Handwoven Calendar

EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS

NEW JERSEY

December 12-14. Holiday CraftMorristown returns December 12, 13, 14, to the Armory on Western Avenue for its 24th year, displaying contemporary work by 165 artists and craftspeople from across the country.  These exceptional, jury-selected artists infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision. The show hours for Holiday CraftMorristown are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free. The Morristown Armory is located on Western Ave. in Morristown, NJ and is most accessible from Route 287. Visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900 for more information.

TENNESSEE

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.

UTAH

January 15-March 4. The Mary Meigs Atwater weavers guild of Salt Lake City Utah will be having its biannual juried show of hand-made fiber art, to be displayed at Utah Cultural Celebration Center in Salt Lake City. Entries will be judged by renowned weavers, Judie Etough and Sharon Alderman. The show is at 2836 Hackney Ct. Park City, Utah 84060.

WISCONSIN

January 23-March 1. This exhibit on traditional Afghan carpets and textile will be held at the Ruth David Design Gallery at the University of Wisconsin. The exhibit is free to the public. The exhibition will include approximately 35 handmade carpets by ARZU Studio Hope craftswomen, carpets from private collections, textiles from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, and more, approximately 60 objects. More information can be found at http://sohe.wisc.edu/textile-collection/ or contact Liese Pfeifer at (608) 262-8815.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS & RETREATS

NEW YORK

May 16-17. The Thousand Islands Art Center is the home of the Handweaving Museum’s 21st Annual Weaving History Conference. The event is occurring from 16 to 17 May 2014 in Clayton.

 

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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