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Going Places? Check out these fiber events:
Atlanta, GA: Through August 26, 2018 Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America
Denver, CO: Through August 27 Printed and Painted: The Art of Bark Cloth
Irving, TX: September 14 – 17 Stitches Texas
Candy, OR: September 23 – 24 Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
East Greenwich, NY: September 23 – 24 The 8th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival
Maurine, OR: September 29 – October 2 Interweave Escapes Knitting Retreat: Imperial River Company
Vancouver, BC: September 30 – October 1 Knit City
Turnbridge, VT: September 30 – October 1 Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
Sun Valley, ID: October 4 – 8 Trailing of the Sheep
Taos, NM: October 7 – 8 Taos Wool Festival
Coeur d’ Alene, ID: October 12 – 16 Camp Stitches
Hood River, OR: October 27 – 29 Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival
Sedona, AZ: October Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild “Fabulous Fiber Sale 2016”
Leighton, PA: October Mahoning Valley Fiber Fair
Rheinbeck, NY: October 21 – 22 NY State Sheep & Wool Festival
Tucson, AZ: October A Palette of Fiber Arts 2017
Phoenix, AZ: December 9 – 10 Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Prescott, AZ: January 17 – 20 Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat
Tacoma, WA: February 15 – 18 Madrona Fiber Arts
Santa Clara, CA: February 22 – 25 Stitches West
Portland, OR: March 1 – 4 Rose City Yarn Crawl
Ashland, OR: March Lantern Moon Retreat
Hartford, CT: March 22-25 Stitches United
Pittsburgh, PA: March 13th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival
Loveland, CO: Interweave Yarn Fest
Rockaway, OR: April Friends by the Sea Rug Hooking Camp
NM: May New Mexico Fiber Crawl
West Friendship, MD: May Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Clayton, NY: May 23rd Annual Weaving History Conference
June Camp Stitches
Flagstaff, AZ: June Flag Wool and Fiber Festival
Estes Park, CO: June Estes Park Wool Market
Eugene, OR: June The Black Sheep Gathering
Tsaile, AZ: June Sheep is Life
Reno, NV: July Convergence Conference
Victoria, BC: July Treadle Lightly – Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds’
Northampton, MA: July New England Weavers Seminar
Santa Fe, NM: July International Folk Art Alliance
August Stitches Midwest
Seattle, WA: October Nordic Knitting Conference
Marshfield, WI: Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreats
King of Prussia, PA: International Organization of Lace Convention
Durango, CO: July Intermountain Weavers Conference
Staying Home? Check out these local fiber events!
WORN AS ART – Reversible Capes by Eleanor Bostwick: Phoenix Sky Harbor, Terminal 3, level 2 display case, through summer 2017. Over a period of three decades, Eleanor Bostwick created a series of eight unique capes. They are all reversible and similar in basic form, but that is where their similarity ends. Each cape is executed in different combinations of materials such as silk, wool, taffeta, beads and leather. Eleanor incorporates various fiber art techniques including hand-weaving, applique, embroidery and quilting. All of the capes are rich with layers of meaning and detail.
DRAWN TO PATTERN – Painting, Printmaking, Fiber Art and Sculpture: Phoenix Sky Harbor, Terminal 4, Level 3, eight display cases, through October 8, 2017. This exhibition presents a diverse range of artworks, in a variety of media, where patterns are prominently featured. By repeating shapes, forms, lines, texture or colors, artists give their works structure, rhythm, interest or unity. Using their chosen media, they have incorporated patterns into their artworks for different reasons.
NightVisions 2017: April 4 through July 29. Coconino Center for the Arts (CCA), 2300 North Fort Valley Road (Highway 180), Flagstaff. NightVisions is an art exhibition that celebrates the beauty of the night sky. As humans are increasingly afraid of the dark they are unable to enjoy its beauty. NightVisions hopes to help close the gap between humans and the night. Showing for the sixth time, this international juried biennial exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older, and to artwork in any media; 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, poetry, photography, video, installation, etc. The exhibition is produced by the Flagstaff Arts Council in partnership with the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition. See https://flagartscouncil.org/2017/01/nightvisions-2017-call/ for information.
MASTER SPINNERS Level 1 Class with Jill Holbrook: September 8-12, 2017, 9 am to 4 pm at the Mini Time Machine Museum, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, AZ 85712.
There are many spinners in Tucson willing to host students for this class. Email Jill if you need a place to stay or have any questions. “Are you interested in taking your basic knowledge of fiber, textiles, and spinning to the next level?” The Olds College Master Spinner Program is internationally recognized as one of the best fiber arts programs by weavers, spinners and textile artists everywhere.
Please note – THIS IS NOT A BEGINNING SPINNING COURSE. Students are required to be comfortable with the basic operation of a spinning wheel. Click here for more information and to
register: https://www.oldscollege.ca/continuing-education/fibre/master-spinner-program-/ Or here for our class in Tucson: https://www.oldscollege.ca/continuing-education/fibre/master-spinner-program- /master-spinner-off-campus-course-offerings/