EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS
November 22-23. 31st 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. 22,
4-9, Fashion Show at 7; Saturday, Nov. 23, 10-5, Fiber Technique Demonstrations
all day. Free admission. Old Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS
66203. More information: www.creativehandkc.org
November 7-10. The 17th Annual Fine Art of Fiber Show will be held at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The show brings together novice and experienced artisans who will have work both on display and for sale. There will also be a fashion show, a lecture on kasuri dyeworks, a raffle, and more. Addmission is free. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. More information: www.fineartoffiber.com.
November 8-10. Weavers Guild of Minnesota 39th Annual Sale. The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is hosting its 39th
annual artist sale on Friday, November 8, 10am-7pm, Saturday, November 9,
10am-5pm and Sunday, November 10, 12pm-4pm at the Northrup King Building,1500
Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN. Choose from an assortment of handmade items
from local fiber artists, such as scarves, bags, rugs, linens, hand-spun yarn
and more! Perfect gifts for you or someone special. All proceeds support area
artists and the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, a community supported non-profit
organization that has aimed to preserve and advance the arts of weaving,
spinning, and dyeing since 1940. Free admission and parking. For more
information visit www.weaversguildmn.org
November 21-24, 2013.
Hudson-Mohawk Weavers' Guild 35th Annual Show & Sale. Pruyn House,
207 Old Niskayuna Road, Colonie, NY. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and
holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows (Fri/Sat at 7
pm, Sat/Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos. Free admission and
parking. Show & Sale hours:Thu 2-9, Fri 10-9, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4. http://www.hmwg.org/showandsale.html
January 24-26. 2014 Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show. The event will feature more than 100 quilts on display, quilting
demonstrations and lectures, a variety of quilt-related vendors, and a tearoom
with lunch fare and specialty concessions. The event will be found at The Oregon Garden's botanical sanctuary. More information can be found at www.oregongarden.org/events/quiltshow/.
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.
November 8-10. 24th Annual Navajo Rug Show & Sale "Weaving Winter Stories" will be held by the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program. The program provides food, basic medicines and other necessities for elders living
traditionally on the Navajo Reservation in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.During the Rug Show, 30 Navajo weavers and their families visit Park City to demonstrate traditional weaving techniques and to sell their rugs. They return home with all the proceeds from their rug sales. This year, the weavers have woven winter stories, with such designs as wintry mountain scenes and beautifully varied snowflakes. Please bring your family to this special event where you can learn about Navajo culture from the Elders themselves, enjoy seeing hundreds of rugs and, perhaps, take one home. Park City, Utah. www.anelder.org; (435) 649-0535.
October 22-November 17. "Holiday Sizzle," In this show, our artists excel in holiday spirit and sparkle. Whether for self or gifts, jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. The show will be supplemented with additional juried items on December 9 will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St., Studio 18, Alexandria.717-359-7724; www.Potomacfiberartsgallery.com.
November 19-January 5. "Under
the Microscope" and "Where in the World" exhibits and sale in Studio 18
of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. 105 North Union Street in Old Town
Alexandria. 717-359-7724; www.Potomacfiberartsgallery.com.
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.
November 7-23. In Celebration of the Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui 60th anniversary (1953-2013), the Hui invites
participation in a juried exhibition highlighting weavings that relate to the history of the organization and reflect its story and the evolution of weaving in Hawai`i over the past 60 years. The scope of work and eligibility includes juried hand spun entries. Deadline for submission is November 3. See prospectus and entry forms at www.hawaiihandweavers.org. For further information contact: Joyce Ingram-Chinn through email@example.com or at 808-551-3853.
April 7 - May 9, 2014. Complexity 2014-Complex Weavers biennial international juried exhibit featuring works interlacing threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave. Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Entry deadline: November 18, 2013. Prospectus: www.complex-weavers.org
March 6-9, 2014. The Tacoma, Washington YWCA RAGS Guild announces a call for entries for its 20th annual juried wearable art show and sale which will be held at Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma. Open to all artists working in all media of wearable art—garments, fashion accessories, and jewelry. Two entry types with nonrefundable fees: Gallery (competition of one-of-a-kind artist made pieces; $15 per entry, up to three entries) and Marketplace (boutique-style sale; $35 entry fee). All initial entries are juried by digital images. Deadline for submitting digital images is December 13, 2013. For prospectus and entry information, visit www.ywcapiercecounty.org/call-for-entries/, or send an SASE to Artist Coordinator, YWCA RAGS Guild, 405 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402. For more information, call the RAGS hotline at 253-272-4181, ext. 352.
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;