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The Top Wool Festivals, Knitting Retreats, Fiber & Yarn Festivals & Knitting Conventions For 2020 And Beyond

Please note: I haven’t been able to keep up with the huge volumes of changes to these events. Many have been cancelled or postponed. It is worth clicking on the events that interest you to see if they have a “virtual” event planned and to check their next dates. I will update this post further when we all can start attending events again. Thanks for your understanding. Cheers Jodie

I’ve sourced the best Knitting retreats to be found all around the world. Oh, the places you can go, the people you’ll meet, the knitting you’ll love, and the yarn you’ll adore.

Worldwide Knitting Events and Retreats

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Here are the best events I’ve found. If you have a favorite Knitting Retreat, Yarn Festival, or Wool Festival you’d like to support, let me know here.

Quick Links: Events By The Month

January

Winter Woolfest: The Fiber Festival of Kansas

Date: January 25,2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Columbian Theatre, Wamego, KS
State: Kansas
Country: USA
What to expect: Winter Woolfest is an incredible event. Local fibers and you can learn new techniques. Feel free to knit, crochet, tat, spin, felt, and enjoy the fibery goodness.

15th Annual Distaff Day

Date: January 4, 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Clarion Inn & Suites, Orlando Airport, Orlando, FL
State: Florida
Country: USA
What to expect: Orlando Distaff Day is a day-long event celebrating spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber art lovers.

Weaving and Fiber Arts Weekend

Date: January 17-20, 2020
Day: Friday
Event Location: Nezinscot Farm, Turner, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: You’ll learn the art of weaving from start to finish; leaving with a piece that you have created. You can also try spinning, dyeing, wet and needle felting, crocheting, and knitting.

Big Stitch 41

Date: January 11, 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: The Big Stitch event is a way for knitters and crocheters to work towards providing baby blankets and hats for Nashville General Hospital.

Knitting Holiday India with Renée Callahan

Date: January 12 – 25
Day: Saturday – Friday
Event Location: Green Hotel
State: Mysore
Country: India
What to expect: Beautiful sunny weather, delicious food (buffet meals, including vegetarian & special diets.) Good company and friendly atmosphere.

Eastern Caribbean 20th Anniversary Reunion Knitting Cruise

Date: January 13 – 20
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Craft Cruises Ship
State: Bahamas
Country: Bahamas
What to expect: Participate in show-and-tell where Craft Cruisers can share projects they’ve finished using the skills or yarn they’ve acquired on Craft Cruise trips.

San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild

Date: January 13 – 60
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Viña de Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The Guild sponsors two retreats each year. 1 in January and 1 in spring or summer. They go to beautiful, quiet places. To knit, take walks, have massages, get to know friends, and knit some more. They cast on new projects and finish long-unfinished projects. They share stories.

8th Annual Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: January 16 – 19
Day: Wednesday – Saturday
Event Location: Prescott Resort, Prescott, AZ
State: Arizona
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy some quiet knitting time in a beautiful desert setting.

Knitting & Quilting Retreat

Date: January 17 – 20
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Kanuga Conferences, Hendersonville, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitters and quilters can choose a project to work on during this three-day retreat. Best for beginner to advanced knitters and beginner to intermediate quilters.

10th Annual Slater Mill Knitting Weekend & Fiber Art Marketplace

Date: January 19 – 20
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Trad Arts Studio, Slater Mill, Pawtucket
State: Rhode Island
Country: USA
What to expect: The Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark is recognized internationally as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.

6th Annual Waltham Abbey Wool Show

Date: January 20
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey
State: Essex, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Fun and funky, this wool show is all about originality and uniqueness.

Iceland in the Heart of Winter with Cat Bordhi

Date: January 21 – February 1
Day: Monday – Friday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: Knitting and cooking classes, soaking in geothermal bliss, meeting Icelandic knitters, fantastic food, seeing the magnificent landscape.

A Day in Napa with Brooke Sinnes and Sloane Rosenthal

Date: January 24
Day: Thursday
Event Location: Napa Valley
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Brooke Sinnes will show the joys of natural dyeing at her studio in Napa, where all the magic of Sincere Sheep happens.

9th Annual Oxford Fiber Arts Festival

Date: January 24 – 27
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Powerhouse Community Arts Center & Pavilion, Oxford
State: Mississippi
Country: USA
What to expect: The festival strives to bring cutting edge contemporary and traditional fiber arts to the Powerhouse. A multi-day event with lectures, demonstrations, classes and children’s activities.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Professional Finishing Techniques with Claire Crompton

Date: January 24 – 27
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Learn how to create beautiful ganseys and how to finsh projects with expert knitter Claire Crompton.

Vogue Knitting LIVE! New York

Date: January 25 – 27
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: New York Marriot Marquis, New York City
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Taos Knitting Retreat with Norwegian Knitting Experts Arne and Carlos. Traditional Yoruba Tie-dye class with Indigo with Gasali Adeyemo. “How to Get Organized on Ravelry” presentation by Monica Rodriguez and more!

Farm Fiber Days at the Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market

Date: January 27
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: New England farmers bring their hand-spun and hand dyed yarn, roving, top, raw and washed fleece. Finished products include woven, knit and felted items, including the Baaay State Blanket.

National NeedleArts Association Winter Needlearts Market

Date: January 31 – February 3
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Portland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: TNNA offers needlearts professionals, the opportunity to take an active role in shaping our industry.

Winter Blues Buster Weekend with Susan Mills

Date: January 31 – February 3
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, Quechee, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: After the busy holidays this lovely weekend would be the perfect snowy quiet reprieve.

New Zealand Machine Knitters Southern Summer Skills Retreat Weekend

Date: January 31 – February 3
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Edenview Camp, Edendale
Country: New Zealand
What to expect: Workshops for Beginners to Advanced Machine Knitters Annual Festival. Bringing people from NZ and Overseas together for tutoring, fashion parades, tours, exhibitions, trade stalls, and more.

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February

Pins & Needles Retreat

Date: February 1 – 3
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Boone Tavern, Berea
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: This retreat includes knitting, quilting, and spinning opportunities.

Vermont Knit & Fiber Retreat

Date: February 7 – 9 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Seyon Lodge, Seyon Lodge State Park, Groton
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Work on fiber arts projects in company. Such as spinning, carding, knitting, and crocheting. There are demonstrations, and there’s always someone at hand to help you.

Indie Goes West Pop Up

Date: February 2
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Taborspace, Portland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: They bring together a select group of Northwest dyers and makers and also introduce a few indies from the East Coast.

Yoga + Yarn Retreat

Date: February 6 – 9 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Hotel St. George, Marfa
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: All yoga classes are tailored to a knitter’s needs. Postures are geared to help strengthen hands, release tension in forearms and shoulders and open up hips stiff from sitting while knitting.

An Epic List of Knitting Events

The Knitting Hotel Getaway with Belinda Harris-Reid & Brenda M. Watson

Date: February 6 – 9 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Everyone can soak up the wonderful seaside view and atmosphere, eat a delicious home-cooked lunch and yummy Devon cream tea. Sink into a sofa watching the waves and spend a relaxing re-‘treat’ in our quirky and restful home; indulging in a few days focused on making soft, fluffy and warm things.

KnitFest Winter 2020

Date: February 14 – 15 2020
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Local Culture Hostel & Café
State: Jyväskylä
Country: Finland
What to expect: Plenty of activities, vendors and events in this bilingual KnitFest in beautiful Finland.

Knitting and Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: February 7 – 9 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sauder Village, Archbold
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Whether you’re a knitter, spinner or weaver. Come learn new techniques, catch up on projects and share ideas with other fiber arts enthusiasts.

Midwest Fiber Frolic

Date: February 14 – 16 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Crown Plaza Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Room to sit and socialize, an after party on Friday and Saturday.

The Seasonal Color Palette Natural Dye Workshop with Sasha Duerr

Date: February 9
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Boston Public Market, Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: From the bi-products of your kitchen garden, farmer’s market, or prunings found in your backyard or urban sidewalk.

They create a unique and authentic color palette from locally grown plant-based sources showcasing the nuances of natural color.

2nd Annual Boston Farm & Fiber Festival

Date: February 9
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Boston Public Market, Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Farmers showcase a stunning range of yarns, roving, fleece, and crafts. From Merino, Shetland, Cormo, Leicester Longwool breeds, other heritage sheep breeds, including a number of alpaca farmers.

9th Annual Northern Fibers Retreat featuring Karin Flatøy Svarstad of Kalvåg, Norway

Date: February 11 – 17 2020
Day: Tuesday – Sunday
Event Location: North House Folk School, Grand Marais
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community gatherings and coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guests artisans.

Men’s Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Date: February 6 – 9 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Allenspark
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: Lots of great events throughout the year.

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat

Date: February 14 – 17
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Not Found.

Stitches West

Date: February 20 – 23 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Like Disneyland for knitters and crocheters! Educational events, fashion shows, yarn, notions and tools shopping.

Knit & Stitch It

Date: February 22 – 23
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough
State: Hampshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Plenty of yarn goodness over two fun-filled days.

Creative Spirit Fiber Festival

Date: February 22 – 23
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: In-depth classes taught by experienced instructors. Vendor market filled with fiber-related items, mini classes, trunk shows and demos.

Unravel, A Festival of Knitting

Date: February 21 – 22 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham
State: Surrey
Country: UK
What to expect: National, regional and local artists in group exhibits, solo shows and installations.

Indie Knit & Spin

Date: February 23
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Ace hotel, Pittsburgh
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting, crochet, spinning, felting, handweaving and represent a diverse community of fiber enthusiasts in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

New England Textile Arts Network’s Spa Knit & Spin

Date: February 28 – March 1 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn & Harraseeket Inn, Freeport
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: A retreat. With fiber-y stuff. Chocolate, wine, friends – to shake off the blahs of winter

Let The River Carry You Knitting Retreat with Cat Bordhi

Date: February 23 – 28
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Island Inn, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn to weave and to use knitting skills to turn woven cloth into garments, bags, even Moebius cowls.

Stitch Maker Retreat-WV

Date: February 23 – 29 2020
Day: Sunday – Saturday
Event Location: Thomas Shepherd Inn, Shepherdstown
State: West Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: Relax amid the historic luxury of The Thomas Shepherd Inn in colorful Shepherdstown WV. Inspire your creativity immersed your crafts knitting, sewing, stitching.

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Date: February 27 – March 1 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road
State: London
Country: UK
What to expect: Spend time re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more.

Roving Indiana: Yarn Crawl

Date: February 28 – March 8
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Indiana
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: Make a journey through 10 amazing yarn shops. Each one is unique! Plan on spending time in each one, and enjoy the squishy yarns you bring home!

Swiss Yarn Festival

Date: February 29 & March 1
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Event Location: Riverside, Spinnerei-LettenstrasseCH-8192, Zweidlen-Glattfelden
Country: Switzerland
What to expect: Whether it’s knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, embroidery or bobbin lace, you’ll meet like-minded people, discover the latest creations for your passion, learn new techniques or deepen your knowledge in one of the numerous workshops!

March

5th Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl

Date: March 5 – 8 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Long Island
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Over the course of four days yarn crafters, knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners, are invited to participate in this self-guided tour of ten Long Island yarn shops, which will have extended hours and special activities throughout the weekend.

SpinOUT 2020

Date: March 28 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: St Andrews Inn, Cleveland
State: Tasmania
Country: Australia
What to expect: Stories about a trip to Canada and a felt-making workshop from our special guest Stratie Stratford-Pearn.

Unwind Fibrecraft Retreat

Date: March 6 – 8 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Dunedin Centre
State: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
What to expect: Join Morag McKenzie in sunny Dunedin and indulge your love of craft. Spend a long weekend with people who understand and share your interests and creativity.

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Colour

Date: March 20 – 23 2020
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Resort at Port Ludlow
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Wonderful themes and great teachers, soaker/jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces, workshops, and great food.

Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl

Date: March 6 – 14 2020
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Central and Eastern Florida
State: Florida
Country: USA
What to expect: Mark your calenders for the Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl 2020! Lots of visiting of 6 different local yarn stores!

Farm Fiber Days at the Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market

Date: March 3
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: New England farmers bring hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, roving, top, raw and washed fleece. Finished products include woven, knit and felted items.

Winter Yarn Camp

Date: March 2 2020
Day: Monday
Event Location: Lancaster Yarn Shop
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn to knit!

7th Annual Knitting In The Hills Retreat with Caitlin Hunter, Romi Hill, Julie Hoover, and Lesley Anne Robinson

Date: March 5 – 8 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive, Lakeway
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Stop and check out some fantastic yarns from top hand-dyers and suppliers.

Yarn and Craft Book Sale

Date: March 5 – 7 2020
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: West Roxbury Branch
1961 Centre Street, West Roxbury
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: A yarn and craft booksale hosted by The Roslindale and West Roxbury Friends.

10th Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl: Unravel Portland

Date: March 5 – 8 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: A four-day event for fiber enthusiasts — knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and felters — to explore the many shops in and around Portland, Oregon!

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: March 5 – 8 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: 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.

Jay County Fiber Arts Festival

Date: March 13 – 14 2020
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Jay Community Center, Water Street, Portland.
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting, spinning, and weaving classes, sheep shearing, childrens activities, and yarn vendors.

5th Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

Date: March 13 – 15 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Yarn shopping experiences, yarn vendors, classes and demonstrations.

Knitting Boutique: Japanese Knitting Patterns With Gayle Rohem

Date: March 6 – 8 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Kent Manor Inn, Stevensville
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Explore the “Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible,” by talented designer Hitomi Shida, working on two of the practice projects included in the book: the cabled hat and the lacy scarf.

Sawmill Creek Fiber Retreat

Date: March 6 – 8 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, 1032 Hoffmaster Rd Knoxville
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Take a break, go and and enjoy the beautiful country setting, good food, and great company! This knitting retreat will have an easy and fun knitting project to help you relax.

Weaving for Knitters with Cat Bordhi

Date: March 10 – 15
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Island Inn, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn to weave and use your knitting skills to turn woven cloth into garments, bags, even Moebius cowls.

4th Annual Bandera Fiber Arts Week

Date: March 10 – 14 2020
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Suzoo’s Wool Works, 584 Hwy 16 South, Bandera
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrating the Texas fiber arts with vendors, classes and more.

Missouri All Spin 2020

Date: March 14 & 15
Day: Saturday and Sunday
Event Location: Old Butler High School
300 N Havanah St (Enter on Pine Street) Butler
State: Missouri
Country: USA
What to expect: Saturday’s events will include classes and vendors and a fashion show. Their website has a link to order lunch. There will also be a rehoming sale for fiber equipment.
Sunday will be a historical farm tour, lunch and lecture on Order 11. Many of the farms in the area were affected by Order 11 during the Civil War.

Northwest Regional Spinners Association 26th Annual Retreat

Date: March 19 – 22 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Camp Burton, Vashon Island
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Plenty of learning opportunities with 3 days of classes, tutorials and mentoring sessions. A large spinning area, raffles, door prizes, a Gallery competition of members’ handspinning and lots more!

Knit North Yarn Crawl

Date: March 19 – 22 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Varying shops around Boston
State: Boston
Country: USA
What to expect: A self-guided tour of shops located north of Boston. Each shop will have different specials, trunk shows, visiting designers, and lots of other goodies. Visit just a couple of shops, or all of them, it’s up to you!

Madison Knitters’ Guild Knit In

Date: March 20 – 22 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Vendor market, Cast On Luncheon Party, door prizes, and more!

Mountain Hollow Farm Yarn Retreat

Date: March 13 – 15 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Pine Mountain Resort Park, Pineville
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend three relaxing days perfecting your craft in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. This is the perfect weekend getaway.

Carolina Fiber Frolic

Date: March 13 – 15 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn how to make a bag in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

10th Annual Fibres West

Date: March 13 – 14
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: The Field House , Langley Events Centre, 7888 200th St, Langley, BC
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Canadian fibre producers, fibre shops, independent artists, equipment producers, door prizes, non-profit groups and weaving and spinning guilds.

13th Annual Carolina Fiber Fest

Date: March 13 – 14 2020
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes, free demonstrations, shopping for yarn, ready-to-spin fiber, patterns, tools, accessories, and specialty items.

For the Love of Fiber

Date: March 14 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Ramada Inn and Conference Cente. Atherton St, State College
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes, Merchants, Silent Auction baskets and fellow fiber lovers.

Salt Lake Knitting Guild Spring Workshop with Kate Atherley

Date: March 14 – 15
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Westminster College, Dick Science Building Room 109
State: Utah
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes including Make or Break Garment Skills, Introduction to Colorwork, Next Steps in Brioche Knitting, The Pi Shawl and Soxpertise.

Cornwoolly: Fibre & Textile Show for Cornwall

Date: March 15 2020
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Cornwall College, Pool, TR15 3RD
Country: UK
What to expect: An exciting fiber and textile show for Cornwall.

The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival: Knit, Crochet, Quilt, Create!

Date: March 20, 21 and 22, 2020 ( Postponed keep checking site for new date )
Day: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Event Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting, crocheting, and quilting classes!

Abernethy Spring Fiber Sale

Date: March 21 2020 (Cancelled)
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Abernethy Grande, Harley Ave, Oregon City
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: The Spring Fiber Sales is an opportunity to promote local fiber breeders and fiber related people. It’s a 1 day sale.

8th Annual Heartland Fiberpalooza

Date: March 21 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Winterset Middle School, Winterset
State: Iowa
Country: USA
What to expect: Heartland Fiberpalooza is a fabulous day of yarn and fiber, notions, food, classes, demonstrations, seminars, and more!

Knitters in Edinburgh

Date: March 25 – April 2 2020
Day: Wednesday – Thursday
Event Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Trips for Knitters will have you knitting plaid using various slip stitch patterns. You’ll explore with color inspired by all the tartan designs you’ll see at Lochcarron and around Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Date: Next Yarn Festival: 2021
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
State: Edinburgh, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Sit, knit, eat & drink, make new friends and meet old ones!

Knitting Live! By Vogue Knitting, Seattle

Date: March 13 – 15 2020 (Postponed until further notice)
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: With classes covering everything from brioche to zippers, the teachers there are ready to help you take your skills to the next level!

Explore 4 Traditional Four by Four-Day Retreat

Date: March 16 – 19 2020
Day: Monday – Thursday
Event Location: Friday Harbour
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Each morning enjoy a fabulous breakfast and then gather in the great room of the Lakedale Resort, where you’ll talk about textiles, skills, tools, and philosophies. Your time will be relaxed and yet full of information and experience.

35th Annual Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair

Date: March 28 2020 (Cancelled)
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Junior Fair Building, Bowling Green
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrations, roving, fleeces, exotic fibers, handcrafted items, spinning and weaving supplies, and lunch.

Homespun Yarn Party

Date: March 22 2020 (Postponed check back for new dates)
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Historic Savage Mill 8600 Foundry Street, Savage
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Check out local yarn vendors, take a quick class, meet new people!

Stitchtopia Holidays

Date: March 22 – 25
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire, England, UK
State: England
Country: UK

Los Angeles Yarn Crawl

Date: March 26 – 29 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Be part of this annual LA County experience! Grab your friends and go on this 4-day fiber adventure! Explore all 18 participating shops to discover new yarns, pick-up buttons and tote bags, get free patterns and win some great prizes!

Knitting Caribbean Cruise with Elizabeth French

Date: March 24 – 31
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Caribbean
What to expect: In 2020, in addition to her regular workshops, she’ll be taking my adventures to the high seas. Join her on a crafting cruise.

Arne and Carlos Knitting Cruise

Date: March 8 – April 16
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Norwegian Coastline
What to expect: Norwegian cuisine, A Mystery Knitalong, lectures with Arne & Carlos, and city life in beautiful Bergen.

Best of Scotland Knitting Tour with Highlands

Date: April 26 – April 1
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Auchindrain Township, The Highland Folk Museum, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Provand’s Lordship, The Riverside Museum, Verdant Works Dundee.

Knit Scotland with Laura Nelkin

Date: March 24 – April 3
Day: Sunday – Wednesday
Event Location: Edinburgh
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Explore Scotland after the Edinburgh Yarn Fest. It starts and ends in Edinburgh and has some pretty fabulous highlights!

‘A Maker’s Experience’ on the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail

Date: March 26 – 28 2020 (Cancelled)
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Baraboo, Prairie du Sac, Lodi, North Freedom, Wisconsin
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Three days of inspiration to enrich your life with hands-on workshops and class offerings. Watch experienced makers demonstrate their skills.

Charm City Yarn Crawl

Date: March 20 – 29 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Varying yarn store locations in MA.
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: A Yarn Crawl to pleasant yarn shops including, Black Sheep Yarn Shop, Breezy Hill Farm Yarn Boutique, Cloverhill Yarn Shop, and many more.

Fibernate Farmer’s Market & Spinning Circle

Date: March 21 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, 22180
Commonwealth: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber producers, hand dyers, and fiber artists offering spinning and felting fiber, yarn, fiber arts supplies, handmade jewelry, buttons and other unique products.

Los Angeles Yarn Crawl

Date: March 26 – 29 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Be part of this annual LA County experience! Grab your friends and go on this 4-day fiber adventure! Explore all 18 participating shops to discover new yarns, pick-up buttons and tote bags, get free patterns and win some great prizes!

Woolapalooza

Date: March 28 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Drumlin Farm, 208 S Great Rd, Lincoln
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrate the coming of spring at the annual festival featuring fiber, food, and fun! Lots of hands-on activities for all ages, sheep shearing, and all things sheep!

16th Annual Buckeye Alpaca Show

Date: March 28 – 29 2020
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: A Complimentary Dinner and Live Auction Saturday Evening, youth performance classes, and more!

MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show

Date: March 30 – 31
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: American Royal Hale Arena, Kansas City, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA
What to expect: Saturday at 10 am and 2 pm, and again at 10 am on Sunday. “Alpacas 101” will give you a little information about alpacas, and an opportunity to ask question from people who raise them.

Restorative Year’s End Knitting Retreat with Cat Bordhi

Date: March 31 – April 5
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Featuring fun knitting skills and techniques.

British Isle Discovery Knitting and Crochet Cruise with Sophia Reed

Date: March 31 – April 11
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: British Isles
What to expect: A springtime cruise including picturesque harbours, historic castles and ancient sites on the optional excursions as well as included and exclusive yarn-related tours in Amsterdam, Invergordon, Orkney and Guernsey.

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April

Knitting With Company Retreat with Julie Hoover, Catherine Lowe, Kate Atherly and Andrea Range

Date: April 2 – 5 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: IslandWood, Bainbridge Island
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Three nights of lodging, meals, activities, giveaways, and knitting. Kick back, share stories, enjoy great food and peaceful surroundings.

2020 Spring Knitters’ Weekend Retreat

Date: March 3 – 5 2020
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Hampton Inn, Brattleboro, 1378 Putney Rd Brattleboro
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: A special class where you will learn the Monsoon Shawl by knitwear designer Angela Tong.

Friends & Fiberworks Lake Logan Spring Retreat

Date: April 3 – 5
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Lake Logan
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy s’mores by the fire, spin, weave or knit together in the group area in the Dining Hall, schedule a massage, or back to your cabin. Your choice, because this weekend is all about you!

Brioche Knitting with Heather Zoppetti

Date: April 3 – 5 2020
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Brampton Inn, Chestertown
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Join Heather Zoppetti in the Brioche Knitting Weekend at the beautiful Brampton Inn.

15th Annual DFW Fiber Fest

Date: April 2 – 5 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes in crochet, knitting, spinning and weaving.

Fibre Feast SA

Date: April 5 2020
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Ardtornish Primary School
State: South Australia
Country: Australia
What to expect: Fibre Feast SA is the fibre & yarn craft event of the year in South Australia. All producers, makers, dyers, weavers, suppliers and anyone else who is involved in the industry are welcome.

13th Annual Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop

Date: April 2 – 5 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Varying shops in Minnesota.
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Hopping to thirteen lovely yarn stores. Each shop has commissioned a limited edition yarn specifically for this spectacular event. Each shop will have its own yarn featured in free patterns.

Cape Ann Retreat with Denise Bayron

Date: April 4 – 7
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Yankee Clipper Inn
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Join Instructor Denise Bayron for a long weekend on the ocean in beautiful Cape Ann! enjoy daily yoga instruction overlooking the ocean, 4 knitting classes,  meals prepared just for you and community knitting each evening. 

New Jersey Wool Walk

Date: April 2 – 5 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: New Jersey
Country: USA
What to expect: An opportunity to walk around New Jersey and visit all of the 21 yarn stores!

Triangle Yarn Crawl

Date: April 2 – 5 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Various shops in the Triangle Area
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Travel throughout the Triangle Area visiting all of the yarn shops!

Black Sheep Yarn Shop Spring Retreat

Date: April 2 – 5 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: A weekend at Blue Mountain Retreat Center is a chance to wind down, enjoy nature and share some time with other fiber enthusiasts.

2020 Springtime Island Knitting Retreat with Cat Borhdi

Date: April 5 – 10 2020
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Friday Harbor
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Springtime blossoms on the island, with daffodils, flowering fruit trees, lambs, green leaves growing more visible day by day, and a feeling of freshness and new beginnings. Cat Borhdi will announce the knitting projects several months ahead, and you will receive PDF downloads of patterns.

St Abbs Wool Festival

Date: Dates for April to be announced.
Event Location: Eyemouth Community Centre
State: Eyemouth, England
Country: UK

The Big Stitch 46

Date: April 4 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Nashville
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: Door prizes, free seminars and classes, and a bought lunch, or bring you own!

7th Annual Fiber Marketplace & Retreat

Date: April 6
Day: Saturday
Event Location: York Harbor Inn, York, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Kick off party at The Yarn Sellar Friday April 5th with local author and knitter Mary Lou Bagley.

YarnCon: Chicago’s 12th Annual Indie Fiber Fair

Date: April 6 – 7
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall, Chicago, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: YarnCon is Chicago’s homegrown yarn-centric exhibition — a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts.

Sheepish in Seattle: The Quint-EWE-ple

Date: April 6 – 7
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Portland OR to Seattle, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: A fun, fiber filled weekend!

Alpacapalooza

Date: April 6 – 7
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Clark County Event Center, Ridegefield, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: There’s a Halter Show and Walking Fleece competition.

Knit Eat Festival

Date: April 6 – 7
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: L’Embarcadère, Lyon, France
State: Lyon
Country: France
What to expect: Workshops for beginners, intermediates and experienced staff led by renowned knitting designers!

Knitting & Crochet Retreat

Date: April 6 – 13
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
State: Brizambourg
Country: France
What to expect: 7 nights of complete relaxation in France. Spend a few days with like minded people working on the project of your choice.

7-Day Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise With Beth Brown-Reinsel

Date: April 27 – May 4 2020
Day: Monday – Monday
Event Location: Pacific Coast
What to expect: This cruise offers a good balance of interesting ports, starting in San Diego. Lots of scenic time cruising, and relaxing.

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

Date: April 7 – 15
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State: Dublin
Country: Republic of Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle.

Vogue Knitting Destination, Portland, ME with Joji Locatelli, Veera Välimäki, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Bristol Ivy & Tess’ Designer Yarns

Date: April 8 – 11
Day: Monday – Thursday
Event Location: Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, Portland, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Vogue Knitting LIVE features master-level hand-knitting classes, shopping experience, knit-couture fashion shows, knit art gallery, and more

9th Annual Spring #Makers Artisan Community Event

Date: April 8 – May 31
Day: Monday – Friday
Event Location: Bags by CAB Yarn Shoppe, Denver, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: This marketing event is for; jewelry making, sweater and sock knitting women of a certain age, new Mom’s knitting and/or crocheting up baby blankets, hats, booties and onesies for their newborns. Bakers, catering folks using their home kitchen to earn an additional income.

4th Annual PLY Away: A Spinning Retreat

Date: April 9 – 13
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Westin at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA
What to expect: In-depth 3-day classes, immersive 2-day classes, fun 1-day classes, or half-day classes, but make sure to leave a bit of time to relax and spin with like-minded folks!

Interweave Escapes’ 1st Annual Knitting Clinic with Lorilee Beltman

Date: April 10 – 14
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Sleeping Lady Resort & Spa, Leavenworth, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Interweave Escapes is a unique way for knitters to come together, learn from a knitting expert and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow devotees.

Knitting Festival [Bindifestivalur: Strikkefestival]

Date: April 11 – 13
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Fuglafirði, Faroe Islands, Kingdom of Denmark
State: Faroe Islands
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Thank you for returning this year to make a Bindifestival in Fuglafjörður.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Jazz: Belinda’s Short-Row Shaping Shawl with Belinda Harris-Reid & Brenda W. Watson

Date: April 11 – 14
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: It offers you a place to relax and enjoy ‘making together’ with a bunch of utterly splendid fellow knitters.

Vogue Knitting Destinations, Portland, ME with Joji Locatelli, Veera Välimäki, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Bristol Ivy & Tess’ Designer Yarns

Date: April 11 – 14
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Portland, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Vogue Knitting LIVE features master-level hand-knitting classes, a high-end shopping experience, knit-couture fashion shows, knit art gallery, and more.

Shepherd’s Extravaganza

Date: April 11 – 14
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: A variety of demonstrations on sheep and wool crafts, a used equipment sale, sheep sales, craft sales tables, a fiber arts contest and workshops.

19th Annual World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

Date: April 12 – 13
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: University of Minnesota ReUse Warehouse, Minneapolis, MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber art galleries with rotating exhibitions, an artisan shop supporting working artists, classes, and the Pat O’Connor Library, one of the nation’s largest circulating textile libraries open to the public.

Fiber Event at Greencastle: Celebrating 27 Years of Fiber

Date: April 12 – 13
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: A marketplace for fiber, equipment, fiber animals. A learning environment which includes classes, workshops and fellowship.

Spring creativ festival®

Date: April 12 – 13
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: International Centre Entrance 1, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Indulge your creativity and for sewing, knitting, felting, quilting, beading, stitching, crocheting, scrapbooking, embellishing, crafting and more.

10th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

Date: April 12 – 14
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: Art shows, exhibits, community activities, and printed and electronic means.

7th Annual YarnOver SleepOver Retreat

Date: April 12 – 14
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Fern Resort, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Terrific food, comfortable rooms, a variety of class teaching spaces, and a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Couchiching.

Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Knitting & Crochet Cruise with Carol Meldrum

Date: April 12 – 18
Day: Friday – Thursday
Event Location: The Netherlands
State:
Country: The Netherlands
What to expect: Join Carol Meldrum and fellow knitters for the perfect springtime break. Enjoy a 3-night cruise along the Dutch waterways.

23rd Annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair

Date: April 13
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: A celebration of fiber and the fiber arts with workshops, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, and vendors. Also supplies for spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, dyeing, tatting and crochet.

Annual Fiber Fair and All-Day Spin-In

Date: April 13
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: A Spring Fiber Fair, All Day Spin-in on a Saturday and this event includes a beginning spinning class.

3rd Annual Spring into Wool: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: April 13 – 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Grammar School, Harrogate Road, Leeds, England, UK
State: Leeds, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Loads of things to see, buy and do, including 90 wonderful exhibitors! A wonderful range of workshops on both days.

Leipzig Wool Festival and Fabric Fair (Leipziger Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse)

Date: April 13 – 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Neue Messe, Glashalle, Leipzig, Germany
State: Leipzig
Country: Germany
What to expect: Organized as a small backyard meeting with wool sales, the wool festival grew within a few years to an event that attracts knitters and needleworkers from all over Germany and even from abroad.

CNY Fiber Frolic

Date: April 13 – 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrating local “farm to customer” products, including custom yarns, spinning fibers, knitting supplies, books, accessories and finished goods.

4th Annual Allentown Fiber Festival

Date: April 13 – 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Merchants Square Mall, Allentown, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend the weekend with people who share your passion and creativity in the fiber arts. Gathering together the regions best Indie dyers of fiber and yarns, Farm raised fibers, and Handcrafters, be it Knitters, Crocheters, Weavers, Rug Hookers or Spinners!

Spring Fiber Expo

Date: April 13 – 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Discover the joys of wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – from the source to the finished product.

2020 Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat

Date: April 14 – 17 2020
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Easton Mountain, Greenwich,
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

Tulip Time Knitting Cruise with Gwen Bortner and Annita Wilschut

Date: April 14 – 21
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Holland and Belgium
State:
Country: Holland and Belgium
What to expect: Stunning flowers combined with numerous windmills, medieval villages, delicious food, amazing people and rolling hills make this itinerary special.

Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival: Knit, Crochet, Quilt, Create!

Date: April 15 – 17
Day: Monday – Wednesday
Event Location: Doubletree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Pittsburgh’s Knit, Crochet, Quilt & Creative Arts Festival!

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Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts Spring Fiber Frolic

Date: April 19 2020
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church 5329 Sepulveda Boulevard, Sherman Oaks
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: A one-day event with classes, demos, and a craft fair, a coffee bar, and optional provided lunch.

Date: April 20
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Seattle, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: This trip begins and ends in Seattle. Exploring and having some fibery fun. Hop on a luxury coach and ferry and head to Whidbey Island and Abundant Earth Fiber Mill for a tour of their small, family run operation.

Rochester Knitting Guild Spring Workshop with Lorilee Beltman

Date: April 17 – 20 2020
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: First Baptist Church of Rochester175 Allens Creek Road Rochester
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: 4 days of fascinating knitting workshops with Lorilee Beltman.

Denmark Sheepfest

Date: April 20
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Shearing is on all day as long. Animals other than sheep have been sheared at the Sheepfest. These include Angora goats and llamas.

Fiber Tour of Ireland

Date: April 23 – May 4
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Ireland
State: Dublin
Country: Republic of Ireland
What to expect: Head to Glendalough, a 6th century monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin. From there head to Thomastown (Co. Kilkenny) and Mt. Juliet.

Creative Fibre Festival

Date: April 25 – 28
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Fly Palmy Arena and Arena 3, Palmerston North, New Zealand
State:
Country: New Zealand
What to expect: Their mission is to create and inspire with fibre. They share, promote, teach and preserve the cultural activities of spinning, weaving and more.

Interweave Escapes Knitting Getaway with Romi Hill

Date: April 25 – 28
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Sunnyside Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: This spring Interweave Escapes is traveling to beautiful Lake Tahoe, California.

Purl 2 Spring on the Parkway Knitting Retreat

Date: April 25 – 28
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Springtime in Little Switzerland! Sunny pleasant days. Cool evenings. Azaleas and mountain laurel. Share your love of knitting, relax, learn new skills, and have fun.

Spring Fiber School

Date: April 25 – 30
Day: Thursday – Tuesday
Event Location: Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS
State: Kansas
Country: USA
What to expect: It includes two fiber workshops (Yarn School or+ Rigid Heddle School) held back-to-back, with an extra Dye Lab extension sandwiched between.

4th Annual Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Tour

Date: April 26 – 27
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Bemidji, Turtle River, Tenstrike, MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is a network of fiber artists and artisans, shops, quilt museums, historical places, farms and arts centers in the Midwest. Discover resources and inspiration for creative expression.

Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat

Date: April 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Amish View Inn, Bird-in-Hand, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn fun and novelty stitches. Easy to execute aand incorporate into any project. Stitches include Irish bobbles, loop stitch, butterfly stitch, smocking, stubble stitch, crown stitch, drop stitch and more.

Countryside Artisans Spring Studio Tour

Date: April 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Maryland countryside
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend a day in the country, enjoy scenic drives between studios, stop for artisan beverages, and meet artists in the beautiful settings that inspire their work every day.

Beginning Brioche Knitting

Date: April 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Brampton Inn at Chestertown, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Be inspired with wonderful yarn, patterns and ideas.

32nd Annual MN. Knitters’ Guild Yarnover

Date: April 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Minneapolis,MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: The marketplace is open to the public and full of scrumptious yarn and fabulous knitting accessories that will make you wish you’d allowed yourself a bigger budget!

Woolith Fair: A Greater Vancouver Yarn Crawl

Date: April 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Organized by the West Coast Knitters’ Guild, this three-day yarn crawl is designed so you can visit as many Local Yarn Stores and fibre-related businesses as possible! Open to everyone.

6th Annual OKfiberfest

Date: April 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: A natural fiber celebration – a place for everyone to discover and explore the beauty of natural fiber.

Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival

Date: April 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Gilmer County Civic Center, Ellijay, GA
State: Georgia
Country: USA
What to expect: There will be a Marketplace with Fiber Vendors all 3 days as well as Classes on Saturday and Sunday only.

Unwind: A Fiber Arts Getaway

Date: April 26 – 29
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Meadowbrook Inn, Blowing Rock, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Come unwind in Blowing Rock, North Carolina! This getaway is not just about education, but about community and relaxing too.

Best of Scotland Knitting Tour with Highlands

Date: April 26 – May 5 2020
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Knitting activities and workshops, Edinburgh Sightseeing, Glasgow City Sightseeing, and lots more.

RaggZ Fiber Affair

Date: April 27
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Delmont Fire Hall, Delmont, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: A fun, community-oriented festival filled with vendor including farmers who raise fiber animals, yarn, fiber, felting supplies, soap and wool wash, project bags and stitch markers!

2nd Annual Local Yarn Store Day: Yarn Shop Appreciation Day

Date: April 27
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Varies
State: Alaska
Country: USA
What to expect: LYS Day is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners.

Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber

Date: April 27
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Village of Powhatan, Powhatan, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: To celebrate and to share appreciation of the many fiber animals, fiber farmers and fiber artisans of the county and surrounding region.

32nd Annual Sheep Shearing Festival

Date: April 27
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Gore Place, Waltham, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: The festival features both traditional and electric sheepshearing. Afterwards, the sheep fleeces are collected and sold. Leicester longwool sheep are sheared the traditional way with other sheep brought in for the electric shearing.

110th Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival

Date: April 27
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon/Rockville, CT
State: Connecticut
Country: USA
What to expect: Promoting and encouraging sheepkeeping in Connecticut.

Toronto Knitter’s Frolic

Date: April 27
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: 50 vendors from across Canada offer yarn, fibre, notions and related goodies in the Frolic Marketplace.

Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival with Laura Nelkin

Date: April 27
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Wyoming Inn, Wyoming, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit the Hall of Artists where regional fiber artists sell inspiring materials (e.g. yarn, roving, fiber art, yarn notions) or art work made of fiber.

2nd Annual Hohenloher Woolfest

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Schulstraße 13, 74572
State: Blaufelden
Country: Germany
What to expect: More than 65 exhibitors offer fibers of all kinds, hand-dyed or hand-worked yarns, needles, project bags, spindles and spinning wheels and much more.

3rd Annual Mid-Plains Fiber Fair

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: York County Fairgrounds, York, NE
State: Nebraska
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrations, kids activities, vendors, great classes, and a fiber arts circle! Classes will include beginning spinning, felting, basket weaving, loom weaving, and more.

14th Annual Wonderwool Wales: A Festival of Welsh Wool and Natural Fibers

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Royal Welsh Show Ground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, UK
State: Wales
Country: UK
What to expect: Enjoy a fantastic range of Welsh and British artisan products and an opportunity to meet wonderful people who make them. Hands-on woolschool workshops and events showcasing the best in Welsh and British wool and natural fibres.

Festival: The Thread of the Sleeve {Festival Le fil de la manche}

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Château de Miromesnil, Tourville sur Arques, Normandy, France
State: Normandy
Country: France
What to expect: It will take place at Miromesnil Castle in Tourville sur Arques. In this magnificent place, where Guy de Maupassant was born, pitch tents in the shade of century-old beech trees.

3rd Annual Mid-Plains Fiber Fair

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: York County Fairgrounds, York, NE
State: Nebraska
Country: USA
What to expect: The Mid-Plains Fiber Fair seeks to bring together fiber artists of all skill levels for a wonderful weekend of classes, fellowship, and fun!

27th Annual New York’s Washington County Fiber Tour

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washington County, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Watch spinning, knitting, weaving and felting demonstrations. Visit the Battenkill Carding and Spinning Mill. Learn about raising the livestock.

Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washington County Fair Park, West Bend, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest will return April 27-28, 2020 to the Washington County Fair Park in beautiful West Bend, Wisconsin.

Brooklyn Yarn Crawl

Date: April 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrate friends, community and all things fiber.

1st Annual Peace Fibre Fest

Date: April 28
Day: Sunday
Event Location: George Dawson Inn, Dawson Creek, BC
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Awesome indie dyers, handspinners, weavers, local yarn shops, pattern designers. Makers of various goods related to our crafts, such as yarn bowls, stitch markers and project bags, all in one fun, easily accessible event, and we would love for you to join us. A few workshops and demos, as well as door prizes!

Knitting & Crochet Retreat

Date: April 27 – May 4
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: France
What to expect: The stunning barn conversion is the perfect venue for the knitting and crochet retreats and workshops, with light airy spaces, shady seating areas in the garden and an outdoor swimming pool to relax by.

BuildingBlox Workshop: A Double Knitting-Adventure with Alasdair Post-Quinn

Date: April 27 – May 5
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Marriott Residence Inn, Cambridge, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: This is not a retreat! You can take one workshop, a few workshops, or (if you’re very adventurous) all of the workshops!

Interweave Yarn Fest

Date: April 29 – May 3 2020
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Loveland
State: Colorado
Country: 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.

Ancient Empires Knitting Cruise with Deborah Newton

Date: April 29 – May 10
Day: Monday – Friday
Event Location: Italy, Greece & Albania
State:
Country: Italy, Greece & Albania
What to expect: Arrive in Rome early to explore the many iconic landmarks. The fine art of Italian color and textile has been refined over the centuries delighting all who visit. Vast cultural and artistic heritage, small-town charm, exquisite cuisine and the religious significance of Vatican City.

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May

47th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 2-3, 2020
Day: Thursday – Friday, Saturday
Event Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven.

Knit for Fun Retreat with Kate Atherley, Isabell Kraemer, and Mary Jane Mucklestone

Date: May 2 – 5
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Shibori Knitted Felt with Alison Crowther-Smith

Date: May 2 – 5
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Lots of techniques to learn, or bring your knitting and crochet and have a ‘making-me-time-sea-time’ experience.

PNW (Pacific Northwest) Yarn Crawl

Date: May 2 – 5
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: From Fife down around and back up the west side of the Puget Sound, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Free patterns, door prize drawings, all shop mystery pattern and more!

WEBS Spring Knitting Retreat with Fiona Ellis, Patty Lyons, Susan B. Anderson, Nicky Epstein, Michelle Hunter (KnitPurlHunter) & Julia Farwell-Clay

Date: May 2 – 5
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Hotel UMass, Amherst, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: The WEBS Spring Knitting Retreat is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy 4 amazing days of learning, community and yarn in the gorgeous Pioneer Valley.

Knitting Holiday in Norway

Date: May 2 – 9
Day: Thursday – Thursday
Event Location: Grand Hotel
State: Andalsnes
Country: Norway
What to expect: Experience home-cooked traditional Norwegian meals, hospitality, and events that connect you directly with the people, culture, knitting, and food of Norway.

9th Yarn Cupboard Annual Fiber Arts Retreat and Market

Date: May 3 – 4
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Genesse Grand Hotel, Syracuse, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Many wonderful vendors, class teachers, speakers and events planned! Teachers this year include Kirsten Kapur from Into the Loop, Sarah Solomon designer/teacher, Lisa Myers from Manos del Uruguay, Cal Patch, David Codling from Isager/Ito, Niio Perkins from Niio Perkins designs and Lisa Ann Merian.

9th Annual Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta

Date: May 3 – 4
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum, Seguin, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Saori weaving looms, accessories, books and yarns available for purchase, and also Saori inspired woven cloth and sewn garments that dazzle and inspire!

Carolinas Machine Knitters Guild Seminar

Date: May 3 – 4
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Durham, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrators will have sample garments on display and have various patterns, books, CDs and machine knitting items available to purchase.

Twist Fibre Festival Spring Retreat

Date: May 3 – 5
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Manoir Montpellier, Lac-Simon
State: Quebec
Country: Canada
What to expect: Spend a fantastic weekend with other fibre and textile arts aficionados in a private manor right in the heart of petite-nation!

Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

Date: May 3 – 5
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Campbell River Community Centre, Campbell River, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: A great community of fibre artists created to strengthen connections between them, while drawing ever more people into the wonderful world of fibre. What better reason for a festival!

Interweave Escapes’ Knitting Retreat with Laura Nelkin

Date: May 3 – 6
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Stay at the luxurious Camden Harbour for a one-of-a kind, all inclusive knitting getaway. There will be two workshops from Laura Nelkin, delicious gourmet meals, a trip to The Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, a “Downton Abbey themed High Tea” hosted by The Cashmere Goat Yarn Store, and a Wine Tasting presented by The Cellar Door Winery.

Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase

Date: May 4
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY
State: New York
Country: USA

8th Annual New Jersey Needle Festival

Date: May 4
Day: Saturday
Event Location: The Imperia, Somerset, NJ
State: New Jersey
Country: USA

Rheged Knit and Stitch Show

Date: May 4 – 5
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, England, UK
State: England
Country: UK
What to expect: Over 40 exhibitors. Natural wool and knits, spinning, weaving, and sewing. Demonstrations and workshops.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: May 4 – 5
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven.

Knitting Guild of Great Buffalo Seminar Weekend with Lorilee Beltman

Date: May 4 – 5
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hyatt Place, Amherst, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: They’re excited to welcome Kate Atherley to Buffalo for our annual weekend seminar.

Knitting in the West of Ireland with Jane Crowfoot

Date: May 5 – 10
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
State: County Clare
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Ideal for anyone with a passion for knitting, travel and crafting new experiences. Learn and improve techniques in workshops, under the guidance of experienced tutors – and pick up lots of tips too!

Knitting in Buffalo, WY

Date: May 5 – 12
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY
State: Wyoming
Country: USA
What to expect: Experience the new West and explore the old West. Stay at the historic Occidental Hotel where every Thursday is bluegrass jam night in the Saloon. Visit the TA Ranch and hear about the Johnson County Range Wars. Spend time at the mill. Experience the rich Basque culture of the area. Enhance your knitting as you learn from a skilled designer/teacher in residence for the week.

Knit & Cruise Norwegian Fjords

Date: May 5 – 12
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Norway
State:
Country: Norway
What to expect: Guild Board member Marian Dye has arranged with P & O for space to hold knitting workshops during the cruise holiday. Two workshops have already been confirmed.

London Craft Week

Date: May 8 – 12
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Various venues, London, England, UK
State: England
Country: UK
What to expect: London Craft Week is an annual event showcasing exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.

Knitting Holiday In Norway

Date: May 8 – 15 & May 21 – 28
Day: Friday – Friday & Thursday – Thursday
Event Location: Norway
What to expect: Experience home-cooked traditional Norwegian meals, superior hospitality that is the hallmark of the Norwegian people, and events that connect you directly with the people, culture, knitting, and food of this part of Norway.

Western North Carolina Yarn Crawl

Date:
Day:
Event Location: North Carolina
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Create a self guided tour, stopping by as many (or all!) Local Yarn Stores during this event for a chance to win prizes, shop great deals and specials! The WNC Yarn Crawl is held every year from the days leading up to Mother’s Day.

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

Date: May 10 – 11
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Legacy Events Center, Farmington, UT
State: Utah
Country: USA
What to expect: We will have vendors, classes, and guilds come together.

22nd Annual Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 10 – 12
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Washington County Fair, Stillwater, MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Shepherds Harvest Sheep And Wool Festival will feature Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, book-signings and more.

34th Annual Sheep to Shawl

Date: May 11
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: This event dives into the history of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill and the booming wool industry, which became the highlight of Salem’s economy until the 1960s.

Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival

Date: May 11
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Lopez Center for Community & the Arts, Lopez Village, Lopez Island, San Juan Islands, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Free events for the entire family, Sheep and Goats, Spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting, Sheep shearing and fleece sale, Vendors of local crafts, food, and farm products, Mediterranean Lamb Extravaganza, Plate Lunch to benefit the Lopez Farm-to-School Program.

43rd Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: May 11 – 12
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: Currently in its 43nd year, the festival features programming both for producers of sheep and wool and for those of us who are just fans. Don’t miss the long list of workshops and demos on woolen clothes-making as well as caring for your animals.

Buxton Wool Gathering

Date: May 11 – 12
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
State: Derbyshire, England
Country: 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.

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: May 11 – 20
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State: County Limerick
Country: Republic of Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa.

Braintree Textile Fair

Date: May 12
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Braintree Town Hall, Warner Textile Archive, Braintree District Museum, Braintree, England, UK
State: Essex, England
Country: UK
What to expect: A number of exciting speakers to the Textile Fair. All talks take place in the Old School Hall at Braintree Museum, places are limited.

Knitting Cruise with Berta Karapetyan

Date: May 12 – 19
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Alaska
State: Alaska
Country: USA
What to expect: Since the earliest days of sailing, there has been something special about traveling by ship — it’s about fresh air and sunshine…it’s unhurried and relaxing.

Baltic Jewels Knitting Cruise with Galina Khmeleva

Date: May 12 – 26
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Netherlands to Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland & Sweden
State:
Country: Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland & Sweden
What to expect: Visit nine cities in seven countries on this 14-day cruise sailing round-trip. Cruise from the Netherlands to Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden. While the ship is at sea, the onboard educational program will feature classes taught by Galina Khmeleva.

Northwest LYS Tour: Four Days of Fiber Fun

Date: May 15 – 19
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Puget Sound, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Each year, the participating shops gather and work together to plan a fabulous tour with prizes, free patterns, and discounts. Learn, grow, and become successful in art and crafts.

Spring Knitting Retreat in Icelandic Nature with Hélène Magnússon

Date: May 15 – 21
Day: Wednesday – Tuesday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: This popular retreat will take us to the beautiful West of Iceland where the enchanting landscape, the first flowers of spring, the green moss, the utterly cute lambs and kids, the busy bird life, will inspire us as much as the knitting artifacts in the Textile Museum in Blönduós that we will have the chance to visit.

Knitting Holiday in Norway

Date: May 15 – 22
Day: Wednesday – Wednesday
Event Location: Grand Hotel
State: Andalsnes
Country: Norway
What to expect: Experience home-cooked traditional Norwegian meals, superior hospitality that is the hallmark of the Norwegian people, and events that connect you directly with the people, culture, knitting, and food of this part of Norway.

The Ultimate Knitting Retreat in Ireland with Maggie Jackson

Date: May 15 – 26
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Northern Ireland, UK
State: Northern Ireland
Country: UK
What to expect: It’s about history, knitting, spectacular scenery, great food, new friends and much laughter.

Interweave Escapes’ Imperial River Company with Brooklyn Tweed Instructors Lis Smith and Jamie McCarthy/a>

Date: May 16 – 19
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Imperial River Company Lodge, Maupin, OR
State: Oregon
Country: 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.

Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat

Date: May 16 – 19
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn to weave and to use your knitting skills to turn woven cloth into garments, bags, even Moebius cowls.

Vogue Knitting Destinations, Santa Barbara with Alice Hoffman, Debbie Macomber, Cecelia Campochiaro, and Lisa Hoffman

Date: May 16 – 19
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Hyatt Centric, Santa Barbara, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Vogue Knitting LIVE features master-level hand-knitting classes, a high-end shopping experience, knit-couture fashion shows, knit art gallery, and more to engage and inspire every knitter.

A Good Retreat II

Date: May 16 – 19
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Sarasota, FL
State: Florida
Country: USA

Knitting Tour in Umbria with André de Castro

Date: May 16 – 23
Day: Thursday – Thursday
Event Location: Bettona, Umbria, Italy
State: Umbria
Country: Italy
What to expect: Join renowned Knitwear Designer and Instructor André de Castro on an exciting week-long fiber adventure. The week will feature 5 workshops in Stranded Colorwork knitting. As a special bonus, André has designed a very special project based on Renaissance patterns from Umbria.

Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration!

Date: May 17 – 18
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Salomon Farm Park, Fort Wayne, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: Weaving, spinning, crafting and more.

New Mexico Fiber Crawl

Date: May 17 – 19
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: New Mexico
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrate New Mexico’s rich fiber arts heritage and the people who make wonderful fiber creations. An opportunity to explore fiber studios and farms, experience fiber demonstrations, attend special gallery and museum events, win prizes, and visit fiber arts shops.

Block Island Knitting Retreat with Andrea Mowry and Annie Rowden

Date: May 17 – 19
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Block Island, RI
State: Rhode Island
Country: USA
What to expect: Andrea Mowry and Annie Rowden will lead two workshops during the retreat – Andrea will lead one workshop on brioche and Annie will lead one regarding shawl design. Everyone takes both 3 hr workshops on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Annual Fiber in the Forest

Date: May 17 – 19
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Camp Myrtlewood, Myrtle Point, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy three days of weaving, spinning, felting — and fun! Three-day workshops are taught by enthusiastic fiber teachers—with plenty of free time for hiking, talking, and enjoying the spring!

James River Yarn Crawl

Date: May 17 – 27
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Richmond to Virginia Beach, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: A self-guided tour of 6 fabulous shops located in communities 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.

We Knit Colorado Knit/Crochet Day Out

Date: May 18
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Rinn United Methodist Church, Frederick, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: The knit and crochet day out is specifically planned for knitters and crocheters. The vendors and giveaways are centered around yarn, fiber, and other knit and crochet related items. This year we will have a new fiber art to introduce you to, punch needle crafting!

Wool @J13

Date: May 18 – 19
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge
State: Staffordshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: A celebration of all things woolly.

16th Annual Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival

Date: May 18 – 19
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Green County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Get ready for sheep-shearing, wool-spinning, dog-shepherding fun.The festival, which is coordinated by Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, celebrates the heritage of lamb, wool and fibers in Greene County.

10th Annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

Date: May 18 – 19
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Masterson State Park, Lexington, KY
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: Kentucky sheep and fiber festival.

10th Annual Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair

Date: May 18 – 19
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, Long Island, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. A variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling handmade supplies and products! Something for everyone.

7th Annual Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival

Date: May 18 – 19
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: 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.

Southern California Handweaver’s Guild Annual Weaving & Fiber Festival

Date: May 19
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Family-friendly demos: Weave a mug rug or a beaded necklace. Learn the secrets of an inkle (not ankle) loom. Add colorful stripes on a floor loom. The fabric you help make will go to create stuffed bunnies and bears to comfort children in need.

Crazy Mountain Fiber Festival

Date: May 19
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Big Timber Civic Center, Big Timber, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: “Fiber Art Circles” all day! Join some experienced fiber artists to get some hands-on practice spinning, weaving, knitting, etc. This informal setting offers an opportunity for fiber artists of all levels to learn from each other.

Block Island Knitting Retreat with Bristol Ivy

Date: May 19 – 21
Day: Sunday – Tuesday
Event Location: Block Island, RI
State: Rhode Island
Country: USA
What to expect: Bristol Ivy will lead a 9-hour workshop entitled “A Lace for Everything & Everything in its lace” that will be absolutely fantastic. Bristol lead a workshop on Block Island in 2018 and is now leading a 3-session retreat that is limited to under 20 knitters!

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

Date: May 19 – 27
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Sightseeing as per itinerary in a luxury coach with an experienced driver and licensed guide.

Qaspeq, Quiviut and Knitting

Date: May 21 – 28
Day: Tuesday – Tuesday
Event Location: Alaska
State: Alaska
Country: USA
What to expect: Start you rjourney in Anchorage with a little education at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Anchorage Museum, where we will take private tours and learn about the indigenous first people with special attention to their clothing and crafts.

Knitting in the Northern Borders With Heather Radl

Date: May 21 – 31
Day: Tuesday – Friday
Event Location: Northern England & Scotland, UK
State: Northern England & Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Join us in early summer for a yarn-infused tour of northern England and Scotland. Rowan Tree Travel is headed to an area of the United Kingdom not well known to most Americans, but rich in history, beautiful landscape, and wool-related endeavors.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: How to Knit Garments with Anniken Allis [fully booked]

Date: May 23 – 26
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Everyone can soak up the wonderful seaside view and atmosphere, eat a delicious home-cooked lunch and yummy Devon cream tea. Sink into a sofa watching the waves and spend a relaxing re-‘treat’ in our quirky and restful home; indulging in a few days focussed on making soft, fluffy and warm things.

Sacramento County Fair Wool Show

Date: May 23 – 27
Day: Thursday – Monday
Event Location: Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The Shoppers Expo with extraordinary products & services, free drawing daily.

12th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

Date: May 24 – 25
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Dickson County Fairgrounds, Dickson, TN
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: An excellent selection of workshops. Many are workshops not seen before at the Middle Tennessee Fiber festival.

21th Annual Okanagan Knitting Retreat

Date: May 24 – 26
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Since 1999, the Okanagan Knitting Retreat has attracted knitters of all levels, from those who have only recently mastered the art of knitting and purling to those who are designing their own patterns.

Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl Around Maine

Date: May 24 – September 2
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: We’re off! The 2020 Maine Yarn Cruise has begun! You can be one of the first Cruisers to start your summer full of yarn, prizes, good laughs, interesting projects and exploring the yarn shops in Maine.

Woolfest Auckland

Date: May 25
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
State: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
What to expect: Wonderful, talented traders, so an opportunity to shop your fibre-loving heart out, then fondly pat your purchases over a coffee and yummy goodies from one of the on-site Food Trucks.

Prince Edward County Fibrefest

Date: May 25
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Picton Arena and Community Centre, Picton, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand dyed wool, fleece, yarns, pottery and so much more!

Watford Festiwool

Date: May 25
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Lanchaster Community Free School, Watford, England, UK
State: Watford, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Watford Festiwool is the new addition to the Festiwool calendar and run in collaboration with the every resourceful Heavenly Hookers. With a diverse range of exhibitors at its heart, workshops, demonstrations and a variety of refreshment concessions, it is sure to be popular with visitors…

Highland Wool Fest

Date: May 25
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Dingwall Mart, Dingwall, England, UK
State: Dingwall, England
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy browsing, buying and advice on projects

25th Annual Great Lakes Fiber Show

Date: May 25 – 26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Getting bigger and better every year, the Great Lakes Fiber Show returns to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio on Memorial Day Weekend, bringing over 100 of your favorite vendors, great workshops, and a range of free activities for two days of fun.

45th Annual Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Date: May 25 – 26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: The Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair began in 1974 with an idea presented at a potluck dinner at the home of Henry and Virginia Easterbrooks. The fair began as a spin off of a youth sheep judging contest. The main purpose was to have a statewide sheep show.

Shipston Wool Fair

Date: May 25 – 26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Shipston-on-Stour
State: Warwickshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: There will be the usual show ring in the main square with a number of rare breed sheep on display. Come along and meet the different breeds and learn all about what makes them individual.

Virginia Knits Virginia Yarn Crawl

Date: May 25 – June 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Virginia
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: The Virginia Knits Virginia is a self-guided tour of 12 fabulous shops located in communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each shop will feature a special indie hand-dyer with a special colorway for the event.

9th Annual 100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Fair

Date: May 26
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Bradley Centre, Coombs, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Come and enjoy the displays, spinning demonstrations and many talented vendors.

Fiber Train Wool Festival

Date: May 26 – 27
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Lloyd Square, Nampa, ID
State: Idaho
Country: USA
What to expect: FiberTrain Wool Festival is a 2 day family-oriented public fiber arts fair, every year on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Classes for everyone!

Fiesta 2020: 12th Biennial Juried Show & Fiber Arts Exhibition

Date: May 30 – June 1
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex, New Mexico State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: This is an annual event to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics, fibers and yarns and encourage personal creativity in the fiber arts.

Spring on the Farm Fiber Intensive Study with Deborah Robs on + Fiber Arts with Blubird Studio

Date: May 30 – June 1 2020
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Wing & a Prayer Farm
State: Shaftsbury, Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Spring on the Farm Workshops will bring together the amazing talents of two accomplished fiber artists and fleece aficionados.

Stitches United

Date: May 30 – June 2
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Atlanta, GA
State: Georgia
Country: USA
What to expect: 4 full days of classes!

New England Fiber Art Summit

Date: May 29 – June 2
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Wing & a Prayer Farm
State: Shaftsbury, Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: We’ll have a plethora of workshops, a Maker Market & special presentation in an intimate gathering of guests, including farm-to-table fare and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fiber stars of Wing & A Prayer Farm.

East Tennessee Yarn Crawl

Date: May 31 – June 15
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: East Tennessee
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: The more shops on your crawl, the better the chances are to win cool prizes!

June

Leeds Wool Festival

Date: June 1
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds, England, UK
State: Leeds, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Celebrate sculpture across four world-renowned institutions.

28th Annual Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

Date: June 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: The Pioneer Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
State: Arizona
Country: USA
What to expect: A two day festival of creativity, history, and community, events include: sheep, alpaca, and goat shearing.

Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair

Date: June 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Emmet County Fairgrounds, Petoskey, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Fun for the whole family. Vendors, Workshops, Demonstrations, Live Music and more.

Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival

Date: June 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: 5 exhibition buildings, a pavilion, and eight animal barns filed with events and activities.

Spring & Fiber Fest

Date: June 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Experience traditional activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, canoa carving, rope making, horno bread baking, crafts for children & more!

Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair

Date: June 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: The Shops at Worthington Place Mall, Worthington, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Yarn, roving, and fiber in wool, alpaca, angora, cashmere, mohair and more. Not to mention beautiful finished items! A fiber-holic’s paradise!

Northern Illinois Sheep & Fiber Festival

Date: June 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: McHenry County Fair, Woodstock, IL
State: Illinois
Country: 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.

18th Annual Maine Fiber Frolic

Date: June 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME
State: Maine
Country: 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!

Shetland Knitting Tour

Date: June 1 – 7
Day: Saturday – Friday
Event Location: Shetland
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: A knitting project is introduced and worked throughout the week, along with daily activities that acquaint the knitters with the nearby area.

Icelandic Spring Hiking and Knitting Tour with Hélène Magnússon

Date: June 1 – 7
Day: Saturday – Friday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: This tour takes place during the Lambing and Birdwatching Season. Visit the beautiful west of Iceland where the enchanting landscape, first flowers of spring, green moss and bird life. Plus interesting knitting artifacts in the Textile Museum in Blönduós.

France Knitting Retreat Session 1

Date: June 1 – 8
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Chatenay, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
State: Chatenay
Country: France
What to expect: Join the Second Farm to Fiber Retreat. We are again in beautiful Bourgogne Franche Comte in France for a knitting retreat, visiting beautiful Chateaus and wineries.

Knitting & Yoga Adventures with Susan Mills

Date: June 2 – 8
Day: Sunday – Saturday
Event Location: Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: We’ll travel north from Santa Fe into the high desert to the beautiful Abiquiu Inn where each day will bring a new unique experience.

Squam Art Workshops Spring Retreat

Date: June 5 – 9
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: Twinkle lights, generous teachers, sweet walks through the woods, open hearts, vintage cottages, loons calling across the lake, laughter rolling up from the dock, time to breathe, night sky full of stars.

The Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson [sold out]

Date: June 5 – 10
Day: Wednesday – Monday
Event Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Learn how the world-famous Shetland wool is farmed, woven into yarn and then tranformed by the locals into beautiful hand-crafted items. In the company of like-minded knitters, who share your passion for knitting, enjoy four half-day workshops.

9th Annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Date: June 6 – 9
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Misty Isle Farms, Vashon Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: 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.

29th Annual Estes Park Wool Market

Date: June 6 – 9
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: The mission of the Estes Park Wool Market is to bring together natural animal fiber ​producers, educators, retailers and consumers for the benefit of the industry.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Lace Beading with Allison Crowther-Smith [fully booked]

Date: June 6 – 9
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Relax and enjoy making together with a bunch of splendid fellow knitters.

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival

Date: June 7 – 8
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: ​Vendors provide finished goods, raw fibers, supplies, and tools, all related to the fiber art world and old-time artisan skills.

2nd Annual Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

Date: June 7 – 8
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Higgins Fairgrounds, Sparta, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Offering vendors, workshops, fiber animals and demonstrations.

48th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

Date: June 7 – 9
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: The Texas Folklife Festival is an immersive cultural experience, surrounding visitors with some 250 participating organization representing more than 40 cultural groups. Music and entertainment, a menu of authentic food item and artisans.

Vermont Summer Knitting Retreat: A Project Inspired by Beatrix Potter with Donna Druchunas

Date: June 7 – 9
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Phineas Swann B&B, Montgomery Center, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Explore the life of Beatrix Potter, the conservationist and activist for all things nature. Join knitting designer Donna Druchunas in Vermont for a very special knitting retreat about a very special person.

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Knit, Play, Cook

Date: June 7 – 10
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Wonderful themes and great teachers.

3rd Annual Iceland Knit Fest

Date: June 7 – 11
Day: Friday – Tuesday
Event Location: Blönduós School & Sports Center
State: Blönduós
Country: Iceland
What to expect: Icelandic Knit Fest is an annual event initiated by the Icelandic Textile Center. The festival is held in Blönduós, Iceland, and is inspired by the annual Knitting Festival in Fano, Denmark. In 2020, the festival will be held from June 7 – 10. This year’s theme: Ocean Day.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Date: June 8
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Varies
What to expect: WWKIPDAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.

Squam Art Fair

Date: June 8
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: A wide range of gorgeous art and handcrafted wares including pottery, jewelry, stationery, textiles (vintage fabrics, hand dyed yarns and other materials, photography and mixed-media art.

Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival

Date: June 8
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Fenelon Falls Community Centre, Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: A single day event showcasing 80 local and independent vendors, with a mini-market for small businesses. Knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters will all find something perfect for them.

6th Annual John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend

Date: June 8 – 9
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Fibre Harvest Mill, Pathfields Industrial Estatee, South Molton
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Nestled in the heart of North Devon, our Mill is one of only a handful of small-scale, specialist worsted processing & spinning Mills still operating in the UK. Full of refurbished machinery, with some newer additions along the way.

9th Annual Central New York Fiber Festival

Date: June 8 – 9
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, NY
State: New York
Country: USA

7th Annual Blue Hills Fibre Festival

Date: June 8 – 9
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
State: Manitoba
Country: Canada

France Knitting Retreat Session 2

Date: June 8 – 15
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Chatenay, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
State: Chatenay
Country: France
What to expect: Join the Second Farm to Fiber Retreat. In beautiful Bourgogne Franche Comte in France for a knitting retreat, visiting beautiful Chateaus and wineries. All inclusive.

Knitting & Crochet Retreat

Date: June 8 – 15
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: France
What to expect: The roses are all in bloom and the hedgerows are packed with colour ranging from random poppies to delicate wild orchids.

Hudson Valley Yarn Trail

Date: June 8 – September 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hudson Valley, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Welcome to the vibrant world of the fiber arts in the Hudson Valley!

2nd Annual Aberdeen Yarn Fest

Date: June 9
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Hilton TreeTops, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Explore the world of wool and other natural fibres. From fleece to finished article, and every stage in-between. Whether you’re looking for sumptuous yarns, that “must have” accessory, a gift for a friend or something fabulous for yourself, you’re sure to find it there.

East Mountain Fiber Tour

Date: June 9 – 10
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Sandia Park, Edgewood, and Stanley, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Find artisan made products such as: hand painted silk garments, hand felted garments, handwoven garments, and hand hooked rugs.

Shetland Islands Knitting Tour

Date: June 9 – 20
Day: Sunday – Thursday
Event Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery and Discovery Point Museum, Shetland Textile Museum, Shetland Museum and Archives, Jamieson & Smith Wool Brokers, Glamis Castle, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

House Mountain Yarn Co. Knitting Retreat

Date: June 10 – 12
Day: Monday – Wednesday
Event Location: Heartstone Lodge, Buena Vista, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: Join us in scenic Rockbridge County, Virginia for a relaxing knitting retreat. Enjoy a demonstration of a sock knitting machine and then crank out your own tube to make a pair of afterthought heel socks (we’ll show you how if you’ve not tried it before!)

Big Sky Fiber Festival

Date: June 12 – 14
Day: Wednesday – Friday
Event Location: Ravalli County Fairgrounds, Hamilton, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Event features vendors, workshops, goat and sheep shows, a fiber arts showcase, skein contest, and a wool/mohair/fleece show.

Maine Knitting Cruise with with Mim Bird

Date: June 12 – 15
Day: Wednesday – Saturday
Event Location: Coast of Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitters of all levels join us for special knitting getaways. Instructors Mim Bird, Bill Huntington, and Maggie Radcliffe have been teaching with us for years and these popular knitting retreats fill up fast!

Ziggurat Knitting Retreat with Åsa Tricosa

Date: June 13 – 16
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Bahnhof Hohenstein, near Wiesbaden/Frankfurt, Germany
State: Wiesbaden/Frankfurt
Country: Germany
What to expect: A workshop filled with inspirational knitting techniques and the chance to create you own custom fit Ziggurat sweater. Knit and learn at your own pace.

Southeastern Yarn + Yoga Retreat

Date: June 13 – 16
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Parker Ranch, Clayton, GA
State: Georgia
Country: 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.

Hiking & Knitting under the Midnight Sun with Hélène Magnússon

Date: June 13 – 20
Day: Thursday – Thursday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: This beautiful tour takes you to the incredible mountain range of Tröllaskagi in the North of Iceland. In June, it’s daylight all night long! Enjoy long hours exploring the beautiful outdoors. Learn about Icelandic knitting heritage with focus on the traditional mittens.

Woollinn: The Dublin Festival of Yarn

Date: June 14 – 15
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: City North Hotel and Conference Centre, Gormanstown, Co. Meath, Ireland
State: Meath
Country:
What to expect: We will have Woollinn wristbands available for collection in This is Knit on Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th of June! Pop in if you would like to pick up yours early and head straight to the Woollinn Marketplace on arrival!

23rd Annual Sheep Is Life Celebration

Date: June 14 – 15
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Rodeo Arena, Diné College, Tsailé, AZ, Navajo Nation
State: Arizona
Country: USA
What to expect: A celebration of traditional Navajo shepherding and weaving culture. Enjoy educational workshops, Navajo cuisine, vendors booths, Navajo-Churro sheep and wool shows, and much more.

14th Annual Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: June 14 – 16
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, Ames, IA
State: Iowa
Country: USA
What to expect: In this lecture-type workshop students will learn that wool production is a year round process; animal selection, genetics, management and environment all influence the production of a perfect fleece. In order to improve the fleece on sheep, learn about the traits and characteristics that make up the wool fiber.

Woollinn Adventure:Dublin, Cavan & Donegal

Date: June 14 – 22
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Malahide Castle, Guinness Storehouse, Old Mellifont Abbey, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Slieve League Cliffs, Glenveagh National Park, The Ulster American Folk Park, Kells Monastic Site.

Ireland Tour

Date: June 14 – 25
Day: Friday – Tuesday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Experience craft in Ireland, especially knitting. Partake in knitting workshops, craft demonstrations and craft sightseeing as well as general sightseeing.

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Date: June 14 – September 15
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Northwestern Canada
State:
Country: Canada
What to expect: A journey into the wonders of the yarn and fibre available to those who live in the beautiful Great Northwest.

The Wool Monty

Date: June 15 – 16
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England, UK
State: Sheffield, England
Country: UK

Inside Passage Alaska Knitting Cruise with Tanis Gray

Date: June 15 – 22
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Alaska
State: Alaska
Country: USA
What to expect: Set sail onboard Holland America Line’s beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam in June. The best month to visit Alaska. Days are warm and long resulting in active, calving glaciers, the wildflowers are in full bloom and the Humpback hunting tactic of bubble-netting is at its peak.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Bill Huntington

Date: June 16 – 19
Day: Sunday – Wednesday
Event Location: Coast of Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA

Knitting in the Faroe Islans with Katrina I Geil

Date: June 17 – 23
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Faroe Islands, Denmark
State: Faroe Islands
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travellers who share your passion for knitting. Learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project.

NZ Machine Knitters’ Society National Festival: Can Knit-Too

Date: June 18 – 22
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Burns Lodge, Mosgiel, New Zealand
State: Mosgiel
Country: New Zealand
What to expect: Skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques.

National NeedleArts Association Summer NeedleArts Trade Show

Date: June 19 – 23
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: The National NeedleArts Association advances its community of professional businesses by encouraging the passion and leadership for needlearts through education, industry knowledge exchange and a strong marketplace.

Vermont Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: Maine Mittens

Date: June 20 – 23
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. A variety of traditional workshops, offered to deepen the skill level of intermediate to advanced knitters.

Houston Fiber Fest

Date: June 21 – 23
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Berry Center, Cypress, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Fantastic opportunity to learn from Knitting Experts with classes covering fabulous techniques. Improve your knitting skills.

Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops

Date: June 21 – 23
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Denmark Municipal Building, Congregational Church & Public Library, Denmark, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: The “West Coast of Maine” is home to fiber artists of every description. Nestled among the small towns, back roads and tall pines we draw inspiration from the mountain air and lakes and streams this area has in abundance. We’d like to share with you this scenic beauty and our love of fiber arts.

2nd Annual Bisbee Fiber Arts Retreat & Gathering

Date: June 21 – 23
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Seven Sister’s Studio, Bisbee, AZ
State: Arizona
Country: USA
What to expect: Our keynote speaker this year is Louie Garcia, a weaver, spinner and teacher from the Tiwa/Piro Pueblo in New Mexico. He has an extensive fiber arts and teaching repertoire and a passion for sharing his knowledge and love of fiber with others.

FibreX

Date: June 22
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Ourimbah Campus, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
What to expect: A day full of workshops and demonstrations, a fibre market, a community crafting space, a panel discussion and more! FibreX Panel Discussion: Safe Spaces for BIPOC in the Fibre Community

Knitting & Crochet Retreat [fully booked]

Date: June 22 – 29
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: France
What to expect: Enjoy 7 nights of complete relaxation at The Barn in the Charente-Maritime department of France. This fully inclusive holiday allows you to spend a few days with like minded people working on the project of your choice.

Zombie Knitapocalypse Market

Date: June 23
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Doubletree Hotel, Rochester, MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA

Kerry, Kilkenny and Aran Islands Irish Knitting and Craft Tour

Date: June 23 – July 1
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Epic Ireland, Cahir Castle, Blarney Castle & Kilkenny Castle.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Casapinka

Date: June 26 – 29
Day: Wednesday – Saturday
Event Location: J&E Riggin Schooner, Penobscot, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Non-knitters are welcome – there’s plenty to do and see, even if you don’t knit! We’ll explore the small islands, have a lobster bake on the beach and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery around Penobscot Bay.

The Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson [sold out]

Date: June 26 – July 1
Day: Wednesday – Monday
Event Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: 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.

Knitting Im-Mercerie III with Åsa Tricosa

Date: June 26 – July 2
Day: Wednesday – Tuesday
Event Location: Les Soeurs Anglaises, Briançon, 24320 Verteillac, France
State: Verteillac
Country: France
What to expect: After the publication of her wonderful book, Ziggurat, and her sell-out event with us in 2018, the talented and ebullient, Åsa Söderman, will be returning to Les Soeurs Anglaises in 2020 to continue her instruction of her very own Ziggurat method of top down-all-in-one-everything-built-in-as-you-go knitting..

Hiking and Knitting with the Elves with Hélène Magnússon

Date: June 26 – July 3
Day: Wednesday – Wednesday
Event Location: East of Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: This enchanting tour takes us to the hidden treasure of the East of Iceland. We will knit fairy like lace and hike in the untouched wilderness and colorful landscape of the unspoiled fjords and inlets.

9th Annual I-91 Shop Hop

Date: June 27 – 30
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: New Haven, CT to Putney, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA

Griffin Dyeworks 15th Annual Retreat

Date: June 27 – 30
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Arrowhead Ranch, Arrowhead, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Two days of dyeing, fiber arts, and creative workshops in the beautiful pine forest outside Lake Arrowhead.

Jimmy Beans Biggest Little Getaway Wool Retreat

Date: June 27 – 30
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Renaissance Hotel , Reno, NV
State: Nevada
Country: USA
What to expect: A weekend full of fiber, classes, instructors, guest speakers, giveaways, and SHOPPING! Did we mention that you get exclusive access to shop our 22,000 square foot warehouse?! Yep, this is what your yarny dreams are made of! Limited spots available… reserve yours!

15th Annual Woolfest: The Original British Wool Festival

Date: June 28 – 29
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, UK
State: Cumbria, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Woolfest was founded by members of The Wool Clip cooperative to provide a celebration of natural fibers and a showcase for the best of wool and wool crafts. All about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colors, skilled craftsmanship and a huge enthusiasm for all things wool related.

23rd Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Date: June 28 – July 1
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Red Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
State: Alice Springs
Country: Australia
What to expect: Through workshops, a competitive exhibition, a touring exhibition and participation in national events, the Beanie Festival celebrates the humble beanie, the creativity and storytelling of Indigenous artists and Beanie Makers from across the country and the globe.

Southwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat

Date: June 30 – July 5
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Parknasilla Hotel, Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland
State: Co. Kerry
Country: Ireland

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Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Date: July 1 – 31
Day: Monday – Wednesday
Event Location: Northwestern Canada
State:
Country: Canada
What to expect: A journey into the wonders of the yarn and fibre in the beautiful Great Northwest.

Summer Knit Festival

Date: July 4 – 7
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Toivola Old Courtyard, Jyväskylä, Finland
State: Jyväskylä
Country: Finland

45th Annual Black Sheep Gathering

Date: July 5 – 7
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Be sure to stop by to see all of the beautiful wool-producing sheep, Angora goats and alpacas.

Fibre Week

Date: July 5 – 11
Day: Friday – Thursday
Event Location: Olds College, Olds, Alberta, Canada
State: Alberta
Country: Canada
What to expect: Social events, food and accommodation services right on campus, our great stores and shops, and a Calgary airport shuttle.

Wilde Seele Knitting Retreat and Plant Dyeing Workshop

Date: July 6 – 12
Day: Monday – Monday
Event Location: Hamburg
State:
Country: Germany
What to expect: Plant dyeing workshop – Knitting retreat – Living Community – Enjoying nature and healthy food – 6 days and nights in the country side near Hamburg, Germany

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: July 6 – 15
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa.

Explore a Rich Legacy of Weaving, Knitting and Celtic Roots

Date: July 7 – 18
Day: Sunday – Thursday
Event Location: Prince Edward Island & Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
State: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Come and discover the rich textile history and incredible scenic beauty of Canada’s Cape Breton and Prince Edward Islands.

Voyage of the Midnight Sun Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel

Date: July 7 – 21
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Norway
State:
Country: Norway
What to expect: Join Craft Cruises on a northerly journey up the rugged Norwegian coast when the days are long and temperatures are pleasant. The long number of daylight hours makes this one of the most scenic cruises in the world.

Knitting & Weaving Cruise with Friends & Fiberworks

Date: July 8 – 13
Day: Monday – Saturday
Event Location: Caribbean
State:
Country:

Woolgathering Retreat 2020

Date: July 8 – 10
Day: Monday – Wednesday
Event Location: Trillium Vineyard in Bremen, GA
State: Georgia
Country: USA

Estonian Craft Camp

Date: July 8 – 14
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Viljandi, Estonia
State: Viljandi
Country: Estoni

Crochet Guild of American 25th Anniversary Chain Link Conference

Date: July 10 – 13
Day: Wednesday – Saturday
Event Location: Manchester, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA

Colorado Knitting Camp with Gayle Roehm: Japanese Knitting Stitches

Date: July 10 – 14
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Airport Holiday Inn, Colorado Springs, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: Gayle teaches knitting classes around the country, with a focus on using Japanese patterns. She loves to introduce knitters to the pleasures of Japanese designs, and her knowledge of the subject is unmatched.

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat 2.75

Date: July 11 – 15
Day: Thursday – Monday
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Summer Knitting Camp retreats are held from Thursday to Monday during July. Arrival is Thursday after 3 p.m. for check in and an evening welcome supper. Meg Swansen teaches, with assistance from Amy Detjen, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a mid-morning break.

Island Knitting Retreat with Mim Bird

Date: July 11 – 15
Day: Thursday – Monday
Event Location: Whitehead Light Station, Whitehead Island, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Join Mim Bird, master knitter, designer and popular local teacher, for our annual island knitting retreat. Mim will work with you to reach a personal goal. Whether you’re a skilled knitter or a beginner, this is an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by your fellow knitters.

41th Annual Knitting & Crochet Guild Convention

Date: July 12 – 14
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Radcliffe Conference Centre, Warwick University, UK
State: Coventry, England
Country: UK
What to expect: A key opportunity for members to meet up with others from around the country, become more involved with the Guild and actively support its aims.

30th Annual Great Northern Arts Festival

Date: July 12 – 21
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
State:
Country: Canada
What to expect: Gather under the midnight sun to celebrate the richness and diversity of arts in the north. Situated on the traditional territories of the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in people. Make the most of your stay under the skies of endless light!

Capital FibreFest

Date: July 13
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, Wellington, NZ
State: Wellington
Country: NZ
What to expect: Capital Fibre Fest is organised by volunteer members of the Upper Hutt Spinners and Weavers group and is held within our local community and for the benefit of all wool and yarn based crafters of any ethnicity. You do not have to be a member of creative Fibre to attend.

13th Annual Great Toronto Yarn Hop

Date: July 13
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: A community event that takes place annually in the summer. Groups of yarn enthusiasts visit 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.

Yarningham

Date: July 13 – 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Uffculme Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
State: West Midlands, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Woolly marketplace and extensive range of workshops.

1st Annual Grazing Hills Fiber Festival

Date: July 13 – 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Grazing Hills Alpaca Ranch, Viola, ID
State: Idaho
Country: USA
What to expect: Food trucks, craft vendors, daily classes, petting zoo, and more! Classes will be announced soon and tickets available for purchase.

East Meets West: The Fusion of Salish Coast Knitting and SAORI Weaving in British Columbia [sold out]

Date: July 13 – 23
Day: Saturday – Tuesday
Event Location: Victoria & Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: The Cowichan Valley, in the southest of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is home to one of the largest First Nation communities, the Cowichan Tribes. A special form of knitting was developed by these First Nation people has become iconic around the world.

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

Date: July 14 – 22
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle.

Illiana Yarn Crawl

Date: July 14 – 23
Day: Sunday – Tuesday
Event Location: Indiana/Illinois border
State: Indiana/Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: Travel through Indiana with door prizes, discounts, specials, collectible Wonderland Fibers Yarn mini skeins, free patterns and friendship during the Illiana Yarn Crawl.

Super Summer Knittogether

Date: July 17 – 21
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: There are two options for participants. The first is the event with lodging on campus. The second “daypass” option is for people who are finding their own housing or live local.

Summer 2020 Hiking and Knitting Retreat with Julie Hoover

Date: July 17 – 19
Day: Wednesday – Friday
Event Location: The Colorado Rockies
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: A Sweater Master Class! Julie share her best practices of sweater designing and knitting. Including gauge swatching, cast on and bind off methods, selvedge edges and shaping techniques.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Jazz: Short-Row-Shaping Shawl with Belinda Harris-Reid & Belinda M. Watson [fully booked]

Date: July 18 – 21
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Indulge in a few days focused on making soft, fluffy and warm things.

Central Carolina Yarn Crawl

Date: July 18 – 21
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Greensboro, Winston Salem, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: The Central Carolina Yarn Crawl is a yarn crawl for the shops between Mebane and Winston Salem. There a 6 shops participating in the crawl and it is an adventure that will get you into all of the yarn shops in the area.

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat 1 & 2

Date: July 18 – 22
Day: Thursday – Monday
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Summer Knitting Camp retreats are held from Thursday to Monday during July. Arrival is Thursday after 3 p.m. for check in and an evening welcome supper. Meg Swansen teaches, with assistance from Amy Detjen, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a mid-morning break.

141th Annual Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Date: July 19 – 21
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
State: Victoria
Country: Australia
What to expect: The largest event of its type in the world, as the ‘best of best’ sheep breeders compete and some of the country’s most passionate food, fashion and fibre lovers gather to celebrate the Australian sheep.

Natural Fiber Extravaganza

Date: July 19 – 21
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Wilson County Exposition Center, Lebanon, TN
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: The AOA Natural Fiber Extravaganza celebrates and brings awareness to the public on the benefits and uses of natural fiber.

Wine Country Yarn Hop

Date: July 19 – 21
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sonoma County, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The Wine Country Yarn Hop consists of 5 shops located in the beautiful Wine Country and is a fiber enthusiasts dream weekend.

Vermont Knit & Fiber Summer Retreat

Date: July 19 – 22
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Kettle Pond State Park, Groton, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Bring all manner of fiber crafts to work on. In the past we’ve had folks bring spinning, carding, knitting, and crocheting. There is always someone at hand to help work out a problem you might be having with a particular project.

3rd Annual Copper K Fiber Festival

Date: July 20 – 21
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Copper K Barn, 8 miles south of Whitehall, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Want to know what all the fun is about? The Copper K Fiber Festival has partnered up with a couple of other Montana Fiber Festivals to bring together knitters in challenging their skills, to meet new people and stir up hidden ambers of competition.

Intermountain Weavers Conference

Date: July 25 – 28
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.
State: Colorado
Country: 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.

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat 3

Date: July 25 – 29
Day: Thursday – Monday
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Camper Show and Tell and discussion, run by event staff, takes place each day after a catered lunch. The classroom is open for knitting and gathering each evening with individual instruction available on Friday and Saturday nights.

13th Annual Fiber Christmas in July

Date: July 26 – 27
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville, OK
State: Oklahoma
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber Christmas in July is a Fiber Festival at the Creek County Fairgrounds between Sapulpa and Kellyville on Historic Route 66 on the last weekend in July. 2020 marks our 13th year! The event includes all types of fiber arts from knitting to spinning to felting and weaving.

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference: Back to Basics-Fiber, Prep, Twist

Date: July 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Hotel RL, Olympia, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Plenty of learning opportunities with three days of classes, tutorial and mentoring sessions. A large spinning area, vendors, a raffle of Area baskets to raise funds for use in local activities, door prizes galore, a Gallery competition of members’ handspinning and some new and fun surprises.

Wandering Ewe: Southeastern Wisconsin Yarn Crawl

Date: July 26 – 28
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Southeast Wisconsin
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Road trip around southeast Wisconsin by yourself or with a gang of friends to discover new yarn delights! Work out a route with the help of our map and the schedule of shop hours.

Virginia Highlands Festival

Date: July 26 – August 4
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Historic Abingdon, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: Diverse artistic and cultural activities, showcasing the creative, historical, and natural resources of the Abingdon area.

Indie Burgh Craft Crawl

Date: July 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
State: Edinburgh, Scotland
Country: UK

Fibre East: British Natural Fibre & Craft

Date: July 27 – 28
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Redborne School and Community College
State: Ampthill, England
Country: UK
What to expect: f you are interested in fibre crafts this is the place for you! Weaving, Spinning, Crochet, Knitting, Felting – if you can do it with fibre you will find something to interest you at Fibre East.

Knit Alaska with Laura Nelkin

Date: July 27 – August 4
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Alaska
State: Alaska
Country: USA

10th Annual Chicago Yarn Crawl

Date: July 27 – August 4
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Chicago, IL
State: Illinois
Country: 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.

Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl

Date: July 27 – August 11
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Northern Colorado & Southern Wyoming
State: Colorado and Wyoming
Country: USA
What to expect: Wind your way through Southern Wyoming and Northern Colorado to explore all the fiber goodness our region has to offer. So, get ready to grab your crafting gang and join us for an adventure!

North Ronaldsay 3rd Annual SheepFest

Date: July 29 – August 9
Day: Monday – Friday
Event Location: Orkney Islands, North Ronaldsay, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Check out the Sheep Festival Reports on this website from previous years to see what you’ve been missing out.

August

Stitches Midwest

Date: August 1 – 4
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Schaumburg, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: The opportunity to gain insights relating to knitting, weaving, beads. stitching, discover custom knit jackets, apparels tailored knits and much more.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Crochet Weekend with Belinda Harris-Reid, Belinda M. Watson & Lyhn Roberts

Date: August 1 – 4
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: The sessions will either be run by Belinda or by other very talented and skilled workshop leaders and designers. Welcoming beginners, intermediate and expert knitters equally.

5th Annual City Zen Dye Retreat with Karida Collins

Date: August 1 – 4
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Karida Collins, the dye master extraordinaire and owner of Neighborhood Fiber Co. will bring her team of dye technicians to teach a glorious long weekend of classes that will cover everything you ever wanted to know about hand-dyeing.

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Date: August 1 – 31
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Northwestern Canada
State:
Country: Canada

Annual Bartlett Yarns Open House

Date: August 2 – 3
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Bartlett Yarns, Harmony, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Offering value and quality in every product. From four ounce wool yarn skeins, to our traditional home-spun appearance with a softer twist and more bloom/loft, they source fiber from local producers.

Fiberfest Eureka!

Date: August 2 – 4
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Eureka, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Many vendors, a variety of demonstrations and classes working with the natural fibers for spinning, weaving, felting, crocheting, knitting. Animals and a petting zoo. Judging for fleeces and finished fiber products. Beginner to Advanced entries are welcome for all contests!

WoolNEss

Date: August 2 – 4
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
State: Newcastle, England
Country: UK
What to expect: The simple act of creating something beautiful, however small it may be, gives the creator a sense of accomplishment, self-worth, and an item they can hold and say “I made this myself”.

I75 Yarn Crawl

Date: August 2 – 11
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee
State: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: A 10 day event. Travel from yarn shop to yarn shop to see what is new for the 2020 fall season, experience the ambiance of each shop, get to know the personality of the owner and staff, and win prizes.

3rd Annual Yarnfolk Wool Fest

Date: August 3
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Whitehead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
State: Northern Ireland
Country: UK
What to expect: Over 40 local independent designers, yarn dyers, wool spinners, felters, and weavers from all over the UK and Ireland.

Fiber Arts Festival

Date: August 3 – 4
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hartl Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND
State: North Dakota
Country: 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.

Knitting in the Faroe Islans with Katrina I Gei

Date: August 5 – 11
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Faroe Islands, Denmark
State: Faroe Islands
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travellers who share your passion for knitting. Enjoy two and a half days of private workshops, where, under the guidance of local knitting expert Katrina I Geil, you’ll learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project.

Nordic Knitting Symposium

Date: August 5 – 11
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Brandbjerg Højskole, Denmark
State:
Country: Denmark
What to expect: At Nordic Strip Symposium you will have the opportunity to explore and try out different ways of working with handicrafts: Artistic, classic, traditional and activist with some of Denmark’s and Europe’s best and most inspiring knitters and craftsmen.

Knitting Retreat with Nancy Marchant and Simone Kereit

Date: August 6 – 12
Day: Tuesday – Monday
Event Location: Schloss Münchenwiler near Murten, Canton Bern, Switzerland
State: Canton Bern
Country: Switzerland
What to expect: Exhale and retreat to a fairytale setting on the grounds of a historic castle in the countryside of Fribourg and Bern, Switzerland! Escape the ordinary and make time to wander through streets in a medieval walled town, relax into the gentle and easy pace.

2nd Annual Lancaster Fiber Festival: A Celebration of Paper, Fabric, Yarn & Thread!

Date: August 7 – 10
Day: Wednesday – Saturday
Event Location: Lancaster Convention Center & Marriott, Lancaster, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA

6th Annual Grandma’s Sheep Thrills Retreat

Date: August 8 – 11
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center, Prescott, AZ
State: Arizona
Country: 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.

9th Annual British Wool Show

Date: August 9 – 10
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: York Auction Centre, Murton, York, England, UK
State: York, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Supporting the Campaign for wool in raising the profile of British Wool and the many products produced by the British Textile Industry, Cottage Industries and Craft Workers.

Pacific Knitting Retreat with Norah Gaughan & Emily O’Neill

Date: August 9 – 12
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Marconi State Historic Park, Point Reyes, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Norah Gaughan and Emily O’Neil explore texture, shapes and color at this special Retreat in Point Reyes.

Fibernate Farmer’s Market & Spinning Circle

Date: August 10
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Vienna Community Center, Vienna, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA

New England Fiber Arts Retreat with Dana Fadel & Bristol Ivy

Date: August 11 – 17
Day: Sunday – Saturday
Event Location: Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: A week of fiber-filled bliss in beautiful Washington, Maine. Whether you knit, crochet, spin, felt, dye, weave, or stitch – if you’ve always wanted to learn how, this is the place for you! Enjoy the company of fellow fiber enthusiasts,

Guadalupe-Moebius Retreat with Cat Bordhi

Date: August 13 – 17
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Los Altos, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: We have been incubating this retreat—sharing a union of the Guadalupe consciousness and the grace of the Moebius—for several years.

Slow Stitching Retreat with Simone Kereit

Date: August 13 – 19
Day: Tuesday – Monday
Event Location: Riederalp-Aletsch Arena, Rhone Valley/Valais Region, Switzerland
State: Rhone Valley/Valais Region
Country: Switzerland
What to expect: An actively invigorating yet relaxing trip with like minded knitters and fiber arts enthusiasts who will become fast friends to an unforgettable spot in the Alps in Switzerland: The Valais region, a sunny alpine area along the headwaters of the Rhône river.

Squam: Into the Mystic

Date: August 14 – 18
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Dharma Mountain Meditation and Freedom Resort, Norway
State:
Country: Norway

Michigan Fiber Festival & Fiber Arts Workshops

Date: August 14 – 18
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Allegan County Fairgounds, Allegan, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA

6th Annual Twist Fibre Festival

Date: August 14 – 18
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: St-Andre-Avellin, Quebec, Canada
State: Quebec
Country: Canada
What to expect: 40 workshops plus activities for everyone and over 130 exhibitors. Explore the exciting world of fibre!

Ewefest: Scotland’s National Wool Festival

Date: August 16 – 17
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Slessor Gardens, Dundee, Scotland, UK
State: Dundee, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: A celebration of textiles and crafts. A strong focus on wool in all its stages – scouring, carding, dying, spinning, felting, weaving and knitting.”

Mountain Hollow Farm Yarn Retreat: All Yarn, All Weekend

Date: August 16 – 18
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Pine Mountain Resort, Pineville, KY
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend three relaxing days perfecting your craft in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

Popup Wool Show

Date: August 17
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Wirral, England, UK
State: Wirral, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Magnificent artisans and retailers of the highest quality.

Wollfestival

Date: August 17 – 18
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Rheinterrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany
State: Dusselforf
Country: 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.

2nd Annual Woolstock: 8 Days of Fleece & Sisterhood

Date: August 17 – 24
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
State: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
What to expect: 20 workshops, sisterhood fibre socials, demonstrations, and a huge Fibre Market.

DFW Yarn Crawl

Date: August 17 – 26
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: From Whitesboro to Grand Prairie, west Fort Worth to Sherman, the variety of wonderful shops will amaze you.

9th Annual Fibrations!

Date: August 18
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, Porter Park, Victoria, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Ann Kingstone Yorkshire Knitting Tour

Date: August 18 – 25
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Parcevall Hall , Yorkshire, England, UK
State: Yorkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Exploring the colourwork, lace, and cable knitting traditions of this historic county, with visits to Yorkshire’s foremost heritage centres, fascinating presentations by knitting historians, and tuition for all levels of ability, including beginners!

7th Annual Yarn Along the Rockies (Yarn Crawl)

Date: August 18 – 26
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Colorado Front Range
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: A nine day yarn crawl introducing you to the Front Range’s favorite 13 yarn shops.

Hiking & Knitting between Fire and Ice with Hélène Magnússon

Date: August 19 – 25
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: An adventurous tour, a combination of hiking and knitting. Visit local crafters, dyers, spinners and the Skógar Folk Museum, the Fimmvörðuháls hike will be an unforgettable experience.

Knit August Nights: Yarn and Stitch Retreat

Date: August 22 – 25
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: East Pier & Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, Napier, NZ
State: Napier
Country: New Zealand
What to expect: Hosted at Napier’s iconic East Pier & Crown Hotel situated at the entrance of historic Port Ahuriri. Like any waterfront location Ahuriri is a vibrant village overflowing with cafes, bars, galleries, deli’s & Napier most famous landmark, the Art Deco Rothmans Building.

3rd Annual Wool@Portsoy

Date: August 24
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Portsoy Salmon Boothy, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
State: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: A celebration of all things fibre and wool held annually in Portsoy.

Fibre Spirit

Date: August 24
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Barrie Curling Club, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: 65 local vendors from the fibre community showcasing fibres, yarns, beads, notions, embellishments, kits, patterns, books, and more, Sure to be something for everyone. Ontario has a unique community of hand-dyers, yarn shops, spinners, weavers, felters, and farmers.

Iternationwool Festival

Date: August 24 – 26
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Anglesey Showground, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, UK
State: Wales
Country: UK

South Pacific Cruise with Indie Road

Date: August 26 – September 5
Day: Monday – Thursday
Event Location: Sydney-Noumea-Mystery Island-Mare-Lifou, Australia
State: Sydney
Country: Australia
What to expect: Scrumptious fibres, heavenly threads and exotic weaves that brings the designs of yesterday to our modern palette.

Knitting Hotel Getaway | Belinda Harris-Reid & Brenda M. Watson

Date: August 29 – September 1
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Lots of techniques can be learned, or you can bring your knitting and crochet. Oh and the view – endless sea and horizon.

Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: August 29 – September 1
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

Monterey County Fair Wool Show

Date: August 29 – September 2
Day: Thursday – Monday
Event Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Educational programs, conferences, and an award-winning quarterly publication, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, to its members as it seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the fiber arts.

Shetland Islands Scotland Knitting Tour with Hazel Tindall, Janette Budge and Elizabeth Johnston

Date: August 30 – September 7
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Scotland
State:
Country: Scotland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery and Discovery Point Museum, Shetland Textile Museum, Shetland Museum and Archives, Jamieson & Smith Wool Brokers, Glamis Castle, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Southern Wool Show: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: August 31 – September 1
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, England, UK
State: Berkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: 90 wonderful exhibitors, A superb range of workshops covering knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needle felting and arm knitting.

7th Annual Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering

Date: August 31 – September 1
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: 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.

Llamafest Showcase

Date: August 31 – September 2
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Michigan State University Pavilion, E. Lansing, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA

6th Annual Wild West Knitting Retreat

Date: August 31 – September 3
Day: Saturday – Tuesday
Event Location: Cherokee Park Ranch, Livermore, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA

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September

5th Annual Great London Yarn Crawl & Pop-up Marketplace

Date: September 1
Day: Sunday
Event Location: London, England, UK
State: London, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Knit with Attitude has a great line up of workshops through the week. On Sunday 1st September, they will host a bookbinding workshop, with a weaving workshop with London Loom to follow on Wednesday the 3rd.

31st Annual Great Montana Sheep Drive

Date: September 1
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Reed Point, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Hundreds of sheep take to Reed Point’s main street during this Labor Day weekend staple. Events begin at 10 a.m. and include a street fair, parade and street dance.

Best of Scotland Knitting Tour with Highlands

Date: September 1 – 9
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Auchindrain Township, The Highland Folk Museum, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Provand’s Lordship, The Riverside Museum, Verdant Works Dundee.

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Date: September 1 – 15
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Northwestern Canada
State:
Country: Canada

Maine Knitting Cruise with Margaret Radcliffe

Date: September 2 – 7
Day: Monday – Saturday
Event Location: Coast of Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitters of all levels join us for special knitting getaways. Spouses and non-knitters are welcome too!

Fiber College of Maine

Date: September 4 – 8
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Searsport Shores Ocean Camping, Searsport, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: An annual fiber festival whose sole reason for being is to celebrate the fiber arts in all forms. Maine is particularly blessed with artistic energy and inspiration from the flow of the tides, the rolling hills of the blueberry fields, and the stars in the night sky.

Shetland Knitting Tour

Date: September 4 – 9
Day: Wednesday – Monday
Event Location: Shetland, Scotland, UK
State: Shetland, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery and Discovery Point Museum, Shetland Textile Museum, Shetland Museum and Archives, Jamieson & Smith Wool Brokers, Glamis Castle, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Wool & Whisky Tour

Date: September 4 – 12
Day: Wednesday – Thursday
Event Location: Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Rowan Tree Travel’s signature tour – our very first itinerary and possibly still our favorite! Join us for this annual journey into what makes Scotland so very special to us.

Vermont Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: Twined Knitting – Texture, Color, and Unique Construction

Date: September 5 – 8
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Design Your Own Fairisle with Alison Crowther-Smith

Date: September 5 – 8
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State:
Country: 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.

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: September 6 – 8
Day: Thursday
Event Location: Jefferson, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Contests, auctions, Shepherd’s Workshops and Wool Show. Education abounds in the two buildings full of Wonders of Wool classes. Follow the sheep to the Sheep Barns and Stock Exchange and show ring.

4th Annual Oslo Strikkefestival (Knitting Festival)

Date: September 6 – 8
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Norsk Folkemuseum and Deichmanske Main Library, Oslo, Norway
State: Oslo
Country: Norway

Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp

Date: September 6 – 8
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Camp Sunrise, near Gibsons, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: September 6 – 8
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Three wonderful days are in store for you at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. Fill your days with an array of activities at the multiple venues across the festival.

16th Annual Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival

Date: September 7 – 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Harford Fairgrounds, Harford, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: A celebration of fiber animals, products and activities.

25th Annual Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival

Date: September 7 – 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Lambertville, NJ
State: New Jersey
Country: USA
What to expect: A non-profit, educational organization promoting sheep and wool products in New Jersey. Educational and business meetings, sponsor awards at events where sheep and wool products are featured, and host an annual sheep and fiber festival.

29th Annual Natural Fiber Fair

Date: September 7 – 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Arcata Community Center, Arcata, CA
State: California
Country: USA

8th Annual Salida Fiber Festival

Date: September 7 – 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Riverside Park, Salida, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA

Altmonte Fibrefest: A Festival of the Fibre Arts

Date: September 7 – 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Almonte, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lace making, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province.

Perth Festival of Yarn

Date: September 7 – 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland, UK
State: Perth, Scotland
Country: 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.

Cornish Yarn Festival

Date: September 7 – 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: St Johns Hall, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK
State: Cornwall, England
Country: UK
What to expect: A festival of wool, woolly crafts and for those who like to make things.

Knitting & Crochet Workshop with Tutor Carol Meldrum

Date: September 7 – 14
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: 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.

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: September 7 – 16
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa

Ballycastle Knits Ireland Knitting Retreat

Date: September 8 – 15
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: The Dunloe, Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland
State: County Kerry
Country: 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.

11th Annual Propagansey: The Fascinating World of the Knitted Gansey

Date: September 8 – 18
Day: Sunday – Wednesday
Event Location: Fylingthorpe Methodist Chapel, Robin Hoods Bay, N.
State: Yorkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Delve deeper into the fascinating world of the knitted gansey or guernsey.

Squam Art Workshops Fall Retreat

Date: September 11 – 15
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA

Authentic Iceland Hiking & Knitting Tour with Hélène Magnússon

Date: September 11 – 18
Day: Wednesday – Wednesday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: This enchanting tour takes us to an authentic and peaceful hideaway, located right by the edge of Northern Europe’s biggest wilderness. There, we will experience the spirit of the Old Icelandic culture, participate in a sheep round up, hike in the untouched wilderness and colorful landscape in the East of Iceland and knit delicate lace.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Wet Felting Design Workshop with Lydia Tapley

Date: September 12 – 15
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK

San Diego Yarn Crawl

Date: September 12 – 15
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: San Diego, CA
State: California
Country: 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.

Iceland Knitting Cruise with Karie Westermann

Date: September 12 – 24
Day: Thursday – Tuesday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: Iceland has one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes. In the company of our expert, Karie Westermann, and your Tour Manager you’ll be able to step ashore at five fascinating ports of call as you circumnavigate this spectacular land.

7th Annual Manitoba Fibre Festival

Date: September 13 – 14
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
State: Manitoba
Country: Canada
What to expect: A two day event celebrating our community of farmers and fibre artists. It features workshops, demonstrations, a curated fibre art show, a fashion show and a display of live sheep and alpacas. The vendors’ market offers everything from raw fleeces to hand-dyed yarn to wearable art and home decor.

22nd Annual California Wool and Fiber Festival

Date: September 13 – 15
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The California Wool and Fiber Festival (CWFF) hosts one of the country’s oldest and largest wool shows, the California National Wool Show, held every year since 1926! The California National Wool Show draws hundreds of fleeces from all over California and the nation for competitive judging, culminating in our annual fleece sale!

Third Annual Elizabeth Zimmermann Italian Style International Rally with Meg Swansen

Date: September 13 – 15
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Convention Center (Educatorio del Fuligno), Florence, Italy
State: Florence
Country: Italy

Stacked Stitches Retreat with Xandy Peters

Date: September 13 – 15
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Aspen Wye Conference Center, Queenstown, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Join Xandy Peters, designer of Fox Paws, as she teaches the Stacked Stitches technique. The technique is used in industrial machine knitting to create dramatic chevrons and distortions in knitted fabric. Xandy introduced the technique to hand knitters.

27th Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair

Date: September 14
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Hosting over 80 vendors offering the latest and greatest of knitting products. A one-stop-shop to see and feel the latest yarn, ogle the vibrant colours, visit with friends, have lunch, listen to a great speaker, be inspired by our Fashion Show, and pamper yourself at our Knitters’ Spa.

11th Annual Olde Liberty Fibre Faire

Date: September 14
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Bedford Breakfast Lions Club, Bedford, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: A celebration of the fiber arts. Embracin spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and all things fiber-related.

Squam Art Fair

Date: September 14
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: A range of handcrafted wares including pottery, jewelry, stationery, textiles (fabrics, hand dyed yarns and other materials), photography and mixed-media art.

Maine Knitting and Yoga Adventures with Norah Gaughan

Date: September 15 – 21
Day: Sunday – Saturday
Event Location: Monhegan Island, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA

3rd Annual Maggie’s Irish Castle Bellingham Retreat

Date: September 15 – 27
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Bellingham Castle, Louth & Dublin, Ireland
State: Dublin
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Enjoy a week with international, award winning Irish Designer Maggie Jackson and fellow knitters.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Casapinka

Date: September 16 – 19
Day: Monday – Thursday
Event Location: J&E Riggin Schooner, Penobscot, Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA

2nd Annual mYak Knitting Retreat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Date: September 16 – 21
Day: Monday – Saturday
Event Location: Vistaterra, Castello di Parella, Italy
State: Turin
Country: Italy
What to expect: Taking place in a restored Seventeenth-Century castle in the foothills of the Alps surrounded by vineyards. Olga Buraya-Kefelian will be the special guest designer.

Knit for Fun Retreats 2020

Date: September 19 – 22
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: La Jolla, California
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes will be held in three-hour sessions in the mornings and afternoons of Friday and Saturday (and possibly Sunday morning) and will be limited to 24 students each. Includes three classes—at least one with each instructor. Also one free three-hour period for relaxing, exploring, shopping, or having fun.

4th Annual WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: September 19 – 22
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: UMass Hotel, Amherst, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Great food, spacious rooms, lots of time to meet and craft with your friends and soon-to-be-friends. Six top designers and 17 different classes to choose from.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Hand Dyeing Yarn & How to Knit Socks with Belinda Harris-Reid & Brenda M. Watson

Date: September 19 – 22
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK

9th Annual Fiber Daze

Date: September 20 – 21
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Marc Center, Mt. Vernon, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA

14th Annual Fanø International Knit Festival

Date: September 20 – 22
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Fanø, Denmark
State: Fanø
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Workshops, exhibitions, talks, fashion show, unique boutique stands, live music, good food, entertainment, terrific company and inspiration.

Common Ground Fiber Marketplace & Fleece Tent

Date: September 20 – 22
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Located adjacent to the Fleece Tent and the Wednesday Spinners Tent, the Fiber Marketplace at the Common Ground Country Fair provides an outlet for Maine businesses that cater to the small fiber producer and fiber user to sell their products, equipment or services. In addition, it is a venue for educational activities related to fiber, including spinning, dyeing, weaving, fiber care and sheep breeds.

27th Annual North Country Fiber Fair

Date: September 20 – 22
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Codington County Extension Complex, Watertown, SD
State: South Dakota
Country: USA

7th Annual Maine Spinners’ Registry Fiber Retreat

Date: September 20 – 22
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Rockland, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: The format for the weekend is very relaxed, lots of sharing and laughter. The hotel is in town Rockland. Restaurants, museums, and shops all around, within walking distance.

3rd Annual Whatcom County Purls and Pop-Ups Yarn Crawl

Date: September 21
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Bellingham, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Every September, the yarn shops in Whatcom County get together for this micro tour full of fun, friends and fiber to bring you pop-up shops featuring goods from regional designers and businesses and to celebrate the start of fall with all new yarns just waiting for you. Bring home the latest fall colorways, win prizes, and collect free stitch markers from each participating LYS.

Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza

Date: September 21
Day: Saturday
Event Location: North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: 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 21
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Shabbona Park, Earlville, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: Three shelters, restrooms with cold water, a playground, and fishing ponds.

25th Annual Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival

Date: September 21 – 22
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival educates the public about fiber and its sources, promotes small farms, supports fiber artists and fiber-related businesses, and provides a venue for the public to interact with the fiber arts world.

24th Annual Wool Gathering

Date: September 21 – 22
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH
State: Ohio
Country: 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. 100 vendors from several surrounding states.

7th Annual Sneffels Fiber Festival

Date: September 21 – 22
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: 4-H Events Center, Ouray County Fairgrounds, Ridgway, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber Vendors, Food, Workshops, Classes, Demonstrations & More!

Fibre with Friends Retreat

Date: September 21 – 22
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: One Tree Hill”, Murrumbateman, NSW. Australia
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
What to expect: The retreat is being held on our farm which has beautiful views of the farm, alpacas and wineries. Local wine and food will be served over the weekend.

Llandovery Sheep Festival

Date: September 21 – 22
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Llandovery, Camarthenshire, Wales, UK
State: Wales
Country: UK
What to expect: Celebrating all things sheep, in the ancient drovers town of Llandovery. Wool crafts, craft courses, sheep dog trials, entertainment and food.

Florida Fiber-In

Date: September 21 – 23
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Clarion Orlando Airport Resort Hotel, Orlando, FL
State: Florida
Country: USA

Knitting and Crochet Retreat

Date: September 21 – 28
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: France
What to expect: Sue will be on hand to help with any knitting queries, run impromptu workshops and can even set a project for the week if required. A pop up shop selling knitting needles, crochet hooks, knitting and crochet kits, patterns,goodie bags and knitting and crochet books. Also sightseeing and shopping trips to lovely old towns.

Knit & Cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii with Barry Klein, sponsored by Friends and Fiberworks

Date: September 21 – October 1
Day: Saturday – Tuesday
Event Location: Vancouver to Honolulu
State: Vancouver, Honolulu
Country:
What to expect: Join us on Celebrity Reflection® with talented designer/instructor Barry Klein who brings onboard his incredible passion for knitting and crocheting.

Playing with string: The Great Northwest Fibre Fest

Date: September 22
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Brunswick Seniors Activity Centre, Prince George, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Travel to the different communities in Northern BC & Alberta and visit the local yarn store, get your passbook stamped and take advantage of the yarn crawl specials offered at each participating store.

Block Island Knitwear Design Retreat with Deborah Newton

Date: September 22 – 25
Day: Sunday – Wednesday
Event Location: Block Island, RI
State: Rhode Island
Country: USA
What to expect: Starts with a review of garments and detailed measurements to reviewing garment types and shapes all the way to writing a pattern for your design. The knitters from the first Knitwear Design Workshop are releasing a collection at Vogue Live in NYC!

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

Date: September 22 – 30
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country:
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle.

Wool & Whiskey – Irish Edition with Carol Feller, Diarmud Commins, and Patricia Cox

Date: September 24 – October 3
Day: Tuesday – Thursday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Ireland’s patterns and motifs, inspiration for modern knitting designers, provide the underlying theme to our travels and workshops.

Knitting in Yorkshire

Date: September 25 – October 3
Day: Wednesday – Thursday
Event Location: Arden House B & B, Harrogate
State: Yorkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: With a countryside dotted with sheep, Yorkshire begs for a visit by knitters. Today Harrogate is a vibrant cultural destination with exclusive shops and an abundance of great places to eat and drink, including the famous Betty’s Tea Shop.

2nd Annual Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip

Date: September 26 – 28
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS
State: Mississippi
Country: USA
What to expect: Encompassing many areas of fiber craft including knitting, crochet, spinning and related crafts such as weaving and dyeing.

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

Date: September 26 – 29
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Cross Roads Retreat Center, Caldwell, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: New this year, exclusive Pop Up shop for our retreat attendees. You will have an opportunity to shop and get to know these Texas vendors and be inspired by their dedication to the fiber community.

North East Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat (Upstate NY)

Date: September 26 – 29
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

34th Annual Knitter’s Day Out

Date: September 27 – 28
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: The 2020 “Summerdale Cowl” is designed by Ruth Thome and is available for free on Ravelry until the end of KDO 2020. After that, all proceeds go directly to the designer herself.

3rd Annual Prairie Handspinners Fiber Fest

Date: September 27 – 28
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Shrine Auditorium, Billings, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Come and see wool and fiber artists, vendors, take a class and watch some demos. Montana has a long history of wool and this is a day to celebrate it.

Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: September 27 – 29
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD.
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn the slip-stitch, or mosaic, method of working with two colors.

4th Annual Bergen Knitting Festival

Date: September 27 – 29
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, Salhusvegen 201, Salhus, Bergen, Norway
State: Bergen
Country: Norway
What to expect: Weekend pass and day passes include talks, market place and other activities. Workshop tickets include a day pass.

What the Knit! Guild Fall Retreat with Alisdair Post-Quinn and Janine Bajus

Date: September 27 – 29
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The fall retreat is a rare opportunity for knitters and crocheters to get away from it all for a little while.

Green Mountain Spinnery’s Fall Knitter’s Weekend Retreat with Maria Muscarella

Date: September 27 – 29
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Green Mountain Spinnery, Putney, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Maria Muscarella will be the featured instructor for the Spinnery’s 2020 Fall Knitters’ Weekend Retreat.

Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival

Date: September 28 – 29
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY
State: New York
Country: 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.

23rd Annual Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival

Date: September 28 – 29
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Clackamas County Events Center, Canby, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrating the spectrum of natural fibers (plant/animal) from the animal or raw fiber to the finished product.

7th Annual Yarndale

Date: September 28 – 29
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Skipton Auction Mart
State: Skipton, England
Country: UK

14th Annual Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

Date: September 28 – 29
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA

19th Annual Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival

Date: September 28 – 29
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, Lower Penninsula, West Branch, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Over 80 booths nestled at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, yarn/fiber and food vendors, fiber classes, sheep and pasture management sessions and a pasture tour at the Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival.

Fiber Arts Fest

Date: September 28 – 29
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Sauder Village, Archbold, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Have you ever wondered how a sheep’s wool was transformed into your favorite sweater or warm wooly mittens? Artisans from throughout the region will gather in Founder’s Hall to demonstrate and share their love of fiber arts.

North Star Farm Tour

Date: September 28 – 29
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Twin Cities, MN & WI
State: Minnesota, Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Connecting people, farms, & fiber.

Yarnival: PNW (Pacific Northwest) Fall Yarn Crawl

Date: September 28 – 30
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: From Fife down around and back up the west side of the Puget Sound, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Free patterns, door prize drawings, all shop mystery pattern and more!

New York City Yarn Crawl

Date: September 28 – 30
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: We’re a free 2-day event, a mini-version of the big fall event, because we just can’t wait till September. Celebrate friends, community and all things fiber.

Knitwork: 4th Knitting and Crochet Festival

Date: September 28 – 30
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
State: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Every year we get a designer to make a proposal for #knitworkhuen. It is presented before the festival, and then all those who like, can download the recipe for free.

9th Annual Shetland Wool Week

Date: September 28 – October 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Shetland, Scotland, UK
State: Shetland, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands.

Fiber Center at the Fryeburg Fair

Date: September 29 – October 6
Day: Sunday – Sunday
Event Location: Fryeburg, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber at the Fryeburg Fair is an educational exhibit to introduce the public to natural animal fibers that can be produced in Maine.

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October

Fiber Trails of the Upper Rio Grande

Date: October 1 – 6
Day: Tuesday – Sunday
Event Location: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, and Taos, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: 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.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Gansey Masterclass with Tina Barrett [fully booked]

Date: October 3 – 6
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Everyone can soak up the wonderful seaside view and atmosphere, eat a delicious home-cooked lunch and yummy Devon cream tea.

Greater Boston Yarn Crawl

Date: October 3 – 6
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Boston, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Giveaways, gifts, discounts, and tons of fun.

Weekend Felting Retreat with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Date: October 4 – 6
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD.
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Take a break and come out and enjoy the beautiful country setting, good food, and great company! We’ll have an easy and fun knitting project to help you relax…

Fibre Arts Festival

Date: October 4 – 6
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Yandina, Sunshine Coast
State: Queensland
Country: Australia
What to expect: A Fibre Arts Workshop Festival in Australia featuring Fibre Artists from around the world.

Kentucky Wool Festival

Date: October 4 – 6
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Near Kincaid Lake State Park, Falmouth, KY
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: Promoting sheep, wool products, and the local community, activities for all age groups.

West Wales Wool Show

Date: October 5
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Queens Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
State: Wales
Country: UK
What to expect: From beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge plus wool skill workshops such as felting.

8th Annual Knit City: A Modern Fibre Event

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Indie yarn dyers, local yarn stores, fibre farmers, knitwear designers, notions makers and more.

34th Annual Masham Sheep Fair

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Masham, Yorkshire Dales, England, UK
State: England
Country: UK
What to expect: Masham boasts one of the largest and finest market squares in England, famous for its sheep sales where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year.

31th Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: 70 Marketplace Vendors, Animal Barn exhibit, Fleece Show & Sale, fiber arts contests, workshops, talks and demos for farmers and fiber enthusiasts and sheep herding and shearing.

36th Annual Taos Wool Festival

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Artists, Crafters and Vendors offering wool, fiber, yarns, fiber arts-related tools and equipment as well as finished items and other artistic, fiber creations.

32nd Annual Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheepdog Trials

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Montpelier Station, Orange County, VA
State: Virginia
Country: 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!

33rd Annual Lambtown USA Fiber Fair

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Dixon May Fair Grounds, Dixon, CA
State: California
Country: 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.

7th Annual Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA
State: California
Country: 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. Our local fiber artists will also be selling their finished work.

5th Annual Farm to Fiber Festival

Date: October 5 – 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Clearbrook City Hall/Community Center, Clearbrook, MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: The festival is part of the Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community in partnership with the Sustainable Farming Association and made possible in part by a partnership with the Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership and Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

Knitting in Tuscany

Date: October 5 – 12
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Villa Maddalena, Montisi, Tuscany, Italy
State: Tuscany
Country: Italy
What to expect: Let the Tuscan countryside inspire you as we focus on relaxing and knitting during this week of workshops, delicious meals and time for renewal. The Villa Maddalena, opens onto the main street, granting access to the village offerings: great dining, light shopping, incredible views and friendly inhabitants. Enjoy knitting under the Tuscan sun in the lush garden.

Knitting & Crochet Workshop with Tutor Carol Meldrum

Date: October 5 – 12
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: France
What to expect: The cost of the holiday includes full board with wine and apero’s, transfers from Bordeaux airport or Saintes station to The Barn and outings to local towns. All you have to do is get yourself to France.

23rd Annual Boorowa Irish Woolfest: The Running of the Sheep

Date: October 6
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
What to expect: Everyone’s heard of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona but much closer to home, in Boorowa, New South Wales you can enjoy the spectacle of the “Running of the Sheep”. Beautiful woolly Merino sheep are shepherded down the road by Farmer Ashley on his four wheel motorbike and his trusty Kelpies who leap on and off the motorbikes and on and off the sheeps back.

Cat Bordhi’s Island Knitting Retreat

Date: October 6 – 11
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Island Inn, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA

On Higher Ground III: Explore a New Creative Path of Knitting, Spinning and Weaving

Date: October 7 – 11
Day: Monday – Friday
Event Location: Sagebrush Inn, Taos, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA

Spinzilla: A Spinning Week

Date: October 7 – 13
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Varies
State: Washington
Country: USA

A Luxurious Wooly Adventure

Date: October 8 – 24
Day: Tuesday – Thursday
Event Location: Scotland
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: All the while immersed in the enchantment of the Highlands of Scotland, explore it’s legendary textiles. From a weaving workshop in Stirling Castle to visiting a restored 18th century mill village; exclusive visits to artists’ studios on the Isle of Skye and even a sheepdog demonstration, excellent for weavers, knitters and all fiber enthusiasts.

23rd Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Date: October 9 – 13
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Sun Valley, Ketchum & Hailey, ID
State: Idaho
Country: 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 10 – 13
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, England, UK
State: London, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Alexandra Palace, an iconic 19th Century building, is located in North London and is easily accessible by car and public transport. Alexandra Palace is in the middle of a park; a beautiful location with wonderful views across the city.

Fall Mini-Knitting Camp (Theme: Island Knitting)

Date: October 10 – 13
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: This mini-Knitting Camp will focus upon those islands with distinct circular knitting traditions: the Faroe Islands (both sweaters and shawls), Fair Isle (yokes, as well as all-over patterned dropped-shoulder style, and vests), the Isle of Guernsey (classic Ganseys in a number of styles wth myriad unique attributes), and Iceland with their beautiful yoke styles and wool.

Yarn School + Felt School

Date: October 10 – 15
Day: Thursday – Tuesday
Event Location: Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS
State: Kansas
Country: USA
What to expect: Novice yarn makers will build fundamentals, while experienced students focus on improving and picking up new techniques. Everyone will go home with a huge spinning fiber stash they’ve dyed and carded themselves, plus a sweet goodie bag!

Dutch Knitting Festival (Nederlandse Breidagen)

Date: October 11 – 12
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: IJsselhallen, Zwolle, Netherlands
State: Zwolle
Country: 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 crochetshops can be found here.

Countryside Artisans Farm Tours

Date: October 11 – 13
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: The Countryside Artisans of Maryland represents a selected group of accomplished visual, sculptural, and textile artists working in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, ceramics, porcelain, glass, enamel, stone, wood, yarn, textiles, photography, tea, hops, and grapes.

13th Annual Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas

Date: October 11 – 20
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Hill Country, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: This is the 13th year of the Best Little Yarn Crawl In Texas, also known as the Hill Country Yarn Crawl. Over the years, it grew from a few stores to 16 shops currently participating across several counties in Texas.

8th Annual King’s County Fiber Festival

Date: October 12
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Old Stone House & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend the day with natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers in the annual fiber festival. The full day event will include a marketplace for independent fiber artists from the tri-state area, demonstrations, an art exhibit and more!

15th Annual Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival

Date: October 12
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Community Christian Church, Camdenton, MO
State: Missouri
Country: 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.

19th Annual Leland Fiber Festival

Date: October 12 – 13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Leland, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber Festival event will showcase products like mediums of wearable art, textiles, weaving, art quilts, fiber sculpture, knits and yarns etc.

36th Annual New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour

Date: October 12 – 13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Back roads of NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: Creating yarn by handspinning, knitting, needlefelting, weaving, processing fiber from fleece to finished product

Fall Fiber Expo

Date: October 12 – 13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – from the plant or animal to the finished product.

Tigard Knitting Guild Fall Retreat

Date: October 12 – 13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center, Beaverton, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: TKG plans two retreats yearly, with members being offered the coveted slots before the public. This year we’re branching out to join with other guilds for a diverse collection of crafters!

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Date: October 12 – 13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK
State: Derbyshire, England
Country: 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.

10th Annual FiberMania

Date: October 12 – 13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: A great variety of vendors, showing off tunique talents and making some of us wonder where we are going to find the time to learn another skill.

23rd Annual Michigan International Alpaca Fest

Date: October 12 – 13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Summit Sports and Ice Complex, Dimondale, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Come visit truly unique animals that produce some of the world’s finest, warmest fiber while being completely earth friendly.

Knitting in Tuscany

Date: October 12 – 19
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Villa Maddalena, Montisi, Tuscany, Italy
State: Tuscany
Country: Italy
What to expect: Let the Tuscan countryside inspire you as we focus on relaxing and knitting during this week of workshops, delicious meals and time for renewal. Montisi is a medieval village full of magic. Enjoy knitting under the Tuscan sun in the lush garden that boasts a view of the next hill village.

Fall 2018 Knitting Retreat

Date: October 12 – 14 2018
Day: Saturday – Wednesday
Event Location: Madden’s on Gull Lake
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: The retreat includes all meals, expert knitting support, exclusive Blue Sky Fibers swag bags, wilderness hike, raffle drawings, Blue Sky Fibers yarn pop-up shop hosted by Harriet & Alice, engaging social hour and much more. Registration is now open so call soon because space is limited.

Frederick Fiber Fest

Date: October 13
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: A wholesome, fun event for the entire family and at the same time showcases the beauty of a growing industry in the Maryland area.

Cat Bordhi’s Island Knitting Retreat

Date: October 13 – 18
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Island Inn, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA

Northwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat

Date: October 13 – 18
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Harvey’s Point Hotel, Tawnyvorgal, Donegal, Ireland
State: Donegal
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Visits to: The Constant Knitter, The GPO Museum, The Ulster American Folk Park, Studio Donegal Weavers, Slieve League Cliffs & Rossan Knitwear.

Best of Scotland Knitting Tour with Highlands

Date: October 13 – 21
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Auchindrain Township, The Highland Folk Museum, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Provand’s Lordship, The Riverside Museum, Verdant Works Dundee.

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

Date: October 13 – 21
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle.

Halcyon Annual Open House

Date: October 14
Day: Monday
Event Location: Halcyon Yarn, Bath, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Summer is in full swing here at Halcyon Yarn and there’s no better place to be than midcoast Maine – stop by for a visit!

12th Annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

Date: October 15 – 19
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Amherst, Northumberland Shore, Nova Scotia, Canada
State: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Drop by to view this offering of creativity – the fabric of our talents and personalities as a congregation.

4th Annual Loch Ness Knit Fest

Date: October 16 – 20
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Inverness Leisure Centre, Inverness, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: A five day programme with over 20 workshops, more than 60 vendors in the marketplace, demonstrations, main stage entertainment, sightseeing tours and evening events including highland feast, ceilidh and knit along with Danish designer Christel Seyfarth.

Creativ Festival: A Celebration of Creativity

Date: October 17 – 19
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Canada’s largest festival dedicated to the arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting and other fibre, textile, needle and paper arts.

“Knitter’s Choice” Project Workshop)

Date: October 17 – 20
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Each knitter is invited to bring an individual project, partially-completed, or finished sweater, or maybe an idea for a new design. The workshop will allow participants to get expert advice and feedback through group discussion to design or complete a project.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: There We Are Then – Brioche with Belinda Harris-Reid & Brenda M. Watson

Date: October 17 – 20
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Everyone can soak up the wonderful seaside view and atmosphere, eat a delicious home-cooked lunch and yummy Devon cream tea. Sink into a sofa watching the waves and spend a relaxing re-‘treat’ in our quirky and restful home; indulging in a few days focussed on making soft, fluffy and warm things.

Lamar Fiber Fest

Date: October 18
Day: Friday
Event Location: Lamar Community Center, St. Croix Falls, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Showcasing local vendors and demonstrators using new and traditional techniques to create with fiber. Spinners, knitters, dyers, weaver, felters and crocheters with wares for sale. Support local artisans and producers and launch your own creativity. Experience the beauty of how things are made and why these skills are important in modern lives.

6th Annual Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show

Date: October 18
Day: Friday
Event Location: Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties, NY
State: New York
Country: 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 18 – 19
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA

Scottish Highlands Knitting Retreat with Donna Druchunas

Date: October 18 – 20
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Highland Lodge, Greensboro, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting, Art, Mentoring, and more.

Yarn-a-Holics Retreat Nebraska

Date: October 18 – 20
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Lincoln, NE
State: Nebraska
Country: USA
What to expect: This is a weekend to share ideas, patterns, create new memories with friends and of course, to knit or crochet.

RaggZ Fiber Affair

Date: October 19
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Delmont Fire Hall, Delmont, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: PhiFiber will be joining us for the first time with handspun yarns and fiber.

11th Annual Woodstock Fleece Festival

Date: October 19
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Visit Ontario’s favourite event for Knitters, Spinners, Rughookers, Felters and Weavers featuring Vendors, Demos and Workshops.

8th Annual Autumn Fiber Festival

Date: October 19
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Local fiber producers, craftsmen, and artists will be brought together to display and sell their wares, demonstrate their skills, and educate the visiting public about natural fibers and their importance to our community and culture.

Crazy For Ewe Workshop

Date: October 19 – 20
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: 22725 Washington Street, Leonardtown
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Steeking, stranded colorwork, Latvian and Estonian braids, and design your own Fair Isle hat or cowl.

New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: October 19 – 20
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: One of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the United States.

9th Annual Fiber Fusion Northwest

Date: October 19 – 20
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Evergreen Fairgrounds Building, Monroe, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Focusing on natural fibers and fiber arts. Supporting fiber artists, local breeders, and fiber related businesses by increasing public awareness of natural fibers and their many creative uses.

8th Annual Autumn Fiber Festival

Date: October 19 – 20
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Local fiber producers, craftsmen, and artists brought together to display and sell wares, demonstrate skills, and educate the visiting public about natural fibers.

3rd Annual North Woods Knit & Purl Retreat

Date: October 19 – 21
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Lake George Resort, West Branch, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: We are featuring 2-1/2 days of “sittin’ around in your jammies” crafting, home cooked meals for lunch and dinner and exclusive shopping at our yarn store.

Knitting & Crochet Retreat

Date: October 19 – 26
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: France
What to expect: Enjoy 7 nights of complete relaxation at The Barn in the Charente-Maritime department of France.

Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts Fall Fiber Frolic

Date: October 20
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Sherman Oaks, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: A Fiber Frolic is a one-day event with classes, demos, and a craft fair!

Bishop Hill Fiber Guild F.A.L.L. {Fiber Arts Leisurely Learning}

Date: October 20
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Pekin Library, Pekin, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: The purpose of the Guild shall be to: a) provide opportunities for extending the induvidual’s knowledge and appreciation of the fiber arts; b) promote the appreciation of the fiber arts through contact with the public; and c) support members in the use and knowledge of fibers.

Cat Bordhi’s Island Knitting Retreat

Date: October 20 – 25
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Island Inn, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA

Shepherds Market Fall Fiber Festival

Date: October 21
Day: Monday
Event Location: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa City, IA
State: Iowa
Country: 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 fany there’s raw fiber, batts, clouds or spinning wheels, looms and anything else fiber enthusiasts like.

Interknit Machine Knitting Club with Carol Scott

Date: October 21 – 22
Day: Monday – Tuesday
Event Location: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA

Southwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat

Date: October 21 – 26
Day: Monday – Saturday
Event Location: Parknasilla Hotel, Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland
State: Co. Kerry
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Knitting workshops as described in the itinerary including yarn and patterns.

Nashville to Asheville Fibery Tour

Date: October 22 – 26
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Tennessee
State: Tennessee
Country: 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.

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale

Date: October 24 – 26
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Blodel Hall, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: See the process of weaving fabric and baskets, spinning yarn, and doing other fiber arts.

Yoga + Yarn Retreat

Date: October 24 – 27
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: You’ll feel rejuvenated at the picturesque Good Commons retreat center, where you’ll relax to the max while practicing with yoga and knitting instructor Liza Laird and Kate Madden. No prior yoga or knitting experience necessary.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Date: October 25 – 27
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: WNC Agricultural Ctr., Fletcher, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA

National Wool Days (Journées Nationales de la Laine)

Date: October 25 – 27
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Salon des Créateurs, Felletin, France
State: Felletin
Country: France
What to expect: In the remarkable setting of the Gothic church of the Castle, discover the best of the woven production of Aubusson-Felletin workshops and tapestry factories.

Annual Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

Date: October 26
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Cobble Hill Hall and Fairgrounds, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: ​​​​​​​​​​All things fibre: hand-dyed yarn, hand-spun yarn, rovings, woven goods, fleece, knitted fashion, felting & oodles of fibre-lover’s paraphernalia.

Sheep Parade: Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival

Date: October 26
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Main Street, Cedar City, UT
State: Utah
Country: 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. Horses, wagons, antique tractors, bag pipe bands, youth groups, stock dogs, and historic and modern sheep camps will join the procession.

7th Annual Kendal Wool Gathering

Date: October 26 – 27
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Kendal Leisure Centre, Kendal, Cumbria, England, UK
State: England
Country: UK
What to expect: Demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built.

Knitting by the Sea with Anny Blatt

Date: October 26 – 29
Day: Saturday – Tuesday
Event Location: Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: This retreat, organized by Anny Blatt North America, is meant to be just as *luxurious* as the yarn. It will be held at the stunning Inn by the Sea resort in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Battenkill Fibers Knitters Tour of Denmark

Date: October 26 – November 3
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Denmark
State:
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Meet in Copenhagen for seven days and eight nights of knitting classes, behind the scenes tours of museums and workshops, and sightseeing through breath-taking countryside.

Sagebrush Folk Art & Fiber Festival

Date: October 27
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Unita County Library, Evanston, WY
State: Wyoming
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber related products, collectibles, art and supplies.

NSW Knitter’s Guild Fibre Festival

Date: October 27 – 28
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
What to expect: The Knitters’ Guild NSW are organising another weekend of everything fibre, following on from the outstanding successes of their annual Fibrefest at Sacred Spaces since 2016 .

Flavors of Portugal & Spain Knitting Cruise with Chris Bylsma

Date: October 29 – November 5
Day: Tuesday – Tuesday
Event Location: Portugal and Spain
Country: Portugal and Spain
What to expect: Join Chris Bylsma and fellow knitters on our first river cruise on the Douro River. This trip combines three nights in Lisbon, a high-speed train journey to Porto and seven nights on the river followed by three nights in the iconic city of Madrid. This magnificent trip includes the best of Portugal and Spain.

Vermont Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: The Icelandic Lopapeysa

Date: October 31 – November 3
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USAs.

Knitting and Yoga Adventures with Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Date: October 31 – November 3
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, Quechee, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: After the busy holidays this lovely weekend will be the perfect snowy quiet reprieve just for you.

Fall Knit 1 Fall into Knitting

Date: October 31 – November 3
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Late October and early November is special in Little Switzerland. The vibrant fall colors are gone but so has the rush of leaf gawking tourists and roaring motorcycles on the Blue Ridge Parkway. But the mountain air is crisp and the views endless. Tranquility abounds. Share your love of knitting, relax, learn new skills, and have fun.

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November

Ozark Fiber Fling

Date: November 1 – 2
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Conference Center, Steelville, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA

Vogue Knitting Live! Columbus

Date: November 1 – 3
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Columbus
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Kick off your weekend with a keynote from Clara Parkes. Hear from her on the current state of the wool industry, Friday at 12:45 PM. This keynote is included with your Marketplace Ticket.

Weaver’s Guild Holiday Sale

Date: November 1 – 3
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Perkins Mansion, Rochester, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and more.

Penns Valley Fiber Festival

Date: November 2
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Old Gregg School and Community Center, Spring Mills, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: The theme will be “Farm to Needle” highlighting locally produced farm raised yarns and fiber, and hand made fiber products. Encouraging more knitters and fiber artists to learn about the beauty and benefits of farm raised yarn.

St Abbs Wool Festival

Date: November 2
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, England, UK
State: Eyemouth, England
Country: UK

Peace Hill Farm, Fiber and Craft Festival

Date: November 2
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Peace Hill Farm, Charles City, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend a day re-stocking yarn. Browse through the amazing products of local craftspeople. Learn how to crochet, knit, and hand-spin, tour our fiber flocks and loads more!

9th Annual Fiber in the Boro

Date: November 2
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Lane Agricultural Park, Murfreesboro, TN
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: Showcasing products like spinning, weaving, tatting and various other fiber arts. Dye stuffs, weaving, rug hooking, spinning and more.

Yarnporium

Date: November 2 – 3
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Central Hall Westminster, London, England, UK
State: London, England
Country: UK
What to expect: A marketplace of vendors from London and around the UK as well as workshops and talks. Included as part of the Yarnporium is the Indie Maker Spotlight, showcasing new and emerging talented makers from within the UK community.

9th Annual Fiber Festival of New England

Date: November 2 – 3
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Mallary Complex, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: 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!

Stitch Fest South West

Date: November 2 – 3
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Civic Hall & The Grove School, Totnes, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: An even bigger wonderfully woolly weekend with a new hall dedicated to makers and textile artists. Also new is a rich and vibrant programme of demos, talks and make-and-takes!

7th Annual Fall Fiber Festival

Date: November 3
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Alpaca, wool, angora, mohair, silk as well as garments, spinning equipment, soaps, dyes and jewelry. Also wooden handcrafts and ceramics. Classes for a small fee and demonstrations throughout the day.

5th Annual Calgary Fibre Arts Fair

Date: November 3 – 4
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Big 4 Building, Calgary Stampede Grounds, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
State: Alberta
Country: 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!

Steel Valley Yarn Crawl

Date: November 3 – 12
Day: Sunday – Tuesday
Event Location: Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit several yarn shops over 10 days.

Explore 4 Wild Card Retreat with Deb Robson: Color Blending with Wool and a Limited Palette

Date: November 4 – 7
Day: Monday – Thursday
Event Location: Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Each of the retreats takes place at the fabulous Lakedale Resort in Friday Harbor, Washington, and each one is catered by an outstanding island chef, using fresh, local ingredients.

Kinzua Knit-Away

Date: November 5 – 6
Day: Tuesday – Wednesday
Event Location: First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Providing a setting for educational opportunity and promote awareness of local and regional resources for knitters and fiber enthusiasts. Through an exchange of knowledge to encourage personal growth and broadening of skills, the Knit-Away strives to ensure the future viability of the fiber arts.

4th Annual Magical Fiber Fantasy Retreat

Date: November 6 – 9
Day: Wednesday – Saturday
Event Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, Lake Buena Vista, FL
State: Florida
Country: USA
What to expect: Fun events, classes with four amazing teachers, a HUGE three day market, and lots of laughter and great memories!

Knitting on Ice with Hélène Magnússon

Date: November 6 – 12
Day: Wednesday – Tuesday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: 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!

Vogue Knitting Live!

Date: November 7–10
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA

Interweave Escapes’ in Santa Fe, NM

Date: November 7 – 10
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: The Hacienda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy knitting and nature as you unwind and relax in the refined wilderness. Spend five days and four nights with the wonderfully talented, knowledgeable and gifted Lorilee Beltman,

South East Men’s Knitting Retreat

Date: November 7 – 10
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Asbury Hills, Cleveland, SC
State: South Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

Knitting & Stitching Show

Date: November 7 – 10
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin, Ireland
State: Dublin
Country: Ireland
What to expect: The biggest textile event in Ireland. 100s of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as 150 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies.

Knittreat

Date: November 7 – 10
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA

Thumb Fiber Festival

Date: November 8 – 9
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Camp Cavell Conservancy, Lexington, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrating Local Fiber Farms, Weavers, Spinners, Knitters, Crochet and other Fiber Artists. Three days of workshops precede our 2 day Festival. Vendors offering everything from alpaca, wool, angora, mohair and to spinning & weaving equipment and supplies, yarn and finished knitted, crocheted, woven or felted wear & much more.

Vogue Knitting Live! Intensive

Date: November 8 – 10
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA

31st Annual Kid n’ Ewe & Llamas Too Festival

Date: November 8 – 10
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Hill Country Youth Events Center, Kerrville, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Kid ‘N Ewe is Texas’s premier fiber arts festival for spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, and anyone else who enjoys the wide variety of fiber arts.

Fall Carolina Fiber Frolic

Date: November 8 – 10
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sapphire Valley Resort, Sapphire, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Our friend Sarah of The Copper Corgi is hand dyeing yarns that coordinate with the colors of the bag fabric. Aren’t they gorgeous??? This custom milled DK weight yarn in 10 colors will be available at the March 15-17 retreat, as well as natural color roving.

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Practically Perfect

Date: November 8 – 11
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA

3rd Annual Knit Ithaca with Thea Colman Laura Nelkin

Date: November 8 – 11
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Downtown Ithaca Marriott, Ithaca, NY
State: New York
Country: 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!

Weaving and Fiber Arts Weekend

Date: November 8 – 11
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Nezinscot Farm, Turner, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn the art of weaving from start to finish; leaving with a piece you’ve created. Also time to try other fiber arts like spinning, dyeing, wet and needle felting, crocheting and knitting.

Festiwool: The Yarn and Wool Fair

Date: November 9
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Priory School, Hitchin, Herts, England, UK
State: England
Country: UK
What to expect: With a diverse range of exhibitors at its heart, workshops, demonstrations and a variety of refreshment concessions, it is very popular with visitors from across the country.

Spinner’s Flock Fall Fleece Fair

Date: November 9
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Beach Middle School, Chelsea, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Our members are committed to improving and teaching the craft of hand spinning, as well as spreading the good news everywhere of the superior quality of Michigan Wool for all kinds of clothing and crafts. Many of our members raise their own fiber, including wool, alpaca, mohair and angora. Learn more about us and membership to the Flock!

Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival

Date: November 9 – 10
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Whether you knit, crochet, spin, weave, or just love to shop, there is something for you. Stock up now for your winter projects with unique yarns and fibers from alpaca, wool, mohair, and angora rabbit, and all blends in between. Find those one-of-a-kind project supplies, get new ideas, and learn creatively!

Mitten School

Date: November 9 – 11
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS
State: Kansas
Country: USA
What to expect: Mitten School is an intimate, intensive weekend workshop with mitten maven Adrian Bizilia. You’ll get hands-on instruction on Adrian’s own spin on traditional colorwork mittens with a modern twist. You should be able to leave with one finished mitten and plenty of inspiration/motivation to whip up its mate.

Yarn Revolution

Date: November 10
Day: Sunday
Event Location: EM Event Center, Shoreline, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Yarn Revolution is a pop-up marketplace featuring PNW indie yarn dyers and makers. This year will feature 30 vendors in a larger venue with space for socializing and light refreshments.

6th Annual Knit Fit

Date: November 10 – 12
Day: Sunday – Tuesday
Event Location: Seattle Center Armory, Seattle, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA

Indie Knit & Spin

Date: November 11
Day: Monday
Event Location: Ace Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Understanding Your Yarn Better + Learn to Spin with Jackie Millichap

Date: November 14 – 17
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: 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.

Fall Knit 2 Fall into Knitting

Date: November 14 – 17
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Tranquility abounds. Share your love of knitting, relax, learn new skills, and have fun.

East Texas Fiber Festival

Date: November 15 – 16
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Canton Civic Center , Canton, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Growers, spinners, and creators of all kinds welcome! There will be vendors, demonstrations, classes, and a silent auction.

Southeastern Yarn and Yoga Retreat

Date: November 15 – 18
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Dahlonega Spa & Resort, Dahlonega, GA
State: Georgia
Country: 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: November 16
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Red Barn at Sycamore Farm, Terre Haute, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: An exciting group of vendors and professionals will be showcasing their products. Suppliers and designers for rug hooking, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and stitching inspiration and hard to find source materials.

36th Annual Creative Hand Show and Sale sponsored by the Weavers Guild and the Fiber Guild of Kansas City

Date: November 16 – 17
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Old Shawnee Town Hall, Shawnee, KS
State: Kansas
Country: USA

2nd Annual Barcelona Knits

Date: November 16 – 17
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: WTC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
State: Barcelona
Country: Spain
What to expect: Several medium and crochet knit workshops, taught by internationally recognized designers.

Nottingham Yarn Expo

Date: November 17
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, England, UK
State: Nottingham, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Whether you are shopping for delectable artisan hand-dyed yarn, haberdashery or gorgeous designer patterns there is something for everyone!

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Knitted Winterville Christmas with Alison Crowther-Smith

Date: November 28 – December 1
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: 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.

Knitting and Stitching Show

Date: November 28 – December 1
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Harrogate Convention Centre, UK
State: Yorkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: The show takes place in the idyllic town of Harrogate and it’s the largest textiles event in the north of England, with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as over 200 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more.

Knit Pray Love: A Knitting and Yoga Retreat

Date: November 29 – December 1
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: 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.

Baltic Cities Christmas Markets Knitting Tour with Carol Meldrum [sold out]

Date: November 30 – December 6
Day: Saturday – Friday
Event Location: Tallinn, Estonia and Riga, Latvia
State: Tallinn and Riga
Country: Estonia and Latvia
What to expect: This tour to Tallinn, in Estonia and Riga, in Latvia, is the perfect way to start your Christmas preparations. Tallinn is one of Europe’s newest capitals and boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture. The Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. A fine Christmas tree will be the centrepiece of Old Town Square, where we’ll have some time to explore the Christmas market.

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Rhine Christmas Craft Markets Cruise & Knit Along with Chris Bylsma

Date: December 3 – 14
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands
State:
Country: Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands
What to expect: A wonderful journey from Zürich to Amsterdam. Shop for gorgeous European yarn, meet local knitters and enjoy the magic of the season in an area where many Christmas traditions began. Visit traditional Christmas markets along the Rhine. Enjoy sightseeing and making new friends. A fun knitalong cruise project onboard with the assistance of knitwear designer and instructor, Chris Bylsma.

Interweave Escapes’ Knitting Retreat Christmas by the Sea

Date: December 5 – 8
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy knitting and nature as you unwind and relax in the refined wilderness at this one-of-a kind, all inclusive knitting getaway. Spend five days and four nights with the wonderfully talented, knowledgeable and gifted Lorilee Beltman. Lorilee will tackle your knitting obstacles with you side by side.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway: Festive Frolics at TKH with Belinda Harris-Reid & Brenda M. Watson [fully booked]

Date: December 5 – 8
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Soak up the wonderful seaside view and atmosphere, eat a delicious home-cooked lunch and yummy Devon cream tea. Sink into a sofa watching the waves and spend a relaxing re-‘treat’ in our quirky and restful home; indulging in a few days focussed on making soft, fluffy and warm things.

Danube Christmas Craft Markets Cruise and Knit Along with Karen Morin

Date: December 5 – 15
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands
State:
Country: Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands
What to expect: Join this adventure from Prague to Vienna. Shop for stunning yarn and make new friends. Intriguing history, stunning scenery and foods that will delight your senses. Visit Europe’s oldest, largest and most traditionally popular Christmas craft markets along the Danube.

Countryside Artisans Studio Tours

Date: December 6 – 8, December 13 – 15
Day: Friday – Sunday, Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: A selected group of accomplished visual, sculptural, and textile artists working in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, ceramics, porcelain, glass, enamel, stone, wood, yarn, textiles, photography, tea, hops, and grapes.

Christmas at the Farm

Date: December 8
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Alpaca Pines Farm & Fiber Mill, Poplar Grove, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA

Nautical Knitting Cruise with Melissa Leapman, Patty Lyons, Brooke Nico & Carol Sulkoski

Date: December 15 – 20
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Haiti & Jamaica
State:
Country: Haiti & Jamaica
What to expect: Join Melissa Leapman, Patty Lyons, Brooke Nico, and Carol Sulcoski for laughs.

Fiber Tours

3rd Annual Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl Around Maine

Date: May 24 – September 2
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Maine
State: Maine
Country: 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.

2nd Annual Cowboy Yarn Crawl

Date: May 25 – August 31
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Wyoming
State: Wyoming
Country: USA

Cottage Country Yarn Crawl

Date: June 8 – September 4
Day: Saturday – Wednesday
Event Location: Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Our participating shops have been busy this spring planting seeds to create their own signature mini with a chosen local dyer. Each colourway has been uniquely picked to represent a native wildflower which grows in COTTAGE COUNTRY.

Cultural Knitting Day Tour – How We Knit in Iceland with Hélène Magnússon

Date: Year round, weekly each Thursday
Day:
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: With visits to yarn shops and our resident master knitter’s workspace, Hélène Magnússon, you will see how the variety and use of Icelandic wool has evolved over time. On your guided tour of the Open Air museum, you will observe the architecture, living conditions and way of life from earlier time. A truly interactive and fun day of learning about Icelandic history.

Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail

Date: Year round
Day:
Event Location: Cedarburg-Grafton-Thiensville, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: A gathering place of vibrant, diverse, creative and innovative fiber artists who value the tradition of making and are a part of the resurgence of textile arts. Spend a day or a weekend and visit fifteen Trail members including the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, the Cedarburg Woolen Mill, the Grafton Arts Mill, quilt shops, an award-winning art gallery and award-winning studio artists.

Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail

Date: Year round
Day:
Event Location: Minnesota
State: Minnesota
Country: USA

The Traveling Ewe: Short day and weekend tours for knitters, crocheters, and spinners in the Portland, OR area

Date: Year round
Day:
Event Location: Portland, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Join The Traveling Ewe™ and discover wild and wooly adventures. Explore different areas of the country, shop at yarn shops, enjoy delicious meals, and make new friends while we knit and crochet together during the journey

Kraemer Yarns Manufacturing Tour

Date: Year round
Day:
Event Location: Nazareth, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Our showroom / retail store is located in our production facility at 240 S. Main St. Nazareth, PA 18064.

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