Complete listing of fiber related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales. Sales by commercial enterprises are listed in the Suppliers or Links Directories. Sales are added on a regular basis. If your sale is not shown here, please add the information directly using the Add Event link.
Textile Center Presents: The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale
April 13, 2018 through April 14, 2018
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.
Allentown Fiber Festival
April 14, 2018 through April 15, 2018
3rd Annual Allentown Fiber Festival (formerly Steel City Fiber Festival) where you can spend the weekend with people who share your passion and creativity in the fiber arts. Gathering together the regions best Indie dyers of fiber and yarns, Farm raised fibers, and Handcrafters, be it Knitters, Crocheters, Weavers, Rug Hookers or Spinners! This years festival, in addition to having 74 wonderful vendors, will be offering classes in various techniques (check back often for updated class offerings), a wonderful onsite food vendor, and plenty of adorable animals to learn about. Saturday, 10-5, Sunday 10-3
Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild And Flowers
April 21, 2018 through April 22, 2018
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
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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