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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.

Delmarva Wool And Fiber Expo
February 9, 2018   through   February 11, 2018      

 Delmarva Wool And Fiber Expo    website

We welcome you to our 5th Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo! We have gathered vendors that promote fibers (whether they are wool, fabric, wood, reed, etc) together to educate and promote the natural fiber industry. Along with a shopping experience, there will be classes and demonstrations that will be taught by true artists.

Sgem Vienna Art 2018, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts
March 19, 2018   through   March 22, 2018      

 Sgem Vienna Art 2018, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts    website

The International Scientific Conference SGEM Vienna 2018 is organized as an extended sessions of the SGEM International Scientific Conferences on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS. The event will be held in the biggest and most historically rich HOFBURG Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria. Abstract deadline: 10 February 2018 Full Paper Deadline: 20 February, 2018 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. Topics: • Modern Science: Political sciences, Law, Finance, • Ancient Science: Archaeology, History, Philosophy • Cultural Studies: Cultural Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Ethnology and Folklore • Language and Treasure: Language & Linguistics, Literature and Poetry • International Relations, Health Policy & Services, • Art and Architecture: Architecture & Design, History of Arts, Contemporary Arts, Performing & Visual Arts. Every accepted paper is published in the conference proceedings (ISSN/ ISBN) both hard copy and soft copy (DVD). The conference book is also submitted for evaluation and indexation in the biggest scientific databases - ISI Web of Sciences, ELSEVIER products-Mendeley, EBSCO, ProQuest, British Library and etc.

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.

Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018
February 9, 2018   through   February 11, 2018      

 Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018    website

Whether you are a knitter, spinner or weaver, come learn new techniques, catch up on projects and share ideas with other fiber arts enthusiasts! 2 and 3 day options available. Features evening lecture on "Historic Textiles" by Joan Sheridan. Optional classes include: Continental Knitting, Sewing Techniques for Knitted Garments, and Inkle Loom Weaving.

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.

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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

Textile Center Presents: A Common Thread 2018: Annual Member Exhibition
January 8, 2018   through   March 10, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents: A Common Thread 2018: Annual Member Exhibition    website

A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as it is prolific in scope. Submitted from among the 1,000 Textile Center members, fiber art techniques represented will include weaving, quilting, knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, felting, needlework, hand construction, polymer clay, lacemaking, basketry, beading, sculpture and multi-media. The exhibition brings together our community of textile artists for an annual celebration of work honoring textile tradition and innovation. From colorful and patterned surface design and dyed works; to meticulous stitched and quilted pieces that range from wearable to pictorial to photographic; to weavings that are spontaneous and symbolic; to sculptural forms of gesture and contemplation, the processes of textile practice are broad and the quality of practice runs deep. Artist Reception: Wednesday, January 10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm Friday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Free and open to the public! Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Aneesa Shami
January 21, 2018   through   March 4, 2018      

 Aneesa Shami    website

Branch Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, TORN: Together and Apart, featuring work by author and illustrator Hope Anita Smith. TORN will consist of paper collage illustrations from Smith’s recent books, Mother Poems and My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads. The opening reception is on Sunday, January 21 from 2pm - 4pm. There will also be a short reading by Smith on January 21 at 3pm. Using paper as her medium, Smith presents family relationships through layers of ripped paper. Various colors and textures depict skin, clothing, and furniture. Figures take shape through frayed edges; each tear in the paper becomes a shoulder, an ear, or a hand. Parents embrace their children, play games with them, or teach them to ride a bike. Smith’s imagery is emotionally stimulating and powerful reminders of one’s own personal relationships. TORN will be on view through Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Fiber Forward
April 6, 2018   through   April 8, 2018      

 Fiber Forward    website

Fiber Forward The Art of Knit and Crochet. Knit and/or crochet artisans are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition during the 2018 Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival – April 6 - 8. Submissions can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces – including wearables. The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival attracts over 4,500 attendees from a wide geographic area. The show will highlight how knit and crochet involve creativity, process development and artistic awareness. Awards will be given for different techniques of knit and crochet mediums. Jurors will be the keynote presenters for the Festival. Sponsored by Artisans of Knit and Crochet. Fiber Forward, Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, David Lawrence Center, Pittsburgh PA. Deadline for submissions is February 15. See website for details https://www.fiberforwardpgh.com

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Sales

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

Fiberfest
February 24, 2018      

 Fiberfest    website

FiberFest 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10AM –4PM FREE! FiberFest is a free, one-day sale event of unique fabrics, yarns, textiles, embellishments, and tools for the quilt and fiber artist. Finished products will also be available, such as wearable art or handmade scarfs. This event features both established and newly-emerging textile and fiber artists you won't find in the stores! Also featuring a great "Make & Take" activity that’s lots of fun. This event is to benefit the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.) First 100 Guest receive free “Goody”bag! The mission of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is to present exhibitions and educational programs in all fiber arts that enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate the creative spirit. Museum Address: 703 South 2nd Street, La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-4288 Event Address: La Conner Middle/High School, 404 N. Sixth St. La Conner Website:www.qfamuseum.org Artist inquiries welcome: fiberfest@qfamuseum.org

Textile Center Presents: The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale
April 13, 2018   through   April 14, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents: The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale    website

Located at the U of M ReUse Program Warehouse, 883 29th Ave SE, Minneapolis So much more than a garage sale… it’s a celebration of fiber and thrift! Are you an artist, student, maker, or just love a bargain? We’re selling heaps of fabric, yarn, patterns, tools, sewing machines, books, notions and more – at garage sale prices! Here’s how it works: Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, sewing machines, tools, looms, specialty equipment – a warehouse 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. Donations Accepted: April 12, 10 am – 7 pm. The Preview Sale: April 13, 6 – 8 pm, Advance Admission: $30/$25 members, Door Admission: $35. The Big Sale: April 14, 9 am – 4 pm, Admission: $3, Bag Sale from 3 – 4pm for $5.

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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.

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.

Fantastic Fibers 2018
November 1, 2017   through   February 23, 2018      

 Fantastic Fibers 2018    website

FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center's most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational "must see" for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.

Fiber Forward
April 6, 2018   through   April 8, 2018      

 Fiber Forward    website

Fiber Forward The Art of Knit and Crochet. Knit and/or crochet artisans are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition during the 2018 Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival – April 6 - 8. Submissions can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces – including wearables. The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival attracts over 4,500 attendees from a wide geographic area. The show will highlight how knit and crochet involve creativity, process development and artistic awareness. Awards will be given for different techniques of knit and crochet mediums. Jurors will be the keynote presenters for the Festival. Sponsored by Artisans of Knit and Crochet. Fiber Forward, Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, David Lawrence Center, Pittsburgh PA. Deadline for submissions is February 15. See website for details https://www.fiberforwardpgh.com

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