EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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