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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.

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, Visit our website for more detailed information: and our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal or write to us at
June 8, 2017   through   June 9, 2017  

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.

27th Annual Estes Park Wool Market
June 10, 2017   through   June 11, 2017

       27th Annual Estes Park Wool Market   website

The 27th Estes Park Wool Market will be held on June 10 - 11, 2017 at the Estes Park Events Complex. More than 67 vendors will offer artisan made clothing and accessories, knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving tools and products. Sheep dog demonstrations, alpaca, llama, goat, sheep and rabbit shows will keep everyone entertained. A children's area will provide an introduction to fiber arts and paco-vicunas nearby provide an up close experience.

2017 Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops
June 23, 2017   through   June 25, 2017

       2017 Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops   website

, Three days of fiber arts workshops in Denmark, Maine. This year's program includes over 30 exciting, affordable workshops in felting, knitting, spinning, book arts, weaving and a host of traditional fiber crafts for all levels taught by experienced instructors. Come one day or all three. Full details about the workshops and registration information can be found at , or call 207-452-2687.

Deep Into Indigo: Playing With Patterns, Dye & Fabric Women’s Indigo Dye Weekend Retreat
July 14, 2017   through   July 16, 2017

       Deep Into Indigo: Playing With Patterns, Dye & Fabric  Women’s Indigo Dye Weekend Retreat   website

Deep Into Indigo Retreat includes lodging, all meals, fabric, dye, and shibori tools. In honor of Bastille Day, meals will be French-inspired and feature the rich bounty of the local food culture. Retreatants will also receive blue-themed gifts. Early Bird pricing runs until June 15, 2017, and is $550 per participant. After June 15, the price is $650 per person. Cost includes all lodging, food and beverages (including wine & cocktails). A Saturday-only pass is also available for $275. Call for more information or to register. (608) 852-3970. Visit for photographs, and an informational video where you can hear the coordinators talk more about the event.

Weaving A Place At The Table
July 14, 2017   through   July 16, 2017

       Weaving A Place At The Table   website

Two and 1/2 Day Weaving Workshop Using a Ridgid Heddle Loom Instructor Liz Gipson Day One: This class is designed for weavers with little to no weaving experience, although all levels welcome. Students will weave a placemat and along the way learn how to set up a loom, weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a single day! You will walk away with more than just a placemat, you will learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to set up your loom in 20 minutes or less, how to fix the most common weaving mistakes, and considerations for selecting yarns you can live with. Looms are provided. Day 2 and 3 Weaving Rugs on a Rigid-Heddle Loom: Rugs hold a special fascination for weavers and they are a celebrated part of the cultural history of the Southwest, where Liz lives. Learn the tips and techniques for weaving simple weft faced rugs from plain to fancy. During the two-day workshop, students will warp their loom, select colors and design a mini rug, learn weft face techniques for creating patterns, and simple to fancy ways to finish their rugs. Looms are provided.

Fiber College of Maine
September 6, 2017   through   September 10, 2017

       Fiber College of Maine   website

The largest Fiber Arts education gathering on the East Coast. Classes on everything fiber: knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, fiber preparation, rug hooking, quilting, lace making, wood working and more.

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