EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS
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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
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/
July 1-31, 2016 5-7pm. Featured Artist Show: Connie Enzmann-Forneris at Weaving Southwest. For the month of July we will be featuring the beautiful weavings of Connie Enzmann-Forneris in our gallery. Free admission. Weaving Southwest, Arroyo Seco, NM. More information: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/events/detail/guest-artist-connie-enzmann-forneris Contact: Teresa at Weaving Southwest, 575.758.0433
July 16, 2016. Artist Reception: Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Join us for an artist reception of our July featured artist – Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Come meet Connie and learn all about her inspiration and the history behind the tapestries we are featuring this month! Make an evening of it and come a bit early to explore the beautiful Village of Arroyo Seco. Free admission. Weaving Southwest, Arroyo Seco, NM. More information: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/events/detail/artist-reception-connie-enzmann-forneris Contact: Teresa at Weaving Southwest, 575.758.0433
July 20-23, 2017. MidAtlantic Fiber Association’s 2017 Conference, “A Kaleideoscope of Possibilities.” Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Providing inspiration and educational experiences to fiber enthusiasts at all levels of expertise, this biennial conference offers in-depth workshops by 40 leading fiber artists, including keynote speaker Madelyn van der Hoogt. In addition to the workshops, the event will feature a vendor hall, a juried fashion show, demonstrations, book signings, and more. Admission to the vendor hall is free. Registration is required for the workshops and related activities, and opens January 2017 for MAFA members. Free parking. mafafiber.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); email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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