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Complete listing of 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. Conferences are added on a regular basis. If your event is not shown here, please add the information directly using the Add Event link.

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.

Knitterati Retreats At Schloss Münchenwiler, Switzerland
July 31, 2017   through   August 6, 2017

       Knitterati Retreats At Schloss Münchenwiler, Switzerland   website

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.

Knitterati Retreats At Riederalp - Aletsch Arena, Switzerland
August 7, 2017   through   August 13, 2017

       Knitterati Retreats At Riederalp - Aletsch Arena, Switzerland   website

Premier active knitting retreat in Switzerland. Breathe, knit and recharge in this stunning Swiss alp setting high up on the slopes at Riederalp, a car free village in the Valais region, below the Aletsch Glacier, a UNESCO world heritage site. Hike and enjoy the views, or sit in the sun and knit. Knitting workshops include Fair Isle knitting basics and Finishing Techniques by Andrea Rangel and Double Knitting with Simone Kereit. Take guided hikes and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Switzerland.

Sgem 2017 International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences On Social Sciences And Arts
August 22, 2017   through   August 31, 2017

       Sgem 2017 International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences On Social Sciences And Arts   website

SGEM 2017 palette of themes has grown to include 13 new topics adding to the field of research modern problems like business and management, demography and women’s studies, information, media and communications, cultural and urban studies, ethnology and folklore, to mention but a few.

Into The Wool Fiber Retreat
September 21, 2017   through   September 24, 2017

       Into The Wool Fiber Retreat   website

If you’re looking for a yarny getaway that won’t break the bank, this retreat is for you! Into The Wool Fiber Retreat is the most affordable all-inclusive knitting retreat in the Southeast! It will definitely end up being your favorite weekend this fall. September 21-24, 2017 will find us at the Lake Frances Retreat Center in Crossville TN, soaking up the gorgeous lake and mountain views, spinning and knitting with other like-minded folks, staying in comfortable cabins, and letting someone else take care of all of the cooking and cleaning for the weekend. For only $300 you get all of this, plus an incredible fully-loaded goodie bag! For more details and to sign up (through April 14, 2017), please visit the Into The Wool Fiber Retreat group on Ravelry! www.ravelry.com/groups/into-the-wool-fiber-retreat

Tinkuy 2017
November 8, 2017   through   November 11, 2017

       Tinkuy 2017   website

Cusco, Peru. Tinkuy 2017 offers an unsurpassed experience in indigenous textiles of the Americas and beyond. Complete with keynote speakers, artisan presentations and demonstrations, cultural performances, a fashion show, a movie night, and spinning competitions. In addition to affordably priced conference packages, there are also internship and volunteer opportunities.

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