Other Events

Black Sheep Gathering

June 29-July 1, 2018
Black Sheep Gathering, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon

Calgary Spring Fibre Festival

May 12 – May 13 · Calgary, Alberta
Vendors, Demos, Spin-in, Sheep-to-Shawl competition.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Calgary-Spring-Fibre-Festival

Complex Weavers 2018 Seminars

July 10-13, 2018
Complex Weavers is holding its 2018 Seminars in conjunction with Convergence at the Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada. There are fabulous speakers, fashion show, the CW silent auction, marketplace, and, of course, Seminars — 29 two-hour seminar sessions from which to choose, with topics covering a wide range of interests and appealing to all skill levels. Learn more at https://www.complex-weavers.org/seminars-2018/.


July 6-12, 2018
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. will present Convergence®, our international fiber arts conference, in Reno, Nevada July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill Resort. Additonal information can be found at  http://www.weavespindye.org/convergence-2018

Fiber Fusion Northwest

October 20-21, 2018
Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

Fiber Mania

October 27-29, 2018
Fiber Mania, Grants Pass, OR

Fibres West

Fibres West, Cloverdale BC. March 23 and 24, 2018. Interested in spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, rug hooking, lace making, dyeing, tapestry. basket weaving and other related fibre crafts? Come and check us out. We promote local, Canadian fibre producers, fibre shops, independent artists, equipment producers, non-profit groups and weaving and spinning guilds. We hire Canadian teachers and we invite vendors from BC, Alberta, Washington and beyond to join us. See http://fibreswest.com/.

Knot Another Fiber Festival

April 27-29, 2018
Knot Another Fiber Festival, Silverton, OR

Log Cabin Fiber Arts Annual Spin In and Fiber Festival

Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
March 24 2018
Fiber Artist? Want to learn more about fiber arts? Join us at the Log Cabin Fiber Arts Annual Spin In and Fiber Festival in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Free Admission and parking.
Attend a free demonstration, shop our local and regional vendors, participate in one of our classes, or bring your hand crafts and just enjoy the day.
Class space is limited, so register early to assure a place in either Hand Spinning (Drop Spindle) or Learn to Spin Your Pet’s Fur. More information on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LogCabinFiberArts/

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference

May 31-June 2, 2018
Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference, Olympia, WA

Olds College Fibre Week

June 15-June 21 2018

Olds, Alberta

Fibre Week is an annual, week long celebration of the fibre arts at Olds College. Every year in June, the campus and amazing community members are immersed in activities and events related to fibre. Our event include workshops, programs, a public market, fleece shows and sales and social events.

It couldn’t happen without an incredible team and fantastic support from this industry. Please take a moment to visit our Sponsors and their webpages, and to meet the team of instructors and volunteers that make Fibre Week amazing. If you’d like to be one of our supporters, whether as a business in the industry or as a fibre enthusiast, we invite you to contact us.

Ways to contribute include sponsorship, silent auction donations, instructing and volunteering.


Olds College Master Spinner class coming to Lynden WA

We are excited that Olds College will be offering a Master Spinner Class, Level 1, at the Jansen Art Center, May 18-22.

For more information, go to https://www.jansenartcenter.org/events/master-spinner-class-2/.

Olds College, based near Calgary, Alberta, is one of the few colleges in North America offering textile classes: master spinning and master weaving classes among them. They offer only a few off-site classes, and none on the west coast of the US, so this is a great opportunity for spinners in our area.

Participants can register online at https://oldscollegece.augusoft.net/ by searching (by menu or search option) for the Master Spinner Level 1 – Lynden, WA offering. Or they can do so by phone, by calling Olds College Continuing Education toll free: 1-800-661-6537, ext 2.

This is a 5-day intensive class, and the fee is $940 Canadian, approximately $750 US. If you plan to stay in Lynden during this class, the Inn at Lynden will have special room rates available for participants. Please call the Inn at 360-746-8597 for reservations and let them know you are part of this class. More information about the Inn can be found at www.innatlynden.com

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

September 22-23, 2018
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, OR

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America
February 3–May 6, 2018
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
In conjunction with this exhibition, the Museum is also hosting two exhibitions at Old City Hall building, Gathered Together: A Show of Work Celebrating Members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild and Hidden in the Bundle: A Look Inside the Whatcom Museum’s Basketry Collection

Textile Society of America 2018 Symposium

September 19-23, 2018
Textile Society of America 2018 Symposium, Vancouver BC

The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving

Salish Weaving Exhibition at the Musem of Anthropology in Vancouver BC THE FABRIC OF OUR LAND: SALISH WEAVING November 19, 2017 – April 15, 2018

Traditional Haida Harvesting, Weaving & Cultural Immersion

Traditional Haida Harvesting, Weaving & Cultural Immersion with Haida Weaving Instructor Delores Churchill (Ilskyalas)
July 8th – July 16th

Experience the extraordinary beauty and power of Haida Gwaii, the ancient homeland of the Haida, as you create a traditional Haida basket. Learn about the Haida history, culture and weavings through the eyes of eighty-seven year old, world renowned, Master Haida Weaver, Delores Churchill. Make a unique connection through in-depth insider activities that deepen and enrich your experience on Haida Gwaii. More on Delores Churchill: https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/delores-elizabeth-churchillEmail for more information on this event.

Trout Lake Fiber Arts Festival

Trout Lake Fiber Arts Festival
June 8 and 9 2018

Come join us at Washington’s newest fiber festival in Trout Lake where lush forests, flowing rivers, and a towering mountain welcome all those who weave, knit, felt, dye, quilt, and spin. Artists’ Marketplace, Wine & Cheese Reception (no host), creative demonstrations, hands-on activities, maker workshops, alpaca educational tours, “fleece to shawl”, and raffle items.

Visit www.troutlakefestivalofthearts.com for more information on the festival and www.meadowrockalpacas.com to register for the “Fleece to Shawl” at Meadowrock Alpacas.

Feed your hunger for the fiber arts! Whether you choose to sell your lovely creations in the Artists’ Marketplace, watch a demonstration, sign up for one of the dyeing workshops (number of participants limited), register for the Fleece to Shawl, give a demonstration, lead an activity, learn about the unique alpaca on a tour, or try something new to you like felting, knitting, or drop spindle spinning you’ll have a smashing good time reveling in all the fiber fun.

Vancouver Island Fibre Fest 2018

May 4, 5 & 6 2018 in Campbell River BC

VANCOUVER ISLAND FIBRE FEST IS 3 FUN-FILLED DAYS OF ALL THINGS FIBRE! Admission to the event is by donation although there is a charge for the workshops. Your donations help to support the Specialized Recreation programs that the City of Campbell River Recreation Department offers. Come and shop in the Marketplace, enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch at the Fibre Café, watch some free demo’s and take in some incredible workshops: spinning, quilting, rug hooking, fabric dyeing, knitting, felting and needle felting. So much to see and do!

Registration starts Monday Feb 5. We have amazing instructor’s coming this year!
Diana Twiss, Laurie Steffler, Sylvia Olsen, Jane Ireland, Freda Jackson, Jody Richards and Jackee Thaysen!

For more information, see http://shelmack.wixsite.com/vancouverislandfibre.