EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS
27-28. The second annual Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering will be held in
Moriarty, New Mexico. Just 35 miles east of Albuquerque and adjacent to
Interstate 40, Moriarty is on historic Route 66. The Gathering is free and will
include vendors selling fiber, yarn, finished goods, tools, and equipment. Food
vendors, wool judging, handspun yarn judging, garments and homegoods judging,
animals to see and pet, and information about fiber animal husbandry will be
included. Demonstrations of spinning, shearing, weaving, felting, knitting,
crocheting are planned. There will be a kid’s “make it, take it” pavilion. Proceeds
from the Gathering will benefit Torrance and Santa Fe County 4H Clubs. The
Gathering is offering an early bird special for vendors. More information can
be found at our website: www.heartofnmfibergathering.com
or contact Gayle Bone at (505) 384-2293.
July 8-August 8. The American Tapestry Alliance is
pleased to announce that UNTITLED/UNJURIED Small Format Tapestry
Exhibition will be shown at URI Feinstein Providence Campus
Gallery. There are over 200 entries in this popular exhibition which will be
held in conjunction with Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence. The
opening is Thursday, July 17th, 2014 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, 80 Washington Street,
Providence, RI. All are welcome. For more information visit our website: http://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/nonjuried-small-format-show/.
April 16-19, 2015. Planning is underway for Fiber Forum 2015 which will be held
April 16-19, 2015 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg,
Tennessee. Fiber Forum is a biennial
conference offering educational workshops to fiber artists in Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Since 1986, the Southeast Fiber Forum Association (SFFA) has been the
umbrella organization coordinating Fiber Forum conferences with the help of
host organizations. Fiber Forum 2015
will be hosted by the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA.) For more information call (478) 230-7736.
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS & RETREATS
May 19-20. The 8th World Congress on Colour Sheep will take place in Paris, France from 19 to 20 May 2014. On 21 May 2014 there will be a bus trip to the historic Bergerie near Rambouillet, home of the world famous Rambouillet Merinos since 17th century. Papers on Coloured Sheep breeds, Marketing the Coloured Fleece, Handcraft use of the Coloured Fleece and Sheep Coat Colour Genetics will be presented at the Congress. From 22 May 2014, a 7 day Post-Congress Bus Tour through France will commence.
INSTRUCTION (DATED information) see below for ongoing class information...
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.
Hillcreek Fiber Studio, Columbia. Weekend and weeklong workshops in spinning, natural dyeing and weaving of all types. (573) 874-2233; www.hillcreekfiberstudio.com.
The Knitting & Weaving Center , Harrisville. www.harrisvilledesigns.com.
The Knitting & Weaving Center, Harrisville. (603) 827-3996; www.harrisville.com.
Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, Hendersonville. (828) 458-0738; www.hwfawnc.com. Beginning to Advanced Weaving, Inkle Weaving, Spinning, Rug Hooking, Knitting, Bobbin Lace.
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown. (828) 837-2775; www.folkschool.org.
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.
The Weavers' School, Whidbey Island. 5-Day classes in beginning and intermediate weaving with Madelyn van der Hoogt. (360) 678-6225; email@example.com; www.weaversschool.com.
Sievers School of Fiber Arts. Washington Island. (920) 847-2264; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sieversschool.com.
Helping Hands Distance Learning Program,
mentoring for beginning tapestry weavers. American Tapestry Alliance,
Helping Hands chair Joyce Hayes, 5229 Ivanhoe Pl. NE, Seattle, WA,
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. Behind the Scenes Adventures.firstname.lastname@example.org; www.btsadventures.com
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;