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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.

Renewal 2017 A Fibre Arts Shindig
May 5, 2017   through   May 7, 2017      

 Renewal 2017 A Fibre Arts Shindig    website

You are invited to Renewal 2017 Fibre Arts Shindig sponsored by Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners and hosted by Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild. Held in Regina May 5-7 2017. We are fortunate to have both Terri Bibby and Carol James as quest instructors. Terri will be giving a one day workshop in Saori Weaving. Carol will be teaching a one day workshop in Sprang. We also have half day workshops in Natural Dying, Tapestry, Double Knitting and Fleece Judging. Plus we have many other activities planned. Our theme this year is Renewal. We hope you can come, renew some old friendships, make new friends, learn lots and return home renewed with many ideas to continue your craft of weaving, spinning and felting. For complete information please see the registration package at www.sasksws.org

Cny Fiber Arts Festival
June 10, 2017   through   June 11, 2017      

 Cny Fiber Arts Festival    website

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      

 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.

Midatlantic Fiber Association's "a Kaleidoscope of Color"
July 20, 2017   through   July 23, 2017      

 Midatlantic Fiber Association's "a Kaleidoscope of Color"    website

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.

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.

360 Xochi Quetzal Free Artist Residency
February 8, 2017   through   July 30, 2017      

 360 Xochi Quetzal Free Artist Residency    website

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 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com

Www.epwoolmarket.com
June 8, 2017   through   June 9, 2017      

 Www.epwoolmarket.com    

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      

 Estes Park Wool Market    website

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      

 Shibori-stitched Resist Dyeing Workshop    website

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.

Complete Workshop Listing

Exhibits

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

Covering The Nation: The Art of The Bates Bedspread
August 5, 2016   through   April 30, 2017      

 Covering The Nation: The Art of The Bates Bedspread    website

This exhibit brings together a remarkable array of never before exhibited examples of world famous Bates Bedspreads from the Museum's impressive and little recognized collection. Includes examples of tufting, damask, matelasse, colonial and screen-printing. "Lewiston's skilled spinners and weavers crafted Bates bedspreads, and another group, with different skills and abilities created the designs," explains Jacqueline Field, Guest Curator and textile historian. Museum open T/Th 12-4pm and by appointment. Located 35 Canal Str (off Chestnut), Lewiston 207- 333-3881

Textile Center Presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince
March 9, 2017   through   April 29, 2017      

 Textile Center Presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince    website

Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince as part of our “Fiber Art: Creating Ties That Bind” series. Juried and curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, this exhibit features the work of 24 quilters from around the nation, including members of the Women of Color Quilting Network. March 9 through April 29, 2017 Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9 6 – 8 pm Free Admission Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Family Album
March 18, 2017   through   April 28, 2017      

 Family Album    website

Branch Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Family Album,” featuring work by local fiber artist Pat Ahern. “Family Album” will include work from Ahern’s ten-year collection of crocheted family portraits, along with the debut of several new portraits. Each piece draws likeness from the family photographs Ahern references, along with his personal memories of each person. The portraits range from small picture frame to life size, with each figure in a different pose. Ahern chooses to depict each person in a candid moment, much like what is seen in a family album, lending a timeless quality to the imagery.

Fantastic Fibers 2017 Call For Entry
April 22, 2017   through   June 17, 2017      

 Fantastic Fibers 2017 Call For Entry    website

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

Complete Exhibit Listing

Sales

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

Fiber & Flowers Sale! Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild
April 22, 2017   through   April 23, 2017      

 Fiber & Flowers Sale! Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild    website

Sat., April 22 (9am-5pm)/Sun., April 23 (10am-5pm). 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!

Fibers & Flowers Sale! By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild
April 22, 2017   through   April 23, 2017      

 Fibers & Flowers Sale! By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild    website

Sat., April 22 (9am-5pm)/Sun., April 23 (10am-5pm). 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!

4th Annual Okfiberfest
May 5, 2017   through   May 7, 2017      

 4th Annual Okfiberfest     website

The 4th Annual OKFIBERFEST 2017 has much to offer those looking for Fabulous Vendors, Craft Circles, Workshops, and more. There is also a Hand-spun yarn competition with awesome prizes to be won... More importantly hangout, enjoy great food provided by local producers and simply have fun learning about natural fiber! Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook: Okfiberfest

Alpaca Shearing Day & Fleece Sale
May 27, 2017   through   May 28, 2017      

 Alpaca Shearing Day  & Fleece 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. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options. 10am-4pm, 21345 SW Aebischer Rd, Sherwood OR - just off Hwy 99.

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: Renegade Fiber
March 9, 2017   through   April 21, 2017      

 Call For Entries: Renegade Fiber    website

National Call For Art RENEGADE FIBER Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Novato, CA Deadline for entries: Friday, April 21, 2017 Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over. Online entry only. Prospectus and details here: https://www.marinmoca.org/Artists/CallForEntries.aspx This exhibit is open to all fiber art. For the purposes of this exhibition, fiber art is defined as artwork that uses natural or synthetic pliable elements as a major material, and emphasizes art over craft. This exhibition encourages fiber art submissions that further the distance between traditional woven art (tapestries, weavings) and their work through unique or novel approaches in technique, material, or subject matter. We encourage the rebels, rogues and renegades of fiber art whose work can be found at the very edge of the genre. Juror: Richard Elliott Elliott is Associate Professor and former program chair in the Textiles program at California College of the Arts. He is a practicing artist whose own work involves image transfer and digital processes onto paper, fabric, and sausage casings, investigating the abstract beauty of cellular structures, systems, and patterns hidden within the human body.

10x10x10xtieton 8th Annual Call For Works
March 21, 2017   through   June 16, 2017      

 10x10x10xtieton 8th Annual Call For Works    website

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.

Dimensional Expressions 2017
April 4, 2017   through   April 30, 2017      

 Dimensional Expressions 2017    website

Artful Dimensions Gallery invites you to apply to Dimensional Expressions 2017, a National Juried 3-Dimensional Art show. Applications are due Feb. 28, the show will be held in our beautiful gallery in Fredericksburg, VA during the month of April.

Call For Entries: Nightvisions 2017
April 4, 2017   through   July 29, 2017      

 Call For Entries: Nightvisions 2017    website

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.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

Tours

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

Artists' Reception & Gallery Tours
April 29, 2017      

 Artists' Reception & Gallery Tours    website

In celebration of Virginia Quilt Museum's 2017 Exhibit Phase I, the public is invited to come and meet all three Guest Curators – Jill Jensen of Lynchburg VA ("P's and Q's: Fiber Art Virginia"), Debby Cooney of Silver Spring MD ("Two Golden Ages of Applique"), and Trudi Van Dyke of Woodstock VA ("Eclectic: Top of Virginia Quilt Guild") – as well as a number of the quilt artists whose works are on exhibit. As always, guests are invited to enjoy a light reception while meeting and greeting the artists. Event is 11 am to 2 pm and is FREE with $7 museum admission (open 10 am to 4 pm).

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