Spring 2012, Calendar of Events

Events: To Enter; Festivals and Gatherings; Conferences; Exhibits, Shows, and Sales; Instruction; and Travel.

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TO ENTER

MAINE

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Workshops, open. Workshop applications due April 1. (207) 348-2306; www.haystack-mtn.org.

NEW YORK

American Crafts Festival, open. June 9-10 and 16-17, at Lincoln Center, New York City. Autumn Crafts Festival, open; October 6-7 and 13-14, at Lincoln Center, New York City. Craft as Art Festival, open. October 27-28, at Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor. Applications reviewed as received, until booth space is full. Raya Zafrina, ACAC, PO Box 650, Montclair, NJ 07042. acacinfo@gmail.com; www.craftsatlincoln.org.

OKLAHOMA

Fiberworks 2012, regional. Annual juried fiber exhibition for Oklahoma artists, June 15-July 9, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Juried from actual work, June 11, 2012 deadline. suemoss2000@gmail.com; www.fiberartistsok.org.

FESTIVALS AND GATHERINGS

ILLINOIS

June 22-24. Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake. www.fiberandfolk.com.

June 24. Open House at Peterson Farm in McCullom Lake. Spinning and weaving demonstrations. thefold@mc.net .

IOWA

June 9-10. Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival. Margie Meehan, (563) 920-7704; www.iowasheep.com.

MICHIGAN

May 19. Spring Fiber Day. September 29-30. Sheep and Wool Festival. Both at Mt. Bruce Station, 6440 Bordman Rd., Romeo, MI 48065. (810) 798-2568. uhlianuk@sheepstuff.com; www.sheepstuff.com.

MISSOURI

September 1-2. Annual World Sheep & Fiber Arts Festival, in Bethel. www.worldsheepfest.com.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

May 12-13. 36th Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival at Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield. www.NHSWGA.Org

NEW JERSEY

September 28-30. Fibre Fallout, at Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center, Johnsonburg. fibrefallout2012@aol.com; www.northcountryspinners.org.

NEW YORK

April 14. CNY Fiber Frolic at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. goldenfleecespinners@gmail.com; goldenfleecespinners.typepad.com.

September 15-16. 18th Annual Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock. Contact Robin, (607) 522-4374; www.gvhg.org/fest.html.

NORTH CAROLINA

May 18-20. Carolina Fiber & Fest at State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. www.carolinafiberfest.org.

OHIO

March 24. Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day, at the Junior Fair Bldg., Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Brim Rd. entrance, Bowling Green.

April 21. The Blessing of the Sheep, including booths for fiber artists and craftsmen. (330) 805-4868; laura@thespicylamb.com.

OREGON

April 20-22. 2nd Annual Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, Hood River. http://cgff.lavendersheep.com.  

TENNESSEE

March 16-17. Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, at Townsend Visitors Center, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, and other locations, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37886. (800) 525-6834; (865) 448-6134; or (865) 448-0044; www.townsendfiberarts.com.

NEW ZEALAND

April 26-29. National Creative Fibre Festival, at Blenheim, Marlborough. fibrefestival2012@gmail.com; www.fibrefestival2012@blogspot.com.

ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

June 22-23. Woolfest, at Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria. 016974 78707; www.woolfest.co.uk.

CONFERENCES

ARIZONA

April 19-22. Fibers Through Time 2012, conference of Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners, in Phoenix. Early registration deadline December 18; final registration deadline February 4, 1012. www.azfed.org.

CALIFORNIA

May 18-20. Conference of Northern California Handweavers, in Oakland. www.CNCH.org.

July 15-21. Convergence, international conference sponsored by Handweavers Guild of America, in Long Beach. www.weavespindye.org.

CANADA, ALBERTA

May 25-27. Hand Weavers Spinners and Dyers of Alberta Provincial Conference, in High River. Preconference workshops May 22-24. robinanixon@gmail.ca.

EXHIBITS, SHOWS, AND SALES

CALIFORNIA

Through February 25. The Knitted Lace of Estonia. April 2012. This Purse, That Hat, and Those Shoes (costume exhibit). Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, 2982 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703. (510) 843-7290; http://lacismuseum.org.

May 10-August 12. Small Expressions, juried exhibit of small-scale textile art, at Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach. www.weavespindye.org.

MAINE

June 2-3. Maine Fiber Frolic, at Windsor Fairgrounds, east of Augusta. www.fiberfrolic.com.

MASSACHUSETTS

Ongoing. Exhibits featuring "The Mill Girls" by Donna Berger and "Keyhole" by Laurie Carlson Steger, plus Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam; and Glamour and Grace: 1930s Fashion. American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, MA 01854. (978) 441-0400; www.athm.org.

NEW JERSEY

March 16-18. Spring CraftMorristown, at Morristown Armory, Western Avenue, Morristown. (973) 455-0338; www.CraftsAtMorristown.com.

NEW MEXICO

March 23-24. Spiders' Market, Las Arañas Guild's annual sale, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. spidersmarket@hotmail.com; http://lasaranas.org.

June 2-3. 9th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm & Studio Tour, East Mountain area, outside of Albuquerque. For information and a free brochure and map, Robin (505) 286-1783; robin@perfectbuttons.com. Ginny, (505) 286-8900; edgewoodyarns@yahoo.com. http://www.perfectbuttons.com (after mid-April).

NEW YORK

March 30-April 1. CraftNewYork, craft sale to benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund and Artists' Emergency Resources, at 7W New York, 34th St. at Fifth Ave., New York. (800) 649-0279; www.CraftNewYork.com.

May 4-6. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, Rte. 9, Tarrytown. Artrider Productions, PO Box 28, Woodstock, NY 12498. (845) 331-7900; Crafts@artrider.com; www.artrider.com.

June 9-10, 16-17. American Crafts Festival, at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City. acacinfo@gmail.com; www.craftsatlincoln.org.

OREGON

March 31. High Desert Wool Growers Annual Fiber Market Day, at Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville. www.hdwoolgrowers.com.

April 19-22. 33rd Annual Shepherds' Extravaganza, at Western Washington Fairgounds, Puyallup. Lin, (425) 432-3455; www.shepherds-extravaganza.com

ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

Through April 28. Decline and Revival, in the Great Hall, and Layers, in the Bailey Gallery. May 4-September 1. Celebrating Diversity, and Small is Beautiful. Quilt Museum and Gallery, St. Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, England Y01 7PW. Phone 01904 613 242; info@quiltmuseum.org.uk.

INTERNET

Ongoing. Canadian Tapestry. www.canadiantapestry.ca.

Ongoing. Digital Threads. www.digitalthreads.ca.

Ongoing. Navajo Weaving at Arizona State Museum. www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/navajoweave/.

Ongoing. Pieces of a Puzzle, classical Persian carpet fragments. www.textilemuseum.org/pieces/index.html.

INSTRUCTION

CALIFORNIA

Tambour Embroidery and French Couture Beading, June 15-16, June 22-23, and June 29-30, with Robert Haven. Clones Irish Lace, July 11-14, with Maire Treanor. Flower and Hat Making, July 26-28, with Jan Wutkowski. Additional workshops and lectures are sponsored by The Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, 2982 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703. (510) 843-7290; http://lacismuseum.org/.

NORTH CAROLINA

From Sheep Comes Yarn, December 4-10, with Martha Owen. Origami Felted Purse, January 6-8, with Deborah Pope. A Fanciful Forest Fellow (Felting), January 8-14, with Deborah Pope. Seamless, Nuno-Felted Jacket, January 15-21, with Linda Veilleux. Spinning Lavish Luxury Yarns, January 22-27, 2012, with Patsy Zawistoski. Spinning Clinic, February 5-11, 2012, with Norman Kennedy. High Wheel Cotton Spinning and Doily Knitting, February 12-17, 2012, with Leslie Bronson. Beginning Spinning, February 17-19, 2012, with Lorri Helms. Introduction to Feltmaking, February 19-25, with Carla Owen. Additional fiber-related classes throughout the year. John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902. (800) 365-5724; www.folkschool.org.

COLORADO

Beginning Spinning, March 7 and 14, with Sharon Dalrymple. Spindle Spinning, March 17, with Sharon Dalrymple. Spinning for Diameter Control, February 29, with Sharon Dalrymple. Quick and Easy Novelty Yarns, March 1, with Sharon Dalrymple. Spinning Self-Striping Yarns, March 9, with Sharon Dalrymple. Beginning Spinning, March 10, with Christy Cooper. Intermediate Spinning, March 31, with Christy Cooper. Additional classes in knitting, crochet, felting, weaving, and dyeing. Table Rock Llamas Fiber Arts Studio, 6520 Shoup Rd., Black Forest, CO 80908. (719) 495-7747; (866) 495-7747; tablerockllamas@msn.com; www.tablerockllamas.com.

MASSACHUSETTS

Felting with a Purpose, April 27-29, with Lesley Hansard. Additional fiber-related classes throughout the year. Snow Farm, 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096. (413) 268-3101; info@snowfarm-art.org; www.snowfarm-art.org.

NORTH CAROLINA

The Silk Experience, March 25-30, with Robin Russo. From Sheep to Shawl..., April 8-14, with Martha Owen. Earth-friendly Yarns, April 22-27, with Judith MacKenzie McCuin. Beginning Luxury Fiber Spinning, May 27-June 2, with Jennifer Bennett. Additional fiber-related classes throughout the year. John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902. (800) 365-5724; www.folkschool.org.

WASHINGTON

Fiber arts classes year-round. Grünewald Guild, 19003 River Rd., Leavenworth, WA 98826. (509) 763-3693; www.artfaith.com.

WISCONSIN

Felt Scarves, July 6-8, with Chad Alice Hagen. A Handspun Sampler, July 20-22, with Deb Jones. Spinners' Retreat, August 20-24, with Deb Jones. Additional fiber-related classes May through October. Sievers School of Fiber Arts, PO Box 100, 986 Jackson Harbor Rd., Washington Island, WI 54246. (920) 847-2264; www.sieversschool.com.

CANADA, NOVA SCOTIA

Learn-to-Spin Vacation Workshops year-round at The Spinner's Loft, 1626 W. Jeddore Rd., Head of Jeddore, NS B0J 1P0. www.thespinnersloft.ca.

TRAVEL

Ecuador, March 23-30. Tour featuring indigenous arts and textiles, limited to 6 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Morocco, April 21-27. Textile art tour, limited to 6 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Peru, March 29-April 12. Tour featuring textiles, knitting, weaving and spinning. www.btsadventures.com/EasterintheAndes2011.htm.

Japan, May 19-June 4. Slow Fiber Studios, journey through Japan on a special tour led by textile scholar, Yoshiko Wada. www.slowfiberstudios.com. 

Peru, September 13-22. Indigenous arts and Inca ruins, limited to 6 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Southeast Asia, October 20-31. Textile arts and culture tour, limited to 8 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.


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