Other Events

100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair

Coombs, BC
Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am-3:30pm
Bradley Centre
975 Shearme Road, Coombs
Local fleece, fibre, artisans, demonstrations, door prizes!

38th Annual Sheep Fair At Maplewood Farm

38th Annual Sheep Fair At Maplewood Farm Sunday, May 27, 2018
Schedule of the day’s activities: 10:30 am Border Collie Demonstration, herding ducks and sheep in Meadow and Pine Paddocks, Bill McCallion and his dogs.
11:00 am One half of the Sheep Flock is shorn by Lori Tomsin of Sidney, BC in Meadow Paddock, under the BIG Yellow and White Tent.
12:30 pm Border Collie Demonstration, as noted above.
1:00 pm Balance of the Sheep Flock in shorn, as noted above.
May 27 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Maplewood Farm

Black Sheep Gathering

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

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

Exhibit at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum by Flora Carlile-Kovacs

How I Felt…A Woolistic Approach by Flóra Carlile-Kovács
May 2 – July 29, 2018

Artist Reception, Saturday, June 2, 2-4pm

Location: La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

I will be showing large wall-hangings, some with my marble surface design, some with heavy textures created with techniques have I recently developed; some sculptural hats and some garments as well.

Fiber Fusion Northwest

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

Fiber Fusion Weekend at Mule Train Alpaca Ranch

Mule Train Alpaca Ranch Molt, Montana—just 30 minutes from Billings
Saturday and Sunday August 4-5

Join us for our first annual weekend event of the arts, everything fiber, fresh air and fun! Uniting various art forms together, creating a Fiber Fusion. Workshops, Catered Campfire Dinner & sheep talk, Open Ranch with kids activities, alpaca yoga all surrounded by friendly alpacas.
Find the complete schedule and how to register at www.mtalpacas.com and like us on Facebook @muletrainalpacas.com.

Fiber Mania

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

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.


Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

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

South Hungary Felt Tour

South Hungary Felt Tour
Aug 19-30. 2018
More than just group travel! Take 5 days of felting workshops from the best Hungarian felt masters while exploring the country with people of the similar interest. We’ll visit wonderful places, exhibits, antique- and contemporary craft markets, thermal baths and more.
For more info visit www.felttours.com 
Seattle, WA. $2500 or contact Flora by e-mail.

Textile Society of America 2018 Symposium

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

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.