Events

Here you’ll find events of interest, including those occurring locally and regionally during the year. Conferences, festivals, and shows will be found here.

2019-2020  (ordered by date)

  • FLORIDA FIBER IN
    Sept 20-21: Florida Fiber In: http://nomadicfiber.yolasite.com/ 
    Holiday Inn & Suites Orlando SW – Celebration Area
    5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.
    Kissimmee, Florida 34746
    Phone: 407-396-4222
  • SOUTH EASTERN ANIMAL FIBER FAIR
    October 25-27: https://saffsite.org/
    WNC Agricultural Center
    Fletcher, NC
  • ORLANDO DISTAFF DAY
    January 4, 2020:  https://orlandodistaffday.org/
    Clarion Inn & Suites Orlando Airport
    33835 McCoy Road
    Orlando, FL 32812
    This is where it was this year, 2019. Not sure if it will be the same place in 2020.
  • FLORIDA TROPICAL WEAVERS CONFERENCE
    March 19-20, 2020 http://ftwg.org/ftwg-2020/
    Lake Yale Baptiste Conference Center
    39034 County Rd 452, Leesburg, FL 34788
  • HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF AMERICA, CONVERGENCE 
    July 24-30, 2020: https://weavespindye.org/convergence/
    Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee
    01 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902
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    OTHER EVENTS
    Carolina Fiber Fest: March
    Blue Ridge Fiber Festival: June
    Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: May
    NY Sheep and Wool Festival: Oct

     

    2017-2018

    March 15-18, 2018
    Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center – Lake Yale, Florida

    The brochure for the 2018 conference will be delayed due to Hurricane Irma.
    We are working diligently to complete and post the brochure.
    The dates will be adjusted but members will still be able to register early.

    • Fiber Arts Gathering with the Gainesville Handweaver’s Guild
      Harn Museum of Art
      23 July 2017

     

     

    2016-2017

    The FIBER GUILD of the SAVANNAH’S presents Weaving and Dyeing Workshops, Using Painted Warps, with KATHRIN WEBER of BLAZING SHUTTLES

    Friday MAY 1 to Sunday MAY 3, 2015 – 10am-4pm
    Free lecture Saturday MAY 2 – 10am to noon
    at Oatland Island Wildlife Center – Savannah, GA

    2-day WEAVING WORKSHOP
    FRIDAY & SATURDAY MAY 1 and 2, 2015

    FREE LECTURE: Seeing Color in Everything
    SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015 – 10am-noon

    1-Day DYE WORKSHOP
    SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 – 10am-4pm

    Download flyer and registration form here: BlazingShuttlesflier

    Here is Suzy’s letter to us:

    Hello,
    I am Suzy Hokanson from the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. We are sponsoring two wonderful weaving and dyeing workshops with Kathrin Weber aka Blazing Shuttles May 1-3 at our studio at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah. We would love to have some of your Gainesville members participate. Would you please share the flier with your membership?
    Thanks so much. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
    All the best,
    Suzy Hokanson

    Suzy, thank you for including us…..

     

    2015 Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Annual Conference 

    March 19-22, 2015
    Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center – Lake Yale, Florida

    Come be a part of a relaxing, extended weekend adventure amid the oak trees and blossoms on the shores of beautiful Lake Yale. Leave your everyday world of work and worry and join us for four days of fun, fiber and fellowship with others who share your creative enthusiasms!
    The Brochure including class descriptions and registration is available now for the Annual 2015 Florida Tropical Weaver’s Guild Conference.

    Florida Tropical Handweaver’s Guild – Registration Now Open!

    March 13-16 2014
    Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Lake Yale, Florida
    Annual Conference

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