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Going Places? Check out these fiber events:
Las Cruces, NM: Through July 9, 2017 Weaving in New Mexico – The Ancestral Puebloan and Rio Grande Traditions
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
Las Cruces, NM: Through July 9 Weaving in New Mexico – The Ancestral Puebloan and Rio Grande Traditions
San Francisco, CA: February 11 – June 14 FELT DeCoded|Wool: Nature’s Technology
Indonesia: May 1 – 12 Tribal Weavings of the Lesser Sunda Islands
West Friendship, MD: May 6 – 7 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Holland, MI: June 2 – 7 Fiber Inspirations: Michigan League of Handweavers Biannual Conference and Workshops
Flagstaff, AZ: June 3 – 4 Flag Wool and Fiber Festival
Estes Park, CO: June 8 – 11 Estes Park Wool Market
Tsaile, AZ: June 12 – 19 Sheep is Life
Eugene, OR: June 23 – 25 The Black Sheep Gathering
Marshfield, WI: July 6 -10, July 13 – 17, July 20 – 24 and July 27 – 30 Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreats 2017
Durango, CO: July 27 – 30 Intermountain Weavers Conference Registration is now open.
Victoria, BC: July 1 – 2 Treadle Lightly – Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds’
Northampton, MA: July 13 – 16 New England Weavers Seminar 2017
Santa Fe, NM: July 14 – 16 International Folk Art Alliance
King of Prussia, PA: July 16 – 22 International Organization of Lace Convention
Schaumburg, IL: August 3 – 6 Stitches Midwest
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
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 2016
Phoenix, AZ: December 9 – 10 Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Reno, NV: July 6 – 12 Convergence Conference
Seattle, WA: October Nordic Knitting Conference
Cordes Lakes, AZ: January 17 – 20 Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat Arcosanti
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
Staying Home? Check out these local fiber events!
TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM: The Tucson Desert Art Museum currently has a great exhibit of eye-dazzling and optical illusion Navajo weavings. The exhibit is on until May 28th, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ. See www.tucsondart.org/
THE ART OF RECYCLE IV: Community Performance & Art Center (CPAC), Green Valley. Entries must be at least 75% recycled, discarded, repurposed and/or found materials. Deadline for submission of items is March 20. Show is April 5 – May 12. All entries must be for sale. Information: http://www.performingartscenter.org/programs/exhibits/
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.
FRIENDS OF HUBBELL RUG AND NATIVE ART AUCTION: May 6th, Gallup Community Service Center, 410 Bataan Veterans Street, Gallup NM Exit #22 from I-40. Preview 9-11am, Auction at Noon.
TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM: The Tucson Desert Art Museum currently has a great exhibit of eye- dazzling and optical illusion Navajo weavings. The exhibit is on until May 28th, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ. See www.tucsondart.org/
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/