Top Wool Festivals, Knitting Retreats, Fiber Festivals & Knitting Conventions

By Jodie Morgan | Updated: | Published:

Attending a Festival about knitting and all things fiber is a wonderful experience! I’ve sourced the best Knitting retreats and yarn festivals that happen all over the world. As a making community, we are so fortunate to have wonderful organizers who create these events.

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I’ve found Knitting Retreats in fabulous locations to spend time learning, knitting and building friendships. A Yarn Retreat will be something you’ll never forget!

Wool Festivals expose us to the incredible producers of yarns we want to create with. Knitting Conventions share expert knowledge, skills and fascinating insights.

Fiber Festivals and Knitting Events provide inspiration, a sense of belonging and gaining valuable skills not matter what your level.

Fiber Festivals Near Me, Fiber Arts Festivals, and Sheep and Wool Festivals.

Have a favorite knitting retreat, yarn festival, or wool festival? Let me know.

Events By The Month

I updated, reviewed and fact checked this post on Feb 19, 2024.

Note: For finding Knitting Retreats near me 2024 and Yarn Festivals near me 2024, look at what’s on offer. Click on the events to check their next dates. As we’ve experienced in these times, things change.

January

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Spin In

Date: January 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2024
Event Location: Online
What to expect: This social event occurs every Thursday. Bring your spinning wheel and have a chat with other crafters on Zoom.

Distaff Day

Date: January 5th & 6th, 2024
Location: Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA
What to expect: Orlando Distaff Day is a Sheep and Wool Festivals event celebrating spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber art lovers.

Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market Fiber Farm Days

Date: January 6 – March 9, 2024
Location: Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland, Massachusetts, USA
What to expect: This Fiber Arts Festivals event will be taking place at the beautiful Russell’s Garden Center. There’ll be fiber stalls, great food and fresh produce.

Melissa Leapman’s Pro Development Summit

Date: TBA
Location: Online
What to expect: Join Melissa Leapman’s classes to expand your knowledge about online selling, running your own fiber business, business strategies, marketing plans, and more.

Fabulous Virtual Fiber Fiesta!

Date: TBA
Location: Online
What to expect: Watch vendor presentations, tips and tricks demonstrations and more, all from the comfort of your own home!

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway: Pins & Needles

Date: January 11th – 14th, 2024
Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England
Expect: Attend this one day workshop with instructor Anniken Allis. Bring your projects that you’ve been struggling with for a troubleshooting lesson with an expert.

Knitting & Crochet Holiday with Jane Crowfoot

Date: January 12th – 26th, 2024
Location: The Green Hotel, Mysore, India
Expect: Enjoy a relaxing fiber retreat in beautiful India with instructor Jane Crowfoot. Learn new techniques and explore the area during the afternoons.

Weaving and Fiber Arts Weekend

Date: January 12th – 15th, 2024
Location: Nezinscot Farm, Turner, ME, USA
What to expect: Learn the art of weaving from start to finish; leaving with a piece you’ve created.

WEBS Knitting Retreat

Date: January 18th – 21st, 2024
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Lots of time to meet and craft with your friends and soon-to-be-friends at this special online Winter Retreat!

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

Date: January 19th, 2025
Location: Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX
What to expect: Fun and funky, this wool show is all about originality and uniqueness.

Oxford Fiber Arts Festival

Date: January 19th & 20th, 2024
Location: Powerhouse Community Arts Center & Pavilion, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
What to expect: The festival brings cutting edge contemporary and traditional fiber arts to the Powerhouse. A fabulous Fiber Arts Festivals near me!

Knitting LIVE! By Vogue Knitting

Date: January 25th – 28th, 2024
Location: New York Marriott Marquis
What to expect: Vogue Knitting Live is the ultimate knitting event for anyone who loves to knit! With classes, lectures, a marketplace and more.

Make It With Wool National Finals

Date: January 19th – 22nd, 2023
Location: Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
What to expect: The grand final contest of the Make It With Wool competition! A wonderful fiber contest from a range of states across the USA.

Fibre Week

Date: January 24th, 2025
Location: Olds College, Olds, Alberta, Canada
What to expect: Enjoy a fun week full of fiber at the Olds College in Alberta. Workshops and a market with lots on offer.

February

Knitting & Crochet Workshop with Carol Meldrum

Date: February 1st – 3rd, 2024
Location: The Barn, Bercloux, France
What to expect: Join renowned knitting and crochet expert Carol Meldrum for an unforgettable workshop experience that’s perfect for crafters of all skill levels. With plenty of hands-on instruction, inspiration, and camaraderie, this event is the ultimate opportunity to hone your skills and take your knitting and crochet to the next level.

Knit INN

Date: February 1st – 4th, 2024
Location: The Hilton, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
What to expect: A lovely weekend-long yarn retreat at the Hilton Hotel in Greenville. Enjoy classes with the guest teacher Barbara Benson, make new friends and meet old ones, and knit your heart out!

PeaceTree Vermont Retreat

Date: February 1st – 4th, 2024
Location: Norwich Inn, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Join Emily Taradash for a lovely retreat at the Norwich Inn. Build a community with fellow knitters and relax in the supportive atmosphere.

World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

Date: February 2nd – 4th, 2024
Location: Textile Centre, University Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
What to expect: Help care for the enviroment by purchasing second hand fibre and tools at the World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale. Mother Earth will thank you!

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: February 1st – 4th, 2024
Location: Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Tea and cake, sea, luxury yarn in your hands, wonderful projects to make, laughter, delicious food, knitting and more knitting and lots of chatting.

Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

Date: February 2nd – 4th, 2024
Location: Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City MD
What to expect: Yarn shopping experiences, yarn vendors, classes and demonstrations.

Soft Bones – A Fiber & Materials Studies Exhibition

Date: February 3rd – March 9th, 2024
Location: Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Dr.  Dallas, Texas, White Rock Lake, USA
What to expect: June Covington among other fiber artists will exhibit a range of materials and concepts that are exciting and thought provoking.

The Big Stitch

Date: February 3rd, 2024
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Expect: Knitters and crocheters to work towards providing baby blankets and hats for Nashville General Hospital.

Blaise Wool Festival

Date: February 4th, 2024
Event Location: Bradford Industrial Museum, Ecclesfield Bradford, West
What to expect: Attend the festival of Blaise, the patron saint of woolcombers. Lots of food vendors and entertainment.

Woolgathering Fiber Arts

Date: Feb 8th, 2024
Event Location: Trillium Vineyard, Bremen, Georgia, USA
What to expect: A weekly crafter’s meetup for knitters, crocheters and fiber artists! Bring your project and have some fun.

Crochet Guild of America Online Class

Date: TBA
Event Location: Online
What to Expect: Improve your crochet skills with talented instructors Lily Chin and Margaret Hubert.

Spring Cruise Panama Canal with Barry Klein

Date: February 13th, 2023
Event Location: Panama Canal
What to expect: Learn a range of knitting techniques from an expert, visit fascinating places along the Panama Canal.

Fibre Week

Date: February 12th – 19th, 2024
Location: North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA
What to expect: This 7-day event includes is a big gathering of fiber art enthusiasts. Lessons are given by the original instructors of North House.

Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: February 15th – 18th, 2024
Location: Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington, USA
What to expect: Plenty of learning opportunities with classes, tutorials and mentoring sessions. All fibre arts are welcome.

Knitopia Santa Fe

Date: February 16th – 19th, 2024
Location: La Posada de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: Join Melissa Leapman and various talented teachers including Julie Weisenberger, Thea Colman, Jennifer Berg, Kate Atherley and Francoise Danoy for a fun, educational retreat at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort.

Missoula Weavers Guild

Date: TBA
Location: Missoula Public Library, Missoula, Montana, USA
What to expect: Celebrate the Missoula Weavers Guild 75th Anniversary! Meet up with fellow guild members and celebrate the fiber arts together.

Brioche Knitting Cruise & Wild Onion’s Susan

Date: February 19th – 24th, 2024
Location: Los Angeles & Cabo San Lucas
What to expect: Join Terry Neal & Wild Onion’s Susan for a lovely knitting cruise! Travel from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas while enjoying brioche classes and casual knitting. Learn new techniques, make new friends, and find inspiration in the beautiful surroundings.

Rowan Connect

Date: Various dates 2024
Location: Online
What to expect: Interesting interviews with designers for Rowan, fiber artists and teachers, engaging presentations by experts in the knitting community, and interactive workshops on a range of techniques.

New Zealand And Australia Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel

Date: February 22nd – March 9th, 2024
Location: New Zealand & Australia
What to expect: You’ll set sail from Auckland and explore countless beautiful locations, as well as visiting some local yarn stores and farms. Afterwards you’ll head to Tasmania, followed by Melbourne and Sydney. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery, relax, and have fun!

Maggie’s Irish Bellingham Castle Knitting Retreat & Dublin

Date: February 25th – 3rd March, 2024
Location: Bellingham Castle, Ireland
What to expect: Enjoy a week with international, award winning Irish Designer Maggie Jackson and fellow knitters.

Indie Knit & Spin

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: Knitting, crochet, spinning, felting and handweaving. Join a diverse community of fibre enthusiasts in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

Golden Shears World Championship

Date: February 29th, March 1st & 2nd, 2024
Location: War Memorial Stadium, Masterton, New Zealand
What to expect: The Golden Shears World Championship is a thrilling competition that showcases the shearers from around the world. Attendees will witness the incredible talent and creativity of the competitors while also having the opportunity to shop from top vendors and connect with fellow fiber enthusiasts.

March

Shepherd’s Market Iowa

Date: March 2nd, 2024
Location: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
What to expect: Shepherd’s Market Iowa is the perfect place to find everything you need for your fiber projects! This annual fiber festival features small farms, fiber artists, and fiber related businesses.

Fiber Art Studio Tour

Date: March 2nd, 2024
Location: Maryland, USA
What to expect: Attend a tour of the Fiber Art Studio Tour in Central Maryland! Browse the lovely yarns and gifts available.

Fibre Feast SA

Date: March 3rd, 2024
Location: Blackfriars Priory School, Prospect, SA, Australia
What to expect: Fibre Feast SA is a fantastic fibre & yarn event in South Australia with lots of wonderful vendors.

Fundamentals of Weaving Workshop

Date: March 3, 2024
Location: 2313 Beatrice St. #100 Dallas, Texas, USA
What To Expect: This workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of plain and tapestry weaving. It also includes a commentary on hand work, history and the industrial revolution from June Covington.

Knitting In The Hills

Date: March 7th – 10th, 2024
Location: Lakeway Resort and Spa, Lakeway, Texas, USA
What to expect: The Annual Knitting In The Hills Retreat! Beautiful views of the nearby lake, and demonstrations with expert teachers icluding Nancy Marchant, Jennifer Berg, Kate Oates, Sylvia Watts Cherry, and Dawn Barker.

Rose City Yarn Crawl: Unravel Portland

Date: March 7th – 10th, 2024
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
What to expect: A 4-day event for fiber enthusiasts — knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and felters — to explore the many shops in and around Portland, Oregon.

Unwind Fibrecraft Retreat

Date: March 8th & 9th, 2024
Location: Dunedin Centre, New Zealand
What to expect: Join fellow crafters for a lovely retreat! Learn new knitting tricks, make new friends, and attend classes.

Carolina Fiber Fest

Date: March 8th & 9th, 2024
Location: NC State Fairgrounds in the Expo Building, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Classes, free demonstrations, shopping for yarn, ready-to-spin fiber, patterns, tools, accessories, and specialty items.

RaggZ Fiber Affair

Date: March 9th, 2024
Event Location: Faith Global Methodist Church , 305 Freeport Street, Delmont, PA
What to expect: This event brings together the best of the best in the fiber arts, from hand stitched needle cases and pillows to small batch hand dyed yarns. You’ll find something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind event.

East Anglia Yarn Festival

Date: March 9th & 10th, 2024
Location: The Norfolk Showground Arena, Norwich, UK
Expect: This premier fibre festival is returning for another year in 2023 and will be held at the Norfolk Showground Arena. With dozens of exhibitors, this event is sure to have something for everyone.

Jimmy Beans Wool Classes

Date: Various Dates
Event Location: Jimmy Beans, Nevada, USA
What to expect: The Jimmy Beans Classes are a great way to learn new knitting and crocheting techniques.

All Missouri Spin In

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Old Butler High School, 300 N Havanah St (Enter on Pine Street) Butler, Missouri, USA
What to expect: Events will include classes and vendors and a fashion show. There will also be a rehoming sale for fiber equipment.

Hollow Mountain Knit Along Yarn Retreat

Date: March 15th – 17th, 2024
Event Location: Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville, KY, USA
What to expect: Dyeing plant based workshops, mini market, and a Knit Along! Learn new techniques and gather with like minded people.

Madison Knitters’ Guild Knit In

Date: TBA
Location: Madison Marriot West, Middleton, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Visit the vendor market, attend the Cast on Party, win door prizes, learn from classes, and more!

Churro Week

Date: TBA
Location: Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, Española, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: Churro Week is an exciting event that celebrates the art of fiber and textile.The New Mexico Fiber Arts Center will be hosting a week-long celebration of all things churro! Join in on the classes, workshops, demonstrations, and more.

Knit In The Pit In Ireland

Date: March 15th – 23rd, 2024
Location: Ireland
What to expect: This lovely retreat hosted in the heart of Ireland, brings together knitting enthusiasts from all over the world to share their passion for all things fiber.

Knit North Yarn Crawl

Date: TBA
Location: Varying shops around Boston, USA
What to expect: Grab your fibre friends and visit a variety of shops around Boston! Each shop will have different specials, trunk shows, visiting designers, and lots of other goodies.

Tina Turner Knits Retreat

Date: TBA
Event Location: Camp Asbury, Silver Lake, New York, USA
What to expect: Join Tina and other knitting enthusiasts for workshops, social events, and plenty of knitting inspiration on this unforgettable retreat!

Abernethy Spring Fiber Sale

Date: March 16th, 2024
Location: Abernethy Grange, Harley Ave, Oregon City, Oregon, USA
What to expect: The Spring Fiber Sales is a 1 day opportunity to support local breeders and fibre vendors selling yarn and hand crafted tools!

Project Knitwell’s Knitathon

Date: TBA
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Experience a virtual fiber event with Project Knitwell’s Knitathon!

For The Love of Fiber

Date: March 16th, 2024
Location: Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. Atherton St, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: Join fellow fiber lovers for a day of yarn shopping, classes, and silent auctions. There is a Fleece to Shawl Demonstration as well as demos from 4 local guilds, Knitters, Spinners, Weavers, Embroiderers. Take your current project and sit and craft with other like minded people.

Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts Fall Fiber Frolic

Date: TBA
Event Location: Park Hills Community Church, California, USA
What to expect: A Fiber Frolic is a one-day event with classes, demos, and a craft fair! Grab your knitting needles and participate to help raise $10,000 for people in stressful situations.

Salt Lake Knitting Guild Spring Workshop

Date: March 16th – 17th, 2024
Location: Home 2 Suites, Murray, Utah, USA
What to expect: Take a class with knitting expert Jolie Elder, learn new tips and tricks and improve your knitting skills at this workshop!

Fibre Quest

Date: TBA
Location: Fernhill Farm, Somerset, Bristol, England, UK
Expect: Book your Fibre Quest tickets for an opportunity to go to workshops, demonstrations and more. Camping/Camper Van areas are available, as well as some Ladies’ shared bunks.

The Stitch Festival: The Ultimate Day Out for Craft Lovers

Date: March 21st – 24th, 2024
Location: Business Design Centre, London, England, UK
What to expect: Are you a craft lover looking for the ultimate day out? Look no further than The Stitch Festival! The Stitch Festival is bursting with creativity, with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, drop-in areas, fashion exhibitions and textile installations.

Far Woolly West

Date: TBA
Location: Marazion Community Centre, Marazion, Cornwall, England, UK
Expect: Lots of vendors, tasty food and drink, and a visiting Knitting & Crochet Guild will be attending this wonderful fiber festival! Feel free to bring your craft with you and knit/crochet in company.

Skein Away

Date: March 21st – 24th, 2024
Event Location: W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake, USA
What to expect: Lots of creative fun with workshops, demonstrations and good food!

Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

Date: March 22nd & 23rd, 2024
Location: Dickson County Fairgrounds, Dickson, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Treat yourself to 2 days of fun at the 14th Annual TN Fiber Festival! Lots of workshops and learning opportunities.

MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show

Date: March 22nd – 24th, 2024
Location: American Royal Hale Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
What to expect: Attend the two MOPACA shows over one weekend. Meet friendly alpacas, ask questions, buy products from local vendors and watch demonstrations.

Italy Knitting Holiday with Beth Brown-Reinsel

Date: TBA
Location: Italy
Expect: Come join us for an unforgettable Italian knitting holiday with Beth Brown-Reinsel! Explore the magnificent surroundings of Rome, Umbria and Florence. Practice and develop your creative knitting and crochet techniques, and enjoy a luxurious retreat.

Knitting and Spinning Retreat

Date: March 22nd – 24th, 2024
Location: Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy, New Hampshire, USA
What to expect: Come join us at East Hill Farm for a weekend of fiber fun! Our Knitting and Spinning Retreat is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and explore the beauty of New Hampshire.

h+h cologne

Date: March 22nd – 24th, 2024
Location: Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
What to expect: For three days, everything at the Cologne exhibition centre revolves around the creativity of sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery and handicrafts.

Knit For Food Knit-a-thon

Date: March 23rd, 2024
Location: Online
What to expect: Team up with others and knit for a cause! Support Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Meals on Wheels.

Sheep to Shawl: Discussion & Demonstration

Date: TBA
Location: Alice Baker Library, Eagle, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: This fiber event is a great opportunity to learn about the process of turning wool from sheep into a shawl. The knowledgeable experts will be discussing and demonstrating the different steps involved in creating a beautiful shawl.

Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair

Date: March 23rd, 2024
Location: Junior Fair Building, Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
What to expect: On Saturday, March 25th at the Wood County Fairgrounds, you can find spinning and weaving supplies, as well as vendors, food stalls, and crafters from around the region.

Fête De La Tonte Et De La Laine (Shearing and Wool Festival)

Date: March 23rd & 24th, 2024
Location: Bergerie Nationale farm, Rambouillet, France
What to expect: A family friendly fiber event with demonstations, shearing, wool vendors, livestock, sheepdog trials, and a knitting cafe!

Buckeye Alpaca Show

Date: March 23rd – 24th, 2024
Location: Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, Ohio, USA
What to expect: The Buckeye Alpaca Show is back for it’s 20th year! There’ll be a live auction, youth performance classes for the kids, a meet and greet, and an exhibitor party!

Hamilton Fibre Market

Date: March 24th, 2024
Location: Cotton Factory, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Come explore the Hamilton fibrescape and discover amazing materials for your next project courtesy of the local yarn and fibre vendors.

Heartland Fiberpalooza

Date: TBA
Location: Winterset Middle School, Winterset, Iowa, USA
What to expect: A day of fiber arts, classes, demonstrations, and snacks at the café.

Craft Fest: Charlotte Region Arts, Fibers, and Textiles

Date: TBA
Location: Petty Thieves Brewery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Help support local makers and fiber artists at the wonderful Craft Fest! There’ll be lots of vendors, food stalls, and fun activites.

Charm City Yarn Crawl

Date: TBA
Location: Varying yarn store locations in Maryland, USA
What to expect: Join fellow yarn crawlers on a trip to various yarn stores across Maryland! Pack your bags.

The Art of Shearing – A Sheep to Shawl Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
What to expect: An interactive fiber experience featuring skirting, carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and felting demonstrations, vendors and more!

Fibres West

Date: March 29th & 30th, 2024
Location: Cloverdale Agriplex, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: Canadian fibre producers, fibre shops, independent artists, equipment producers, door prizes, non-profit groups and weaving and spinning guilds.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

This was a wonderful event that sadly no longer runs.

Vermont Knit & Fiber Retreat

Date: March 29th – 31st, 2024
Location: Highland Lodge, 1608 Craftsbury Road, Greensboro, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Work on fiber arts projects in company, such as spinning, carding, knitting, and crocheting.

Stitches Expo at Home

Date: No longer running
Location: Online
What to expect: Discover the joy of fiber arts from the comfort of your own home! Stitches Expo at Home is a virtual event that will bring together fiber artists, vendors, and enthusiasts from all over the world.

Annual Spring StitchEscape

Date: TBA
Location: Indian Bear Lodge & Winery, Walhonding, Ohio, USA
What to expect: Work on fiber arts projects in company during this year’s Annual Spring StitchEscape!

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Date: TBA
Location: Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, Washington, USA
What to expect: Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s Strung along retreats are full of fun activities for knitters and lovely accomodations.

April

Explore Ireland With Knit Social

Date: April 1st – 10th, 2024
Event Location: Ireland
What to expect: Embark on an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s rich fiber arts heritage! This exclusive tour includes luxury coach travel, cozy accommodations, Irish breakfasts, and visits to top attractions. Please note: This retreat is fully booked with a waitlist.

Wool & Wonders Of New Zealand

Date: April 4th – 20th, 2024
Location: North & South Islands of New Zealand
What to expect: Visit local yarn shops, explore the landscape, visit a sheep station and join in workshops.

Swiss Yarn Festival

Date: April 5th – 7th, 2024
Location: Zeughausstrasse, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
What to expect: Celebrate yarn, attend workshops or just browse all the lovely fiber creations!

Shepherd’s Extravaganza

Date: April, 5th – 7th, 2024
Location: King County Fairgrounds, Washington, USA
What to expect: Visit the King County fairgrounds for a day of demonstrations, workshops, sales, shearing, and all things sheep!

Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat

Date: April 5th – 7th, 2024
Location: Lancaster Yarn Shop, Intercouse, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: The Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat is a haven for knitters seeking a relaxing and inspiring getaway. Set in the scenic Lancaster countryside, this retreat offers workshops with excellent teachers including Sarah Solomon, Lorilee Beltman and Alasdair Post-Quinn.

The Fibre Shindig

Date: April 6th, 2024
Event Location: Genesis Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
What to expect: Yarn, fibre, knitting, crochet, fibre artists, door prizes and lots more!

The Yarn Sellar Fiber Marketplace

Date: April 6th, 2024
Location: Union Bluff Hotel, 8 Beach Street, York Beach, Maine, USA
What to expect: Enjoy a day of fibre-y goodness at The Yarn Sellar’s market in The Union Bluff Hotel.

Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair

Date: April 6th, 2024
Location: Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, Illinois, USA
What to expect: A big celebration of the fibre arts. Shop for yarn, tools, books, dyes and more to help you with your next project.

Annual Whidbey Weavers Guild Spin-In

Date: April 6th & 7th, 2024
Location: Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor, Washington, USA
What to expect: Learn from the Featured Speakers Anna Hosick-Kalahan and Jessica Schwab as they guide you through the various aspects of fiber arts.

Knitting Traditions of Uzbekistan with Carol Meldrum

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Uzbekistan
What to expect: Travel to Uzbekistan with expert instructor Carol Meldrum! Wander the Silk Road and learn about traditional knitting in this amazing place.

Spring into Wool: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: April 6th & 7th, 2024
Location: The Grammar School, Leeds, UK
What to expect: Loads of things to see, buy and do, including wonderful exhibitors! A wonderful range of workshops on both days.

Leipzig Wool Festival and Fabric Fair

Date: April 6th & 7th, 2024
Location: Neue Messe, Glashalle, Leipzig, Germany
What to expect: This two-day event is a leisure fair for hobbyists and creatives alike, taking place in Leipzig, Germany. You’ll find all kinds of wool, fabrics, yarns, and more to suit your needs.

Knitting In Buffalo, Wyoming

Date: April 9th – 16th, 2024
Location: Buffalo, Wyoming, USA
What to expect: Saddle up for a cozy knitting adventure in the charming town of Buffalo, Wyoming! This festival offers a unique combination of knitting workshops, demonstrations, and vendors, as well as opportunities to explore the beauty of Wyoming.

Interweave Yarn Fest

Date: April 10th – 13th, 2024
Location: Loveland, Colorado, USA
What to expect: Interweave Yarn Fest is the premier event for knitting, spinning, weaving, crochet and more, featuring workshops and a shopping marketplace perfect for creating and discovering new inspiration.

Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop

Date: April 11th – 14th, 2023
Location: Varying shops in Minnesota, USA
What to expect: Join your friends on a shop hop to lovely yarn stores in Minnesota.

Lamb and Wool Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah, USA
What to expect: The Lamb and Wool Festival is a celebration of all things cozy and comforting. With sheep shearing demonstrations, wool spinning workshops, and a bustling marketplace filled with high-quality yarns and fibers, this festival is a haven for knitters and crafters alike.

Wool & Whisky

Date: April 11th – 24th, 2024
Event Location: Scotland
What to expect: Enjoy distilleries of whisky and the Scottish Fiber community. Enjoy travelling in the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Highland Perthshire and Glasgow.

Bindifestivalurin 2024 (Strikkefestivalen 2024) (Knitting Festival)

Date: April 12th & 13th, 2024
Location: Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands, Denmark
What to expect: Get ready to immerse yourself in a celebration of all things knitting at Bindifestivalurin 2024! From workshops and masterclasses, this event promises to be the ultimate destination for passionate knitters of all levels.

Fiesta: Juried Show & Fiber Arts Exhibition

Date: April 12th – 13th, 2024
Location: Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex, New Mexico State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: This is an annual event to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics, fibers and yarns and encourage creativity in the fiber arts.

Federation Meeting of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners

Date: April 13th, 2024
Event Location: Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, Decorah, Iowa, USA
What to expect: Join in the Oneota Guild’s meeting to discuss the latest developments in fiber and textile production. This event will bring together experts from all over to share their knowledge and experience with attendees.

Fundamentals of Hand Spinning Wool

Date: April 14th, 2024
Location: 2313 Beatrice St. #100 Dallas, Texas, USA
What to expect: The workshop will begin with June Covington discussing the history and culture of this ancient and universal craft. Plus you’ll work with a hand spindle and take home a small skein of yarn you spun yourself!

10-Night South of Ireland with Aran Islands

Date: April 15th – 25th, 2024
Location: Ireland
What to expect: Relax and enjoy 10 nights in Ireland. Go sightseeing, eat at a Dublin restaurant, and attend guided tours around some of Ireland’s famous attractions.

National Wool Show

Date: TBA
Location: Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, England, UK
What to expect: The National Wool Show is a fiber and wool festival that every knitting enthusiast dreams of attending. This event is a paradise for those who love everything related to wool, featuring numerous exhibitors, workshops, and demonstrations.

New Jersey Wool Walk

Date: April 17th – 21st, 2024
Event Location: New Jersey, USA
What to expect: Join fellow knitting enthusiasts for the ultimate wooly adventure at the New Jersey Wool Walk! You’ll find a wide variety of local stores, workshops, and special events, all while exploring the charming towns of New Jersey.

Countryside Artisans Spring Gallery Studio Tour

Date: April 19th – 21st, 2024
Location: Maryland, USA
What to expect: The Countryside Artisans Spring Gallery Studio Tour is a delightful wool event that every knitting enthusiast should attend. With a wide range of local vendors and artisans, visitors can indulge in unique and handmade goods while exploring the beautiful countryside of Maryland.

Next Level Knitting Conference by The Knitting Guild Association

Date: April 19th – 21st, 2024
Location: Virtual
What to expect: Classes for knitters of all levels are designed to take your knitting to the next level.  With over 25 classes, panel discussions, feature presentations, prizes, multiple classes in each time slot and six months to watch (or re-watch) all of the sessions.

North Texas Yarn Crawl

Date: April 19th – 28th, 2024
Location: North Texas, USA
What to expect: The North Texas Yarn Crawl is a delightful adventure for knitters and yarn enthusiasts alike. With 13 participating yarn shops, visitors can explore the vibrant North Texas knitting community and discover unique yarns and accessories while connecting with like-minded individuals.

Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society Fibre Frolic

Date: April 20th, 2024
Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, New York, USA
What to expect: Support local fibre producers at this year’s Golden Fleece Fibre Frolic. Browse knitting supplies, books, and yarns.

Knit Ventures with Farmers Daughter Fibers

Date: TBA
Location: Resort at Amansala, Tulum, Mexico
What to expect: This one-of-a-kind fiber retreat will take place in Tulum, Mexico. This retreat includes five days of knitting, learning, and exploring the beautiful beaches and ruins of Tulum.

Spring Fiber Expo

Date: April 20th – 24th, 2024
Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
What to expect: Discover the joys of wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – and meet tons of cute animals.

Southern Illinois Sheep & Craft Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Waterloo, Illinois, USA
What to expect: The Southern Illinois Sheep & Craft Festival is the perfect event for anyone who loves knitting, spinning, and all things wooly. With vendors selling a wide variety of yarns, fibers, and craft supplies, as well as workshops and demonstrations.

Hohenloher Wollfest

Date: April 20th & 21st, 2024
Location: Schulstraße, Blaufelden, Germany
What to expect: The Hohenloher Wollfest is a delightful fiber and wool festival that caters to all knitting enthusiasts. Held in Germany, the festival features an extensive range of yarns, fibers, and textiles, as well as various workshops and knitting demonstrations,

European Wool Day

Date: TBA
Location: Online
What to expect: European Wool Day is a must-attend event for wool enthusiasts who are looking for something truly unique. This online festival offers attendees the chance to experience traditional Serbian wool crafts, as well as browse a diverse selection of locally sourced wool products and yarns.

Hudson Valley Textiles Summit & Market

Date: TBA
Location: SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
What to expect: The Hudson Valley Textiles Summit & Market is a premier fiber and wool festival that celebrates the best of the region’s textile industry. Farm-to-yarn workshops and a bustling marketplace featuring local vendors.

Stitch Up Chicago

Date: TBA
Location: Shops around Chicago, USA
What to expect: Enjoy afternoon tea at the lovely Nina Chicago cafe, and later in the day participate in the Stitch Up Chicago kick off at the Godfrey Hotel.

YarnCon: Chicago’s Indie Fiber Fair

Date: April 20th – 21st, 2024
Location: Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA
What to expect: This year’s yarn con will be full of vendors, and people celebrating the art of fibre. Explore the market and find fibre tools and yarn for knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and more.

The Fiber Event at Greencastle

Date: TBA
Location: Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle, Indiana, USA
What to expect: The Fiber Event at Greencastle is a cozy and charming gathering of knitters, crocheters, and fiber enthusiasts from all over the world. With its rustic and inviting atmosphere, this festival is the perfect place to discover new fibers, learn new skills, and connect with fellow fiber lovers.

Woolen Wales

Date: April 20th – 30th, 2024
Location: Wales, UK
What to expect: Enjoy the stunning landscapes and the wooly traditions of Wales This retreat offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Welsh textiles, while indulging in locally-sourced wool and yarn.

Taste of Fiber Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: Nome Schoolhouse, Nome, North Dakota
What to expect: This knitting festival promises to indulge your senses with delectable food and luxurious fibers, with an inspiring atmosphere for knitters to connect, learn, and unwind.

Knitting With Cocoknits

Date: April 22nd – 30th, 2024
Location: Boskerries Hotel, Cornwall, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: This is an exciting event that celebrates the art of knitting and brings together a community of passionate knitters. With informative workshops, inspiring talks, and exclusive access to Cocoknits products, the festival is a wonderful opportunity for knitters of all levels to improve their skills and expand their knitting knowledge.

Wool & Wonders Of New Zealand

Date: April 23rd – May 8th, 2024
Location: North and South Islands
What to expect: Learn the Maori craft of flax weaving, stay at a sheep station and explore the stunning landscapes.

Rochester Knitting Guild Spring Workshop

Date: April 26th, 27th & 29th, 2024
Location: Online
What to expect: The Rochester Knitting Guild Spring Workshop is the perfect online event for all knitting enthusiasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from Janette Budge and Kristin Drysdale and participate in workshops.

Make-Walk-Explore: The Lake District

Date: TBA
Location: Bankground Farm, Lake District, England, UK
What to expect: Make-Walk-Explore: The Lake District is a delightful retreat that brings together nature and knitting in the stunning backdrop of England’s Lake District. Attendees will enjoy guided walks, craft workshops, and the chance to explore local wool producers.

Woolly Weekend

Date: April 25th, 26th & 27th, 2024
Event Location: Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, Oklahoma, USA
What to expect: Woolly Weekend is the perfect event for you! Join fiber enthusiasts from around the world for 3 days of workshops, sheep shearing, and socializing, all in the beautiful setting of a rustic farm in Oklahoma.

Sheep Shearing Days

Date: April 26th, 2024
Location: Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Sheep Shearing Days is a fiber and wool festival that celebrates the art of shearing and the fluffy creatures that make it all possible. With a variety of activities, live music, museum tours and childrens activities, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a fun day out surrounded by woolly goodness.

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

Date: April 26th & 27th, 2024
Location: Western Sports Park, Farmington, Utah, USA
What to expect: Support this nonprofit organization while also having 2 days of fiber fun!

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour

Date: TBA
Location: Beaver Shetland Islands, Scotland
What to expect: This dream knitting event takes place in the breathtaking landscapes of Shetland. The festival offers a unique opportunity for knitters to immerse themselves in the rich traditions of Fair Isle knitting, learn from experienced instructors, and explore the local culture and history.

Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta

Date: April 26th & 27th, 2024
Location: Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum, Seguin, Texas, USA
What to expect: Visit your favorite vendors, watch demos and take classes!

Crazy Mountain Fiber Festival

Date: April 26th & 27th, 2024
Location: Big Timber Civic Center, Big Timber, Montana, USA
What to expect: Get ready to go crazy for fiber at the Crazy Mountain Fiber Festival! This fun and festive event offers a diverse range of fiber arts activities, such as knitting and spinning workshops and classes.

Unwind: A Fiber Arts Getaway

Date: April 26th – 29th, 2024
Location: Meadowbrook Inn, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Take a relaxing break at the Meadowbrook Inn at Blowing Rock! Enjoy classes, meet friends, take a walk nearby, or just unwind.

Sheep Shearing Festival

Date: April 27th, 2024
Location: Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
What to expect: Visit Gore Place for a day of traditional sheepshearing, yarn shopping, window shopping, and lots more fibre fun.

PLY Away Spinning Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: Crown Center Westin, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
What to expect: The PLY Away Spinning Retreat is a must-attend festival for spinners who are passionate about their craft. Diverse ranges of workshops, expert instructors, and a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.

Spring Frederick Fiber Fest

Date: April 27th, 2024
Event Location: Frederick Fairgrounds – Home of The Great Frederick Fair, Frederick, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Lots of fibery goodness as you meet with more than 60 vendors that specialise in knitting and crocheting.

Spring Fiber School

Date: TBA
Location: Harveyville Project, Harveyville, Kansas, USA
What to expect: The Spring Fiber School is a must-attend event for anyone looking to expand their fiber arts skills. With a wide range of classes taught by experienced instructors, this event provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for knitters of all levels.

Yarn Culture Tour with Åsa Tricosa

Date: TBA
Location: Denmark
What to expect: Join knitting enthusiasts from around the world on the ultimate fiber adventure, the Yarn Culture Tour with Åsa Tricosa! Explore the vibrant world of fiber and wool as you travel to some of the most breathtaking locations in Denmark and meet talented artisans.

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Experience the stunning beauty of the Smoky Mountains while indulging in your passion for fiber and wool. Including workshops, demonstrations, and vendors showcasing the latest in knitting trends and techniques.

Bedford Fiber Festival

Date: April 27th, 2024
Location: Bedford Farmers Market, Bedford, Virginia, USA
What to expect: The Bedford Fiber Festival is a charming event that celebrates all things fiber and textiles, featuring a marketplace of unique handcrafted goods, demonstrations, and workshops.

Sheepish in Seattle

Date: TBA
Location: Portland & Seattle, Washington, USA
What to expect: A fun, fiber filled weekend full yarn shop visiting, eating, and relaxing.

YarnOver SleepOver Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: Fern Resort, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Enjoy the lovely food, comfy rooms, a variety of classes, and a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Couchiching.

Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival

Date: April 27th, 2024
Location: North Haven Fairgrounds, Connecticut, USA
What to expect: This fiber event encourages sheepkeeping in Connecticut, and is a fun day out for all the family.

Denmark Sheepfest

Date: No longer running
Location: Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, Maine, USA
What to expect: Denmark Sheepfest is a big day of sheep shearing, demonstrations, and fibre displays.

Woolith Fair: A Greater Vancouver Yarn Crawl

Date: April 2024 TBA
Location: Varying shops around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: Take a trip to local Vancouver yarn stores over 3 days. Open to everyone!

Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Gilmer County Civic Center, Ellijay, Georgia, USA
What to expect: There will be a marketplace with fibre vendors all day, with everything to yarn and knitting tools, to beads and buttons.

Reykjavík Knitting Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
What to expect: The Reykjavík Knitting Festival is a cozy and charming event that celebrates the Icelandic knitting tradition. Knitters from all over the world flock to Reykjavík to experience the friendly atmosphere, learn new skills, and stock up on the finest Icelandic wool.

High Desert Wool Growers Annual Fiber Market Day

Date: April 27th, 2024
Location: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, Oregon, USA
What to expect: The High Desert Wool Growers Annual Fiber Market Day is a fantastic festival that showcases the beauty and versatility of wool produced in the high desert of Oregon.

Texas Yarn Lovers Event

Date: Cancelled
Event Location: Blue Mule Winery, Fayetteville, Texas, USA
What to expect: The Texas Yarn Lovers Event is a celebration of all things fiber and yarn in the Lone Star State. With a variety of workshops, vendors, live music and good food, this festival is the perfect destination for Texas-based knitters looking to expand their skills and connect with their community.

Gold Coast Knitting Retreat

Date: TBA
Event Location: Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA
What to expect: With stunning ocean views, gourmet food, and weekend classes with expert instructors, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to relax, learn, and connect with other knitting enthusiasts.

Nautical Knitting Cruise with Casapinka, Lotta & Melissa Leapman

Date: TBA
Event Location: Bermuda & Spain
What to expect: Looking for a knitting event that combines your love of fiber, wool, and the high seas? Look no further than this retreat! Join like-minded knitting enthusiasts for an adventure on the open water, with workshops, social events, and plenty of opportunities to meet new friends.

Sannox Stitches Knitting Retreat

Date: TBA
Event Location: Sannox Christian Centre, Isle of Arran, UK
What to expect: An opportunity to join a Knitalong or work on your own ongoing projects! Also time for worship, introspection, and prayer. The retreat is accessible to guests staying in their 9-bed self-catering cottage as well as those staying elsewhere.

Scotland/Shetland Knitting Tour

Date: 2024 TBA
Event Location: Scotland
What to expect: Explore the stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant fiber arts scenes of these iconic Scottish regions, with exclusive workshops, tours, and events that will immerse you in the best of Scottish knitting traditions.

North Light Fibers Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: North Light Fibers, Block Island, Rhode Island, USA
What to expect: This exclusive event offers the opportunity to learn from renowned knitwear designer Deborah Newton, with personalized instruction, hands-on design workshops, and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow knitters in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

Northern Lights Valley Knitters Fiber Break-In Camp

Date: TBA
Location: St. Therese’s Camp, Wasilla, Alaska, USA
What to expect: Join fellow fiber enthusiasts for a cozy and relaxing knitting getaway! This festival offers an opportunity to connect with like-minded crafters, and learn new techniques while surrounded by the stunning beauty of the wilderness.

Spring Fiber Fling

Date: TBA
Location: The Wool Mill, Belgrade, Montana, USA
What to expect: Get ready to fling into spring with the Spring Fiber Fling! This festival is a must-attend event for fiber lovers of all skill levels, offering a diverse range of workshops, classes, and vendors selling a stunning array of yarns, fibers, and knitting accessories.

Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival

Date: 2024 TBA
Location: Wyoming Inn, Wyoming, New York, USA
What to expect: Return to the annual Fiber Flurry in Wyoming to buy from your favorite vendors.

Local Yarn Store Day

Date: TBA
Location: Various
What to expect: This festive event pays tribute to the beloved local yarn store, a hub of inspiration and community for knitters of all levels. With special deals, giveaways, and events, this day is a celebration of the importance of small businesses and the joy of knitting.

Toronto Knitter’s Frolic

Date: TBA
Location: Online
What to expect: Join the virtual Faux Frolic for talks, workshops and visit this year’s vendors.

Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase

Date: TBA
Location: Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, New York, USA
What to expect: Enjoy spinning and weaving demonstrations and activities for children.

Sheep to Skein – From Shearing to Yarn

Date: TBA
Location: Red Creek Farm, Potter Valley, California, USA
What to expect: Sheep to Skein – From Shearing to Yarn is an exciting fiber and wool festival that celebrates the entire process of wool production, from the sheep’s back to the knitter’s needles.

Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest

Date: April 27th – 28th, 2024
Location: Alliant Energy Center, New Holland Pavilion, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: The Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest is a must-attend event for knitting enthusiasts looking to indulge in their love for all things fiber-related. This charming festival brings together a community of creative souls, offering a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and shop for locally sourced wool, yarns, and textiles.

NYC Yarn Crawl

Date: TBA
Location: Manhattan & Brooklyn, New York, USA
What to expect: Celebrate friends, community and all things fiber.

Washington County Fiber Tour

Date: TBA
Location: Washington County, New York, USA
What to expect: The 30th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour is a beloved event that celebrates the rich history of fiber arts in upstate New York. From sheep farms to yarn shops, this festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the region’s vibrant fiber community.

Wonderwool Wales

Date: April 27th – 28th, 2024
Event Location: Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, UK
What to expect: The 18th Annual Wonderwool Wales is the ultimate celebration of all things fiber and wool! With its focus on natural fibers, this festival is the perfect place for knitting enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the world of Welsh wool and meet like-minded creatives.

Cotswold Wool Weekend

Date: TBA
Location: Corn Hall, Corinium Museum & New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, England, UK
What to expect: The Cotswold Wool Weekend is a celebration of all things woolly and cozy! Held in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, this festival offers a variety of workshops, demonstrations, and vendors selling a range of luxurious fibers and yarns for avid knitters and fiber enthusiasts alike.

Peace Fiber Fest

Date: April 28th, 2024
Location: George Dawson Inn, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: Meet indie dyers, handspinners, weavers, local yarn shops, pattern designers.

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Fair Isle Week

Date: TBA
Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland
What to expect: This festival takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Shetland, immersing you in the rich knitting traditions of the area and giving you the opportunity to learn from expert instructors.

May

h+h americas

Date: May 1st – 3rd, 2024
Location: Donald E Stephens Convention & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL, USA
What to expect: h+h americas is an all-inclusive industry event uniting all types of handicrafts.

Yarncentrick

Date: May 2nd & 3rd, 2024
Location: The Arc at Market Street, Frederick, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Get ready for a yarn-centric extravaganza with Yarncentrick! This festival offers a vibrant and diverse marketplace for yarns and fibers, as well as the opportunity to learn from expert instructors.

Yarnival: PNW (Pacific Northwest) Fall Yarn Crawl

Date: May 2nd – 5th, 2024
Location: Various shops in Washington, USA
What to expect: Enjoy 4 days of fiber fun visiting yarn stores across Washington.

Knitting Guild Of Greater Buffalo Weekend Seminar

Date: May 3rd – 4th, 2024
Location: Marriott Hotel, Amherst, New York, USA
What to expect: There are two spots available for Saturday, and several available for Sunday. The Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo Weekend Seminar is an unmissable event for knitters of all levels! Held in Buffalo, New York, this exciting seminar features top-notch instructors, informative classes, and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow knitters.

Twisted River Fiber Retreat

Date: May 3rd – 5th, 2024
Event Location: Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA
What to expect: The Twisted River Fiber Retreat is a dream come true for serious knitting enthusiasts! This cozy event offers a chance to learn from one of the most talented and experienced designers in the business, while enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Cuyahoga Falls.

Sheep Shearing Days

Date: May 3rd & 10th, 2024
Location: Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Sheep Shearing Days is a fiber and wool festival that celebrates the art of shearing and the fluffy creatures that make it all possible. With a variety of activities, live music, museum tours and childrens activities, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a fun day out surrounded by woolly goodness.

Willamette Heritage Center – Sheep to Shawl

Date: May 4th, 2024
Location: Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, Oregon, USA
What to expect: This New Hampshire fleece festival will feature fleece sales, judging, and multiple workshops including Sheep Health, Cooking Lamb lessons, and yarn spinning.

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 4th & 5th, 2024
Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland, USA
What to expect: A massive celebration of all things sheep! There’ll be food, music, demos, sales and workshops.

Birchwood Fiber Festival

Date: May 4th & 5th, 2024
Location: Birchwood Community Center, Birchwood, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: This a must-visit event for anyone passionate about fiber arts and all things woolly. With a diverse range of vendors, workshops, demonstrations, food and music, attendees can immerse themselves in the world of knitting and leave feeling inspired and empowered to tackle their next big project.

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: May 4th – 13th, 2024
Location: Ireland
What to expect: The perfect getaway for fiber enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in the rich Irish knitting culture. From exploring the breathtaking landscapes to learning traditional knitting techniques from local experts, this festival promises to be a memorable experience.

James River Yarn Crawl

Date: May 5th – 13th, 2024
Event Location: Ashland, Midlothian, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, USA
What to expect: A self-guided tour of 5 fabulous shops located along the James River. Each shop will feature special events during the two-week yarn crawl. Don’t forget to have your passport stamped to win great prizes.

Western North Carolina Yarn Crawl

Date: May 7th – 12th, 2024
Location: North Carolina, USA
What to expect: The Western North Carolina Yarn Crawl is the ultimate event for knitting enthusiasts. With a diverse range of fiber and wool stores and fun activities, this yarn crawl is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow crafters, learn new skills, and stock up on beautiful yarns.

Spring Knitting Retreat In Icelandic Nature With Hélène Magnússon

Date: May 9th – 15th, 2024
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
What to expect: Hikes, knitting workshops and accommodation in the lovely Reykjavik guesthouse.

Cotswolds Walking Holiday

Date: May 9th – 17th, 2024
Location: Cotswolds
What to expect: Gardens, abbeys, and stately homes, thatched cottages through the pastoral landscape dotted with sheep for a walking holiday.

A Knitter’s Tour of British Breeds

Date: May 9th – 19th, 2024
Location: England, UK
What to expect: This tour of southern England – Devon, Cornwall & the Cotswolds – introduces the people, places and sheep that keep British wool among the world’s very best.

Running of the Wools

Date: TBA
Location: Downtown Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: Running of the Wools is a unique fiber and wool festival that combines sheep racing and education. Participants are invited to join in the fun by watching the sheep run through the streets, making for a one-of-a-kind experience that’s sure to delight knitters and animal lovers alike.

Maggie’s Emerald Isle

Date: May 9th – 21st, 2024
Location: Ireland
What to expect: Maggie’s Emerald Isle is a charming and cozy fiber and wool festival that brings together yarn lovers from all over. With a focus on traditional Irish knitting, attendees can immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of the craft while enjoying the stunning scenery and warm hospitality of the Emerald Isle. (Partners are welcome)

Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 10th – 12th, 2024
Location: Washington County Fair, Stillwater, Minnesota, USA
What to expect: This sheep festival will be full of competition, fleece skirting and sheep shearing. A perfect opportunity to watch the sheepkeeping pros at work.

Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival

Date: May 11th, 2024
Location: Lopez Center for Community & the Arts, Lopez Village, Lopez Island, San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
What to expect: The Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival is a charming and rustic fiber and wool festival that showcases the best of local fiber and wool producers. Attendees can enjoy a variety of workshops, demonstrations, and shopping for while taking in the beautiful scenery and warm hospitality of Lopez Island.

Capital Fibre Fest

Date: May 11th, 2024
Event Location: Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
What to expect: Browse the stalls selling everything from fiber to craft supplies, or mingle with like minded-crafters at the specially made social space.

New Hampshire Sheep And Wool Festival

Date: May 11th & 12th, 2024
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, New Hampshire, USA
What to expect: Don’t miss the long list of workshops and demos on woolen clothes-making as well as caring for your animals.

Knit Buffalo/Niagara Falls with Faina Goberstein

Date: TBA
Location: Williamsville, New York, USA
What to expect: Join acclaimed designer Faina Goberstein for a one-of-a-kind knitting experience in the breathtaking Buffalo/Niagara Falls region! This festival offers the opportunity to learn from a renowned instructor, connect with like-minded fiber enthusiasts, and explore the natural wonders and cultural attractions of the area.

London Craft Week

Date: May 13th – 19th, 2024
Location: Varying loactions around London, UK
What to expect: London Craft Week is an annual event celebrating outstanding British and international creativity. It showcases over 750 makers, designers, brands, and galleries from around the world.

Puget Sound LYS Tour

Date: May 15th – 19th, 2024
Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA
What to expect: Shops gather and work together to plan a fabulous tour with prizes, free patterns, and discounts.

Knit City Montreal: A Modern Fibre Event

Date: May 16th – 18th, 2025
Event Location: Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Québec, Canada
What to expect: Indie yarn dyers, local yarn stores, fibre farmers, knitwear designers, notions makers and more.

Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat

Date: May 16th – 19th, 2024
Location: Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, New York, USA
What to expect: Take a break and up your skills at this fabulous Men’s retreat.

Vermont Retreat With Beth Brown-Reinsel

Date: May 16th – 19th, 2024
Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Learn how to knit the Danish Sejerø Skrå-trøje, a lovely sweater from 1878, in the first session of the 2024 classes.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: May 16th – 19th, 2024
Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Join Zoe Potrac for a fun workshop focused on home décor crochet projects featuring color customization and emphasis on various stitch swatches.

Los Angeles Yarn Crawl

Date: May 17th – 19th, 2024
Location: Yarn Shops sprawled across L.A, USA
What to expect: Explore L.A’s fibre stores in this 4-day long yarn crawl. Each shop will have special free patterns to collect, trunk shows to attend, yarn to buy and prizes to get!

Knit City Toronto With Knit Social

Date: May 17th – 19th, 2024
Event Location: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada
What to expect: Experience the heart of Toronto’s fiber arts community at Knit City Toronto! Discover a diverse Marketplace featuring indie yarn dyers, local stores, designers, and more.

Annual Fiber In The Forest

Date: May 17th – 19th, 2024
Location: Camp Myrtlewood, Myrtle Point, Oregon, USA
What to expect: Enjoy a few fiber-filled days camping or lodging in the forest at Camp Myrtlewood.

Hallockville Museum Farm Fleece & Fiber Festival

Date: May 18th, 2024
Location: Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, Long Island, New York, USA
What to expect: The Hallockville Museum Farm Fleece & Fiber Festival is a must-visit for any fiber lover! This cozy Long Island festival celebrates all things woolly and wonderful, from sheep shearing to spinning, knitting and felting.

Buxton Wool Gathering

Date: May 18th & 19th, 2024
Location: Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
What to expect: Join the Buxton Wool Gathering for a weekend focused on crochet and knitting.

Shepherds Market Fall Fiber Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Hotel Millwright/Amana Woolen Mill, Iowa, USA
What to expect: Hand-spun and mill-spun yarns. Yarns from sheep, alpaca, llama, angora, goat, and many others. If it’s not yarn you fancy there’s raw fiber, batts, clouds or spinning wheels, looms and anything else fiber enthusiasts like.

Canberra Wool Expo

Date: May 18th & 19th, 2024
Location: Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, ACT, Australia
What to expect: The Canberra Wool Expo is a mecca for knitters and wool enthusiasts! Held in the heart of Australia’s capital city, this vibrant festival showcases the best of the country’s wool industry, with top-quality yarns, equipment, and handmade garments.

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

Date: May 18th – 19th, 2024
Location: Masterson State Park, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
What to expect: Join the Kentucky Fiber Festival for workshops competitions, and vendors.

Stitches At Home

Date: TBA
Location: Online
What to expect: 4 days of fun online classes and tutorials!

It’s All About The Fiber

Date: May 18th & 19th, 2024
Location: Macktown Living History, Rockton, Illinois, USA
What to expect: Held in the cozy town of Rockton, this charming event celebrates all things woolly, with vendors offering an incredible variety of yarns, fibers, and handmade goods.

Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival

Date: May 18th & 19th, 2024
Location: Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: A variety of vendors with all types of yarns, roving, raw fleeces, finished products, wooden fiber tools, yarn bowls, homemade soaps and much more.

Knit And Crochet In Krakow And The Tatra Mountains With Anna Nikipirowicz

Date: TBA
Location: Poland
What to expect: This retreat offers an exciting opportunity to learn from world-class instructors, discover local yarns and textiles, and explore the stunning beauty of Poland’s mountain landscapes.

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Lace Week

Date: May 18th – 26th, 2024
Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland
What to expect: This event is a unique holiday experience in Shetland, focused on lace knitting. It includes tours guided by local experts, workshops with renowned knitters, and visits to significant sites in Shetland’s textile history.

Scotland Knitting Trail with Highlands

Date: May 19th – 28th, 2024
Event Location: Scotland
What to expect: The Scotland Knitting Trail with Highlands is an enchanting journey through the picturesque Scottish countryside, where knitting enthusiasts can indulge in their passion while soaking up the breathtaking scenery.

Spring Scotland Knitting Tour With Carla Scott

Date: 2024 TBA
Location: Scotland
What to expect: Explore the beauty and culture of Scotland while honing your knitting skills! Learn from expert instructor Carla Scott, connect with fellow fiber enthusiasts, and discover unique yarns and fibers from local artisans.

Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration

Date: TBA
Location: Salomon Farm Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
What to expect: The Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration is a must-attend event for all knitting enthusiasts out there! This festival offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in all things fiber and wool, from knitting workshops and spinning demonstrations to fiber arts vendors and live music.

North Light Fibers Retreat: Design Workshop with Deborah Newton

Date: TBA
Location: North Light Fibers, Block Island, Rhode Island, USA
What to expect: With expert guidance from the renowned designer Deborah Newton, attendees will learn new design techniques, perfect their skills, and leave with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

NZ Machine Knitters’ Society National Festival

Date: May 21st – 24th, 2024
Event Location: El Rancho, Waikanae, New Zealand
What to expect: Visit the Lindisfarne Community centre for days of festival fun. You’ll find stalls, fashion parades, lessons and tours.

Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

Date: TBA
Location: Campbell River Community Centre, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: This festival is a day of fun for everyone, but it also supports the local Specialized Recreation programs.

Greece: An Ionian Knitting Odyssey

Date: May 22nd – June 1st, 2024
Event Location: Ionian Islands of Greece
What to expect: A floating knitting retreat aboard The Aegeotissa II in the Ionian Islands of Greece, featuring a 7-day journey with stops at 5 locations in the Ionian Sea for swimming, knitting, and exploring.

NJ Fibershed’s Barn Crawl

Date: TBA
Location: New Jersey, USA
What to expect: The NJ Fibershed’s Barn Crawl is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about locally-sourced fibers. With a focus on connecting farmers and artisans, attendees can enjoy a fun-filled day of farm tours, workshops, and shopping for high-quality yarns.

North Light Fibers Retreat: Ziggurat Immersion with Åsa Soderman

Date: TBA
Location: North Light Fibers, Block Island, Rhode Island, USA
What to expect: A cozy and creative event that brings together knitting enthusiasts for a weekend of learning, socializing, and fun. With its focus on Ziggurat, participants can expect to be inspired and empowered by the beautiful and intricate designs that emerge from the skilled hands of the talented Åsa Soderman.

Welsh Knitting Retreat with Sasha Kagan

Date: TBA
Event Location: Wales
What to expect: Discover the Welsh textile industry and take a closer look at Welsh wool, quilting, and knitting, plus workshops with Sasha Kagan.

North Light Fibers Retreat: Ziggurat Masterclass with Åsa Soderman

Date: TBA
Location: North Light Fibers, Block Island, Rhode Island, USA
What to expect: Knitting enthusiasts won’t want to miss the North Light Fibers Retreat: Ziggurat Masterclass with Åsa Soderman! This inspiring event offers a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most talented and innovative designers in the knitting world, while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Block Island.

Grandma’s Sheep Thrills Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center, Prescott, Arizona, USA
What to expect: Quality yarns, supplies for spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and crocheting, as well as wool & exotic fibers, fiber dyes, classes and more.

The Knitter’s Picnic

Date: May 25th – 26th, 2024
Location: Dungog Inn, Dungog, NSW, Australia
What to expect: The Knitter’s Picnic is the ultimate autumn celebration for knitting and crochet enthusiasts! Pack a blanket, some snacks, and your latest project, and join other fiber arts fans for a relaxing day of stitching and socializing in the great outdoors.

Interweave Escapes

Date: TBA
Event Location: USA
What to expect: Interweave Escapes is a unique way for knitters to come together, learn from knitting experts and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow devotees in this intimate, retreat-style event.

Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Green County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: Get ready for sheep-shearing, wool-spinning, dog-shepherding fun.

Illiana Fiber Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, Indiana, USA
What to expect: This Indiana festival features an impressive lineup of vendors, workshops, and competitions, with everything from yarns to fibers and dyes on offer.

Knitting Trip to Selbu

Date: TBA
Location: Comfort Hotel Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway
What to expect: Join Anne Bårdsgård and Tove Fevang on their Knitting Trip to Selbu and discover the rich history and tradition of Norwegian knitting. From exploring local yarn shops to learning about the famous Selbu mittens, this retreat promises to be a cozy and educational experience for knitters of all levels.

Ann Kingstone Yorkshire Knitting Tour

Date: May 23rd – 27th, 2024
State: Yorkshire, England, UK
What to expect: This is the perfect retreat for any passionate knitter looking to expand their skills and knowledge of knitting. Set against the backdrop of spectacular Yorkshire scenery, this tour offers a variety of workshops and activities.

Ireland Through the Maker’s Lens

Date: May 23rd – June 2, 2024
Location: Ireland
What to expect: Journey through lively towns, scenic countryside, meet Irish makers and fiber artists, visit historic sites.

Okanagan Knitting Retreat

Date: May 24th – 26th, 2024
Location: Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC, Canada
What to expect: No matter your experience with knitting, you’ll learn something with this lovely retreat in Sorrento!

Woolfest Auckland

Date: May 25th, 2024
Location: Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
What to expect: With over 70 vendors, food trucks and drinks, you are sure to satisfy your thirst for yarn and coffee!

Great Lakes Fiber Show

Date: May 25th – 26th, 2024
Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, Ohio, USA
What to expect: You can buy fiber arts supplies, enter your art or wool in one of our competitions, attend a workshop and learn a new skill, try a free make and take, check out some demonstrations. Free Parking and Free Admission, Over 100 Vendors, Sheep Dog Herding Demonstration, Fiber Arts Workshops, Dog Rodeo Garment Contest, Skein Contest, Wool Show and Sale and the gorgeous Angora Rabbit Show.

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Date: May 25th – 26th, 2024
Location: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, Massachusetts, USA
What to expect: Exhibitions, fiber events and lots about sheep!

Cowboy Yarn Crawl

Date: TBA
Location: Wyoming, USA
What to expect: Knitters come from across the state come together to purchase yarn from different vendors, exchange ideas and pattern tips, and create friendships with like-minded crafters.

Virginia Blue Ridge Yarn Crawl

Date: May 25th – June 1st, 2024
Location: Virginia, USA
What to expect: The Virginia Blue Ridge Yarn Crawl is a must-attend event for yarn enthusiasts who love to discover new yarn shops and explore the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a passport to guide you, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best yarn stores in the area, meet fellow knitters, and win prizes!

Baltic Knitting Cruise

Date: May 25th – June 8th, 2024
Event Location: Japan, Russia
What to expect: Enjoy on-board lessons with Kristin Drysdale, shop for yarn while in port and visit 7 places including Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.

Yarn Fest Milwaukee

Date: TBA
Location: Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Yarn Fest Milwaukee is the ultimate destination for fiber enthusiasts who love to shop for yarn and all things knitting-related. With a big marketplace full of vendors, workshops, and fun events, this festival promises to be a vibrant and exciting celebration of all things yarn.

Sacramento County Fair Wool Show

Date: 2024 TBA
Location: Cal Expo, Sacramento, California, USA
What to expect: A fun day out for the whole family with extraordinary products & service, and lots of fun activities and entertainment.

Fundy Fibre Artisans Spring Fling

Date: TBA
Location: Cornhill Community Hall, Cornhill, New Brunswick, Canada
What to expect: The Fundy Fibre Artisans Spring Fling is a vibrant celebration of all things fiber and art. With a stunning array of handmade crafts, workshops, and demonstrations, it’s the perfect opportunity for knitters and fiber lovers alike to come together, learn new skills, and get inspired by the creativity and talent of the local artisans.

Highland Wool Fest

Date: TBA
Location: Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer, Scotland
What to expect: Enjoy browsing the various yarn stalls, buying and getting advice on projects.

Hitchin Festiwool: The Yarn and Wool Fair

Date: TBA
Location: Priory School, Hitchin, Herts, England, UK
What to expect: The Hitchin Festiwool is a vibrant celebration of all things woolly, featuring a diverse range of exhibitors, workshops, and talks that are sure to inspire your next knitting project.

Festiwool

Date: TBA
Location: Herfordshire County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts, England, UK
What to expect: Festiwool to Pop-up at the Herts County Show is a delightful pop-up fiber festival that brings together the best of wool and knitting in one place. With an array of unique vendors, workshops, and demonstrations, it’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of fiber.

100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Fair

Date: TBA
Location: Bradley Centre, Coombs, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Canada
What to expect: Come and enjoy the displays, spinning demonstrations and many talented vendors.

Hiking And Knitting With The Puffins

Date: May 28th – June 4th, 2024
Location: Iceland
What to expect: Combine your love of knitting with your love of adventure (and puffins!) on the Hiking and Knitting with the Puffins fiber retreat. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Iceland while knitting with a group of like-minded individuals, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Folksy Knits with Sasha Kagan

Date: TBA
Location: West Dean College Sussex, UK
What to expect: Work from decorative designs inspired by Ukrainian and European folk art. Make graphs then knit motifs and borders taken from old patterns. Embroider, smock and embellish these textiles to give a folksy feel.

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival

Date: May 31st & June 1st, 2024
Location: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, Indiana, USA
What to expect: This festival is for all ages and it’s free! Have a go at fiber activities and workshops with great instructors.

Textiles & Treasures in the Scottish Borders

Date: May 31st – June 7th, 2024
Location: South of Edinburgh and North of England
What to expect: Stay in the historic home of author Sir Walter Scott, fantastic workshops, visit textile and fiber-related venues.

June

Fayette County Fiber Festival

Date: June 1st, 2024
Location: Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: Enjoy fiber arts demonstrations and discover a world of handcrafted items. A vendor market featuring artisans from PA and WV offers hand dyed yarns, spinning fiber, raw fleeces, tools, notions, accessories, hand crafted soaps and lotions, as well as hand knitted and crocheted items.

The Great British Fibre Festival

Date: June 1st & 2nd, 2024
Location: Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Devon, UK
Expect: Celebrate the wonderful world of British fibre arts at this festival. There’ll be workshops, demonstrations, fun activities and talks.

Santa Fe Spring Festival

Date: June 1st & 2nd, 2024
Location: El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: Experience traditional activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, canoa carving, rope making, bread baking, crafts for children & more!

Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

Date: June 1st & 2nd, 2024
Location: The Pioneer Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
What to expect: A two-day festival of creativity, history, and community, events include sheep, alpaca, and goat shearing.

Woolly Weekend

Date: June 1st & 2nd, 2024
Event Location: Dilham, Norfolk, England, UK
What to expect: With workshops, demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities to stock up on high-quality fibers, this festival is a must-attend for anyone passionate about the art of spinning and weaving.

Knitting In The Faroe Islands With Katrina I Geil

Date: June 3rd – 10th, 2024
Event Location: Faroe Islands, Denmark
What to expect: Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travelers who share your passion for knitting. Learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project.

Sacred Makers Soul Retreat

Date: June 5th – 9th, 2024
Event Location: Squam Lake, New Hampshire, USA
What to expect: Get ready for a unique retreat experience – the Sacred Makers Soul Retreat at Squam Lake in New Hampshire.

Estes Park Fiber Arts Workshop

Date: June 6th & 7th, 2024
Location: Estes Park Events Complex, Estes Park, Colorado, USA
What to expect: Estes Park will be holding a Fiber Arts Workshops and a Wool Market the following two days!

Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Expo

Date: June 6th – 8th, 2024
Event Location: Northern Indiana Event Center, Elkhart, Indiana, USA
What to expect: Looking for a festival that celebrates all things fiber arts? Look no further than the Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Expo! With a wide range of vendors, classes, and exhibits showcasing everything from quilting to knitting to weaving, this festival has something for everyone.

The Knitting Hotel Getaway

Date: June 6th – 9th, 2024
Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Relax and enjoy making together with a bunch of splendid fellow knitters.

Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

Date: June 7th & 8th, 2024
Location: Higgins Fairgrounds, Sparta, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: A beautiful fiber festival at the equally beautiful Blue Mountains in NC. Learn spinning, felting and tie die for beginners.

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Date: June 7th – 9th, 2024
Location: Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Campus, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: The Ontario Handspinning Seminar is the ultimate event for anyone who loves to spin their own yarn. With an emphasis on education and community, this festival offers a variety of classes and workshops that are perfect for both beginners and experienced spinners alike.

Midsummer Knitting in Norway

Date: June 7th – 16th, 2024
Event Location: Bergen, Norway
What to expect: Learn all about Norway’s textile traditions, from the Varafell cloaks to Norwegian colorwork techniques, experience natural dyeing, meet the local sheep and shepherdesses!

Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair

Date: June 8th, 2024
Location: Canal Market District, 36 East Canal Street, Newark, Ohio, USA
What to expect: A free to attend fiber fair with lots of woolly goodness, angora, cashmere, alpaca and many more beautiful fibers.

Thread: A Festival of Textiles

Date: June 8th, 2024
Location: Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
What to expect: Looking for a festival that showcases the diverse world of textiles? Check out Thread: A Festival of Textiles! This event features a range of vendors, exhibitions, and workshops, with a particular focus on learning from experts and artists from around the world.

Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival

Date: June 8th, 2024
Location: Fenelon Falls Community Centre, Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Support small businesses with this fiber festival. Vendors, fiber enthusiasts and plenty of fun!

Estes Park Wool Market

Date: June 8th & 9th, 2024
Location: Estes Park Events Complex, Estes Park, Colorado, USA
What to expect: Estes Park will be holding a Wool Market and workshops during the previous two days!

Central New York Fiber Festival

Date: June 8th – 9th, 2024
Location: Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, New York, USA
What to expect: The Central Fiber Arts Festival features 120 stalls full of fiber supplies for fiber artists – roving, handspun and hand-dyed yarn, tools, and raw fleeces – and all sorts of finished products from wearables to linens and decorative pieces. Free lectures on historical weavings, choosing fiber for a project, raising a flock, spinning and crochet. All undercover with food and music, shearing demos and plenty for the kids to do.

The Wool Monty

Date: June 8th – 9th, 2024
Location: Magna Way, Rotherham, UK
What to expect: The Wool Monty is an accommodating yarny space for everyone. Very accessible facilities and access for mobility scooters etc.

Mill Open Weekend – John Arbon Textiles

Date: June 8th – 9th, 2024
Event Location: South Molton Town Hall, South Molton, UK
What to expect: This is your chance to learn about the latest developments in fiber technology and get hands-on experience with a tour of the Mill. Enjoy a wonderful Pop Up Shop with lots of yarn goodies, workshops, talks and a pop up Cafe.

21-Day Ultimate Viking Knitting Cruise With Lily Chin

Date: June 8th – July 29th, 2024
Location: Norway, Iceland, Faroe, Greenland, Scotland
What to expect: Journey the route of the Vikings with Lily Chin. The cruise begins and ends in Amsterdam with lots of knitting goodness in between.

KnitWit At the Shores

Date: June 13th – 16th, 2024
Location: Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Searsport, Maine, USA
What to expect: KnitWit At the Shores is the ultimate festival for knitting enthusiasts who love fiber and wool. This warm and friendly event brings together a community of passionate crafters for a fun-filled weekend of workshops, shopping, and socializing in a beautiful coastal town.

Karoo Winter Wool Festival

Date: June 14th – 16th, 2024
Location: Middleburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa
What to expect: The Karoo Winter Wool Festival is a celebration of all things wool in the heart of South Africa. Attendees can expect to learn from skilled artisans, shop from local vendors, and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Karoo community, making it a must-attend event for any fiber enthusiast.

Maine Knitting Cruise With Mim Bird

Date: June 14th – 18th, 2024
Location: Coast of Maine, Maine, USA
What to expect: Relax and knit on the Schooner J & E. Riggin with Mim Bird aound the coast of Maine.

Sheep to Shawl Live Online Knitting Workshops

Date: June 16th, 2024
Location: Online
What to expect: Whether you’re an advanced beginner or experienced, learn to craft a stylish knitted vest with captivating textures. Master cable knitting techniques, from basics to advanced skills, and create a cozy garment that’s sure to impress.

mYak Knitting Retreat In the Italian Dolomites with Joji Locatelli

Date: June 16th – 20th, 2024
Event Location: Dolomites Mountains, Italy
What to expect: This incredible event features knitting workshops with special guest Joji Locatelli, a visit to local farm, lunch, walking/tracking, and two lessons of Yin Yoga.

Squam Into The Mystic

Date: June 17th – 23rd, 2024
Location: Oslo, Norway
What to expect: Encourage your creativity to flow at this beautiful retreat with an equally beautiful venue.

Fiberpalooza Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Auglaize Village, Defiance, Ohio, USA
What to expect: Get ready to let loose and have some fiber-filled fun at the Fiberpalooza Festival. With an exciting lineup of workshops, vendors, and events, this festival is the perfect opportunity to indulge in your love of fiber. Demonstrations including spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting, and more on various pieces of equipment throughout history.

Leeds Wool Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds, England, UK
What to expect: The original city festival of wool returns! Experience the wonder of wool through craft stalls, workshops, live demonstrations, and a pop-up tearoom!

Blue Hills Fibre Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
What to expect: Enoy a day of festivities featuring fiber, fleece, and art!

Fiber Fusion Northwest

Date: TBA
Location: Evergreen Fairgrounds Building, Monroe, Washington, USA
What to expect: Supporting fiber artists, local breeders, and fiber related businesses by increasing public awareness of natural fibers and their many creative uses.

Hiking and Knitting under the Midnight Sun with Hélène Magnússon

Date: June 18th – 25th, 2024
Location: Iceland
What to expect: Enjoy hiking and knitting around the mountain range of Tröllaskagi, and learn about traditional Icelandic mittens.

Maine Fiber Frolic

Date: 2024 coming soon
Location: Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME, USA
What to expect: Participate in a knit-along/crochet-along leading up the the Frolic. What’s a better project than to make yourself a Market Bag for shopping during the weekend!

Sail & Knit In Maine

Date: June 19th – 23rd, 2024
Location: Maine, USA
What to expect: This knitting event combines two of the most enjoyable experiences – sailing and knitting. Attendees can learn and create while taking in the breathtaking coastal views of Maine, making it a perfect opportunity for those seeking a relaxing yet inspiring getaway.

Tip Of The Mitt Fiber Fair

Date: TBA
Location: Emmet County Fairgrounds, Petoskey, Michigan, USA
What to expect: This year’s Tip of the Mitt features interesting workshops, as always. Learn to tablet weave, knit portuguese style, and knit sock heels with various talented instructors.

Fiber Fest Weekend Day Retreat

Date: June 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2024
Event Location: Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, Oklahoma, USA
What to expect: Get a chance to relax, make your own creations and take them home with you. Online options available!

Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops

Date: June 21st – 23rd, 2024
Event Location: Denmark Municipal Building, Congregational Church & Public Library, Denmark, Maine, USA
What to expect: Learn at fiber workshops around community sites with helpful and friendly teachers.

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Date: June 21st – 24th, 2024
Event Location: Red Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
What to expect: Celebrate Indigenous Artists and beanie makers at this wonderful Beanie Festival!

Zombie Knitapocalypse Market

Date: June 22nd, 2024
Event Location: Hilton Ballroom 3rd Floor, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
What to expect: Relax, eat, knit, and make new friends at this fun knitting event.

Knit With Friends – Festival De Tricot

Date: June 22nd & 23rd, 2024
Location: Vilar Seminary, Porto, Portugal
What to expect: Gather your needles and get ready to knit with friends at the “Knit with Friends – Festival De Tricot fiber festival. With a focus on creating community, sharing knowledge, and fostering creativity, this festival is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow knitters and learn new skills.

Cumbrian Wool Gathering

Date: June 22nd & 23rd, 2024
Location: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, England, UK
What to expect: If you’re a fan of all things woolly and love to knit, then the Cumbrian Wool Gathering is an event you won’t want to miss! This charming festival celebrates the best of British fiber arts with workshops, demos, and vendors selling the softest yarns and fibers.

North Light Fibers Retreats

Date: TBA
Location: North Light Fibers, Block Island, Rhode Island, USA
What to expect: The perfect destination for knitting enthusiasts who are looking to take their craft to the next level. This year’s event, the Complete Yoke Sweater Workshop with Kristin Drysdale, promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with learning, fun, and community building.

Shakerag Knitting Getaway

Date: 2024 TBA
Event Location: St. Andrews-Sewanee School, Sewanee, Tennesse, USA
What to expect: Looking for a knitting getaway that’s both cozy and informative? The Shakerag Knitting Getaway with Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner is the perfect destination! Join fellow fiber enthusiasts for a weekend of workshops, community, and relaxation in the beautiful area of Sewanee, Tennessee.

Knit 1 Summer Knitting Retreat

Date: TBA
Event Location: Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Get ready to knit and relax in the summer sun at the Knit 1 Summer Knitting Retreat! Connect with fellow yarn enthusiasts and soak up the natural beauty of the Little Switzerland.

Prjónagleðina Iceland Knit Fest

Date: TBA
Location: Blönduós School & Sports Center, Iceland
What to expect: Icelandic Knit Fest is an annual event initiated by the Icelandic Textile Center. The festival is held in Blönduós, Iceland.

Stitches Expo At Home

Date: Cancelled
Location: Online
What to expect: Can’t make it to an in-person fiber festival? No problem! The Stitches Expo At Home brings the excitement and education of a fiber festival right to your doorstep. With a virtual marketplace, online classes, and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow fiber enthusiasts from around the world.

Cambridge Yarn Festival

Date: TBA
Event Location: Cambridgeshire, England, UK
What to expect: Enjoy a full day of yarn crawling around Cambridgeshire. “The Great Big London Yarn Crawl!”

World Wide Knit In Public Day

Date: TBA
Location: Varies
What to expect: WWKIPDAY is the largest knitter run event in the world. Celebrate yarn and knitting at this world-wide event!

Knit Pause Spring Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: Château de Parançay, Bernay-Saint-Martin, France
What to expect: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and knit to your heart’s content at the Knit Pause Spring Retreat! This event offers a chance to relax, learn new skills, and connect with other knitting enthusiasts in a beautiful French setting.

Montana Association of Weavers & Spinners Conference

Date: 2024 TBA
Event Location: Riverhouse Convention Center, Bend, Oregon
What to expect: The Montana Association of Weavers & Spinners Conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in weaving and spinning. With workshops, vendors, and a welcoming community, attendees will have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet like-minded individuals, and experience the beauty of Montana.

Big Sky Country Retreat With Farmer’s Daughter Fibers

Date: June 26th – 29th, 2024
Location: Ranches at Belt Creek, Montana, USA
What to expect: This relaxing gathering in Montana offers the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded fiber enthusiasts, learn new techniques, and explore the stunning natural beauty of the Ranches at Belt Creek.

Sheep Is Life Celebration

Date: TBA
Location: Rodeo Arena, Diné College, Tsailé, AZ, Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA
What to expect: This celebration of fiber and Navajo culture is a nonprofit group providing education for all walks of life.

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Date: TBA
Event Location: Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, Washington, USA
What to expect: Enjoy a lovely retreat with host Stephanie Pearl-McpPhee. With experienced instructors, inspiring projects, and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Shetland With Knitting Crafts and History with Tove Fevang

Date: TBA
Location: Shetland, Scotland
What to expect: The Shetland With Knitting Crafts and History festival is a must-attend event for all knitting enthusiasts. With the renound Tove Fevang as a special guest, attendees will be treated to a warm and friendly atmosphere filled with fiber and wool, craft workshops, and fascinating historical insights.

Felted Garment Workshop – British Columbia’s Salt Spring Island

Date: TBA
Event Location: British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: Design your own garment and learn about felted light and layers with Laurie Steffler.

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Date: Cancelled
Location: Misty Isle Farms, Vashon Island, Washington, USA
What to expect: The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast and is held on the breathtaking rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms.

Annual Black Sheep Gathering

Date: June 28th – 30th, 2024
Event Location: Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon, USA
What to expect: Be sure to stop by to see all of the beautiful wool-producing sheep, goats and alpacas.

Sheep To Shawl Studio Knitting Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: Sheep to Shawl Studio & Store, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Learn yarn dyeing in this Color Infusion themed retreat.

Hudson Valley Yarn Trail

Date: TBA
Location: Hudson Valley, New York, USA
What to expect: Hop across New York City visiting yarn stores, winning prizes and buying yarn goodies!

Aberdeen Yarn Fest

Date: TBA
Location: Hilton TreeTops, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
What to expect: A festival full of skilled spinners, knitters, crocheters and much more!

East Mountain Fiber Tour

Date: TBA
Location: Sandia Park, Edgewood, and Stanley, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: Find artisan made products such as: hand painted silk garments, hand felted garments, handwoven garments, and hand hooked rugs.

House Mountain Yarn Co. Knitting Retreat

Date: TBA
Location: Heartstone Lodge, Buena Vista, Virginia, USA
What to expect: Another beautiful yarn retreat around the Virginia area of the US.

Woollinn: The Dublin Festival of Yarn

Date: TBA
Location: City North Hotel and Conference Centre, Gormanstown, Co. Meath, Ireland
What to expect: Woollinn is a big fiber festival in Ireland. Lots of vendors, workshops and fun!

Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: TBA
Location: Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, Ames, IA, USA
What to expect: In this lecture-type workshop, students will learn all there is to know about wool and wool production.

Bisbee Fiber Arts Retreat & Gathering

Date: TBA
Event Location: Seven Sister’s Studio, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
What to expect: Join lots of other craft enthusiasts and a local Bisbee historian for a fiber retreat in Arizona!

Woolfest: The Original British Wool Festival

Date: No longer running
Event Location: Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, UK
What to expect: Provides a celebration of natural fibers and a showcase for the best of wool and wool crafts.

FibreX

Date: TBA
Event Location: Ourimbah Campus, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
What to expect: A day full of workshops and demonstrations, a fibre market, a crafting space, a panel discussion and more!

Paca-Tent Ladies Fiber Event

Date: TBA
Location: Alpaca Pines Farm & Fiber Mill, Poplar Grove, Illinois, USA
What to expect: The Paca-Tent Ladies Fiber Event is the ultimate knitting and crafting experience for fiber enthusiasts of all levels. This festival brings together a community of talented ladies to celebrate the beauty of wool and fiber with workshops, demonstrations, and unique fiber creations in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Nordic Knitting Symposium Nordisk Strikkesymposium

Date: June 24th – 30th, 2024
Location: Tjörn, Sweden
What to expect: From expert workshops to cozy gatherings, this festival offers a chance to knit, spin, and crochet your heart out alongside fellow fiber enthusiasts in a truly beautiful Swedish setting.

Wool @J13

Date: June 29th & 30th, 2024
Location: Bishton Hall, Bishton, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, UK
What to expect: Grab a coffee, wander around the stalls of Wool@J13. A little bit festival, a little bit fun and a lot bit wool. Different from any other wool show in the UK.

Knit & Ride an Icelandic Horse with Hélène Magnússon

Date: June 2025
Location: Iceland
What to expect: This beautiful tour includes knitting…and horse riding! Learn about traditional Icelandic knitting techniques and knit your own ‘Riding Lopi Sweater’.

Houston Fiber Fest

Date: 2025
Location: Berry Center, Cypress, Texas, USA
What to expect: Fantastic opportunity to learn from knitting experts with classes covering fabulous techniques. Improve your knitting skills and have fun!

July

Best of Shetland Islands & Scotland Knitting Tour

Date: July 3rd – 11th, 2024
Location: Shetland Islands & Scotland
What to expect: With stunning scenery and the opportunity to connect with local artisans and their woolly creations, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling inspired and connected to the vibrant knitting community of Scotland.

Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival

Date: July 4th – 7th, 2024
Event Location: Toivola Old Courtyard, Jyväskylä, Finland
What to expect: Beautiful yarn to buy, lots of interesting courses, coffee and friends!

Festival Le Fil De La Manche

Date: July 6th & 7th, 2024
Event Location: Elbeuf En Bray, Normandy, France
What to expect: Looking for a cozy and charming knitting event to attend? Look no further than Festival Le Fil De La Manche! This wool and fiber festival is a must-visit for anyone who loves France, knitting, crochet, or any other fiber arts.

Estonian Craft Camp

Date: July 7th – 13th, 2024
Event Location: Viljandi, Estonia
What to expect: The Estonian Craft Camp offers a cultural immersion into Muhu island’s heritage. Attendees can enjoy workshops, tours, lectures, and a craft fair, culminating in a final dinner and exhibition before departure.

Great Northern Arts Festival

Date: July 10th – 15th, 2024
Event Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
What to expect: Gather under the midnight sun to celebrate the richness and diversity of arts in the north.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: July 11th – 14th, 2024
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Join expert feltmakers Arlene Toth, Patricia Spark, and Tatiana Fedorova us for a fantastic weekend of friendly felting fun! Craft a fashionable French scarf or some cute wrist warmers.

White Head Light Station Knitting Retreat

Date: July 11th – 16th, 2024
Event Location: Whitehead Light Station, Whitehead Island, Maine, USA
What to expect: The White Head Light Station Retreat is a unique and exciting way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life – giving you an opportunity to spend some quality time amid majestic coastal scenery.

Convergence: Handweavers Guild of America

Date: July 11th – 17th, 2024
Event Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA
What to expect: Convergence is held every 2 years in a different location. Seminars and workshops, marketplace, fashion show, private tours of artist spaces and a chance to meet like-minded, fiber loving people.

Wyoming Sheep And Wool Festival

Date: July 12th – 14th, 2024
Location: Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, Thermopolis Wyoming, USA
What to expect: With its warm and friendly atmosphere, this festival offers an incredible selection of high-quality fibers and yarns, as well as a range of classes, workshops and demonstrations to suit knitters of all skill levels.

Pennsylvania Knitting Retreat

Date: July 12th – 15th, 2024
Event Location: Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: This knitting retreat is a cozy gathering of like-minded individuals who share a passion for knitting. Attendees will enjoy workshops, delicious meals, and comfortable accommodations while surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Pennsylvania.

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat

Date: 2024 TBA
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Learn about Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Percentage System; the basic principles of creating garments with the help of a few simple measurements.

Summer Workshop: Learn Stranded/Fair Isle Knitting

Date: July 14th – 17th, 2024
Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Choose between knitting 2 beautiful stranded knitting pieces during this 3 day workshop. Learn how to hold 2 strands of yarn at the same time to create gorgeous patterns.

Fibre Arts Festival

Date: 2024 TBA
Location: Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
What to expect: A Fibre Arts Workshop Festival in Australia featuring Fibre Artists from around the world.

Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Date: July 19th, 20th & 21st, 2024
Event Location: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
What to expect: Bendigo, Australia is home to the annual Australian Sheep & Wool Show. This spectacular event celebrates all things related to fiber and wool, from crafting and shearing to food and fashion.

Wine Country Yarn Hop

Date: July 19th – 21st, 2024
Event Location: Sonoma County, California, USA
What to expect: The Wine Country Yarn Hop is an annual event in the beautiful Wine Country area for yarn lovers. It consists of 5 yarn shops to explore.

Fiber U Fiber Arts

Date: July 20th – 21st, 2024
Event Location: Cowan Civic Center, Lebanon, Missouri, USA
What to expect: Fiber U is your gateway to advancing your skills and passion for fiber arts in the Midwest. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced artisan, this event offers a diverse range of classes tailored to your expertise level.

Copper K Fiber Festival

Date: July 20th & 21st, 2024
Event Location: Copper K Barn, Whitehall, Montana, USA
What to expect: The Copper K Fiber Festival is a unique event held in Montana, USA that celebrates yarn and the art of knitting. Attendees will find a wide selection of colorful fibers and materials from local farms and businesses.

Oaxaca Through the Lens of La Guelaguetza

Date: July 25th – Aug 2nd, 2024
Event Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
What to expect: La Guelaguetza is a summer festival in which indigenous communities come to the city to present traditional dancing, costumes, parades, walking bands, native food, and artisanal crafts.

Fiberside Summer Crawl

Date: TBA
Event Location: Online
What to expect: This unique festival invites you to visit participating yarn shops and fiber studios, where you’ll discover new products, meet fellow fiber enthusiasts, and take part in exciting online events and activities.

North Atlantic Native Sheep & Wool Conference

Date: TBA
Event Location: Hotel Narsarsuaq, Narsarsuaq, Greenland
What to expect: The North Atlantic Native Sheep & Wool Conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the world of knitting. This fiber and wool festival is a celebration of the unique breeds of sheep that are native to the North Atlantic region, and offers a chance to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of knitting in this part of the world.

Baltic Cities Knitting Tour With Carol Meldrum

Date: TBA
Event Location: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
What to expect: This fiber and wool tour is the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful cities of the Baltic while indulging in your passion for knitting. Join Carol and fellow knitters as you discover the best yarn shops, attend workshops, and immerse yourself in the rich knitting traditions of the region.

The Great Toronto Yarn Hop

Date: Cancelled
Event Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Join groups of yarn enthusiasts visiting different yarn stores across the city while yarn-crafting on public transit, supporting local yarn shops, and raising funds for Sistering, a drop-in/support centre for women.

Victorian Sheep & Yarn Tour With Gaille Smith

Date: TBA
Event Location: Castlemaine, Horsham, Melbourne, Australia
What to expect: This fiber and wool festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich heritage of Victorian sheep farming and wool production, while learning new knitting techniques and connecting with fellow enthusiasts.

North Georgia Knitting Guild Beat The Heat

Date: TBA
Event Location: Woodstock Community Church, Woodstock, Georgia, USA
What to expect: The North Georgia Knitting Guild Beat The Heat event is the perfect fiber and wool festival for anyone looking to escape the summer heat and indulge in their passion for knitting.

Summer Workshop: Learn Stranded Knitting

Date: July 16th – 20th, 2023
Event Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Ready to take your knitting skills to the next level? Join the Summer Workshop: Learn Stranded Knitting! Led by expert knitters, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to master the art of stranded knitting while also connecting with a community of fellow fiber enthusiasts.

Annual Grazing Hills Fiber Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Grazing Hills Alpaca Ranch, Viola, Idaho, USA
What to expect: Food trucks, craft vendors, daily classes, petting zoo, and more! Classes will be announced soon and tickets available for purchase.

Dyeing To Stitch In The Scottish Borders (Fully Booked)

Date: July 17th – 24th, 2023
Event Location: Scotland
What to expect: This tour is booked out but Rowan Tree Travel & Fibercraft have other fabulous tours coming up.
During your time is a chance to learn new dyeing techniques, connect with fellow stitching enthusiasts, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Scottish Borders.

Summer Hiking And Knitting Retreat With Patty Lyons

Date: July 19th – 21st, 2023
Event Location: Colorado Rockies, Colorado, USA
What to expect: This event offers a chance to explore the beautiful outdoors while learning new knitting techniques. Join Patty (who is famous for her patterns video collection) and other knitting enthusiasts for workshops, social events, and plenty of inspiration on this unforgettable retreat!

Super Summer Knittogether

Date: July 19th – 23rd, 2023
Event Location: Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: The annual Super Summer Knittogether festival is 4 days full of fun, friendship, creativity, fiber, and inspiration.

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat 3

Date: July 20th – 24th, 2023
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Take part in group discussions, learn from Meg Swansen in classes and improve your knowledge surrounding garment construction.

Middle Of The Mitten Yarn Crawl

Date: July 20th – 29th, 2023
Event Location: Michigan, USA
What to expect: The Middle of the Mitten Yarn Crawl is a must-attend fiber and wool festival for anyone looking to explore the best yarn shops in Michigan.

Jumpers and Jazz in July

Date: July 20th – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Warwick, Queensland, Australia
What to expect: Enjoy an incredible 10-day extravaganza that features music, art and fashion shows, workshops, and fun!

Stitch Yourself Happy With Jane Crowfoot

Date: July 21st – 23rd 2023
Event Location: Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, UK
What to expect: Stitch Yourself Happy – Knitting & Yoga is a unique retreat that combines the physical and mental health benefits of both knitting and yoga.

Finnigan’s Run Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Finnigan’s Run, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
What to expect: Enjoy classes with expert instructors at the Finnigan’s Run shop in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Arkansas Yarn Crawl

Date: July 21st – 29th, 2023
Event Location: Various locations around Arkansas, USA
What to expect: Bring your friends along on a fun tour of Arkansas’ great yarn shops.

Virginia Highlands Festival

Date: July 21st – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Historic Abingdon, Virginia, USA
What to expect: This wonderful fiber festival offers over 200 individual events, from antiques to art shows, music and more.

Sneffels Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed in 2024
Location: 4-H Events Center, Ouray County Fairgrounds, Ridgway, Colorado, USA
What to expect: Browse lots of vendors, demonstrations, classes, and more.

Chicago Yarn Crawl

Date: July 22nd – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
What to expect: An annual celebration of Chicagoland’s Local Yarn Shops. With over 20 participating shops, this crawl is a great way to experience the vibrant fiber arts community that lives in and around Chicago.

Maine Open Farm Day

Date: July 23rd, 2023
Event Location: Maine, USA
What to expect: Join other knitting enthusiasts for a fun-filled day of farm tour. Connect with local farmers, learn about the process of wool production, and discover new yarns and patterns.

Knit And Crochet In The West of Ireland With Carol Meldrum And Anna Nikipirowicz

Date: July 23rd – 28th, 2023
Location: Ireland
What to expect: Looking for a knitting event with a scenic view? Join Carol Meldrum’s Knit and Crochet festival in the West of Ireland, where you’ll be able to learn from an expert while enjoying the stunning Irish countryside.

Beginners Crochet Weekend With Emma Leith

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Daventry, England, UK
What to expect: This event offers expert instruction from Emma Leith, a renowned crochet designer and author, as well as the opportunity to connect with other beginners and enjoy a relaxing weekend of crafting.

Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: July 24th – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, Maine, USA
What to expect: The Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat is the perfect opportunity for fiber enthusiasts to get together and enjoy a week of bliss in beautiful Washington, Maine.

Central Carolina Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Greensboro, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: The Central Carolina Yarn Crawl is a great way for fiber enthusiasts to explore the many yarn shops in and around the Central Carolina area.

North Ronaldsay SheepFest

Date: July 26th – August 2nd, 2023
Event Location: Orkney Islands, North Ronaldsay, Scotland, UK
What to expect: The North Ronaldsay SheepFest is an incredible celebration of one of the world’s lovliest breeds of sheep and distinct coastal environment in the Orkney Islands.

Intermountain Weavers Conference

Date: July 27th – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Utah State University, Utah, USA
What to expect: The purpose of the conference is to provide workshops and other learning opportunities, and provide connections between people associated with the Fiber Arts.

Kids’ Fiber And Wool Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Lopez Island Historical Museum, Lopez Island, Washington, USA
What to expect: The Kids’ Fiber and Wool Fest is a fun and educational fiber and wool festival that is perfect for young knitting enthusiasts.

Fiber Christmas In July

Date: July 28th – 29th, 2023
Event Location: Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville, Oklahoma, USA
What to expect: Fiber Christmas in July is a Fiber Festival at the Creek County Fairgrounds. The event includes all types of fiber arts from knitting to spinning to felting and weaving.

Denver Boutique Week

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Various stores in Denver, USA
What to expect: Enjoy boutique shops including local hand dyed yarns and knitted accessories.

Junction Fiber Mill Yarn Retreat

Date: July 28th – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Norwich Inn, Norwich, Vermont, USA
What to expect: The Junction Fiber Mill Yarn Retreat is a must-attend fiber and wool festival for anyone looking to explore the world of yarn production. This event offers a chance to connect with local yarn producers, learn about the process of wool production, and discover new yarns and patterns.

Wandering Ewe: Southeastern Wisconsin Yarn Crawl

Date: 2024
Event Location: Southeast Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Drive around Wisconsin by yourself or with friends! Explore yarn shops and buy materials for your next project.

Prairie City Fiber Fest

Date: July 28th – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Prairie City, Oregon, USA
What to expect: The Prairie City Fiber Fest is a must-attend fiber and wool festival for anyone looking to explore the world of yarn and fiber arts. This event offers a chance to connect with local artisans, learn about the process of fiber production, and discover new yarns and patterns.

Fiber Center In The Catskills

Date: July 28th – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Delaware River Club, Starlight, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: The Fiber Center in the Catskills Retreat is a unique fiber and wool festival that combines the joys of crafting with the beauty of nature. This event by Wool-Worth offers a chance to learn new knitting techniques, attend workshops, and enjoy the Delaware River and serene surroundings of the Catskill Mountains.

Salish Sea & Sky Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: July 28th – 31st, 2023
Event Location: Sequim, Washington, USA
What to expect: Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, the Salish Sea & Sky Fiber Arts Retreat is a cozy and inviting gathering of fiber enthusiasts. This festival offers a relaxing and fun-filled weekend of workshops, vendors, and community, celebrating the beauty and artistry of wool and fiber crafts.

Steel Valley Yarn Crawl

Date: July 28th – August 6th, 2023
Event Location: Greater Pittsburgh region, USA
What to expect: Stock up your yarn stash, support local small businesses, and have fun at yarn shops in the Pittsburgh region!

Summer Wool Festival

Date: July 29th & 30th, 2023
Event Location: Redborne School, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, UK
What to expect: An exciting new event for wool lovers – spinners, knitters, weavers, crocheters, feltmakers, dyers, and others.

Fibre East: British Natural Fibre & Craft

Note: This event is now being replaced by the Summer Wool Festival.
Event Location: Redborne School and Community College, Ampthill, England, UK
What to expect: If you’re interested in fiber crafts this is the place for you! Weaving, spinning, crochet, knitting, and felting.

Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl

Date: July 29th – August 12th, 2023
Event Location: Northern Colorado & Southern Wyoming, USA
What to expect: Wind your way through Southern Wyoming and Northern Colorado to explore all the fiber goodness the region has to offer.

Nautical Knitting With Northwest Yarns

Date: July 31st – August 2nd, 2023
Event Location: San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
What to expect: This sailing adventure offers workshops and activities centered around knitting, featuring the best of Northwest yarns and their expertise, making it the perfect opportunity to learn new skills while enjoying the coastal scenery.

August

Knit Junaluska

Date: August 15th – 18th, 2024
Location: Lake Junaluska Resort, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Knit Junaluska is the ultimate fiber and wool retreat for knitters who love to connect with like-minded creatives in a stunning lakeside setting. This annual event features workshops, vendors, and a cozy community atmosphere.

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Contemporary Crafts

Date: August 18th – 25th, 2024
Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland
What to expect: This unique restreat offers a rare chance to explore the rich history and vibrant contemporary culture of the region’s fiber arts, with exclusive access to local studios, workshops, and events that showcase the very best of Shetland’s knitting, weaving, and textile traditions.

mYak Retreat In The Dolomites

Date: August 29th – September 1st, 2024
Location: Italian Dolomites, Italy
What to expect: This mYak Retreat combines nature and knitting to create a serene and relaxed atmosphere in the mountains.

Northern Illinois Sheep & Fiber Festival At The McHenry County Fair

Date: TBA
Location: McHenry County Fair, Woodstock, IL, USA
What to expect: Various activities to take part in, learn, and purchase anything from art supplies to finished handmade products. Not to metion different livestock expos and demonstrations.

Knit & Crochet In Finland With Anna Nikipirowicz

Date: August 1st – 7th, 2023
Location: McHenry County Fair, Woodstock, IL, USA
What to expect: Looking for an unforgettable knitting experience in Finland? This festival is the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful Finnish countryside while also honing your knitting and crochet skills under the guidance of the talented Anna Nikipirowicz.

The Knitting Hotel Getaway

Date: August 3rd – 6th, 2023
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Bring your knitting or crochet to this relaxing getaway with Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda Watson.

Annual Bartlett Yarn Open House

Date: August 4th & 5th, 2023
Event Location: 20 Water Street, Harmony, Maine, USA
What to expect: Explore the inner workings of this yarn company by taking a tour of their grounds.

Fiberfest Eureka!

Date: August 5th & 6th, 2023
Event Location: Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Eureka, Montana, USA
What to expect: This event celebrates all things related to fiber arts, with vendors offering a variety of products and hands-on demonstrations for spinning, weaving, felting, crocheting, knitting and more.

Fiber Arts Festival

Date: August 5th & 6th, 2023
Event Location: Hartl Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, North Dakota, USA
What to expect: Providing an event for gathering the fiber community, educating about the fiber arts, and a marketplace for all things fiber related. Guest artist Stephanie Anderson will lecture on Viking Clothing and Jewelry, and on Knitting Heroes, Sunday afternoon, no charge!

British Isles Knitting Cruise with Lucy Neatby & Alissa Barton

Date: August 9th – 23rd, 2023
Country: British Isles, UK
What to expect: Workshops, excursions, and lectures from these two world-renowned knitwear designers, and lots of time to explore the different ports in the British Isles.

Twist Fibre Festival

Date: August 11th – 13th, 2023
Event Location: St-Andre-Avellin, Québec, Canada
What to expect: Twist is a French Canadian fiber event in Québec! Lots of designers and fiber inspiration.

PURL Indiana Yarn Crawl

Date: August 11th – 19th, 2023
Event Location: Indiana/Illinois border, USA
What to expect: A great opportunity for knitters and crocheters to explore the local yarn stores and find unique yarns and fibers.

Michigan Fiber Festival & Fiber Arts Workshops

Date: August 16th – 20th, 2023
Event Location: Allegan County Fairgounds, Allegan, Michigan, USA
What to expect: This fiber festival is Michigan’s biggest yarn event! Lots of workshops and animal shows.

Fibre Love Retreat

Date: August 17th – 20th, 2023
Event Location: Camp Ida-Haven, McCall, Idaho, USA
What to expect: Workshops, demonstrations, a marketplace and lots of fun outside activities.

Stitch Yourself Happy

Date: August 18th – 20th, 2023
Event Location: Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, UK
What to expect: Stitch Yourself Happy – Knitting & Yoga is a unique retreat that combines the physical and mental health benefits of both knitting and yoga.

Popup Wool Show

Date: August 19th, 2023
Event Location: Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Wirral, England, UK
What to expect: The Popup Wool Show is an annual event that takes place in Port Sunlight, England. It showcases some of the best artisans and retailers from all over the UK, offering a wide range of specialist wool products.

Fibrations!

Date: August 20th, 2023
Event Location: Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, Porter Park, Victoria, BC, Canada
What to expect: A celebration of fibre artists for enthusiasts, makers, crafters with demonstrations and activites for kids.

Knitting in the Canadian Maritimes

Date: August 23rd – September 4, 2024
Event Location: Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
What to expect: Explore history and textiles of these places and the stunning natural surrounds.

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland

Date: August 20th – 27th, 2023
Event Location: Shetland, Scotland
What to expect: One week dedicated to the wonderful Contemporary Arts and Fair Isle knitting.

Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival

Date: August 24th – 26th, 2023
Event Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA, USA
What to expect: This festival celebrates all things creative, from knitting and crocheting to quilting. Attendees can expect to find a wide variety of vendors selling handmade items, as well as classes and demonstrations from experienced crafters.

Knit August Nights: Yarn and Stitch Retreat

Date: August 24th – 27th, 2023
Event Location: East Pier & Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
What to expect: This retreat offers knitters the opportunity to explore their craft with exclusive traders markets, yarn factory tours, and plenty of knitting.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: August 24th – 27th, 2023
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Join Erika Knight and her daughter Bella Harris for an exciting Design Weekend! Spend the weekend working on one of Erika’s designs, and enjoy a fascinating talk on the knitting and textile industry.

I-91 Shop Hop

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: New Haven, CT to Putney, VT, USA
What to expect: The I-91 Shop Hop is an annual event that takes place along the I-91 corridor from Vermont to Connecticut. Nine local yarn shops will be participating in this exciting event.

Yarnfolk Wool Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Whitehead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
What to expect: This yarn festival focuses on learning new things and appreciating the beauty of handmade items. An exciting day out for your family and friends.

Wollfestival

Date: 2024
Event Location: Rheinterrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany
What to expect: Knitting, spinning, crocheting, meeting old friends, making new friends. Culinary delights, examine new products, indulge in wool, buy everything for your favorite hobby and just have fun.

Vermont Knit & Fiber Summer Retreat

Date: August 25th – 28th, 2023
Event Location: Kettle Pond State Park, Groton, Vermont, USA
What to expect: A relaxing camping retreat. Walking trails, a pond to swim in, people to meet and knitting to do! Bring along the craft you enjoy.

Knitterati Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Château Villars-les-Moines oder Schloss Münchenwiler near Murten, Canton Bern, Switzerland
What to expect: Knitterati Retreats offer a unique opportunity for knitters of all skill levels to explore the Switzerland and learn from creative souls!

Yarn Along the Rockies (Yarn Crawl)

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Colorado Front Range, USA
What to expect: A nine day yarn crawl introducing you to the Front Range’s favorite 13 yarn shops.

Texas Yarn Trail: A Texas Yarn Crawl

Date: August 25th – September 3rd, 2023
Event Location: Texas, USA
What to expect: The Texas Yarn Trail is a unique opportunity to explore some of the best yarn shops in the state. Featuring 9 different stores, it’s a must-do for any serious knitter or crocheter.

Fibre Spirit

Date: August 26th, 2023
Event Location: Barrie Curling Club, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Vendors from the fibre community showcasing fibres, yarns, beads, notions, embellishments.

Wool@Portsoy

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Portsoy Salmon Boothy, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
What to expect: A celebration of all things fibre and wool held annually in Portsoy.

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast
Knitting Tour

Date: August 26th – Sept 5th, 2023
Event Location: Ireland
What to expect: This knitting tour takes you to some of the most beautiful places in Ireland, including the Aran Islands, Donegal and the Causeway Coast.

Lancaster Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Lancaster Convention Center & Marriott, Lancaster, PA
What to expect: This festival offers a wide range of mediums including paper crafts, Zentangle, calligraphy, quilting, sewing, knitting and more.

British Wool Show

Date: Cancelled
Event Location: York Auction Centre, Murton, York, England, UK
What to expect: British Wool is a great way to support British sheep farmers and promote sustainable wool production.

Pacific Knitting Retreat

Date: Fall 2023 (to be confirmed)
Event Location: Marconi State Historic Park, Point Reyes, California, USA
What to expect: A special retreat in Northern California full of fibery goodness.

Riederalp – Aletsch Arenag Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Riederalp-Aletsch Arena, Rhone Valley/Valais Region, Switzerland
What to expect: The Riederalp – Aletsch Arena Knitting Retreat is a unique experience for knitters of all levels. Located in the beautiful Swiss Alps, participants will get to explore the stunning landscape and take part in a guided day hikes.

Weekend Natural Dye Workshop at Wing & A Prayer Farm

Date: August 17th – 18th, 2024
Location: Wind & A Prayer Farm, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
What to expect: This event will bring together like-minded crafters for a weekend of learning how to dye, including a tour of the Wind & A Prayer Farm.

Creative Crochet Textiles With Sasha Kagan

Date: August 27th – 30th August, 2023
Event Location: West Dean College Sussex, UK
What to expect: Create interesting, versatile three-dimensional fabrics. Expand your crochet skills by making sample swatches of texture, geometric motifs, trims and flowers to create a library of ideas for future projects.

Internationwool Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Anglesey Showground, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, UK
What to expect: The Internationwool Festival is an annual event that celebrates the fiber artists from the UK. It takes place in North Wales and features a variety of activities such as workshops, kids activities, and 100+ stalls.

The Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday

Date: August 30th – September 4th, 2023
Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
What to expect: Learn how the world-famous Shetland wool is farmed, woven into yarn and then transformed by the locals into beautiful hand-crafted items. In the company of like-minded knitters, who share your passion for knitting.

Wild West Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Cherokee Park Ranch, Livermore, Colorado, USA
What to expect: The Wild West Knitting Retreat is a unique event that celebrates the creative art of knitting. Attendees will have the chance to explore new projects, learn new techniques, and connect with fellow knitters.

Monterey County Fair Wool Show

Date: August 31st – September 4th, 2023
Event Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, USA
What to expect: This event will feature workshops, demonstrations, and competitions for participants to enjoy. It’s sure to be an exciting and educational experience for all involved!

September

Norway Knitting Retreat

Date: September 1st – 8th, 2023
Event Location: Clarion Collection Hotel, Havnekontoret, Norway
What to expect: Inspiring views, amazing company, and of course – plenty of time for knitting. Come and explore the breathtaking beauty of Norway while increasing your expertise in all things yarn and needles.

Best of Shetland Islands and Scotland

Date: September 1st – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Shetland Islands and Scotland
What to expect: Fabulous classes with the experts on Fair Isle knitting and Shetland lace with a tour of Jamieson of Shetland’s Mill and Urdale Sheep farm.

Southern Wool Show: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: September 2nd & 3rd, 2023
Event Location: Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, England, UK
What to expect: Wonderful exhibitors, a superb range of workshops covering knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needle felting and arm knitting.

Wool & Whisky

Date: September 2nd -14th, 2024
Event Location: Scotland
What to expect: Enjoy the scenery, distilleries, fiber community, lochs, castles & more

Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering

Date: September 2nd & 3rd, 2023
Event Location: Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: Two fun filled days filled with fiber vendors selling everything from raw fleeces to finished products and fiber equipment, competitions, demonstrations, fiber animals, live music and yummy food.

Sierra Vista Fiber Festival

Date: September 2nd & 3rd, 2023
Event Location: Double G Alpacas, Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA
What to expect: The Sierra Vista Fiber Festival is a must-attend event for all fiber and wool enthusiasts! With an exciting lineup of workshops, demonstrations, and vendors, this festival offers something for everyone. Held in the picturesque city of Sierra Vista, Arizona, attendees can enjoy the stunning scenery while immersing themselves in the world of fiber art.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Margaret Radcliffe

Date: September 3rd – 9th, 2023
Event Location: Coast of Maine, USA
What to expect: A unique opportunity to combine sailing and knitting. The six-day cruise departs from Rockland, Maine and takes passengers on a journey of discovery along the coast.

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland: Lace Week

Date: September 3rd – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Shetland, Scotland
What to expect: One week dedicated to the wonderful Fair Isle knitting tradition.

Altmonte Fibrefest: A Festival of the Fibre Arts

Date: September 6th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Almonte, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lace making, smocking and quilting. Lots of vendors and workshops.

Knit Maine – Knitting and Yoga Adventures by Peacetree Fiber Adventures

Date: September 7th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, USA
What to expect: Yoga and knitting, the perfect combination for a lovely retreat. Enjoy fabulous workshops and beautiful scenery.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: September 7th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Create crocheted decorations, jewellery and bead work with Jo Smith.

San Diego Yarn Crawl

Date: September 7th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: San Diego, California, USA
What to expect: Dedicated to supporting, teaching and supplying the fiber arts community of San Diego County and beyond. The vendors welcome artists and crafters of all skill levels.

Great Northwest Fibre Fest

Date: September 8th, 2024
Event Location: Connaught Youth Centre, Prince George, British Colombia, Canada
What to expect: Lisa from Smiling Sheep will be leading her “Karaoke Dye-Your-Own” workshop. Carlie, a very talented pattern designer from North Woods Knit Co, is giving a “Knitting Techniques” class for mastering some of the skills used in her patterns. Along with wonderful dyers, spinners, weavers, pattern designers, potters, woodworkers, needlecrafters and local yarn stores.
The Prince George Quilters Guild will be demoing, displaying their crafts & answering questions.

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Note: This event is now called Great Northwest Fiber Fest.
Date: September 8th, 2024
Event Location: Prince George, British Colombia, Canada
What to expect: Wonderful dyers, spinners, weavers, pattern designers, potters, woodworkers, needlecrafters and local yarn stores.

Manitoba Fibre Festival

Date: September 8th & 9th, 2023
Event Location: Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
What to expect: A two day event celebrating the community of farmers and fiber artists.

Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp

Date: September 8th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Camp Sunrise, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp is a two-day event in the beautiful Sunshine Coast region of BC. Here, fiber enthusiasts can learn new skills and techniques while connecting with others who have a similar passion.

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: September 8th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Three wonderful days are in store for you at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. Lots of vendors, sheep shows and beginner friendly, intermediate and advanced classes. The classes are either 3 or 6 hours and some 2 day offerings. Be sure to register as they fill up fast!

Sannox Stitches Knitting Retreat

Date: September 8th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Sannox Christian Centre, Isle of Arran, UK
What to expect: An opportunity to join a Knitalong or work on your own ongoing projects! Also time for worship, introspection, and prayer. The retreat is accessible to guests staying in their 9-bed self-catering cottage as well as those staying elsewhere.

Ireland Through the Maker’s Lens

Date: September 9th – 16th, 2024
Event Location: Ireland
What to expect: Beautiful nature, fiber fun and more

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair

Date: September 9th, 2023
Event Location: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Join in the fun at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair, the oldest and largest knitting event in Canada! With vendors and a featured speaker, this is an amazing opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Farm to Fiber Festival

Date: September 9th, 2023
Event Location: Park Rapids Farmers Market, Park Rapids, Minnesota, USA
What to expect: Come explore the annual Farm to Fiber Festival in Park Rapids, MN! Meet local fiber producers and artists, learn from experts, and shop handmade items.

Machias Fiber Festival

Date: September 9th, 2023
Event Location: Elm Street School, Machias, Maine, USA
What to expect: Check out the Machias Fiber Festival on September 11th! Vendors, classes, displays, activities – there’s something for everyone. Get your hands on unique hand dyed yarns and more!

Natural Fiber Fair

Date: September 9th & 10th, 2023
Event Location: Arcata Community Center, Arcata, California, USA
What to expect: This event focuses on spinning, knitting, weaving, sewing and other fiber related activities. Attendees can participate in workshops, dyeing classes and more.

Salida Fiber Festival

Date: September 9th & 10th, 2023
Event Location: Riverside Park, Salida, Colorado, USA
What to expect: The Salida Fiber Festival is an annual event in the beautiful town of Salida, Colorado. Attendees can learn about wool processing, spinning, felting, weaving and other fiber related activities.

Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival

Date: September 9th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Harford Fairgrounds, Harford, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: A celebration of fiber animals, products and activities.

Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival

Date: September 9th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Lambertville, New Jersey, USA
What to expect: A lovely fiber event organized by the non-profit organization Garden State Sheep Breeders providing a great opportunity for people to learn about sheep and wool products.

Scottish Yarn Festival – Previously the Perth Festival of Yarn

Note: This event is now named The Scottish Yarn Festival
Date: September 9th & 10th, 2023
Event Location: Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland, UK
What to expect: Bringing together independent yarn dyers, wool farmers, small holders, spinners, felters, and weavers for an award nominated yarn festival in Scotland.

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland: Fair Isle Week

Date: September 10th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Shetland, Scotland
What to expect: One week dedicated to the wonderful Fair Isle knitting tradition.

AffiKNITy Knitting Retreat

Date: September 11th – 14th, 2023
Event Location: Minerals Hotel & Spa, New Jersey, USA
What to expect: Knitting classes with wonderful experts, sit, knit and relax in beautiful surroundings or visit the marketplace for all your fibery needs.

mYak Knitting Retreat in Italy 2023 with Melanie Berg

Date: September 10th – 14th, 2023
Event Location: Langhe Region
What to expect: Wonderful workshops on shawls and understanding color with designer Melanie Berg, knitting and gastronomic experiences with cheese and wine.

Wool & Wonders Of Iceland

Date: September 13th – 23rd, 2024
Event Location: Iceland
What to expect: Wool & Textiles traditions of Iceland, gorgeous vistas and more

WoolstockEast

Date: September 13th – 16th, 2023
Event Location: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
What to expect: WoolstockEast is an annual celebration of the fibre arts community, taking place in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

WYY Llamafest – Western New York Llamafest

Date: To be confirmed
Country: Buffalo Creek Llamas, Arcade, NY, USA
What to expect: Lots of activities showcasing llamas including cart rides, fiber felting, spinning and kids activities.

Squam Fall Retreat

Date: September 13th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, Yorkshire, England, UK
What to expect: Choose from a variety of mixed media and fiber art classes, as well as optional morning mountain hikes and meditation sessions. The retreat also offers the opportunity to explore the beautiful RDC at Squam Lake.

Wool & Whisky: Highlands & Islands

Date: September 14th – 25th, 2024
Event Location: North Highlands of Scotland & Orkney
What to expect: Natural dyeing class, whisky tastings, chocolate tastings, fabulous scenery.

Kansas City Yarn Crawl

Date: September 14th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Yarn shops in Kansas City, USA
What to expect: Calling all fiber arts fans! Join fellow fibery friends for a yarn crawl around Kansas City.

DFW Fiber Fest

Date: September 14th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas, USA
What to expect: Celebrate the fibre arts at the DFW Fiber Fest! You’ll learn loads at the classes in crochet, knitting, spinning and weaving.

Starlight Knitting Society Camp Starlight

Date: September 14th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Vernonia Springs, Vernonia, OR, USA
What to expect: Camping and plenty of knitting classes to improve your skills.

Authentic Iceland Hiking & Knitting Tour with Hélène Magnússon

Date: September 14th – 21st, 2023
Event Location: Iceland
What to expect: Discover the beauty of Iceland with Hélène Magnússon’s Authentic Iceland Hiking & Knitting Tour! Visit hot springs, round up sheep, and learn how to knit traditional Icelandic lace dresses during this lovely tour.

Workshops with Åsa Tricosa

Date: September 15th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Nordby Wooldays Fanø, Denmark
What to expect: A workshop filled with inspirational knitting techniques. More details to be announced soon!

Great Montana Sheep Drive

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Reed Point, Montana, USA
What to expect: The Great Montana Sheep Drive is an annual event that takes place in Reed Point, MT. It’s a day full of activities and entertainment, beginning with the Fireman’s Breakfast at 7am.

Fanø International Knit Festival

Date: September 15th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Fanø, Denmark
What to expect: Workshops, exhibitions, talks, fashion show, unique boutique stands, live music, good food, entertainment, terrific company and inspiration.

Workshops With Laura Nelkin

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Learn how to knit lace with knitwear designer Laura Nelkin. Learn how to fix your lace mistakes and create wonderful garments.

North Country Fiber Fair

Date: September 15th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Codington County Extension Complex, Watertown, South Dakota, USA
What to expect: Learn all about knitting, spinning, weaving – or just come to admire the beautiful goods crafted by local artisans.

Fiber College of Maine

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Searsport Shores Ocean Camping, Searsport, Maine, USA
What to expect: Fiber College of Maine is an annual event that celebrates fiber in all its forms. Students can come together to leearn skills and techniques related to knitting, crocheting and more.

Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza

Date: September 16th, 2023
Event Location: North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Learn and explore hand spun and dyed yarns, specialized tools and accessories, knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, felting, and more!

Fiber in the Park

Date: September 16th, 2023
Location: Shabbona Park, Earlville, Illinois, USA
What to expect: Come experience the annual Fiber in the Park festival in Earlville, IL! Shop from vendors offering all sorts of fiber products and services, plus take classes and workshops to develop new skills.

Wool Gathering

Date: September 16th & 17th, 2023
Location: Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
What to expect: Observe sheep, llamas, alpacas, cashmere goats, Angora rabbits and other wool-bearing animals at the show. Shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weaving and much more to see and learn!

Maine Knitting Cruise with Casapinka

Date: September 16th – 20th, 2023
Event Location: J&E Riggin Schooner, Penobscot, Maine, USA
What to expect: Discover the beauty of Maine with the Maine Knitting Cruise with Casapinka! Climb aboard the Schooner J. & E. Riggin for a unique knitting experience.

Ireland Through the Maker’s Lens

Date: September 20-30th, 2024
Location: Ireland
What to expect: Enjoy at the end of the trip the great fiber event “Woollinn”. Journey through lively towns, scenic countryside, meet Irish makers and fiber artists, visit historic sites.

Autumn Ranch Retreat With Patty Lyons

Date: September 20th – 22nd, 2023
Event Location: Wind Dance Ranch, Colorado, USA
What to expect: Experience two days and nights of adventure and relaxation at the comfortable Wind Dance Rach in Colorado.

Knitting & Crochet Retreat

Date: September 20th – 27th, 2023
Event Location: The Barn, Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
What to expect: Enjoy 7 nights of complete relaxation at The Barn in the Charente-Maritime department of France. Spend time with like minded people working on the project of your choice.

Knitting in Yorkshire

Date: September 20th – 28th, 2023
Location: Arden House B&B, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, UK
What to expect: With a countryside dotted with sheep, Harrogate is a vibrant cultural destination with lots of shops and great places to eat and drink.

Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Date: September 21st -23rd, 2023
Event Location: Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah, USA
What to expect: A great opportunity for knitters to get away from it all and work on their projects in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

North East Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: September 21st – 24th, 2023
Location: Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, New York, USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl

Date: September 21st – 24th, 2023
Event Location: California, Nevada, USA
What to expect: Enjoy driving around in the Biggest Little City and Lake Tahoe, visiting lovely yarn shops along the way.

Common Ground Fiber Marketplace & Fleece Tent

Date: September 22nd – 24th, 2023
Location: Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity, Maine, USA
What to expect: Experience a wide range of agriculture, economic and recreational services, livestock products and services, craft items and more.

Minnesota Knitters’ Guild Yarnover

Date: September 22nd – 24th, 2023
Event Location: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, Minnesota
What to expect: Friday night opening event, Saturday classes & marketplace with evening event, and Sunday Guild Fair Review open to the public.

Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival

Date: September 23rd – 24th, 2023
Event Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, New York, USA
What to expect: This event will continue to offer education on the products produced in fiber arts, raw fleece, roving, spinning supplies, needle felting, dyes, yarns, and items needed to knit, crochet, and weave.

Yarndale

Date: September 23rd – 24th, 2023
Event Location: Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, England, UK
What to expect: Lots of vendors offering all kinds of fibers and wooly things. From crochet to knitting and everything in between, Yarndale is sure to have something that will spark your creativity!

Shetland Wool Week

Date: September 23rd – October 1st, 2023
Event Location: Shetland, Scotland, UK
What to expect: Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on the islands.

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

Date: September 23rd & 24th, 2023
Event Location: Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville, Virginia, USA
What to expect: This event is filled with opportunities and events focusing on all aspects of fiber. There will be classes on many different ways to use fiber, demonstrations, vendors, and more!

National Alpaca Farm Days

Date: September 23rd – 24th, 2023
Location: USA
What to expect: This fiber event is a great opportunity to learn more about alpacas and the amazing fibers they produce. You can meet alpacas, see demonstrations, purchase products, and much more.

Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival

Date: September 23rd & 24th, 2023
Event Location: Alpena Events Complex, Alpena, Michigan, USA
What to expect: Yarn/fiber and food vendors, fiber classes, sheep and pasture management sessions and a pasture tour at the Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival.

Knit Eat Festival

Date: September 23rd – 24th, 2023
Event Location: Espace Tête d’Or, France
What to expect: Workshops, vendors and food stalls at a lovely venue in beautiful France.

Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl

Date: September 23rd – 30th, 2023
Event Location: Various locations around the Charlotte Area, NC
What to expect: This event is perfect for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and felters alike. Come along for a week of fun and yarn shop exploration.

Oslo Strikkefestival (Knitting Festival)

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Norsk Folkemuseum and Deichmanske Main Library, Oslo, Norway
What to expect: A celebration of all things to do with fiber in the beautiful region of Oslo, Norway.

Sheep Drive and Wool & Livery Fair

Date: September 24th, 2023
Event Location: Southwark Bridge, City of London, England, UK
What to expect: The Sheep Drive and Wool & Livery Fair is a great family day out in support of two amazing events. With lots of stands selling woollen goods, luxury accessories, and great food & drink.

Southwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat

Date: September 24th – 30th, 2023
Location: Parknasilla Resort, Co. Kerry, Ireland
What to expect: Experience the ultimate knitting retreat in Southwest Ireland! One luxurious week of knitting, crafting and exploring the beautiful countryside.

Southwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

Date: September 24th – October 1st, 2023
Location: South Ireland
What to expect: This lovely 7-night Irish knitting tour features workshops, sightseeing, and meals.

Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip

Date: September 29th & 30th, 2023
Location: Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS, USA
What to expect: Encompassing many areas of fiber craft including knitting, crochet, spinning and related crafts such as weaving and dyeing.

Cornish Yarn Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: St Johns Hall, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK
What to expect: A festival of wool, woolly crafts and those who like to make things.

Knitter’s Day Out

Date: September 29th & 30th, 2023
Location: Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: This two-day event is the perfect opportunity to learn new knitting techniques, shop for unique yarns and fibers, and meet other knitters from around the area.

Propagansey: The Fascinating World of the Knitted Gansey

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Fylingthorpe Methodist Chapel, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire, England, UK
What to expect: Delve deeper into the fascinating world of the knitted ganseys or guernseys from around the UK.

Bergen Knitting Festival

Date: September 29th – October 1st, 2023
Event Location: Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, Salhusvegen, Salhus, Bergen, Norway
What to expect: Weekend pass and day passes include talks, a market place and other activities. Workshop tickets include a day pass.

Ballycastle Knits Ireland Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: The Dunloe, Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland
What to expect: You’ll stay at one of Ireland’s prestigious 5-star resorts, eat amazing food, and day trip to ancient ruins, quaint towns, and picturesque countryside.

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: September 30th – October 1st, 2023
Event Location: Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, Vermont, USA
What to expect: This event celebrates small farms and natural fibers, with vendors offering fleece, yarn, wool products, fiber animals, and fiber crafting supplies.

Autumn Knitting Retreat In Icelandic Nature with Hélène Magnússon

Date: September 30th – October 6th, 2023
Event Location: Iceland
What to expect: Join Hélène Magnússon on her Autumn Knitting Retreat in Icelandic Nature from September 30 – October 6, 2023! Explore the breathtaking beauty of Iceland while learning how to knit with local wool.

California Wool and Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, California, USA
What to expect: This festival includes the country’s oldest and largest wool show, vendors selling handmade items, sheep shearing demonstrations, workshops on fiber arts and more.

Stacked Stitches Retreat with Xandy Peters

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Aspen Wye Conference Center, Queenstown, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Join Xandy Peters, designer of Fox Paws, as they teach the Stacked Stitches technique. The technique is used in industrial machine knitting to create dramatic chevrons and distortions in knitted fabric.

Olde Liberty Fibre Faire

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Bedford Breakfast Lions Club, Bedford, Virginia, USA
What to expect: A celebration of the fiber arts. Embracing spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and all things fiber-related.

Knitting & Crochet Guild UK Convention

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: The Hayes, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK
What to expect: Learn, share and be inspired as you enjoy a weekend of fiber-filled fun. Workshops, lectures, and demonstrations by experts.Exclusively for members of the guild.

Maine Spinners’ Registry Fiber Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Rockland, Maine, USA
What to expect: A weekend aimed to be very relaxed, lots of sharing and laughter. Restaurants, museums, and shops all around, within walking distance.

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, New York, USA
What to expect: The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival educates the public about fiber and its sources, promotes small farms and supports fiber artists and fiber-related businesses.

Fibre with Friends Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Location: One Tree Hill, Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia
What to expect: The retreat is being held on the Blackwattle farm which has beautiful views of the farm, alpacas and wineries.

Florida Fiber-In

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Block Island, Rhode Island, USA
What to expect: Florida Fiber-In is the premier fiber event in the Sunshine State! Free demos, fiber shops, family friendly activities & more.

Stitches, S’mores and More – A Texas Knit Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Cross Roads Retreat Center, Caldwell, Texas, USA
What to expect: Come join us for a weekend of knitting, crafting, s’mores and campfire stories! Get supplies from vendors in beautiful Texas, and make memories that will last forever!

Knitting Guild of Santa Cruz Fall Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Location: St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, CA, USA
What to expect: This annual event takes place at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, and is sure to be a memorable experience. You’ll learn from experienced teachers, meet other knitters, and make new projects.

Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Joe Stephenson Park, Bayfield, Colorado, USA
What to expect: This annual event is a celebration of the town’s heritage, with vendors to visit, sheep fiber fun for kids, and a 5k race!

Virtual Knitting Tour To Portugal

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Online
What to expect: A weekend full of learning about Portuguese knitting, virtual tours of interesting places in Portugal, Portuguese culture and cooking!

What the Knit! Guild Fall Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers, California, USA
What to expect: The fall retreat is a rare opportunity for knitters and crocheters to get away from it all and relax together.

Green Mountain Spinnery’s Fall Knitter’s Weekend Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Green Mountain Spinnery, Putney, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Enjoy fresh air and beautiful views in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Learn new knitting techniques, meet other knitters, and find inspiration for your next project.

Knitting Retreat in Tuscany

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Old Oak Country Master House, Tuscany, Italy
What to expect: Explore magical parts of Italy and enjoy your knitting in magnificent locations.

North Star Farm Tour

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Experience the beauty of Minnesota and Wisconsin farms with North Star Farm Tour! This organization is dedicated to connecting people with agriculture through safe, fun, educational agritourism.

Fiber Center at the Fryeburg Fair

Date: Sept 29th – Oct 6, 2024
Event Location: Fryeburg, Maine, USA
What to expect: Enjoy workshops and demonstrations, and participate in a special blanket event to help children in need.

Masham Sheep Fair

Date: September 30th & October 1st, 2023
Event Location: Masham, Yorkshire Dales, England, UK
What to expect: This event is held in one of the largest and finest market squares in England, and has been running for 30 years. Sheep shows and plenty of fun and entertainment to be had.

Fiber Trails of the Upper Rio Grande

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, and Taos, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: Small, educational, nature-focused trips and artist workshops to beautiful places around the country. Encouraging people to experience new places through art, natural history, fiber crafts, story-telling, cultural history.

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October

Yarn Lovers Knitting Tour Of Ireland

Date: October 13th – 22nd, 2024
Event Location: Ireland
What to expect: Join fellow yarn lovers on the trip of a lifetime with the Yarn Lovers Knitting Tour of Ireland! Explore the stunning landscapes of the Emerald Isle while discovering hidden gems of wool stores, attending workshops, and meeting local artisans.

TKGA Retreat The Knitting Guild Association’s Fall Retreat

Date: October 31st – Nov 5th, 2024
Event Location: Hyatt Regency Bloomington – Minneapolis, 3200 E 81st St, Bloomington, MN, USA
What to expect: Enjoy gathering with others and improve your skills with classes taught by Beth Brown-Reinsel and Faina Goberstein.

On Higher Ground V

Date: TBC
Event Location: Taos, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: This event showcases the Taos’ talented handmade artists and craftspeople, showcasing hand-dyed yarns, fiber art and more.

14-Day Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms Knitting Cruise

Date: October 1st – 15th, 2023
Event Location: Various locations in the Mediterranean
What to expect: Cruising to beautiful parts of the Mediterranean, shopping, and of course knitting! Visit Athens, Nafplion, Mykonos, and many other beautiful places.

Fabulous Fiber & Foliage In New Hampshire

Date: October 1st – 9th, 2023
Event Location: New Hampshire, USA
What to expect: Explore the history fibers and locations of the Granite State, including the White Mountains, the Dartmouth, Lake and Monadnock regions. Fun workshops and a unique train ride and visiting yarn shops.

Flax to Fabric, Sheep to Tweed: Northern Ireland & Donegal

Date: October 3rd – 12th, 2024
Event Location: Northern Ireland
What to expect: Belfasts Linen, visit indie dyers and designers & traditional Irish tweed in Donegal.

Welsh Knitting Retreat with Sasha Kagan

Date: October 4th – 8th, 2023
Event Location: Wales
What to expect: Discover the Welsh textile industry and take a closer look at Welsh wool, quilting, and knitting, plus workshops with Sasha Kagan.

Prince Edward County Fibrefest

Date: October 5th – 7th, 2023
Event Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward island, Canada
What to expect: Come to the Prince Edward County Fibrefest for a day of fun and fiber! From knitting and spinning to felting and hooking, there’s something for everyone.

Western New York Fiber Arts Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: East Aurora Rink, East Aurora, New York, USA
What to expect: This not-for-profit event is a great opportunity to explore the world of fiber arts and meet artisans and crafters from all around. There will be plenty of wool, yarn, and fiber for sale, so don’t miss out!

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Date: October 4th – 8th, 2023
Event Location: Sun Valley, Ketchum & Hailey, Idaho, USA
What to expect: Gather, present and preserve the history and culture of sheep ranching and herding in Idaho and the West.

Knitting & Stitching Show

Date: October 5th – 8th, 2023
Event Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, England, UK
What to expect: A lovely fiber event held at a beautiful location with wonderful views across the city.

Kentucky Wool Festival

Date: October 6th – 8th, 2023
Event Location: Concord Caddo Road, Falmouth, Kentucky, USA
What to expect: Promoting sheep, wool products, and the local community, with activities for all age groups.

3 Bags Full Wool Market

Date: October 7th, 2023
Location: The Public Hall, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK
What to expect: A wide variety of activities for everyone from beginner to expert. You can find everything from spinning and weaving classes to demonstrations on dyeing and felting.

West Wales Wool Show

Date: October 7th, 2023
Event Location: Queens Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
What to expect: Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge plus wool skill workshops such as felting.

King’s County Fiber Festival

Date: October 7th, 2023
Event Location: Old Stone House & Washington Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA
What to expect: Spend the day with natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers and participate in the Make Warm Hats For The Homeless event!

Mountain And Valley Wool Festival

Note: This event was previously ‘Taos Wool Festival’.
Date: October 7th & 8th, 2023
Event Location: Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
What to expect: Celebrating the 40th year, this festival includes an outstanding regional wool market featuring artists, crafters and vendors selling wool, fiber, tools and equipment.

Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheepdog Trials

Date: October 7th & 8th, 2023
Event Location: Montpelier Station, Orange County, Virginia, USA
What to expect: Great workshops for adults and children, animal exhibits, sheep dog trials, crafts demonstrations, a fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music and more!

New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour

Date: October 7th & 8th, 2023
Event Location: New Hampshire, USA
What to expect: Creating yarn by handspinning, knitting, needlefelting, weaving, processing fiber from fleece to finished product.

Lambtown USA Fiber Fair

Date: October 7th – 8th, 2023
Event Location: Dixon May Fair Grounds, Dixon, California, USA
What to expect: Celebrating sheep, lamb, wool and all things related, from fleece to chops, sheep to shawl, fiber to yarn and herd to champion and farm to festival, the focus is on education and enjoyment for all.

Fall Fiber Expo

Date: October 7th – 8th, 2023
Event Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
What to expect: From demonstrations to great marketplace vendors, there’s something for everyone. Come explore industry trends and learn more about natural materials and fibers.

Knitting & Crochet Retreat

Date: October 7th – 14th, 2023
Event Location: The Barn, Charente-Maritime, France
What to expect: This October Knitting and Crochet Retreat offers a relaxing and fun French atmosphere to learn new skills or perfect your existing ones.

Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, California, USA
What to expect: Fiber artists, guilds, and vendors will be at the Fiesta showcasing their work, demonstrating their skills, and selling their creations, wearable art, and supplies.

Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

Date: October 10th – 14th, 2023
Event Location: Amherst, Northumberland Shore, Nova Scotia, Canada
What to expect: The Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival is an annual event that takes place in Amherst, Nova Scotia. It’s a great opportunity for those interested in all things fibre to come together and the fibre arts.

Knitting in the West of Ireland with Julie Dubreux

Date: October 10th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: County Kerry, Ireland
What to expect: This retreat offers a unique opportunity to learn from a talented designer, soak up the breathtaking scenery of the Irish coast, and connect with other knitting enthusiasts.

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival

Date: October 13th & 14th, 2023
Event Location: Community Christian Church, Camdenton, Missouri, USA
What to expect: Encouraging the public to appreciate the beauty of fiber arts and how these are practiced by individuals living in the lake area.

Boorowa Irish Woolfest: The Running of the Sheep

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
What to expect: In Boorowa, New South Wales, enjoy the spectacle of the “Running of the Sheep”.

Dutch Knitting Festival (Nederlandse Breidagen)

Date: October 13th & 14th, 2023
Event Location: IJsselhallen, Zwolle, Netherlands
What to expect: What could be more fun to get inspiration for two days with and among like-minded people. The best of the best from the international knitting- and crochet worshops can be found here.

Countryside Artisans Farm Tours

Date: October 13th – 16th, 2023
Event Location: Various locations in Washington, USA
What to expect: Experience a unique and educational tour of local farms in the countryside. Learn about sustainable farming practices, meet the farmers, and sample some of their delicious products.

Woodstock Fleece Festival

Date: October 14th, 2023
Event Location: Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Visit Ontario’s favourite event for knitters, spinners, rughookers, felters and weavers featuring vendors, demos and workshops.

Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival

Date: October 14th – 15th, 2023
Event Location: Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Oregon, USA
What to expect: This family-friendly event is the perfect place to learn about and celebrate all things flock and fiber. 2 days of workshops, demonstrations, livestock shows, seminars, kids’ activities and more!

Greater Boston Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
What to expect: Are you looking for a fun way to explore the Greater Boston area and find some of the best fiber shops? Look no further than the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl! You can visit participating shops throughout the area and get exclusive discounts, free patterns, and more.

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Date: October 14th – 15th, 2023
Event Location: Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK
What to expect: Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, or just plain old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.

Creativ Festival: A Celebration of Creativity

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Canada’s largest festival dedicated to the arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting, textile, needle and paper arts.

Mid-Plains Fiber Fair

Date: October 14th – 15th, 2023
Location: York County Fairgrounds, York, Nebraska, USA
What to expect: Bring your kids along to this fun day of fibre goodness! There will be activities for them, and classes for you.

Best of Scotland Knitting Tour with Highlands

Date: October 15th – 24th, 2023
Event Location: Scotland, UK
What to expect: Experience the beauty and culture of Scotland in a unique way. This 9-night tour will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Scotland, while also giving you the opportunity to learn new knitting techniques and meet other knitters from around the world.

Fiber Folks of SW Missouri

Date: October 15th, 2023
Event Location: Marc Center, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, USA
What to expect: This fiber group meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome! Bring your own project and knit in company.

Rhinebeck Extravaganza

Date: October 15th, 2024
Event Location: NY, USA
What to expect: behind-the-scenes fiber-focused tours at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Arts & Design, the Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art IndieUntangled Festival & 2 days at the NY Sheep & Wool Festival

Brooklyn Boy Knits Does Rhinebeck & Beyond

Date: October 17th – 23rd, 2023
Event Location: Brooklyn & upstate New York
What to expect: Be inspired by designer Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits as you complete a specially designed kit ready to wear at Rhinebeck. Enjoy the Wool & Folk Festival as well!

Vienna Woll-und Stofffest – Vienna Wool & Fabric Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Vienna, Austria
What to expect: Workshops, exhibitors and lots of fibery goodness at this wonderful fiber event in Vienna!

Knitting on Ice with Hélène Magnússon

Date: TBA for 2024
Event Location: Iceland
What to expect: A magical combination of Icelandic knitting, enigmatic nature and delicate autumn colors. It takes us on a glacier walk at Sólheimajökull Glacier, an opportunity to knit on the ice!

Indie Untangled – Rhinebeck

Date: October 20th, 2023
Event Location: HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, New York, USA
What to expect: Browse hand-dyed and custom-milled yarn, along with handmade and specially-designed products, from a select group of indie artisans.

Southern Indiana Fiber & Arts Festival

Date: October 20th & 21st, 2023
Event Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon, Indiana, USA
What to expect: This annual event celebrates fiber, art, and home art worlds. Vendors offer high quality products such as raw fleece, spinning supplies, dyes, yarns and more.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Date: October 20th – 22nd, 2023
Event Location: WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: This three-day event, held at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC, is a great way to learn about spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and more. Youth under 13 years old are free!

Glasgow School Of Yarn

Date: October 20th – 22nd, 2023
Event Location: The Trades Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
What to expect: Enjoy 3 days of fun at this knitting school in Glasgow! Lots of vendors, classes and activities.

Sawmill Creek Knitting Retreats

Date: October 20th – 23rd, 2023
Event Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Take a break and come out and enjoy the beautiful country setting, good food, and great company! There’ll be easy and fun knitting projecst to help you relax at this wonderful knitting retreat.

Wool & Folk: Fiber and Music Festival

Date: 20th October 2023 to be confirmed
Event Location: Hutton Brickyards, Kingston, New York, USA
What to expect: Celebrate music and fiber at this wonderful day out! Enjoy exploring the diverse, inclusive, and extraordinary fiber community. Louis Boria from Brooklyn Boy Knits will be there!

New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: October 21st – 22nd, 2023
Event Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, New York, USA
What to expect: One of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the United States.

Autumn Fiber Festival

Date: October 21st & 22nd, 2023
Event Location: Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Ohio, USA
What to expect: Local fiber producers, craftspeople, and artists brought together to display and sell wares, demonstrate skills, and educate the visiting public about natural fibers.

Madeira Crochet Retreat With Lucy From Attic24

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: To be confirmed
What to expect: Join Lucy, the crocheter behind popular blog Attic24, to a relaxing retreat to discover the secrets behind her famous crochet patterns.

Atlanta Knitting Guild Superstar Weekend

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Dunwoody Parks North Shallowford Annex, Dunwoody, GA, USA
What to expect: Learn new knitting techniques from instructor Shirley Paden and join a community of makers who share your passion for knitting.

Leland Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Leland, Michigan, USA
What to expect: This Fiber Festival event will showcase products like, wearable art, textiles, weaving, quilts, fiber sculpture, knits, yarns etc.

Australia Knitting Tour: Wool, Wine & Wildlife

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Sydney, Australia
What to expect: Explore the stunning Australian wildlife and landscapes, wineries, knitting workshops and more.

NSW Knitter’s Guild Fibre Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Edmond Rice Centre, Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia
What to expect: The Knitters’ Guild NSW are organising another day of everything fibre. You can find great yarn and fiber supplies, plus learn from experienced tutors.

Soulful Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Crowne Plaza, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Fun workshops, a chance to buy yarn from indie businesses, enjoy connection and creativity. There’s also an opportunity to win a scholarship to attend the retreat.

Knitting in Tuscany

Date: 2024 to be confirmed
Event Location: Villa Maddalena, Montisi, Tuscany, Italy
What to expect: Let the Tuscan countryside inspire you as you focus on relaxing and knitting during this week of workshops, delicious meals and time for renewal.

Oaxaca: Weaving Zapotec Dreams

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
What to expect: Discover the cultural richness of Oaxaca, Mexico, on a weaving journey of a lifetime. This unique adventure includes the Textile and Crafts Routes of the Valley of Oaxaca, and a visit to the Textile Museum in Oaxaca City.

Fall Mini-Knitting Camp

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: This mini-camp is focused on yoke shaping, styles, and steek techniques with master instructors. You’ll learn all the skills you need to create beautiful knitted pieces that will last for years.

Yarn School + Felt School

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Harveyville Project, Harveyville, Kansas, USA
What to expect: Learn about all aspects of fiber arts from spinning and weaving to felting and dyeing. The experienced instructors will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that you have a great time while learning something new.

National Wool Days (Journées Nationales de la Laine)

Date: October 27th, 28th & 29th, 2023
Event Location: Salon des Créateurs, Felletin, France
What to expect: Explore the work of professional fiber artists from around the world, including rug weavers, embroiderers, crochet makers and basket makers. Plus interesting workshops!

Tigard Knitting Guild Fall Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
What to expect: Join us for a weekend of crafting, learning and fun. Discover new techniques in knitting, crocheting and more. Get inspired as you work with experienced instructors to create stunning works of art.

Knitting Tour in Umbria with André de Castro

Date: October 24th – 31st, 2023
Location: Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca, Umbria, Italy
What to expect: Learn the techniques of Shetland and Estonian lace with this knitting tour is Umbria.

FiberMania

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, Oregon, USA
What to expect: A great variety of vendors, showing off unique talents and beautiful products!

Michigan International Alpaca Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Summit Sports and Ice Complex, Dimondale, Michigan, USA
What to expect: This fiber event is a great opportunity to learn about alpacas and all things related to natural fibers. You can meet alpaca breeders, shop for unique fiber products, and take part in educational workshops.

Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Madden’s on Gull Lake, Minnesota, USA
What to expect: The retreat includes meals, expert knitting support, exclusive Blue Sky Fibers swag bags, wilderness hike, raffle drawings, and a Blue Sky Fibers yarn pop-up shop hosted by Harriet & Alice.

Vermont Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel (sold out)

Date: October 26th – 29th, 2023
Event Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Learn how to make a beautiful cardigan with talented instructor Beth Brown-Reinsel. Knit, relax, and enjoy the scenery!

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale

Date: October 27th & 28th, 2023
Event Location: Bloedel Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA
What to expect: Find an exceptional piece of woven textile for your home or wardrobe.

Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival

Date: October 27th – 29th, 2023
Location: Hill Country Youth Event Center, Kerrville, Texas, USA
What to expect: Celebrate and learn all about fleece and fiber of Texas. Lots of vendors, classes and fun activities!

Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR)

Date: October 29th – November 3rd, 2023
Event Location: The Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colorado, USA
What to expect: Extend your knowledge and skills of spinning and learn from a fabulous line up of expert teachers.

Asheville Through The Maker’s Lens

Date: October 29th – November 4th, 2023
Event Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Explore the traditional and contemporary craft schools, sheep farms, historic fiber mill, glorious food and of course knitting!

Halcyon Annual Open House

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Halcyon Yarn, Bath, Maine, USA
What to expect: Summer is in full swing here at Halcyon Yarn and there’s no better place to relax and knit than midcoast Maine – stop by for a visit!

Loch Ness Knit Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Inverness Leisure Centre, Inverness, Scotland, UK
What to expect: This international knitting festival promises to deliver a jam-packed programme of workshops, presentations, demonstrations, fashion shows and more.

Lamar Fiber Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Lamar Community Center, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Head to Lamar Fiber Fest for a weekend of fiber fun featuring classes, demonstrations and vendors galore.

Yarn-a-Holics Retreat Nebraska

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
What to expect: This is a weekend to share ideas, patterns, create new memories with friends and of course, knitting or crochet.

Tanis Gray Workshops

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Steeking, stranded colorwork, Latvian and Estonian braids, and design your own Fair Isle hat or cowl.

North Woods Knit & Purl Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Lake George Resort, West Branch, Michigan, USA
What to expect: Come join us for the North Woods Knit & Purl Retreat! This fiber event is a great opportunity to get away and enjoy some knitting and crocheting. This retreat includes delicious homecooked breakfasts and lunch.

Bishop Hill Fiber Guild

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Pekin Library, Pekin, Illinois, USA
What to expect: Learn and appreciate the fiber arts with this Bishop Hill Fiber Guild workshop!

Thumb Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Camp Cavell Conservancy, Lexington, Michigan, USA
What to expect: Celebrating local fiber farms, weavers, spinners, knitters, frochet and other fiber Artists. Three days of workshops preceding the festival and lots of vendors!

KN.IT

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Villa San Fermo, Lonigo VI, Italy
What to expect: Exhibitions, marketplace, producers, dyers, classes by designers and instructors in Italian.

Annual Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: The HUB at Cowichan Station, Cobble Hill, BC, Canada
What to expect: Gathering of all things fibre related. Hand dyed yarn, hand spun yarn, knitted fashion, felting, shopping and getting together with friends.

Battenkill Fibers Knitters Baltic Tour

Date: October 29th – November 7th, 2023
Event Location: Estonia & Latvia
What to expect: This tour takes you on a journey through the beautiful Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia. You’ll get to explore the vibrant culture and history of these countries while also learning about their fiber arts traditions.

Berta Karapetyan’s Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Westin Hotel Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
What to expect: Enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Hilton Head Island and learn embroidery, stranded knitting and steeking Fair Isle, adjusting knitting patterns and more tips and tricks from a knitting expert.

Vogue Knitting Destinations

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: To be confirmed
What to expect: Learn from Patty Lyons and Safiyyah Talley. Enjoy 3 days of knitting and the surrounds of the vineyard.

Whatcom County Purls and Pop-Ups Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
What to expect: Join the Whatcom County Purls and Pop-Ups Yarn Crawl for plenty of fun, fiber, and fabulousness! Come explore the local yarn shops and find your next project.

Nashville to Asheville Fibery Tour

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Three days in the heart of country music, Nashville, Tennessee, visiting great yarn shops, and an indie dyer. Also take a city tour.

Sheep Parade: Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Main Street, Cedar City, Utah, USA
What to expect: Approximately 1,000 head of sheep will be herded down Cedar City’s Main Street. An exciting glimpse of the Old West and livestock heritage.

Kendal Wool Gathering

Date: 2023 Cancelled
Event Location: Kendal Leisure Centre, Kendal, Cumbria, England, UK
What to expect: Demonstrations, activities and displays, livestock, vendors and lots of fun!

The Big Textile Show

Date: October 2024
Event Location: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, England, UK
What to expect: Exhibitions, workshops, and classes, and the opportunity to donate your unused yarn and unfinished projects to charity!

Sagebrush Folk Art & Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Unita County Library, Evanston, Wyoming, USA
What to expect: Fiber related products, collectibles, art and supplies.

Fiber in the Boro

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Lane Agricultural Park, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Showcasing products like spinning, weaving, tatting and various other fiber arts. Dye stuffs, weaving, rug hooking, spinning and more.

November

Southern California Handweaver’s Guild Annual Weaving & Fiber Festival

Date: November 3rd, 2024
Location: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, California, USA
What to expect: Featuring a wide range of vendors, workshops, and demonstrations, this festival offers a unique opportunity to learn, shop, and connect with like-minded creatives in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Vogue Knitting Destinations

Date: November 7th – 15th, 2024
Location: Scandanavia
What to expect: Explore beautiful Scandanavia in this year’s Vogue Knitting Destinations.

Yoga + Yarn Retreat

Date: November 14th – 17th, 2024
Location: Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Relax while practicing knitting and yoga especially tailored for knitters with instructors Liza Laird and Kate Madden.

K2 Tog Retreat Little Switzerland

Date: November 1st – 5th, 2023
Event Location: Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Enjoy the beautiful surroundings in Little Switzerland, knit, relax, learn new skills, and have fun.

Knitting and Yoga Adventures by Peacetree Fiber Adventures

Date: November 2nd – 5th, 2023
Event Location: Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, Quechee, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Enjoy this lovely long weekend with Tanis Grey, featuring daily yoga, knitting workshops and free time to wander where you wish.

Griffin Dyeworks Annual Retreat

Date: November 2nd – 5th, 2023
Event Location: Arrowhead Ranch, Arrowhead, California, USA
What to expect: A Griffin Dyeworks Retreat featuring dyeing, spinning and more creative bits and bobs.

Weaver’s Guild Holiday Sale

Date: November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2023
Event Location: Perkins Mansion, Rochester, New York, USA
What to expect: Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Come out and support your local artisans while finding unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season!

Ozark Fiber Fling

Date: November 3rd & 4th, 2023
Event Location: Conference Center, Steelville, Missouri, USA
What to expect: This event is held annually in Steelville, Missouri and offers a variety of activities for all ages. You can find vendors selling all types of fiber-related items, classes, and demonstrations.

Penns Valley Fiber Festival

Date: November 4th, 2023
Event Location: Spring Mills YMCA, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: This event is a great opportunity to meet local fiber farmers and vendors from within 200 miles. You can find farm-raised and hand-crafted items, such as yarn, fabric, roving, and more.

St Abbs Wool Festival

Date: No longer running
Event Location: Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, England, UK

Peace Hill Farm, Fiber and Craft Festival

Date: November 4th, 2023
Event Location: Peace Hill Farm, Charles City, Virginia, USA
What to expect: A day of fun for the whole family! Featuring vendors, live music, delicious foo and farm tours.

Fiber Festival of New England

Date: November 4th & 5th, 2023
Event Location: Mallary Complex, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
What to expect: Fiber enthusiasts are coming together for the annual Fiber Festival of New England to promote the use of wool and other natural fibers and related products to the general public!

Yorkshire Yarn Fest

Date: November 8th – 10th, 2024
Event Location: Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York, UK.
What to expect: Join in the fun for online sessions with special guests, classes and demonstrations.

Stitch Fest South West

Date: November 4th & 5th, 2023
Event Location: Fernhill Farm, Somerset, England, UK
What to expect: Stitch Fest is back on 5th & 6th November. With workshops, demonstrations and an array of stalls to explore, it’s sure to be a great event for all fiber lovers.

Stitches SoCal

Date: Cancelled
Event Location: Pasadena Convention Center, California, USA
What to expect: Fabulous classes + workshops featuring all sorts of fiber crafts including knitting, crochet, carding, quilting and sewing!

East Texas Fiber Festival

Date: 10th & 11th, 2023
Event Location: Canton Civic Center, Canton, Texas, USA
What to expect: Growers, spinners, and creators of all kinds welcome! There will be vendors, demonstrations, classes, and a silent auction.

Tapestry Crochet Weekend With Carol Meldrum

Date: November 10th & 12th, 2023
Event Location: Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK
What to expect: The Tapestry Crochet Weekend with Carol Meldrum is a unique fiber and wool festival that offers the opportunity to learn the art of tapestry crochet from a renowned expert. This event provides a chance to connect with fellow crochet enthusiasts, discover new techniques, and enjoy a relaxing weekend of crafting.

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Practically Perfect

Date: November, 10th – 14th, 2023
Event Location: Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, Washington, USA
What to expect: Come join Stephanie Pearl-McPhee at the November Strung Along Retreat! With classes, socializing, and yarn shopping, you won’t want to miss out on this retreat.

Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival

Date: November 11th – 12th, 2023
Event Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland, USA
What to expect: This great fall festival has something for everyone – alpacas, yarn & fiber, handmade goods, classes, demonstrations and an alpaca fleece sale.

Interwoven Expressions

Date: November 11th, 2023
Event Location: Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive, Chesterton, Indiana, USA
What to expect: This is an annual sale of exquisite creations from hands that weave, dye, knit, felt, quilt, stitch and design contemporary and traditional fashions, home decor and holiday gifts.

Explore 4 Fiber Retreats with Deb Robson

Date: November 13th – 16th, 2023
Event Location: Shetland, Scotland, UK
What to expect: Come explore the world of natural fibers with Deb Robson at her Explore Shetland Retreats! You’ll learn about wool, animals, and other cool stuff related to natural fibers

Cambridge Yarn Winter Festival

Date: November 13th – 16th, 2023
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Festival of yarn with vendors and influencers on Instagram.

Knitting & Stitching Show

Date: November 16th – 19th, 2023
Event Location: Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, UK
What to expect: 100s of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies.

Knitting Tour Of Barcelona With Barcelona Knits Festival

Date: November 16th – 21st, 2023
Event Location: Barcelona, Spain
What to expect: Workshops with knitwear designer and tutor Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches! Enjoy visiting the Barcelona Knits Festival. Yarn store and studio visits.

Northeast Handspinners’ The Gathering

Date: 2024 To be confirmed
Event Location: The Doubletree, Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
What to expect: Classes with experts, fun activities and shopping!

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: November 16th – 19th, 2023
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Lots of techniques can be learned, or you can just bring your knitting and crochet and have a ‘making-me-time-sea-time’ experience. Oh and the view – the endless sea and horizon.

Barcelona Knits

Date: November 18th & 19th, 2023
Event Location: World Trade Centre Barcelona, Spain
What to expect: Several crochet knit workshops, taught by internationally recognized designers. Wool producers, small artisans, spinners, indie dyers, and prestigious designers.

Calgary Fibre Arts Fair

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Big 4 Building, Calgary Stampede Grounds, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
What to expect: A great opportunity to meet and socialize, to learn about the fibre arts, and of course to score some amazing yarn, patterns, and other goodies!

The Big Wool Show

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Interviews, techniques, tips and tricks shared by experts.

Pennsylvania Fall Fiber Arts Festival

Date: November 18th & 19th, 2023
Event Location: Leesport Farmer’s Market, Leesport, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: This two-day event is full of yarn, fiber, finished products, artisan tools and other amazing items. It’s a great opportunity to meet vendors from all over the state and celebrate the fiber arts.

Knittreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Wisp Resort, McHenry, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Knittreat is a three-day and night event filled with classes, fiber, and good company. It’s the perfect place to learn something new, meet like-minded people, and have fun.

Knit Ithaca with Thea Colman & Laura Nelkin

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Downtown Ithaca Marriott, Ithaca, New York, USA
What to expect: A special weekend with lots of time to expand knitting knowledge, explore the Finger Lakes Region, eat great food, taste local wines and spirits, and knit together!

Spinner’s Flock Fall Fleece Fair

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Beach Middle School, Chelsea, Michigan, USA
What to expect: This annual event is a great opportunity to purchase Michigan-grown fibers from sheep, alpaca, angora goats, llamas, and angora rabbits. Classes and demonstrations are also available. Don’t miss out on this fun and educational event!

Mitten School

Date: 2023 (to be confirmed)
Event Location: Harveyville Project, Harveyville, Kansas, USA
What to expect: Learn how to make mittens with master mitten instructor Adrian Bizilia. Watch as Adrian shows you how to do colorwork with a modern twist!

Yarn Revolution

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: EM Event Center, Shoreline, Washington, USA
What to expect: Yarn Revolution is a pop-up marketplace featuring indie yarn dyers and makers. This year will feature 30 vendors in a larger venue with space for socializing and light refreshments.

Southeastern Yarn and Yoga Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Dahlonega Spa & Resort, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
What to expect: Improve your knitting techniques and replenish your body and spirit at this retreat in the beautiful Northeast Georgia Mountains. Yoga practice and knitting workshops each day in an intimate and supportive environment.

WintersEve: A Fiberarts Gathering

Date: No longer running
Event Location: Red Barn at Sycamore Farm, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
What to expect: An exciting group of vendors and professionals showcase their products.

Creative Hand Show and Sale

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Old Shawnee Town Hall, Shawnee, Kansas, USA
What to expect: The Creative Hand Show and Sale is the perfect event for fiber enthusiasts! Experience the best of what Kansas has to offer in fiber arts, with vendors from all over the region gathering to showcase their unique creations.

Nottingham Yarn Expo

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, England, UK
What to expect: Whether you are shopping for delectable artisan hand-dyed yarn, haberdashery or gorgeous designer patterns there is something for everyone!

Knit Pray Love: A Knitting and Yoga Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
What to expect: Whether you knit, crochet, or are a weaver, take time out of your schedule for a retreat that offers time to do what you love—rest, renew, take yoga classes, enjoy nature, and connect with fellow knitters.

December

Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise

Date: December 1st – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Rhine River, Europe
What to expect: The Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise is an incredible way to experience the festive season in Europe. Sail along the beautiful Rhine River, while enjoying the seasonal festivities of the Christmas markets.

Knitting Tours with Tanis Gray 

Date: December 2nd – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Latvia & Estonia
What to expect: Join Tanis Gray for a festive knitting tour around Latvia and Estonia. Learn about the culture, knit and relax!

Stitchtopia Craft Holidays

Date: December 3rd – 11th, 2023
Event Location: Norway
What to expect: Workshops and sight seeing of one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines.

Maggie’s Xmas/Holiday Cottage Private Knitting Retreat

Date: December 3rd – 11th, 2023
Event Location: Ireland
What to expect: Only available for 12 people. This retreat is held in Maggie’s own cottage where you can knit and explore the wonder of her part of Ireland.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway: Festive Frolics

Date: December 7th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Work on Christmasy winter time projects with instructor Anniken Allis! Enjoy the scenery, company, and cozy atmosphere at Iona House.

Christmas at the Farm

Date: December 9th & 10th, 2023
Event Location: Alpaca Pines Farm & Fiber Mill, Poplar Grove, Illinois, USA
What to expect: Enjoy the holidays at the Alpaca Pines Farm with kids activities, cute alpacas, and a special visit from Santa!

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway: Festive Frolics #2

Date: December 14th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Work on Christmasy winter time projects with instructors Belinda Harris-Reidand Brenda Watson! Enjoy the scenery, company, and cozy atmosphere at Iona House.

Fiber Tours And More

Kentucky Fiber Trail

Date: Year Round
Event Location: Various businesses throughout Kentucky, USA
What to expect: Pick a convenient time for you and go on a tour of Kentucky’s best fiber stores!

Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl Around Maine

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Maine, USA
What to expect: The Maine Yarn Cruise is a summer-long yarn crawl through the state of Maine. Visit 18 local yarn shops in Auburn, Bath, Bucksport, Camden, Damariscotta.

Midwest Fiber Arts Trail: Cedarburg Spur

Date: Year Round
Event Location: Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: A range of fiber arts trails in different areas of the midwest. Lots of participating shops to visit!

Cottage Country Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Grab your friends and visit the charming fiber shops in Ontario! Get your free passport, participate in the prize draws, and receive a bonus free pattern.

Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail

Date: Year round
Event Location: Minnesota, USA
What to expect: Another beautiful yarn trail hosted by the Midwest Fiber Arts Trails group! Explore the shops around the areas of Bemidji, Solway, Turtle River and Tenstrike.

Kraemer Yarns Manufacturing Tour

Date: No longer running
Event Location: Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA

Camp Yarnsie: A Virtual Fiber Arts Festival & Events Platform

Date: Every Wednesday
Event Location: Online
What to expect: This is a virtual platform for classes, events and festivals.

Midwest Fiber Arts Trail: Weaving Waters

Date: Year Round
Event Location: Minnesota, USA
What to expect: Another beautiful yarn trail hosted by the Midwest Fiber Arts Trails group! Explore the shops around the areas of Little Falls, Brainerd, Randall, Staples and more!

Hope you found an event you’d love to attend and you’re inspired by the knitting goodness on offer.

Have a favorite Knitting Event not mentioned here? Please get in touch.

About The Author

Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

Jodie Morgan (Author & Founder)

jodie@knitlikegranny.com | Lives In: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Get to know Jodie and the team on our meet the team page.

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Comments

  1. Hello – we have an annual fibre fest highlighting local (non-franchise, non-chain) stores and independent dyers and makers. I would like to know if we could be included in your list.
    Our event is Great Northwest Fibre Fest and will be held on September 11 this year. You can see more information about the event on our website https://www.greatnwfibrefest.ca.
    I hope to hear from you soon,
    Thank you,
    Bonne

    Reply
    • Hi Bonne. Thanks so much for letting us know about the Great Northwest Fibre Fest. It sounds wonderful! I will be sure to include it in my list. Cheers Jodie

      Reply
  2. Hi Jodie
    As I’m in Ireland now I’m doing more exclusive Knitting Retreats here.
    Dates
    – Sept 7th – 19th 2023 Maggie’s Emerald Isle touring Knitting Retreat (SOLD OUT – waiting list)
    – Dec 3rd – 10th 2023 Maggie’s Xmas/Holiday Cottage private Knitting Retreat for 12 people only
    – Feb 25th – 3rd March 2024 – Maggie’s Irish Bellingham Castle Knitting Retreat and Dublin
    – May 9th – 21st 2024 – Maggie’s Emerald Isle Touring Knitting Retreat (husbands welcome)
    http://www.maggiknitsretailgalleria.com
    Email – maggiknitsusa@aol.com for brochures

    Reply
    • Hi Maggie. Thanks so much for updating us on your fabulous Ireland retreats! I’ve updated my post. Cheers Jodie

      Reply

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