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

TEXAS
May 14-15 & 21-22, 2016, 11am-6pm. West Austin Studio Tour at The Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin (WSSA), 2802 Benbrook Dr., Austin, TX. The ancient crafts of weaving, spinning, felting, and dyeing are being brought up to date by the members of the WSSA, who will be exhibiting and selling both contemporary and traditional works on the WEST Austin Studio Tour. There will also be demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and indigo dyeing. WEST stop #3! See tour booklet or visit wssaustin.org for more info.


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