EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS
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October 29, 2016, 1-6pm. The Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild presents “A Palette of Fiber Arts” at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718. Featuring member’s juried fiber artworks in weaving, tapestry, porrey cross, felting, knitting, surface design, wearables and much much more. Gallery Show, Demonstrations and Boutique free and open to public. Event inside the event: Special Reception at 3:00pm $25.00. Reception registration and info www.thsg.org. Preview exhibition runs Oct 14-Nov 20th.
November 6, 2016, 10am-4pm. Weaving & Fiber Festival at Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. This Southern California Handweavers’ Guild festival includes handwoven items exhibits and sales, weaving and spinning demonstrations, fashion parade, door prizes, auctions, and numerous vendors offering an extensive variety of yarns, fibers, tools, books and equipment. Admission (cash only): adults – $10, children (4-12) – $5. Free parking. www.schg.org/festival
January 13-February 12, 2017. Reception January 13, 7-9pm. Woven Together: Experience & Expression, Sanchez Center in Pactific, 20 miles south of San Francisco. The Loom and Shuttle Guild is a San Francisco weaving guild founded in 1948. The exhibition will include handwoven and handcrafted textiles woven by members of the Loom and Shuttle Guild, including art pieces, fashion, sculpture, wearable art, weaving for the home, and more. www.loomandshuttleguild.org
November 3-13, 2016. Thursdays through Saturdays: 11am-5pm ; Sundays: 1-5pm. 19th Annual Textile and Fiber Arts Show. The event features beautiful hand-woven textiles created by local hand weavers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Items on display include garments, accessories, and weavings for the household. Some items will be available for purchase. Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 No. Johnson, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098. More information: http://www.woodstockweaversguild.com
November 18-19, 2016. 34th Annual Creative Hand Show and Sale sponsored by the Weavers Guild of Kansas City and the Fiber Guild of Kansas City. Over 60 guild member artists show and sell their work. Friday, Nov. 18, 4-9, Artist Showcase at 7; Saturday, Nov. 19, 10-5, Fiber Technique Demonstrations all day. Free admission. Old Shawnee Town, 1160 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203. More information: http://www.creativehandkc.org/
November 5, 2016, 9:30am-4pm, Fiber Art Show & Sale. Annual sale of wearable art and fiber art supplies by twenty-five members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind scarves, hats, garments, jewelry, yarn, along with all kinds of fabrics, notions and gift items. Bargain tables include gallery-quality items and artists’ overstock of equipment, materials and supplies, books, and more. Free admission, free parking. St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD 20852. More information: http://fiberartsale.wix.com/fallfibersale Contact: FallFiberArtSale@gmail.com OR 703-548-0935.
November 3-6, Weavers’ Guild of Boston Annual Sale and Exhibit. Celebrating its 94th anniversary, the Weavers’ Guild of Boston is the country’s oldest weavers’ guild. The sale offers shoppers a wide range of over 2000 individually-crafted items. On exhibit “Plain Weave” will also be on display, showcasing the talents of the weaver’s craft with the simplest of weave structures. Josiah Smith Barn, 358 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA. More information: http://www.weaversguildofboston.org/
November 12-13, Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 10am-4pm, Jockey Hollow Guild Annual Show and Sale. Handwoven and handknitted goods, from scarves to throws to rugs, to mittens. Demonstrations in weaving and spinning. Brookside Community Center, 1 E. Main St., Brookside, NJ. More information: www.jockeyhollowweavers.org/sale.html
November 17-20, 2016 Thurs 2-9pm, Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm, and Sun 12-4pm. Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 38th Annual Show & Sale. Handwoven fashions, furnishings, and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows (Fri/Sat at 7pm, Sat/Sun at 2pm), weaving and spinning demos. Free admission and parking. More information: www.hmwg.org/show.html
October 27-29, 2016 Thurs 5pm-8pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale. Signature show and sale by local and regional fiber artists. Features over 3500 one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items for the home, accessories, clothing, jewelry, gifts, yarn, and more. Lower Level, Bloedel Hall, St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle, WA. Free admission and parking. More information: www.swg-sale.com Contact: email@example.com
October 27-29, 2016 Thurs 10am-8:30pm, Fri/Sat 10am-4:30pm. “Loominosity” Wisconsin Handweavers Inc. 66th Annual Exhibit & Sale. Beautiful handwoven wearables, accessories, and gifts. New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane, New Berlin, WI. Free admission. More information: www.wihandweavers.org
October 22 – December 18, 2016, Tuesday-Sunday 1-4pm. Exhibition ‘weaving 2.0’ from Anneke Kersten and Roos Cox in Museum Leids Weavershouse, Middelstegracht 143, 2312 TV Leiden, The Netherlands. The two Dutch weaving friends show their new fiber artwork. They use all kinds of fibers, like cotton, silk, paper, copper and steel, glass and horsehair, often hand dyed. Their use of colors is striking and they always search for new developments. Anneke Kersten had her first weaving classes by Nancy Hoskins at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, early eighties during a stay for more than two years in Eugene with her husband. Roos Cox made her first weavings at the age of 10 and is fascinated by weaving ever since then. The two weavers met in 1988 in the weaving classes of Erica de Ruiter and both developed their art weaving at first by taking certificate weaving classes, later on having exhibitions and teaching weaving. More information at www.weven.nl and www.wevershuis.nl.
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, & RETREATS
Weaving Southwest, 487 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
(575) 758-0433; Weaving@WeavingSouthwest.com
Weaving Southwest is not offering studio classes in 2016. Check back next year!
October 2-5, 2016. Weaving Workshop at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox, VA 24522 (434-284-5444); firstname.lastname@example.org
Designed to teach the basics of weaving, on both rigid heddle and 4-shaft looms, students will begin with a naked loom and create a beautiful scarf. Instructor: Patricia Morton. Price: Only $435 includes all materials, instruction, meals, and lodging. For more info and registration, click here.
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino.
(800) 653-3328; (707) 937-5818; www.MendocinoArtCenter.org.
Table Rock Llamas Fiber Arts Studio, Black Forest. Learn spinning, felting, crochet, knitting, dyeing and weaving. Renowned artists also visit to teach their craft. Sarah Natani, Master Navajo Weaver every August, teaching a 5 day intensive Navajo Weaving workshop. (866) 495-7747; http://tablerockllamas.com/.
Vävstyga Weaving School, Shelburne Falls. Tradition-Creativity-Technique, A Haven for Weavers of all Levels. (413) 625-824; www.vavstuga.com.
Ongoing. North House Folk School programs and classes learning traditional northern crafts, on the Grand Marais harbor in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota. (888) 387-9762; www.northhouse.org.
Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, Hendersonville. (828) 458-0738; www.hwfawnc.com. Beginning to Advanced Weaving, Inkle Weaving, Spinning, Rug Hooking, Knitting, Bobbin Lace.
Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell. Demonstrations and classes in the making and use of early American textiles and tools. (570) 247-7175; email@example.com; http://hometextiletoolmuseum.org/
R&M Yarns Fiber Arts Studio, Georgetwon (25 miles north of Chattanooga) offers weaving classes 1-day beginning and 2 1/2 day intermediate; rigid heddle class; various dyeing classes and more. (800) 343-9276; www.rmyarns.com/Classes.html.
Advance Your Understanding. Sharon Alderman offers workshops in her studio or travels to you. www.sharonalderman.com or SASE to PO Bx 4225, Salt Lake City, UT 84110-4225.
Helping Hands Distance Learning Program, mentoring for beginning tapestry weavers. American Tapestry Alliance, Helping Hands chair Joyce Hayes, 5229 Ivanhoe Pl. NE, Seattle, WA, 98105; firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance Learning Program, for intermediate tapestry weavers who wish to learn more from a more experienced tapestry weaver. Distance Learning Program chair Barbara Heller, 5787 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1H6, Canada.
Ongoing trips. Hands-on weaving tours to culturally rich weaving communities around the world. Weaving workshops include adventures to Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Navajo Nation, Oaxaca and more! Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys, PO Box 22128, Telluride, CO 81435. (800) 369-3033; (970) 728-6743; email@example.com; www.loomdancer.com
Ongoing trips. Sharing the Dream. Travel to beautiful Panajachel, Guatemala for a week and learn backstrap weaving from local artisans. More info: http://www.sharingthedream.org/backstrap-weaving.html