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.
May 2–May 4. The Portland Handweavers Guild Annual Sale, Handwovens
Plus, showcasing the work of over 40 regional textile artists will be held
May 2-4, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center located at 777 NE Martin Luther King
Boulevard, Portland, Oregon. Sale hours are Friday, May 2, 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.,
Saturday, May 3, 10 A.M. to 7 P.M., and Sunday, May 4, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Admission is free.
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.
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.weaversschool.com.
Sievers School of Fiber Arts. Washington Island. (920) 847-2264; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.loomdancer.com
Ongoing trips. Behind the Scenes Adventures.email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org;