Spring 2013, Calendar of Events

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

To submit listings for the Spin-Off Calendar of Events, please email full details to spinoff@interweave.com or post listings in printed form to Spin-Off Calendar of Events, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537-5655.




Woven Together: Firestorm, open. Juried exhibit commemorating the 2012 wildfire season, June 21-August 3, 2013, at Hagnauer Gallery, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs. Entry deadline April 8. Firestorm.exhibit.2013@gmail.com; www.PikesPeakWeavers.org/firestorm.


June 8-9. Seeking entries for Fiber 577, at The 577 Foundation, Perrysburg. This juried exhibit will showcase the diversity and unique character of fiber & fiber-influenced mixed media work. The deadline for entry is April 8. http://www.fiber577.com/


The month of October. The Hand Weavers Guild of Lincoln show: Inspired by Nature, at the West Minister Presbyterian Church, Lincoln. Members of HWGL (Hand Weavers Guild of Lincoln) are invited to participate. Deadline for submission is September 28. Learn about joining the guild at http://lincweaver.blogspot.com/.


March 12-13, 9am-5pm. Grand Central Terminal is hosting a call to artists in March for its 2013 Holiday Fair, the final event of Grand Central’s Centennial year. Artisans are invited to the Terminal to show samples of their products and receive feedback from Holiday Fair merchandising consultants. The focus for this year’s Holiday Fair is on locally made and American-made merchandise.  Products are required to be made by hand.info@grandcentralterminal.com.


37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale will be held from November 7-10, 2013. The application period is open until April 1, 2013. http://pmacraftshow.org/application/


May of 2013. The Handspinners and Weavers Guild of South Australia will be 50 year old in! As part of our celebrations we would like to invite you as a Guild and/or as individuals to Give Us A Hand!
Deadline: end of March.

19th International ‘Back to Back’ Wool Challenge. Due date: on or before June 9. www.tarndie.com; backtoback@iprimus.com.au.


Handweavers Guild of America Scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs. Application deadline March 15. hgainfo@weavespindye.org; www.weavespindye.org.

Convergence 2014, open (for members of Handweavers Guild of America) seeks proposals for classes and workshops. International conference July 14-19, 2014; location to be announced. Proposal deadline March 11. teachingproposal@weavespindye.org; www.weavespindye.org.



September 13-15. 13th Annual Woolgathering, at Warner Mountain Weavers, The Surprise Valley, 459 S. Main St., Cedarville, CA 96104. (530) 279-2164; info@warnermtnweavers.com.


May 16-19. National Alpaca Show from the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). Alpacas and alpaca enthusiasts, as well as fiber art enthusiaststs, at the Denver National Western Complex, 4655 Humbolt Street. http://www.alpacaowners.com/2013nationalshow/index.asp

June 6-9. Estes Park Wool Market, in Estes Park. Lexy Jacobson, (970) 586-6104; www.estes.org/woolmarket


March 8-9. Portland Fiber Fest & Spin In, at the Jay County Fairgrounds.(877) 726-4481;  director@visitjaycounty.com; www.visitjaycounty.com.


May 4-5. Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, at Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Rd., West Friendship, MD 21794. www.sheepandwool.org.


May 18. Mt. Bruce Station's Annual Spring Fiber Day, at Mt. Bruce Station, Romeo. (810) 798-2568; www.sheepstuff.com.

September 28-29. Sheep & Wool Festival, at Mt. Bruce Station, Romeo. (810) 798-2568; www.sheepstuff.com.


May 31-June 1. Magnolia State Fiber Festival, at Lady Luck Casino, 1350 Warrenton Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39810. Brenda, (601) 415-7679; www.msff.net.


September 7-8. M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, at Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Rochester's largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival. http://mag.rochester.edu/clothesline/festivalinfo_visitors.php


March 23. 28th Market Day & Fiber Fair, at the Wood County Fairgrounds on Poe Rd, Bowling Green. http://bssgmarketday.tripod.com; www.blackswampspinnersguild.org 


April 13.  "A Gathering of the Guilds" hosted by the Traditional Skills and Fiberworks Guild.  A social event to unite spinners, weavers, and knitters from the Mississippi River to the west and the Tennessee River and beyond to the east.  This is an opportunity to expand your fiber friends, network and more. At the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, 605 Airways Boulevard (731) 423-3400; tntsfg@gmail.com.


March 15-17. Walk in Beauty, annual retreat for fiber enthusiasts at Camp Tyler, near Tyler, with a concentration on American Indian textile traditions. Doris McCutcheon, (903) 852-6555; bodomcc@earthlink.net; www.wildflowerfiber.com


April 27. Powhatan's Festival of Fiber, in Powhatan. www.powhatansfestivaloffiber.com; www.facebook.com/powhatansfestivaloffiber.


April 5-6. The Whatcom County Youth Fair, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden. (360)366-3144; www.whatcomcountyyouthfair.com.

April 18-21. Shepherd's Extravaganza at Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup. Lin, (425) 432-3455; www.shepherds-extravaganza.com.


September 28, 10am-4pm. Manitoba Fibre Festival, St. Norbert Community Centre. Winnipeg, Manitoba. info@manitobafibrefestival.com; http://manitobafibrefestival.blogspot.ca/.


March 14-17. The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham. 44 20 7688 6830; www.twistedthread.com.

June 28-29. Woolfest 2013: Celebrating Nature's Finest Fibres, at Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria. http://www.woolfest.co.uk/


April 25-28. Fabric of Life, New Zealand Creative Fibre Festival 2013, at Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture. www.creativefibre.org.nz; www.fibrefestival2013.blogspot.co.nz.



May 31-June 2. Conference of Northern California Handweavers, at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley. www.cnch.org.


March 14-17. Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Annual Conference, at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. Offering workshops in weaving, spinning, basketry, mixed media, tapestry, dyeing, woodturning and more. www.ftwg.org.


July 11 -14. New England Weaver’s Seminar, featuring classes on techniques, dyeing, color theory and more: fashion show, awards, exhibits, camaraderie. Registration begins Feb. 15th. At Smith College, Northampton. www.newenglandweaversseminar.com.


June 27–30.  WARP (Weaving a Real Peace) Annual Meeting, at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester. (740)587-4058; www.weaverealpeace.org/annual.html.


October 11-14. Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference, at Chautauqua Institute. http://eglfc.org.


June 20-23. Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association conference (MAFA) at the University of Scranton, Scranton. http://mafafiber.org.


May 30-June 2. Weave Across Texas, conference hosted by the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, in Dallas. CHT2013@gmail.com; www.weavetexas.org/Conference.html.

June 6-9. in•ter•face, the 17th International Surface Design Association Conference, pre-conference workshops June 1-5, post-conference workshops, June 10-14, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, www.surfacedesign.org.


June 17-23. Northwest Weavers Conference (ANWG) in Bellingham. www.anwg-conference-2013.


May 1-5. Fibre Optics, Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Conference, in Cornwall. fibreoptics@ovwsg.com; www.ohs.on.ca.



Through April 28. Folk Indian Textile from the collection of Carol Summers & Meditation in Space and Time: Junco Sato Pollack, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. (408) 971-0323; www.sjquiltmuseum.org.

Through May 5. Social Fabric, exhibit of contemporary fabric-based art with social engagement, at The Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 937-4230; www.cafam.org.

April 5-March 30, 2014. Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection, exhibit including textiles. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. (626) 449-2742; www.pacificasiamuseum.org.

April 28-July 24. Lovely Lace, exhibit at Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. (650) 903-6073.


Through April 14. Fiber Celebration 2013, at Loveland Museum and Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln, Loveland. www.fortnet.org/ncwg.

Through August 2. Weaving Lives: Transforming Textile Traditions in the Peruvian Highlands, at the Avenir Museum of Design & Merchandising, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. (970) 491-6648.
Enjoy exhibition, lectures and workshops, and shop the trunk show (on February 21-24) . Download event schedule here

May 19-September 22. Spun: Adventures in Textiles, exhibits at the new textile galleries of The Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock Sts., Denver. (720) 865-5000; www.denverartmuseum.org.


March 10 from 2-5pm is opening day. The 2013 Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show, a month-long exhibition of small works of fiber art, at the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA).


May 31 - September 7. Small Expressions 2013: HGA’s Annual Exhibit of Small Scale Works, at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Saint Charles. www.weavespindye.org.


Ongoing. New 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.  Through March 3. Suited for Space, presented by the American Textile History Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The exhibit explores "wearable spacecraft" that keep astronauts alive as they travel. American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, MA 01854. (978) 452-5803; www.athm.org.

April 5-7. CraftBoston Spring, at Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. (617) 266-1810; www.craftboston.org.


March 22-23. Spiders' Market, Las Aranas Spinner's and Weaver's Guild Annual Sale, at Albuquerque Garden Center, Albuquerque. www.lasaranas.org/annual_sale.htm.

April 19-21. Taos Fiber Marketplace, at Taos Convention Center, Taos. www.taosfibermarketplace.com.


April 13. Central New York Fiber Frolic, at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. goldenfleecespinners@gmail.com; www.goldenfleecespinners.typepad.com.

May 3-5. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, craft show on Rte. 9, in Tarrytown. Artrider Productions, Inc., PO Box 28, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 331-7900; www.artrider.com.


April 19-August 18. Fiberart International, at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 5th Ave.; and Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh. www.Fiberartinternational.org.


May 21-June 16 and June 18-August 4. "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.


March 7-10. RAGS Wearable Art Show to Benefit YWCA Pierce County's Domestic Violence Programs. The 19th Annual wearable art sale and gallery competition, at the Larson's Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. (253) 272-4181, ext. 352 or kristy@notacloudinthesky.com; www.RAGSWearableArt.org.


Through March 10. The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art, April 12-October 13, Out of Southeast Asia: Art that Sustains, exhibitions at The Textile Museum, 2320 S St., NW. Contact Katy Clune, (202) 667-0441, ext. 77; kclune@textilemuseum.org.


May 18-19. Door County Shepherd's Market: the 19th Annual Fiber Art and Art-to-Wear sale, at the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor. www.dcshepherdsmarket.com.


Through May 20. Too Web or Not to Web, 10th Triennale Internationale, exhibit of miniature textiles, at the Museum of Contemporary Tapestries in Angers. webmestre@ville.angers.fr.


March 16. World Textile Day, exhibits and sale. March 30-April 14, On the Edge, exhibition by Wye Severn and Ffeisty Ffelters. May 3-27. Artisans' Emporium. June 1-29. Wool and Willow, exhibition and sale. Additional events throughout the year. The Quilt Association, Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes SY18 6BY. Tel. 01686 413467; www.quilt.org.uk.

March 22-June 29. Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour, at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London. 44 20 7407 8664; info@ftmlondon.org; www.ftmlondon.org

HGA Scholarships:

HGA provides over $4,000 each year in scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs.  Application deadline: March 15, 2013.



Textile analysis workshop with Ann Hedlund, early April, at The University of Colorado Museum, sponsored by Boulder Handweavers Guild. David Johnson, jdjohnson81499@msn.com.


Ongoing classes at Vavstuga Weaving School, Shelburne Falls. 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.


From Sheep to Shawl, February 24-March 2, with Martha Owen, repeated April 8-14. The Silk Experience, March 25-30, with Robin Russo. 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.

Ongoing classes at Penland School of Crafts, Penland. (828) 765-2359; www.penland.org/textiles.


Cotton Spinning, with Joan Ruane, March 16-17, at Village of Richfield Fellowship Hall, 3909 Broadview Rd., Richfield, OH 44286, sponsored by Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild. Gail Dixon, 20377 Village Green Dr., Strongsville, OH 44149.


Classes at the Home Textile Tool Museum, State Rte. 1036, Orwell. (570) 247-7175; www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org.


April 4-7. FiberForum 2013 three day workshop featuring Jason Collingwood and 12 other instructors at Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg. Great food and lodging. Classes filling quickly. www.sefiberforum.org.


Peak Week Dyeing to Knit Retreat with Donna Druchunas and Cheryl Potter, in their respective studios located in The Northeast Kingdom. Limited enrollment. www.sheeptoshawl.com.
Session 1 September 26-29; Session 2 October 3-6; Session 3 is October 10-13.


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


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


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.


International Needlework Retreats. Victoria C. Frank, Inc. (847) 748-1212; www.VCFinc.com.


Bahamas. July 26-31. Friends & Fiberworks Fantasy Fiber Arts/Knitting Cruise. Sailing from Charleston, North Carolina to the Bahamas. www.friendsandfiberworksregistration.com.

Ecuador, May 31-June 6. Culture and crafts, limited to 6 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com

Guatemala. July 7-15. World Fiber Tours Guatemala 2013. A 9-day Workshop with traditional Mayan Weavers in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala, Skype: annie.touliatos;+569-8373-1775; worldfibertours@gmail.com; www.worldfibertours.wordpress.com

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

Morocco, Thailand/Laos, Peru. Small group and individual tours. Noble Journeys, www.nobeljourneys.com.

Norway and Finland. June 18 - July 1. Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth: A Textile Study Tour to Norway and Finland. 563-382-9681, ext. 214; info@vesterheim.org; www.vesterheim.org/travel.

Peru, September 13-22, limit 6 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Southern Africa, September 18-27. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Various Locations and dates. Behind the Scenes Adventures Textile and Festival Tours. (510) 275-3662. www.BTSAdventures.com

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