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The events posted here are of interest to fiber artists living in the ANWG region. These events are sponsored by nonprofit organizations. To place an event E-mail. Due to limited space and the great number of fiber-related activities, the events that will be posted here will be those that are determined to be of interest to a large segment of the ANWG region.


Member Guild Sponsored Events

Spokane Handweavers’ Guild: Inkle Loom Weaving Class
08/08/2017 – 1 to 5 pm
Learn to weave bands, belts, tie-backs, shoelaces and more using cotton yarn on an inkle loom. Class fee includes all materials and an inkle loom to keep. A 1-day, 4-hour class suitable for all experience levels including beginners with no prior weaving experience. For more info and to register: http://www.spokaneweavers.org/events/inkle-loom-class/
$100 for SHG members, $125 for nonmembers
Spokane Handweavers’ Guild: Tote Basket Weaving Workshop
09/09/2017 – 9 am – 5 pm
Weave a useful tote basket with fabric handles using flat reed and birch bark. Gain an appreciation for handcrafted baskets while learning to weave various patterns and other design features such as rims. A 1-day class suitable for all experience levels including beginners with no prior basket weaving experience. For more info and to register: http://www.spokaneweavers.org/events/basket-weaving-workshop/
$65 for SHG members, $75 for nonmembers
Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild Fibre Camp
September 8 – 10, 2017
The Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild is proud to host the fourth annual Fibre Camp, Sept. 8-10/17. Location: Camp Sunrise, near Gibsons BC. Registration open to everyone June 5 and closes Aug 25. Join us for lots of fibre fun- workshops (mushroom dyeing, free form knitting and tapestry weaving) demos, door prizes, spin in, show and tell, fashion show and speakers. Not to mention great food, comfy accommodation and time to just relax by the ocean, all for a very reasonable price. More info at www.fibrecamp.ca.


Conferences, Classes, Festivals, Workshops

Columbia George Fiber Festival
The Dalles, OR
October 27-29 2017
The Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival has found a reputation as the Gorge’s premier fiber event. The CGFF is produced by Sarah Keller, owner of Hood River’s LYS Knot Another Hat, and is held annually in the Columbia River Gorge. The festival is proud to offer world class fiber arts education and a small but exclusive vendor marketplace.



The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon
September 23 2017 – January 21 2018
“The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome,” an exhibition of rare 17th century Italian tapestries that once decorated St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on view beginning September 23, 2017 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus. This exhibition features one of the Barberini’s most renowned series, the “Life of Christ,” on loan from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. “The Barberini Tapestries” will open with a free public reception on Friday, September 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. In 2001, a major fire in the Cathedral seriously damaged two of the “Life of Christ” tapestries. The Textile Conservation Laboratory, renowned worldwide for its work on antique and modern textiles, has spent the last 16 years cleaning and conserving the tapestries, culminating in this highly anticipated exhibition. Fragments from one of the two damaged tapestries will be displayed in the exhibition, along with text and illustrations providing a fascinating glimpse into the advanced methods and painstaking care required to return the series to its original glory. The centerpiece of the exhibition, the installation of the ten surviving tapestries, will be accompanied by rare books, period objects, and computer kiosks offering detailed background information.  These will help recreate the cultural, dynastic, political and religious worlds of the Barberini family. The digital interface was developed by the Location Lab at the University of Oregon’s GIS & Mapping Team. Its interactive features will be available in the galleries and can also be experienced online at http://barberini.uoregon.edu/.


Call to Artists

2018 Weaving Guilds of Oregon Traveling Show
Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) will sponsor a juried traveling exhibit of weaving and other fiber art during calendar year 2018. The theme of the show is “Color Gone Wild”. No particular colors are required – just think of what you can make with any wild colorway!
The show will exhibit for all of 2018 in five venues averaging two months in each location. Items may be for sale or not. Awards for Best of Show and other categories will be given.
Entries are open to residents of the State of Oregon and members of WeGO-member Guilds.
The deadline for submitting items is October 31, 2017.
See the WeGO website http://www.wegoregon.org/traveling_shows to obtain the Prospectus, Entry Form and Artist Agreement.
Contact: tomlin@bendcable.com