Handwoven Calendar

EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS

To get your event on the Weaving Today Calendar, email handwoven@interweave.com with the subject line “Weaving Today Calendar”

CALIFORNIA
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

KANSAS
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/

MARYLAND
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.

August 1-31, 2016 10am-5:30pm at 591 Hondo Seco Rd, Arroyo Seco, NM. Featured Artist Show: Skaidrite McKeag at Weaving Southwest. August’s featured tapestry artist is Skaidrite McKeag. A show featuring her beautiful tapestries will hang in our studio from August 1st to August 31st, 2016. We will also be having a reception for her on August 6th, where you can come meet her and learn more about these beautiful tapestries. More information: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/events/detail/guest-artist-skaidrite-mckeag Contact: Teresa at Weaving Southwest, 575.758.0433

THE NETHERLANDS
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 

NEW MEXICO
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!

VIRGINIA
October 2-5, 2016. Weaving Workshop at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox, VA 24522 (434-284-5444); heathern@vt.edu
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.

ONGOING INSTRUCTION

CALIFORNIA
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino.
(800) 653-3328; (707) 937-5818; www.MendocinoArtCenter.org

COLORADO
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/.

MASSACHUSETTS
Vävstyga Weaving School, Shelburne Falls. Tradition-Creativity-Technique, A Haven for Weavers of all Levels. (413) 625-824; www.vavstuga.com.

MINNESOTA
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.

NORTH CAROLINA
Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, Hendersonville. (828) 458-0738; www.hwfawnc.com. Beginning to Advanced Weaving, Inkle Weaving, Spinning, Rug Hooking, Knitting, Bobbin Lace.

PENNSYLVANIA
Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell. Demonstrations and classes in the making and use of early American textiles and tools. (570) 247-7175; info@httm.org; http://hometextiletoolmuseum.org/

TENNESSEE
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.

UTAH
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.

NATIONWIDE
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; joyce.hayes@comcast.net

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.
Education@americantapestryalliance.org; www.americantapestryalliance.org

TRAVEL
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; loomdance@aol.com; www.loomdancer.com

Ongoing trips. Behind the Scenes Adventures.lacynthia@vom.com; www.btsadventures.com

Ongoing trips. Puchka Peru, Fair Trade Textiles / Folk Art / Market Tours
www.puchkaperu.cominfo@puchkaperu.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