Travel Events

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Going Places?  Check out these fiber events:



NM:  May 18 – 20  New Mexico Fiber Crawl

West Friendship, MD:  May 5 & 6  Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Clayton, NY:  May 24th Annual Weaving History Conference

Vermont:  May 31 – June 4  Camp Stitches

Holland, MI:  June 8 – 10  Michigan League of Handweavers Biannual Conference and Workshops

Flagstaff, AZ:  June 2 – 3  Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

Estes Park, CO:  June 7 – 10  Estes Park Wool Market

Eugene, OR:  June 29 – July 1  The Black Sheep Gathering

Tsaile, AZ:  June 15 – 16   Sheep is Life

Reno, NV:  July 6 – 12  Convergence Conference

Santa Fe, NM:  July 13 – 15  International Folk Art Alliance

July  Knitting Guild Association Conference

Schaumburg, IL:  August 2-5  Stitches Midwest

Seattle, WA:  October  Nordic Knitting Conference

Marshfield, WI:  July 5 – 30 Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreats

San Antonio, TX:   July 22 – 28  International Organization of Lace Convention

Irving, TX:  September 13 – 16 Stitches Texas

Candy, OR:  September 22 & 23  Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival

East Greenwich, NY:  September The 9th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival

Maurine, OR:   Interweave Escapes Knitting Retreat: Imperial River Company

Vancouver, BC:  September 29 – 30 Knit City

Turnbridge, VT:   Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Sun Valley, ID:  October 10 – 14  Trailing of the Sheep

Taos, NM:  October  6 & 7  Taos Wool Festival

Coeur d’ Alene, ID:  11 – 15  Camp Stitches

Hood River, OR:  October 26 – 28 Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival

 Sedona, AZ:  October Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild “Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018”

Leighton, PA:  October  Mahoning Valley Fiber Fair

Rheinbeck, NY:  October 20 & 28  NY State Sheep & Wool Festival

Phoenix, AZ:  December 9 – 10 Pueblo Grande Indian Market


Prescott, AZ:  January  Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat 

Tacoma, WA:  February  Madrona Fiber Arts

Santa Clara, CA:  February   Stitches West

Phoenix, AZ:  February  Federation Day

Portland, OR:  March  Rose City Yarn Crawl

Sisters, OR:  March  Lantern Moon Retreat

Hartford, CT:  March  Stitches United

Rockaway, OR:  April Friends by the Sea Rug Hooking Camp 

Pittsburgh, PA:  April   14th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival

Loveland, CO:  April   Interweave Yarn Fest

Silverton, OR:   April  Knot Another Fiber Festival

Prince George, BC:  June  Treadle Lightly – Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds’

Durango, CO:  July   Intermountain Weavers Conference 

Northampton, MA: July  New England  Weavers Seminar

 Need more?  Check out Fiber Events website or Fiber Festivals in the United States website.

Staying Home?  Check out these local fiber events! 

SCOTTSDALE ART WALK – Every Thursday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., downtown Scottsdale. Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown.

CHANDLER ART WALK – Every third Friday from 6-9:30 p.m., Downtown Chandler welcomes over 35 local artists to the historic square.

SIXTH STREET MARKET –  Tempe, Sundays 11 am-4 pm October-April. Local artisans, live music, food booths. Location: 6th Street Park, 24 E 6th St. Free Parking in adjacent City Hall Garage. 

 Mesa Arts Center Museum: Annual Craft show through April 15th. Lots of fiber art.
Colonial Frontiers, 244 S. Park Ave., Tucson: Jewelry, weavings and dowry boxes of the royal Maharani women of Rajasthan, India circa 19-20th centuries.

Colonial Frontiers, 244 S. Park Ave., Tucson: Jewelry, weavings and dowry boxes of the royal Maharani women of Rajasthan, India circa 19-20th centuries.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N Frontier St., Wickenburg: “One trader’s legacy: Steve Getwiller Collects the West” Navajo rugs.

John Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery, 6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale: Pima and Apache baskets including miniatures.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, Hozho Center, 431 S. R. 179, Sedona: Handwoven rugs from Zapotec weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona April 8, 2017-August 4, 2022 — This new permanent exhibit celebrates the region’s ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions featuring millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces. Contemporary Native voices will enrich discussions of materials and technologies and bring to life the many functions basketry has served and continues to serve. This exhibit is presented by OneAZ Credit Union. With more than 35,000 specimens, the ASM collection includes not only baskets, but sandals, mats, cradleboards, cordage, and other technologically similar items representative of every indigenous basket-making culture in North America, dating from 8,000 years ago to the present. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world.