops, food vendors, children’s activities, fiber arts competitions, fleece judging, and more! The festival will begin Friday evening with dinner and keynote speaker, world renowned weaver and educator, Joanne Tallarovic presenting: Weaving is alive and well in Northern Arizona. Saturday and Sunday festival hours are 9am-4pm.

Martina Celerin - Tapestries
June 5, 2016   through   June 6, 2016      

 Martina Celerin - Tapestries    website

Creating Tapestries using Reclaimed and Recycled Materials. This workshop will be held at Artful Dimensions Gallery in Fredericksburg, VA. For complete information and to register please visit our website.

Felt Evolution Workshop Day
June 11, 2016      

 Felt Evolution Workshop Day    website

Felted Flower Pins Description: Each student will create a felted flower using traditional (wet) felting techniques. Flowers look fabulous decorating a jacket, a necklace, a cuff, a bag or when placed in your hair. They also make unique centerpieces! Prior experience is helpful, but not necessary. Felted Hot Pads Description: Students will create a colorful hot pad featuring a brightly colored design and hanging hook. A perfect holiday gift! This class will teach the basic skills required to create flat felt and cords and how to use prefelt. **PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will take place at the BRANCH GALLERY (1031 W. Manchester) and not the store location** A trunk show will take place the night before on Friday, June 10th from 6pm to 8pm.

Sheep Is Life 2016
June 13, 2016   through   June 17, 2016      

 Sheep Is Life 2016    website

Join our 20th Annual Sheep Is Life celebration by studying with a Navajo Fiber Artist in the beautiful Chuska Mountains. Workshop classes start at 9am to 4pm. Workshop registrants may request a shared room onsite for $35 a night. Other hotel lodging are available at Chinle, Canyon De Chelly and Window Rock, AZ If you have any questions contact us at or 505-406-7428.

Complete Workshop Listing


Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.

Threads: A Sampling of The Fiber Arts
March 18, 2016   through   July 24, 2016      

 Threads: A Sampling of The Fiber Arts    website

Annmarie invites artists to submit works that reflect the best of contemporary fiber and textile art. The goal is to include works rooted in traditional materials and methods, as well as those that embrace innovative materials, forms, and processes. The jury seeks to assemble a vibrant and diverse selection of works that speak to the rich fiber and textile arts community in the United States. Fiber and textile media welcome; small to large-scale works; cash awards. Exhibition Dates: March 18 – July 24, 2016 Deadline to apply: February 8, 2016

Focus: Fiber 2016
April 6, 2016   through   July 3, 2016      

 Focus: Fiber 2016    website

Focus: Fiber 2016 is a juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art coordinated by Textile Art Alliance. Forty-seven artists have provided fifty-six works of contemporary fiber art, including weaving, basketry, quilts, tapestry, felting, embroidery and much more. Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, Ohio. Closed Mon.-Tues.

Inside Out Revealing Clothing's Hidden Secrets
April 6, 2016   through   July 31, 2016      

  Inside Out Revealing Clothing's Hidden Secrets    website

This exhibition showcases these secret inner-workings that are usually out of sight. Pockets, quilted linings, boning and labels all come to light when the garments are flipped inside out. The website offers close-up images of most of the pieces. Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Dr. Kent, OH.

Flapper Style: 1920s Fashion
April 6, 2016   through   September 4, 2016      

 Flapper Style: 1920s Fashion    website

Flapper Style exhibits fifty some jazz-era dresses and suits, along with hats and shoes. Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive Kent, Ohio.

Complete Exhibit Listing


Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.

Any Day Hats - A Trunk Show At Beppa
June 3, 2016   through   June 4, 2016      

 Any Day Hats - A Trunk Show At Beppa    website

Any Day Hats is a trunk show of hand selected Seattle-based artisan hatmakers and milliners, including Izzie Lewis, Annie DeVuono, Carol Campbell, Jean Hicks, Laura Clampitt, Michale Crooks, and Heather Daveno. Each one will bring their distinctive style of Any Day Hats for you to try on and match up to your wardrobe. Join us at Beppa Studio for a Gala Preview on Friday, June 3 from 4-8 PM. Get your free tickets here! The show continues on Saturday June 4 from 10 AM - 5 PM. Beppa Studio is located in the historic 7700 Building, just north of Ballard, at 7704 6th Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98117. This site is ADA accessible with plenty of free on-street parking. Beppa Studio is the home of the infamous Beppa vintage button and clothing sales. Gretchen and Rebecca are artists and collectors with a keen eye for textile art, repurposed art, and vintage buttons, to name a few. Their showroom makes it possible to present three clothing shows a year, as well as two button and vintage shows. And now, Seattle artisan hatmakers and their Any Day Hats!

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.

Taos Wool Festival
October 1, 2016   through   October 2, 2016      

 Taos Wool Festival    website

Join us for the 33rd annual Taos Wool Festival - Oct 1st & 2nd Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico 9:00-5:00 on Saturday 9:00-4:00 on Sunday It’s Free Outstanding regional fiber market featuring juried vendors offering a wide variety of animal fiber and related items; including fleeces, roving, yarn, finished items from hats to footwear to rugs to wall art and fiber related tools. Demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, dyeing and many other fiber related skills. The Fiber Critters Corner allows close-up looks at the animals that produce the various fibers, including llamas, sheep, alpacas, goats and angora rabbits. Hands-on activities for kids of all ages introduce the concepts of fiber arts such as weaving and felting. Contests: hand-dyed, handspun, finished garments and home accessories, dog sweater and various spinning competitions, comprise some of the other activities. There is also Silent Auction featuring many unique fiber related items. Live music will be provided by regional musicians in a range of genres, throughout both days of the festival. Food and refreshments will be available from several vendors serving regional lamb, freshly prepared cinnamon almonds and pecans, and a variety of beverages and snacks.

Mahoning Valley Fiber Fair
October 15, 2016      

 Mahoning Valley Fiber Fair    website

We are a small fiber guild located out of the Mahoning Valley in Eastern Pa. This will be the 4th year for our Fiber Fair. Our goal is to promote and educate the community and surrounding areas on the fiber arts. We will be hosting it at the Beltzville Grange in Lehighton, Pa on Saturday October 15th, 2016. There will be a variety of demos, fiber animals, vendors, music, and snacks. If your interested in having a table at the fair or are interested in more info please feel free contact us.

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.

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:

10x10x10xtieton Call For Entries
March 18, 2016   through   June 13, 2016      

 10x10x10xtieton Call For Entries    website

The 7th annual 10x10x10xTieton asks artists from all over the world to submit works no larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches. There are no media restrictions, but all work must be original and created within the past three years. All exhibited works are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalog, made right here in Tieton. Every accepted artists gets one free copy.

2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Call For Entries
April 29, 2016   through   June 30, 2016      

 2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Call For Entries    website

Entries are now open for the international juried and judged Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, La Conner, WA. Seeking all types of fiber art pieces for this exhibit. Entry Deadline: June 30, 2016 Festival Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2016 Entry form and guidelines found on our website:

2016 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition
June 3, 2016   through   July 22, 2016      

 2016 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition    website

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2016 Waterloo Arts in Cleveland, Ohio, invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2015 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work and receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event welcoming more than 5,000 attendees. Over 35 works will be exhibited in the Waterloo Arts Gallery from June 3, 2016 to July 22, 2016. Juror: Rob Lehr: Director of Marketing, Canton Art Museum & Gallery Director/Curator, Summit Artspace Gallery. AWARDS: $1,250+ Cash Awards including: Best of Show: $500. Second Best of Show: $250. Best of The Fest Awards: $250/$100/$50 Outstanding Work in Fiber Arts: $75 Sponsored by Praxis Fiber Workshop. Outstanding Work in Ceramics: $75 Sponsored by Brick Ceramic & Design Studio

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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