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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 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.

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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.

Bandhani Workshop
July 14, 2016      

 Bandhani Workshop    website

Bandhani Workshop with Suleman Umarfaruk Khatri and Judy Frater Thursday, July 14th from 9:30am to 4pm at the Branch Gallery, 1031 W. Manchester Blvd Suleman is a 9th generation traditional bandhani artist from Kutch, India. His dyeing skills are unmatched. In 2008, he graduated from a year-long design course founded by Judy Frater, an expert on Kutch textiles. Suleman has never looked back. He creates exquisite traditional classics, as well as exciting innovations. His imaginative and skilled work has brought him opportunities to work with designers, scholars and customers from all over the world. In this workshop Suleman will teach us traditional Kutch bandhani (tie dye), using techniques that combine bandhani (tiny dots), shibori (stitched resist), and clamp dye. Once you have the concepts, you can design your own motifs and use them to embellish your work. A trunk show will take place after the workshop at The Knitting Tree, L.A. from 6 to 8 pm. Course Fee: $140 Recommended for: Beginners (anyone who wants to learn bandhani. If you know any shibori or dyeing, it’s a plus!) Please note: Materials and a lunch are included in the class cost. The group will be limited to twelve people.

We Knit Colorado, Fort Collins
August 6, 2016      

 We Knit Colorado, Fort Collins    website

One-day retreat at Club Tico in Fort Collins. We have two classes with limited space: Crochet mobius cowl with Knit Stitch Yarn Double knit cowl with Skeindalous If you aren’t taking a class we will have a knit-a-long, tutorial, make-and-take, time to knit and crochet, and a mini-marketplace featuring small, local fiber artists. Your reservation will also include lunch and a goodie bag! Visit to make your reservation! Early-bird discount available now!

Artisan Workshop Weekend
September 16, 2016   through   September 18, 2016      

 Artisan Workshop Weekend    website

Join us for a relaxing weekend retreat of art and creativity. Enjoy the serenity that Purity Lake offers, take in the rustic beauty and the peace and quiet found in our natural surroundings. The retreat includes a wide variety of artisan instructed workshops including: Hand Stamped Copper Jewelry, basket weaving, knitting, painting with fiber, glass blowing, watercolor painting, Japanese Temari Ball decorating, Meditation, Sound Healing, Reiki & Journaling Walk, Seeing with an Artist’s Eye workshop, needle felting, and more. Weekend includes two nights lodging, six meals, yoga, boating, hiking, Saturday night campfire and more!

Sarah Swett ~ " Tapestry As Cloth "
October 11, 2016   through   October 14, 2016      

 Sarah Swett ~ " Tapestry As Cloth "    

Sarah Swett, Idaho artist, leads a tapestry weaving + retreat along the South Fork of the Payette River ~ Garden Valley ID. " TaPestRy As CloTH " with Sarah Swett "CloTH" see definition. October 2016 ~ Garden Valley IDAHO ~ along the Payette River Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway ~ Lichen and indigo dye pots too ~ If you love ColoR! GrisTNTwist - SpiN of coarse! Bring your own loom and materials - If interested please send your feedback in a reply.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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:

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

Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo 2016
July 15, 2016   through   July 17, 2016      

 Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo 2016    website

Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo is one of the oldest and finest outdoor craft shows in the northeast. Held at the height of the summer season on the historic Guilford, CT Green, the 59th annual exhibition features fine handmade crafts by 180 high-caliber contemporary artists from across North America. Event benefits Guilford Art Center's educational programs. Crafts must be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Submit 5 digital images of your work. Entry deadline: January 10, 2016. See for prospectus and link to online application.

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