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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Silk Painting & Quilt Making With Christine Zoller
January 24, 2018   through   March 8, 2018      

 Silk Painting & Quilt Making With Christine Zoller    website

March 8 -11, 2018 Participants will experiment with a number of techniques to dispel the myth that silk is difficult. Explore traditional silk painting using a frame, water-soluble resist, dyes or paints, and other ways to apply dyes and paints including: low immersion dying and direct painting. Further enhance the image you create with fusible webbing, beading and hand/machinery embroidery.

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.

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.

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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.

Mata Ortiz Pottery And Zapotec Weaving Show
March 2, 2018   through   March 4, 2018      

 Mata Ortiz Pottery And Zapotec Weaving Show     website

The third annual spring Mata Ortiz and Zapotec Weaving Show will be held in Quail Creek at the Kino Conference Center, 1490 E Quail Range Loop, Bldg 1, Green Valley AZ on March 2 from Noon – 5 pm, March 3 from 9 am – 4 pm, and March 5 from 10 am – 3 pm. Watch Claudia Ledezma, Luis Rodríguez, Melissa Tena, Nolberto Quintana, and Jerardo Tena form, paint, and fire pottery. Internationally known Porfirio Gutierrez will demonstrate Zapotec weaving. Marvel at jewelry made from pottery shards and wrapped in Taxco sterling silver. Click for flyer.

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

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 Artist inquiries welcome:

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.

Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild And Flowers
April 21, 2018   through   April 22, 2018      

  Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild And Flowers    website

Sat., April 21 (9am-5pm)/Sun., April 22 (10am-4pm). At Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1525 Bogie Lk Rd, White Lk, 48383. Shop exquisite, handmade items by our artists: fashion accessories, jewelry, garments, felting, fiber sculpture, household linens, handwovens, quilts, rugs, baskets & more! Handyed fabric, roving & handspun yarns of cashmere, angora, alpaca & wool, plus "get started" kits. Free "Container Gardening" workshops offered by Bogie Lake Greenhouses experts all weekend!

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

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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.

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, Visit our website for more detailed information: Learn more on our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal, Twitter and Instagram @360xochiquetzal or write to us at

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

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

Los Angeles Yarn Crawl
April 19, 2018   through   April 22, 2018      

 Los Angeles Yarn Crawl    website

Explore Los Angeles' most creative and inspiring yarn shops in this four-day, immersive experience! Covering the breadth and length of the greater LA metropolis, the LAYC offers an exceptional opportunity to discover hand-spun, hand-dyed artisanal yarns, share in a community of craftspeople and makers of all stripes, and support the local, small businesses that keep our lives dynamic, lively, and engaging. Hope to see you there!

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