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.
Cny Fiber Arts Festival
June 10, 2017 through June 11, 2017
Butternut Hills Campground Bouckville, New York 13310 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 spinning. Children's activities, fleece sale, and wheel corral.
Treadle Lightly - Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds'
July 1, 2017 through July 2, 2017
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
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.
Knitterati Retreats At Schloss Münchenwiler, Switzerland
July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017
Premier knitting retreat in Switzerland. Relax, knit and recharge in the serene surroundings of a historic castle, learn Brioche knitting from Nancy Marchant, visit a chocolate factory, walk through medieval towns and take workshops with Simone Kereit in Mosaic knitting and Double knitting basics, all while enjoying seasonal cuisine from the award winning castle restaurant and immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Switzerland.
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 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, www.callforentry.org/ Visit our website for more detailed information: www.360xochiquetzal.com and our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal or write to us at email@example.com
June 8, 2017 through June 9, 2017
There are 29 workshops spanning various fiber arts including spinning, weaving, knitting, natural dyes, twining and more. Workshop instructors are highly skilled and recognized as leaders in their field across the United States. They are Peggy Doney, Stefania Isaacson, Joy Kammerer, Melina Bernhardt, Gwen Powell, Ann McCauley, Jennifer Green, Jenifer Stoesa, Patricia Kalthoff, Caroline Spurgeon, Annie Modesitt, Suzanne Correira, Cheryl Juntilla, Henry & Roy Clemes, Deb Tewell, Linda George, Emilia Ponomarev, Rose Vigil, Celeste Nossiter, Maggie Casey and Shirley Ellsworth.
Estes Park Wool Market
June 8, 2017 through June 11, 2017
Now in its 27th year, festival-goers can experience all stages in the life of fiber – from its origins on the animals themselves to raw fleeces, spinning and then creating beautiful garments and goods for buyers. In addition to the competitions held during the weekend, merchandise vendors, workshops on the 8th & 9th provide something for everyone.
Shibori-stitched Resist Dyeing Workshop
June 9, 2017 through June 11, 2017
Come to the Champlain Islands, in N. Hero VT, for a 2 day, 1 evening Shibori/Indigo Dyeing workshop, lead by Kathy Goddu from Brunswick, ME. Shibori stitching, a way of resisting the dye, has been used to a greater extent by the Japanese than by other peoples. Learn and experience the flexibility and control you have with this stitching technique to create designs of great variety---delicate or bold, simple or complex, pictorial or abstract. Learn many traditional stitched patterns and have a chance to experiment with indigo and procion dyes. Perhaps you’ll feel adventurous and create some of your own unique patterns. $250.00, include all materials needed for this 2+day workshop. Registration closes March 31.
Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.
Fantastic Fibers 2017 Call For Entry
April 22, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium. 3 Entries maxium / $25 entry fee DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 4, 2017
That’s How The Light Gets In: Reflections On Transitions Recent Work By Barbara Lee Smith
May 4, 2017 through June 24, 2017
Barbara Lee Smith is an award-winning mixed media artist, writer, educator, and curator who creates large-scale landscapes and abstract works using a three-step process of painting, collage, and machine stitching. Personal, political; even a bit philosophical, these works from the past few years express the changes that have given Smith pause to reflect on the light that slips in. In addition to numerous international solo exhibitions, Smith’s work has been collected by the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Racine Art Museum, the Indianapolis Art Museum, other various U.S. collections and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. She is the author of Celebrating the Stitch: Contemporary Embroidery of North America.
May 13, 2017 through June 16, 2017
Branch Gallery, Inglewood (Los Angeles), California, is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “Elemental,” featuring local fiber artist Deborah Weir. This exhibition will include work from Weir’s series about the four basic elements: earth, fire, wind and water. Many of the pieces explore abstract ways of depicting these elements. Weir directly responds to the Earth’s increasing temperatures, violent wind storms, rising seas, and farm land erosion through varied processes and materials. Inspired by climate change and the brutal effects it has on Earth, many of Weir’s pieces have been dyed and over-dyed to create depth in her imagery. Each piece contains numerous layers, constructed using collage, paper lamination, applique, felting, paint and other media. Finer markings are hand-stitched to add further detail in Weir’s imagery. Repurposed household plastics, bits of metal, and fabric integrate , revealing Weir’s perspective on the terror, excitement and beauty of Earth.
Genesee Valley Quiltfest
June 2, 2017 through June 4, 2017
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.
Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.
Alpaca Shearing Day & Fleece Sale
May 27, 2017 through May 28, 2017
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. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options. 10am-4pm, 21345 SW Aebischer Rd, Sherwood OR - just off Hwy 99.
Black Sheep Weavers At Fiber Festival At Crossroads Village
June 10, 2017
Sat., June 10 (10am-5pm). At Crossroads Village. Demos of fiber techniques & original fiber creations for sale by Blacksheep Weavers Fiber Guild artists. Please come see us! Admission required to Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint, MI 48505. Details at https://geneseecountyparks.org/events/fiber-festival/
Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
September 30, 2017 through October 1, 2017
The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival celebrates small farms and natural fiber with over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, fiber animals, handspinning and fiber crafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items and local meat and cheese. The Festival includes contests, fiber arts classes and demonstrations, shepherd workshops, herding and shearing demos, fleece sale and more set against a backdrop of rolling hills during the peak of Vermont fall foliage.
Call for Entries and Call for Instructors
Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.
10x10x10xtieton 8th Annual Call For Works
March 21, 2017 through June 16, 2017
Now in its 8th year, 10x10x10xTieton asks artists from all over the world to submit works no larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches. All exhibited works are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalogue, made right here in Tieton. Every accepted artists gets one free copy.
Call For Entries: Nightvisions 2017
April 4, 2017 through July 29, 2017
NightVisions is an art exhibition that celebrates the beauty of the night sky. As humans are increasingly afraid of the dark they are unable to enjoy it’s beauty. NightVisions hopes to help close the gap between humans and the night. Showing for the sixth time, this international juried biennial exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older, and to artwork in any media; 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, poetry, photography, video, installation, etc. The exhibition is produced by the Flagstaff Arts Council in partnership with the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition.
2017/18 – Gifts of Art - Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
April 13, 2017 through May 31, 2017
The Gifts of Art program at Michigan Medicine is seeking submissions for solo and group exhibitions for the 2017/18 exhibit year. Our nine 2-D and 3-D galleries throughout the medical center are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day and serves a diverse community of visitors, faculty, staff, students, patients and families. Notifications sent to artists - July 15, 2017.
360 Xochi Quetzal Winter 2017 Artist Residency
May 9, 2017 through July 30, 2017
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s 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 visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply through CAFÉ, www.callforentry.org/ Visit our website for more detailed information: www.360xochiquetzal.com and our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours which offer itineraries for travel and educational opportunities with an emphasis on fiber arts and related cultural aspects.
Artist Talk With Deborah Weir
June 3, 2017
Join us at Branch Gallery for an artist talk on Saturday, June 3 at 3pm with Deborah Weir to discuss her work in “Elemental.” Learn more about Weir’s technique and inspiration behind each piece, along with her history as an artist. Elemental will be on view through June 16.top of page