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

I’ve sourced the best Knitting retreats. Note: Click on the events to check their next dates. As we’ve experienced in these times, things change.

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Events By The Month

I updated this post on January 16, 2023. For finding Knitting Retreats near me 2023, a knitters retreat and Yarn Festivals near me 2023, look at what’s on offer.

January

Distaff Day

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Clarion Inn & Suites, Orlando Airport, Orlando, Florida, USA
Expect: Orlando Distaff Day is an event celebrating spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber art lovers.

Now you’ve got something to look forward to, read my guide to arm knitting needles.

The Big Stitch

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Expect: Knitters and crocheters to work towards providing baby blankets and hats for Nashville General Hospital.

Southeast Asia Knitting Cruise

Date: Check for 2023 dates
Location: Southeast Asia
Expect: Participate in show-and-tell where Craft Cruisers can share projects they’ve finished.

Wondering what the best arm knitting yarn size is? Find out in my guide.

San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild Retreat

Date: January 9 – January 12, 2023
Location: Viña de Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula, California, USA
Expect: The Guild sponsors two retreats each year. 1 in January and 1 in spring or summer.

Now you’ve got something to anticipate, see my review of yarn ball bowls.

Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: TBC
Location: Prescott Resort, Prescott, Arizona, USA
Expect: Enjoy quiet knitting time in a beautiful desert setting.

Need yarn for the next project? Check out the Black Friday event.

Weaving and Fiber Arts Weekend

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

Slater Mill Knitting Weekend & Fiber Art Marketplace

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Trad Arts Studio, Slater Mill, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
What to expect: Recognized internationally as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.

Check out fabulous knitting tools.

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

Date: January 15, 2023
Location: Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX
What to expect: Fun and funky, this wool show is all about originality and uniqueness.

Want to find soft yarn for baby blankets? My post has your back.

The Secrets Of Linen With Blue Bee Studio

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Northern California, USA
Expect: Enjoy knitting with Quince and Co’s special linen yarns with instructor Elizabeth Doherty.

Oxford Fiber Arts Festival

Date: January 18 – 22, 2023
Location: Powerhouse Community Arts Center & Pavilion, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Expect: The festival brings cutting edge contemporary and traditional fiber arts to the Powerhouse.

The Knitting Hotel Getaway

Date: January 2023
Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England
Expect: Mosaic crochet/mosaic knitting. Host for workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith

February

Knit INN

Date: February 2nd – 5th, 2023
Location: The Hilton, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
What to expect: A lovely weekend-long yarn retreat at the Hilton Hotel in Greenville. Enjoy classes with the guest teacher Barbara Benson, make new friends and meet old ones, and knit your heart out!

Yoga + Yarn Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Good Commons Retreat Center in Plymouth, Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Relax while practicing with yoga and knitting instructor Liza Laird and Kate Madden.

Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

Date: February 3rd -5th, 2023
Location: Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City MD
What to expect: Yarn shopping experiences, yarn vendors, classes and demonstrations.

Unwind Fibrecraft Retreat

Date: February 3rd – 5th, 2023
Location: To be confirmed
What to expect: Join fellow crafters for a lovely retreat! Learn new knitting tricks, make new friends, and attend classes.

Wing & A Prayer Farm Events

Date: February 5th, 2023
Location: Boston Public Market, Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: This event will bring together like-minded crafters for the 5th annual New England Farm and Fiber Festival!

Blaise Wool Festival

Date: February 5th, 2023
Event Location: Bradford Industrial Museum, Ecclesfield Bradford, West
What to expect: Attend the festival of Blaise, the patron saint of woolcombers. Lots of food vendors and entertainment.

Date: February 8th, 2023
Event Location: Online
What to Expect: In the Tunisian Twist Ear Warmer online crochet class, you can expect to learn all the ins and outs of creating a unique and stylish ear warmer.

Knitting LIVE! By Vogue Knitting

Date: February 9th – 12th, 2023
Location: New York Marriott Marquis
What to expect: Experience social knitting, in your lounge room! Learn new knitting tips from skilled teachers, and chat with your fellow knitters.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: February 9th – 12th, 2023
Location: Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Tea and cake, sea, luxury yarn in your hands, wonderful projects to make, laughter, delicious food, knitting and more knitting and lots of chatting.

Vogue Knitting Live!

Date: February 9th -12th, 2023
Event Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York, USA
What to expect: Vogue Knitting Live is the ultimate knitting event for anyone who loves to knit! With classes, lectures, a marketplace and more.

Fibre Week

Date: February 13th – 20th, 2023
Location: North House Folk School, Grand Marais
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: This 7-day event includes is a big gathering of fiber art enthusiasts. Lessons are given by the original instructors of North House.

Missoula Weavers Guild 75th Anniversary Show

Date: February 18th, 2023
Location: Missoula Public Library, Missoula, Montana, USA
What to expect: Celebrate the Missoula Weavers Guild 75th Anniversary! Meet up with fellow guild members and celebrate the fiber arts together.

Intro To Kettle Dying

Date: February 11th & 25th, 2023
Event Location: Eutaw Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA
What to expect: Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Intro to Kettle Dyeing workshop will teach the basics of color theory and how to kettle dye your own yarn.

Maggie’s Emerald Isle Retreat

Date: February 19th – 26th, 2023
Location: Bellingham Castle, Ireland
What to expect: Enjoy a week with international, award winning Irish Designer Maggie Jackson and fellow knitters.

Yarn Ball Winders are excellent knitting tools!

Indie Knit & Spin

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

Ultimate Knitting Retreat: Bellingham Irish Castle with Maggie Jackson

Date: February 19th – 26th, 2023
Location: Bellingam Irish Castle, Dublin, Ireland
What to expect: Visit beautiful Ireland for a taste of Irish air and of course, knitting, with Maggie Jackson.

Rose City Yarn Crawl: Unravel Portland

Date: February 23rd – 26th, 2023
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
What to expect: A 4-day event for fiber enthusiasts — knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and felters — to explore the many shops in and around Portland, Oregon.

March

Stitches West

Date: March 2nd – 5th, 2023
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: This event features 4 full days of classes from over 26 pro fibre art instructors.

Missouri All Spin

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

Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: February 16th – 19th, 2023
Location: Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington, USA
What to expect: Plenty of learning opportunities with classes, tutorials and mentoring sessions. All fibre arts are welcome.

Knit North Yarn Crawl

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

Madison Knitters’ Guild Knit In

Date: 2023 (Cancelled)
Location: Madison Marriot West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Visit the vendor market, Cast on Party, win door prizes, attend classes, and more!

Buxton Wool Gathering

Date: March 11th & 12th, 2023
Location: Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
What to expect: Join the Buxton Wool Gathering for a weekend focused on crochet and knitting.

Carolina Fibre Frolic

Date: To be confirmed
State: North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Go frolic and knit in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina!

Fibres West

Date: March 24th & 25th, 2023
Location: CLOVERDALE AGRIPLEX, 17763 62 Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: Canadian fibre producers, fibre shops, independent artists, equipment producers, door prizes, non-profit groups and weaving and spinning guilds.

Carolina Fiber Fest

Date: March 10th & 11th, 2023
Location: NC State Fairgrounds in the Expo Building, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: Classes, free demonstrations, shopping for yarn, ready-to-spin fiber, patterns, tools, accessories, and specialty items.

For the Love of Fibre

Date: March 18th, 2023
Location: Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. Atherton St, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: Join fellow fiber lovers for a day of yarn shopping, classes, and silent auctions.

Salt Lake Knitting Guild Spring Workshop

Date: March 24th – 26th, 2023
Location: Millcreek Community Library, Utah, USA
What to expect: Take a class with a knitting expert, learn new tips and tricks and improve your knitting skills at this workshop!

Abernethy Spring Fiber Sale

Date: March 18th, 2023
Location: Abernethy Grange, Harley Ave, Oregon City
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: The Spring Fiber Sales is a 1 day opportunity to support local breeders and fibre vendors selling yarn and hand crafted tools!

Heartland Fiberpalooza

Date: March 25th, 2023
Location: Winterset Middle School, Winterset
State: Iowa
Country: USA
What to expect: A day of fiber arts, classes, demonstrations, and snacks at the café.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Edinburgh Corn Exchange
State: Edinburgh, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Join fellow yarn hoarders! Make new friends, meet old ones, and don’t forget to bring your projects!

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

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Baraboo & Prairie du Sac & Lodi & North Freedom
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Three days of inspiration. Enrich your life with hands-on workshops and classes.

Charm City Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Varying yarn store locations in Maryland
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Join fellow yarn crawlers on a trip to various yarn stores across Maryland! Pack your bags.

Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

Date: March 24th & 25th, 2023
Location: Dickson County Fairgrounds, Dickson
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: Treat yourself to 2 days of fun at the 14th Annual TN Fiber Festival! Lots of workshops and learning opportunities.

Knit New Hampshire PeaceTree Retreat

Date: March 30th – April 2nd, 2023
Location: Whitefield
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: Join fellow knitters for a lovely retreat at the Mountain View Grand Resort. Practice yoga each day, and attend 3 knitting classes.

Vermont Knit & Fiber Retreat

Date: Mar 31th – April 2nd, 2023
Location: Highland Lodge, 1608 Craftsbury Road, Greensboro
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Work on fiber arts projects in company, such as spinning, carding, knitting, and crocheting.

Buckeye Alpaca Show

Date: March 25th – 26th, 2023
Location: Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: A live auction on Saturday evening, youth performance classes for the kids, a meet and greet, and an exhibitor party!

MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show

Date: March 31th – April 2nd 2023
Location: American Royal Hale Arena, Kansas City
State: Missouri
Country: USA
What to expect: Attend the two MOPACA shows over one weekend. Meet friendly alpacas, ask questions, buy products from local vendors and watch demonstrations.

h+h cologne

Date: March 31th – April 2nd, 2023
Location: Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln
Country: Germany
What to expect: For three days, everything at the Cologne exhibition centre revolves around the creativity of sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery and handicrafts.

YarnCon: Chicago’s Indie Fiber Fair

Date: March 31st – April 2nd, 2023
Location: Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall, Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: Next year’s yarn con will be full of vendors, and people celebrating the art of fibre. Explore the market and find fibre tools and yarn for knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and more.

April

Stitches At Home

Date: April 1st & 2nd, 2023
Location: Online Virtual Event
What to expect: 2 days of fun online classes and tutorials!

The Yarn Sellar Fiber Marketplace

Date: April 1st, 2023
Location: Union Bluff Hotel, 8 Beach Street, York Beach
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy a day of fibre-y goodness at The Yarn Sellar’s market in The Union Bluff Hotel.

Spring into Wool: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: April 1st & 2nd, 2023
Location: The Grammar School, Leeds
Country: UK
What to expect: Loads of things to see, buy and do, including wonderful exhibitors! A wonderful range of workshops on both days.

Spring Fiber Expo

Date: April 1st & 2nd, 2023
Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
What to expect: Discover the joys of wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – and meet tons of cute animals.

Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair

Date: April 8th, 2023
Location: Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: A big celebration of the fibre arts. Shop for yarn, tools, books, dyes and more to help you with your next project.

Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop

Date: April 13th – 16th, 2023
Location: Varying shops in Minnesota
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Join your friends on a shop hop to lovely yarn stores in Minnesota.

Swiss Yarn Festival

Date: April 14th -16th, 2023
Location: Zeughausstrasse, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
What to expect: Go celebrate yarn in lovely Switzerland at this Swiss Yarn Festival.

Sawmill Creek Fiber Retreat: Fun With Entrelac

Date: April 14th – 16th, 2023
Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center, 1032 Hoffmaster Rd Knoxville
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy 2 nights at the beautiful eco-friendly Blue Mountain Retreat Centre. Choose a knitting pattern to suit your level, kick back, enjoy company with friends, and munch down on 6 delicious meals over the weekend.

Los Angeles Yarn Crawl

Date: April 20th -23rd, 2023
Location: Yarn Shops sprawled across L.A, USA
What to expect: Explore L.A’s fibre stores in this 4-day long yarn crawl. Each shop will have special free patterns to collect, trunk shows to attend, yarn to buy and prizes to get! Hop in the car and get ready to visit the best yarn stores L.A has to offer.

Next Level Knitting Conference

Date: April 21st -23rd, 2023
Location: Virtual
What to expect: Join this virtual event to learn, socialize, and have fun. There will be lots of classes to attend.

Fiesta: Juried Show & Fiber Arts Exhibition

Date: April 2024
Location: Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex, New Mexico State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque
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 creativity in the fiber arts.

Sheepish in Seattle

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

Shepherd’s Extravaganza

Date: April, 20th – 23th, 2023
Location: Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit the Washington state fairgrounds for a day of demonstrations, workshops, sales and all things sheep!

Interweave Yarn Fest

Date: Apri1 12th -15th, 2023
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.

YarnOver SleepOver Retreat

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

Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society Fibre Frolic

Date: April 15th, 2023
Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Support local fibre producers at this year’s Golden Fleece Fibre Frolic. Browse knitting supplies, books, and yarns.

10-Night South of Ireland with Aran Islands

Date: April 17th – 27th, 2023
Location: Ireland
What to expect: Relax and enjoy 10 nights in Ireland. Go sightseeing, eat a Dublin restaurant, and attend guided tours around some of Ireland’s famous attractions.

Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts Fiber Frolic

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Online
What to expect: A one-day event with classes and demos. Currently holding Zoom meetings every few weeks on Sunday.

Denmark Sheepfest

Date: Cancelled
Location: Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Denmark Sheepfest is a big day of sheep shearing, demonstrations, and fibre displays.

Woolith Fair: A Greater Vancouver Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Varying shops around Vancouver
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Take a trip to local Vancouver yarn stores over 3 days. Open to everyone!

NYC Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrate friends, community and all things fiber.

Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival

Date: April 21st – 23rd, 2023
Location: Gilmer County Civic Center, Ellijay
State: Georgia
Country: USA
What to expect: There will be a marketplace with fibre vendors all day, with everything to yarn and knitting tools, to beads and buttons.

Unwind: A Fiber Arts Getaway

Date: April 28th – May 1st, 2023
Location: Meadowbrook Inn, Blowing Rock
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Take a relaxing break at the Meadowbrook Inn at Blowing Rock! Enjoy classes, meet friends, take a walk nearby, or just unwind.

Skein Away

Date: April 20th – 23rd, 2023
Event Location: W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake, USA
What to expect: Lots of creative fun with workshops and demonstrations!

Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival

Date: April 21st – 23rd, 2023
Event Location: Gilmer Fairground, Ellijay, GA, USA
What to expect: Attend some workshops, watch the fashion show and browse lots of vendors at the Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival.

Sheep Shearing Festival

Date: April 22, 2023
Location: Gore Place, Waltham
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit Gore Place for a day of traditional sheepshearing, yarn shopping, window shopping, and lots more fibre fun.

Now you’ve got events to add to your calendar, look at my baby blanket yarn guide.

Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival

Date: April 29th, 2023
Location: North Haven Fairgrounds
State: Connecticut
Country: USA
What to expect: This fiber event encourages sheepkeeping in Connecticut, and is a fun day out for all the family.

Toronto Knitter’s Frolic

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

Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival

Date: April 29th, 2023
Location: Wyoming Inn, Wyoming
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Return to the annual Fiber Flurry in Wyoming to buy from your favorite vendors.

Peace Fiber Fest

Date: April 24th, 2022
Location: George Dawson Inn, Dawson Creek
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
What to expect: Meet indie dyers, handspinners, weavers, local yarn shops, pattern designers.

Knitting Tour in Umbria with André de Castro

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Umbria, Italy
What to expect: Learn the techniques of Shetland and Estonian lace with this knitting tour is Umbria.

Scotland/Shetland Knitting Tour

Date: April 27th, 2023
Location: Shetland, Scotland
What to expect: 10 nights of adventure in Scotland with accomodation included. Meet Hazel Tindall, Lucy Hague, Marion Foster and many other talented knitting celebs.

Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta

Date: April 28th & 29th, 2023
Location: Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum, Seguin
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit your favorite vendors, watch demos and take classes!

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

Date: April 28th & 29th, 2023
Location: Legacy Events Center, Farmington
State: Utah
Country: USA
What to expect: Support this nonprofit organization while also having 2 days of fiber fun!

Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase

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

May

Yarnival: PNW (Pacific Northwest) Fall Yarn Crawl

Date: May 4th – 7th, 2023
Location: From Fife down around and back up the west side of the Puget Sound, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy 4 days of fiber fun visiting yarn stores across Washington

Shepherds Market Fall Fiber Festival

Date: May 12th, 13th & 14th, 2023
Location: Hotel Millwright/Amana Woolen Mill, Iowa, USA
What to expect: Hand-spun and mill-spun yarns. Yarns from sheep, alpaca, llama, angora, goat, and many others. If it’s not yarn you fancy there’s raw fiber, batts, clouds or spinning wheels, looms and anything else fiber enthusiasts like.

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 6th & 7th, 2023
Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: A massive celebration of all things sheep! There’s food, music, demos, sales and workshops.

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Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

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

London Craft Week

Date: May 8th – 14th, 2023
Location: Varying loactions around London
Country: UK
What to expect: This spectacular week of crafts features not only the fiber arts, but other crafts.

Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 12th – 14th, 2023
Location: Washington County Fair, Stillwater
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: This sheep festival will be full of competition, fleece skirting and sheep shearing. A perfect opportunity to watch the sheepkeeping pros at work.

Sheep to Shawl

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Willamette Heritage Center, Salem
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: What to expect: this New Hampshire fleece festival will feature fleece sales, judging, and multiple workshops including Sheep Health, Cooking Lamb lessons, and yarn spinning.

New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: May 13th & 14th, 2023
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: Don’t miss the long list of workshops and demos on woolen clothes-making as well as caring for your animals.

Northwest LYS Tour

Date: May 17th – 21st, 2023
Location: Puget Sound, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Shops gather and work together to plan a fabulous tour with prizes, free patterns, and discounts.

Great Alaskan Knitting Cruise

Date: May 7th – 21st, 2023
Country: Alaska
What to expect: Take a 14-day knitting cruise from Vancouver through to Inside Passage with Margaret Holzmann.

Annual Fiber in the Forest

Date: May 19th – 21st, 2023
Location: Camp Myrtlewood, Myrtle Point, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy a few fiber-filled days camping or lodging in the forest at Camp Myrtlewood.

Wool @J13

Date: 2023 to be confirmed
Location: Bishton Hall, Staffordshire
Country: UK
What to expect: Grab a coffee, wander around the stalls of Wool@J13, and meet fluffy sheep!

Vermont Retreat

Date: May 18th – 21st, 2023
Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn how to knit Afghani mittens in the first session of the 2023 classes.

Spring Knitting Retreat in Icelandic Nature with Hélène Magnússon

Date: May 10th – 16th, 2023 (Fully booked)
Location: Reykjavík
Country: Iceland
What to expect: Hikes, knitting workshops and accommodation in the lovely Reykjavik guesthouse.

What are the top knitting needles for beginners? See my post.

Grandma’s Sheep Thrills Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Interweave Escapes

Date: To be confirmed
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 18th – 21st, 2023
Location: Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Take a break and up your skills at this fabulous retreat.

Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival

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

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

Date: May 20th & 21st, 2023
Location: Masterson State Park, Lexington
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: Join the Kentucky Fiber Festival for workshops competitions, and vendors.

Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival

Date: May 20th & 21st, 2023
Location: Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville
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.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: May 25th – 29th, 2023
Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Join Anniken Allis for a Thursday workshop featuring one of her beautiful brioche designs.

Sacramento County Fair Wool Show

Date: May 25th – 29th, 2023
Location: Cal Expo, Sacramento
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: A fun day out for the whole family with extraordinary products & service, and lots of fun activities.

Okanagan Knitting Retreat

Date: May 26th – 28th, 2023
Location: Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC, Canada
What to expect: No matter your experience with knitting, you’ll learn something with this lovely retreat in Sorrento!

Woolfest Auckland

Date: May 27th, 2023
Location: Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
What to expect: With over 70 vendors, food trucks and drinks, you are sure to satisfy your thirst for yarn and coffee!

Cowboy Yarn Crawl

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

Highland Wool Fest

Date: May 27th, 2023
Location: Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer, Scotland
What to expect: Enjoy browsing the various yarn stalls, buying and getting advice on projects.

Great Lakes Fiber Show

Date: May 27th – 28th, 2023
Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: This fun weekend will include competitions, sheep shows and adorable angora rabbits!

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Date: May 27th – 28th, 2023
Location: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Exhibitions, fiber events and lots about sheep!

100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Fair

Date: May 29th, 2023
Location: Bradley Centre, Coombs, British Columbia, Vancouver Island
Country: Canada
What to expect: Come and enjoy the displays, spinning demonstrations and many talented vendors.

June

The Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday

Date: June 21st – 26th, 2023
Location: Shetland Islands, 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. In the company of like-minded knitters, who share your passion for knitting.

Leeds Wool Festival

Date: June 3rd, 2023
Location: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds, England, UK
What to expect: The original city festival of wool returns! Experience the wonder of wool through craft stalls, workshops, live demonstrations, and a pop-up tearoom!

Fiber Fusion Northwest

Date: June 3rd & 4th, 2023
Location: Evergreen Fairgrounds Building, Monroe, Washington, USA
What to expect: Supporting fiber artists, local breeders, and fiber related businesses by increasing public awareness of natural fibers and their many creative uses.

Spring & Fiber Fest

Date: June 3rd & 4th, 2023
Location: El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, NM, USA
What to expect: Experience traditional activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, canoa carving, rope making, bread baking, crafts for children & more!

Maine Fiber Frolic

Date: June 3rd & 4th, 2023
Location: Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME, USA
What to expect: Participate in a knit-along/crochet-along leading up the the Frolic. What’s a better project than to make yourself a Market Bag for shopping during the weekend!

Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair

Date: June 3rd & 4th, 2023
Location: Emmet County Fairgrounds, Petoskey, Michigan, USA
What to expect: This year’s Tip of the Mitt features interesting workshops, as always. Learn to tablet weave, knit portuguese style, and knit sock heels with various talented instructors.

Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

Date: June 3rd & 4th, 2023
Location: The Pioneer Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
What to expect: A two-day festival of creativity, history, and community, events include sheep, alpaca, and goat shearing.

Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair

Date: June 10th, 2023
Location: Canal Market District, 36 East Canal Street, Newark, Ohio, USA
What to expect: A free to attend fiber fair with lots of woolly goodness, angora, cashmere, alpaca and many more beautiful fibers.

British Columbia’s Salt Spring Island

Date: June 20th – 27th, 2023
Event Location: British Columbia, Canada
What to expect: Design your own garment and learn about felted light and layers with Laurie Steffler.

Fibre Feast SA

Date: March 26th, 2023
Location: Blackfriars Priory School, 17 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA, Australia
What to expect: Fibre Feast SA is a fantastic fibre & yarn event in South Australia with lots of wonderful vendors.

Vogue Knitting Destinations

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Scotland
What to expect: Explore beautiful Scotland in this year’s Vogue Knitting Destinations.

World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

Date: 2023 to be confirmed
Location: Textile Centre, University Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
What to expect: Help care for the enviroment by purchasing second hand fibre and tools at the World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale. Mother Earth will thank you!

h+h americas

Date: June 21st – 23rd, 2023
Location: Donald E Stephens Convention & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL, USA
What to expect: h+h americas is an all-inclusive industry event uniting all types of handicrafts.

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Hiking and Knitting under the Midnight Sun with Hélène Magnússon

Date: June 27th – July 4th, 2023
Location: Iceland
What to expect: Enjoy hiking and knitting around the mountain range of Tröllaskagi, and learn about traditional Icelandic mittens.

Squam Into The Mystic

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
What to expect: Encourage your creativity to flow at this beautiful retreat with an equally beautiful venue.

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Date: 2023 (Cancelled)
Location: Misty Isle Farms, Vashon Island, Washington, USA
What to expect: The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast and is held on the breathtaking rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms.

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Estes Park Wool Market

Date: June 10th & 11th, 2023
Location: Estes Park Events Complex, Estes Park, Colorado, USA
What to expect: Estes Park will be holding a Wool Market and workshops during the previous two days!

The Knitting Hotel Getaway

Date: June 22nd – 25th, 2023
Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Relax and enjoy making together with a bunch of splendid fellow knitters.

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival

Date: June 2nd & 3rd, 2023
Location: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, Indiana, USA
What to expect: This festival is for all ages and it’s free! Have a go at fiber activities and workshops with great instructors.

Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

Date: June 2nd & 3rd, 2023
Location: Higgins Fairgrounds, Sparta, North Carolina, USA
What to expect: A beautiful fiber festival at the equally beautiful Blue Mountains in NC. Learn spinning, felting and tie die for beginners.

Sheep To Shawl Studio Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed (cancelled)
Location: Sheep to Shawl Studio & Store, Vermont, USA
What to expect: Learn yarn dying in this Color Infusion themed retreat.

Yarn Lovers Tour of Ireland

Date: June 11th – 20th, 2023
Location: Ireland
What to expect: Knit, relax and visit the following attractions: Epic Ireland, Cahir Castle, Blarney Castle & Kilkenny Castle.

Live Online Knitting Workshops

Date: January 22nd, 2023
Location: Online
What to expect: Enjoy online workshops every month with instructor Donna Druchunas.

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Date: June 16th – 19th, 2023
Location: Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, Washington, USA
What to expect: Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s Strung along retreats are full of fun activities for knitters and lovely accomodations.

Iceland Knit Fest

Date: June (to be confirmed)
Location: Blönduós School & Sports Center
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.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

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

Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival

Date: June 10th, 2023
Location: Fenelon Falls Community Centre, Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Support small businesses with this fiber festival. Vendors, fiber enthusiasts and plenty of fun!

Central New York Fiber Festival

Date: June 10th – 11th, 2023
Location: Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, New York, USA
What to expect: The Central Fiber Arts Festival features 120 stalls full of alpacas, fiber, and equipment.

Blue Hills Fibre Festival

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

Hudson Valley Yarn Trail

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

Aberdeen Yarn Fest

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

East Mountain Fiber Tour

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

House Mountain Yarn Co. Knitting Retreat

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

Fibre Arts Festival

Date: June 4th, 2023
Location: Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
What to expect: A Fibre Arts Workshop Festival in Australia featuring Fibre Artists from around the world.

Maine Knitting Cruise with with Mim Bird

Date: June 14th -18th, 2023
Location: Coast of Maine, Maine, USA
What to expect: Relax and knit on the Schooner J & E. Riggin with Mim Bird aound the coast of Maine.

Knit & Ride an Icelandic Horse with Hélène Magnússon

Date: June 17th – 24th, 2023
Location: Iceland
What to expect: This beautiful tour includes knitting…and horse riding! Learn about traditional Icelandic knitting techniques and knit your own ‘Riding Lopi Sweater’.

Woollinn: The Dublin Festival of Yarn

Date: 2023 (to be confirmed)
Location: City North Hotel and Conference Centre, Gormanstown, Co. Meath, Ireland
What to expect: Woollinn is a big fiber festival in Ireland. Lots of vendors, workshops and fun!

Sheep Is Life Celebration

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

Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

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

The Wool Monty

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Utilita Arena, Sheffield, UK
What to expect: The Wool Monty is an accommodating yarny space for everyone. Very accessible facilities and access for mobility scooters etc.

21-Day Polar Ice Cap Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel

Date: June 11th – July 2nd, 2023
Location: Various locations around the Artic Circle
What to expect: Journey to the Arctic Circle during the summer solstice. The cruise begins and ends in Rotterdam with lots of knitting goodness in between.

Fibre Week

Date: Jun 16th – 22nd, 2023
Location: Olds College, Olds, Alberta, Canada
What to expect: Enjoy a fun week full of fiber at the Olds College in Alberta.

Houston Fiber Fest

Date: June 23rd – 25th, 2023
Location: Berry Center, Cypress, Texas, USA
What to expect: Fantastic opportunity to learn from knitting experts with classes covering fabulous techniques. Improve your knitting skills and have fun!

Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Denmark Municipal Building, Congregational Church & Public Library, Denmark, Maine, USA
What to expect: Learn at fiber workshops around community sites with helpful and friendly teachers.

Bisbee Fiber Arts Retreat & Gathering

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

FibreX

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

Zombie Knitapocalypse Market

Date: June 21st, 2023
Event Location: Doubletree Hotel, Rochester, MN, USA
What to expect: Relax, eat, knit, and make new friends at this fun knitting event.

Maine Knitting Cruise

Date: June 22nd – 26th, 2023
Event Location: Rockland, Maine, USA
What to expect: Take a relaxing cruise around Penobscot bay. Enjoy knitting, making new friends and the beautiful ocean.

Annual Black Sheep Gathering

Date: June 23rd – 25th, 2023
Event Location: Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon, USA
What to expect: Be sure to stop by to see all of the beautiful wool-producing sheep, goats and alpacas.

Griffin Dyeworks Annual Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Arrowhead Ranch, Arrowhead, California, USA
What to expect: A Griffin Dyeworks Retreat featuring dying, spinning and more creative bits and bobs.

Woolfest: The Original British Wool Festival

Date: Cancelled
Event Location: Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, UK
What to expect: Provides a celebration of natural fibers and a showcase for the best of wool and wool crafts.

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Date: June 23rd – 26th, 2023
Event Location: Red Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
What to expect: Celebrate Indigenous Artists and beanie makers at this wonderful Beanie Festival!

Woolgathering Fiber Arts

Date: February 1st, 2023
Event Location: Trillium Vineyard, Bremen, Georgia, USA
What to expect: A weekly crafter’s meetup for knitters, crocheters and fiber artists! Bring your project and have some fun.

July

Capital FibreFest

Date: July 1st, 2023
Event Location: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
What to expect: Browse the stalls selling everything from fiber to craft supplies, or mingle with like minded-crafters at the specially made social space.

Maine Yarn Cruise

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Maine, USA
What to expect: A lovely knitting cruise featuring interesting projects and lots of time to explore the yarn shops in Maine.

Summer Knit Festival

Date: July 6th – 9th, 2023
Event Location: Toivola Old Courtyard, Jyväskylä, Finland
What to expect: Beautiful yarn to buy, lots of interesting courses, coffee and friends!

Estonian Craft Camp

Date: July 9th – 15th, 2023
Event Location: Viljandi, Estonia
What to expect: Experience a week of fiber activities at this Estonian fiber event.

Gayle Roehm: Japanese Knitting Stitches

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Great Northern Arts Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
What to expect: Gather under the midnight sun to celebrate the richness and diversity of arts in the north.

Yarningham

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Uffculme Centre, Moseley, Birmingham, UK
What to expect: Plenty of yarn and stitch based activities which are designed for everyone to take part in.

Fibre U Fiber Arts

Date: July 8th – 9th, 2023
Event Location: Cowan Civic Center, Lebanon, Missouri,USA
What to expect: Improve your crafting skills and knowledge with classes made for beginners and more advanced fiber artists.

NZ Machine Knitters’ Society National Festival

Date: June 13th – 17th, 2023
Event Location: Lindisfarne Community Centre, Invercargill, New Zealand
What to expect: Visit the Lindisfarne Community centre for days of festival fun. You’ll find stalls, fashion parades, lessons and tours.

The Great Toronto Yarn Hop

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

Autumn Ranch Retreat with Patty Lyons

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

Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Date: July 14th – 16th, 2023
Event Location: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
What to expect: Bendigo, Australia is home to the annual Australian Sheep & Wool Show. This spectacular event celebrates all things related to fiber and wool, from crafting and shearing to food and fashion.

Convergence: Handweavers Guild of America

Date: July 11th – 17th, 2024
Event Location: Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Seminars and workshops, marketplace, fashion show, private tours of artist spaces and a chance to meet like-minded, fiber loving people.

Arkansas Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Various locations around Arkansas, USA
What to expect: Bring your friends along on a fun tour of Arkansas’ great yarn shops.

Copper K Fiber Festival

Date: July 15th & 16th, 2023
Event Location: Copper K Barn, Whitehall, Montana, USA
What to expect: The Copper K Fiber Festival is a unique event held in Montana, USA that celebrates yarn and the art of knitting. Attendees will find a wide selection of colorful fibers and materials from local farms and businesses.

White Head Light Station Knitting Retreat

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

Annual Grazing Hills Fiber Festival

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

Ann Kingstone Yorkshire Knitting Tour

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

Super Summer Knittogether

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

Jumpers and Jazz in July

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

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: July 13th – 16th, 2023
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
What to expect: Learn the basics of beaded lacework patterns for shawls, sweaters, vests and more from world-renowned lace expert Anniken Allis.

Central Carolina Yarn Crawl

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

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat

Date: July 6th – 10th, 2023
Event Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
What to expect: Learn about Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Percentage System; the basic principles of creating garments with the help of a few simple measurements.

Wine Country Yarn Hop

Date: July 14th – 16th, 2023
Event Location: Sonoma County, California, USA
What to expect: The Wine Country Yarn Hop is an annual event in Northern California for yarn lovers. It consists of 5 yarn shops to explore.

Virginia Highlands Festival

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

Intermountain Weavers Conference

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

Yorkshire Yarn Fest

Date: March 4th & 5th, 2023
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Join in the fun for online sessions with special guests, classes and demonstrations.

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat 3

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

Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat

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

Fiber Christmas in July

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

Denver Boutique Week

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

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Spin In

Date: February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2023
Event Location: Online
What to expect: This social event occurs every Thursday. Bring your spinning wheel and have a chat with other crafters on Zoom.

Wandering Ewe: Southeastern Wisconsin Yarn Crawl

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

Steel Valley Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Greater Pittsburgh region, USA
What to expect: Stock up your yarn stash, support local small businesses, and have fun at yarn shops in the Pittsburgh region!

Summer Wool Festival

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

Fibre East: British Natural Fibre & Craft

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

Chicago Yarn Crawl

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

Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Northern Colorado & Southern Wyoming, USA
What to expect: Wind your way through Southern Wyoming and Northern Colorado to explore all the fiber goodness the region has to offer.

I75 Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, USA
What to expect: Travel from yarn shop to yarn shop to see what is new for the fall season, experience the ambiance of each shop, and win prizes!

August

Northern Illinois Sheep & Fiber Festival At The McHenry County Fair

Date: August 1st – 6th, 2023
Location: McHenry County Fair, Woodstock, IL, USA
What to expect: Various activities to take part in, learn, and purchase anything from art supplies to finished handmade products. Not to metion different livestock expos and demonstrations.

North Ronaldsay SheepFest

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

British Isles Knitting Cruise with Lucy Neatby & Alissa Barton

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

Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

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

Annual Bartlett Yarn Open House

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: 20 Water Street, Harmony, Maine, USA
What to expect: Explore the inner workings of this yarn company by taking a tour of their grounds.

Fiber Arts Festival

Date: August 5th & 6th, 2023
Event Location: Hartl Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, North Dakota, USA
What to expect: Providing an event for gathering the fiber community, educating about the fiber arts, and a marketplace for all things fiber related.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

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

Fiberfest Eureka!

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

I-91 Shop Hop

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

Yarnfolk Wool Fest

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

Stitch Yourself Happy

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

Knitting in the Faroe Islands with Katrina I Geil

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Faroe Islands, Denmark
What to expect: Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travelers who share your passion for knitting. Learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project.

WoolstockEast

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

Twist Fibre Festival

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

Wollfestival

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

PURL Indiana Yarn Crawl

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

Michigan Fiber Festival & Fiber Arts Workshops

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

Vermont Knit & Fiber Summer Retreat

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

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

Knitterati Retreat

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

Fibrations!

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

Yarn Along the Rockies (Yarn Crawl)

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

Fibre Love Retreat

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

Knit Along Yarn Retreat

Date: August 10th – 12th, 2023
Event Location: Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville, KY, USA
What to expect: Dyeing plant based workshops, mini market, and a Knit Along! Learn new techniques and gather with like minded people.

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland

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

Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS, USA
What to expect: Encompassing many areas of fiber craft including knitting, crochet, spinning and related crafts such as weaving and dyeing.

Knit August Nights: Yarn and Stitch Retreat

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

Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival

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

Texas Yarn Trail: A Texas Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Texas, USA
What to expect: The Texas Yarn Trail is a unique opportunity to explore some of the best yarn shops in the state. Featuring 9 different stores, it’s a must-do for any serious knitter or crocheter.

Fibre Spirit

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Barrie Curling Club, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Vendors from the fibre community showcasing fibres, yarns, beads, notions, embellishments.

Wool@Portsoy

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

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast
Knitting Tour

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

Cruise to Canada & New England

Date: 2023 to be confirmed
Event Location: Canada, New England
What to expect: Vogue Knitting is proud to present a Cruise to Canada & New England. This knitting cruise will take you to historic ports, charming waterfront attractions and more.

Northern Isles Knitting Cruise with JC Briar

Date: August 28 – September 11
Event Location: Sails from Amsterdam visiting Norway, Iceland, and Scotland
Country: Europe & UK

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

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Lancaster Convention Center & Marriott, Lancaster, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA

British Wool Show

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: York Auction Centre, Murton, York, England, UK
What to expect: Supporting the Campaign for wool in raising the profile of British Wool and the many products produced.

Pacific Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Marconi State Historic Park, Point Reyes, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Special Retreat full of fibery goodness

Slow Stitching Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Riederalp-Aletsch Arena, Rhone Valley/Valais Region, 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: To be confirmed
Event Location: Dharma Mountain Meditation and Freedom Resort, Norway
State:
Country: Norway

DFW Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Internationwool Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Anglesey Showground, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, UK
State: Wales
Country: UK

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: Check for 2023 dates
Event Location: Ireland
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa.

Knitting Hotel Getaway with Jeanette Sloan

Date: August (Fully booked)
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.

Wild West Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Cherokee Park Ranch, Livermore, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA

September

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland: Lace Week

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

Monterey County Fair Wool Show

Date: September 1-5, 2022
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.

White Head Light Station Knitting Retreat

Date: September 1 – 6, 2022
Event Location: Whitehead Light Station, Whitehead Island, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Whether you’re a skilled knitter or a beginner, this is an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by your fellow knitters.

Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering

Date: September 3-5, 2022
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.

Southern Wool Show: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: September 3 & 4. 2022
Event Location: Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, England, UK
State: Berkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Wonderful exhibitors, A superb range of workshops covering knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needle felting and arm knitting.

Knit Maine – Knitting and Yoga Adventures by Peacetree Fiber Adventures

Date: September 8-11, 2022
Event Location: Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, Quechee, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Yoga and Knitting, the perfect combination for a lovely retreat. Enjoy fabulous workshops. Teachers in attendance include Louis Boria from Brooklyn Boy Knits among others.

Great Northwest Fibre Festival

Date: August 27, 2023
Event Location: Connaught Youth Centre, Prince George BC
Country: Canada
What to expect: Wonderful dyers, spinners, weavers, pattern designers, potters, woodworkers, needlecrafters and local yarn stores. Their youngest ever vendor this year is 8 years old!

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Date: August 27, 2023
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.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Margaret Radcliffe

Date: September 4-10, 2022
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!

Makkin Our Way Through Shetland: Fair Isle Week with Anne Frost (sold out)

Date: Sept 4 – 11, 2022
Event Location:
Country: Scotland
What to expect: One week dedicated to the wonderful Fair Isle knitting tradition.

WYY Llamafest – Western New York Llamafest

Date: Sept 10 & 11, 2022
Country: USA
What to expect: Lots of activities showcasing Llamas.

Altmonte Fibrefest: A Festival of the Fibre Arts

Date: September 7-11, 2022
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.

San Diego Yarn Crawl

Date: September 8-11, 2022
Event Location: 6 San Diego county yarn stores and 2 alpaca farms, San Diego, California
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit all the participating stores to stock up on your Fiber art passions.

Workshops with Åsa Tricosa

Date: 15–18 September, 2022
Event Location: Nordby Wooldays Fanø,
Country: Denmark
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. Language (Swedish – Danish)

Jimmy Beans Wool Biggest Little Getaway

Date: September 21 -25
Event Location: Peppermill Resort Reno Nevada
Country: USA
What to expect:  Enjoy five knit or crochet classes taught by wickedly talented instructors! Including Amy Gunderson, Afifa Sayeed, Beth Whiteside, Justine Chenel for knitting and Linda Dean and Tamara Kelly for crochet. Learn from these experts for new stitch techniques and ways to troubleshoot your works in progress.

DFW Fiber Fest

Date: September 22 – 25, 2022
Event Location: Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrate the fibre arts at the DFW Fiber Fest! You’ll learn loads at the classes in crochet, knitting, spinning and weaving.

Rocky Mountains Knitting Retreat

Date: September 22-25, 2022
Event Location: Alta Lodge, Alta, UT
State: Utah
Country: USA
What to expect: Knit, relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.

Great Montana Sheep Drive

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Knitting & Yoga Adventures

Date: Sept 8 – 11, 2022
Event Location: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Three days of yoga classes taught by six instructors. Each evening we knit and share meals together. It’s like summer camp for grownups with yarn.

Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp

Date: September 9 – 11, 2022
Event Location: Camp Sunrise, near Gibsons, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: September 9 – 11, 2022
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.

Natural Fiber Fair

Date: September 10 & 11, 2022
Event Location: Arcata Community Center, Arcata, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Wonderful fiber sellers. Enjoy the Fiber Circle for spinners, weavers and knitters.

Salida Fiber Festival

Date: September 10& 11, 2022
Event Location: Riverside Park, Salida, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA

Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival

Date: September 10=11, 2022
Event Location: Harford Fairgrounds, Harford, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: A celebration of fiber animals, products and activities.

Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival

Date: 10 – 11, 2022
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.

Knit Ireland with Laura Nelkin

Date: September 13 – 22, 2022
Event Location: Ireland
What to expect: Ireland is stunning at any time of year, but in September it is at its most spectacular, especially for knitters. See its sights, history, and culture. There will be a special visit to the Aran Islands, Laura’s favorite place on earth, as well as a variety of educational workshops.

Fiber College of Maine

Date: September 8 – 11, 2022
Event Location: Searsport Shores Ocean Camping, Searsport, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: A fiber festival whose sole reason for being is to celebrate the fiber arts in all forms.

Starlight Knitting Society Camp Starlight

Date: September 15-18, 2022
Event Location: Vernonia Springs, Vernonia, OR
Country: USA
What to expect: Camping and plenty of knitting classes to improve your skills.

Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl

Date: September 15 -18, 2022
Event Location: Various
State: Nevada and California
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy shops, homes, ranches, warehouses, and more in the Biggest Little City and Lake Tahoe.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: Sept 29, 2022
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
Country: UK
What to expect: Lots of techniques can be learned, or you can just bring your knitting and crochet.

Midwest Fiber Arts Trail

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Jefferson, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: A range of fiber arts trails in different areas of the midwest.

Oslo Strikkefestival (Knitting Festival)

Date: September 10 -11, 2022
Event Location: Norsk Folkemuseum and Deichmanske Main Library, Oslo, Norway
State: Oslo
Country: Norway

Perth Festival of Yarn

Date: September 10 & 11, 2022
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.

Machias Fiber Festival

Date: September 10, 2022
Event Location: Elm Street School, Machias, ME
Country: USA
What to expect: Lots of great vendors

Cornish Yarn Festival

Date: To be confirmed
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 Retreat

Date: Check for 2023 dates
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.

Ballycastle Knits Ireland Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Propagansey: The Fascinating World of the Knitted Gansey

Date: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA

Authentic Iceland Hiking & Knitting Tour with Hélène Magnússon

Date: September 15 – 22, 2022 SOLD OUT (check 2023 Dates)
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.

San Diego Yarn Crawl

Date: September 8 – 11, 2022
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.

AffiKNITy Knitting Retreat with Patty Lyons, Cecelia Campochiaro, Bristol Ivy, Gudrun Johnson, and Diane Ivey

Date: September 8 – 11, 2022
Event Location: Sebasco Harbor Resort, Casco Bay, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting classes with wonderful experts, sit, knit and relax in beautiful surroundings and a marketplace for all your fibery needs.

Stitchtopia Craft Holidays

Date: Check 2023 dates
Event Location: Iceland
What to expect: In the company of Karie Westermann, you’ll step ashore at five fascinating ports of call.

Manitoba Fibre Festival

Date: September 9-10, 2022
Event Location: Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
What to expect: A two day event celebrating the community of farmers and fiber artists.

California Wool and Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA, 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!

Stacked Stitches Retreat with Xandy Peters

Date: September 13 – 15
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.

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair

Date: September 10, 2022
Event Location: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Guest speaker Julie Crawford will discuss – Knitting & Embroidery and how to upgrade your knits.

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.

Olde Liberty Fibre Faire

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

Farm to Fiber Festival

Date: September 10, 2022
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.

Sacred Makers Soul Retreat

Date: September 14 – 18, 2022
Event Location: Squam Lake, New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: The teachers attending are Emma Freeman, Rachel Barclay and Roben-Marie Smith. Enjoy the relaxing and beautiful nature that is Squam Lake. A pop up market where attendees and teachers can sell their crafts.

Kansas City Yarn Crawl

Date: September 15 – 18, 2022
Event Location: local yarn shops in Kansas City
Country: USA
What to expect: Visiting lovely stores as a celebration of shared love of yarn and fiber arts.

Knitting & Crochet Guild UK Convention

Date: September 16-18, 2022
Event Location: The Hayes, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU
Country: United Kingdom
What to expect: Exclusively for members of the guild.

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

Date: September 16 , 2022
Event Location: Shetland Islands and Scotland
What to expect: Fabulous classes with the experts on Fair Isle knitting and Shetland lace with a tour of Jamieson of Shetland’s Mill and Urdale Sheep farm.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Casapinka

Date: September 23-27, 2022
Event Location: J&E Riggin Schooner, Penobscot, Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA

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

Date: To be confirmed
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

James River Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Fanø International Knit Festival

Date: September 15- 18, 2022
Event Location: Fanø, Denmark
What to expect: Workshops, exhibitions, talks, fashion show, unique boutique stands, live music, good food, entertainment, terrific company and inspiration.

North Country Fiber Fair

Date: September 16 – 18, 2022
Event Location: Codington County Extension Complex, Watertown, SD
State: South Dakota
Country: USA

Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl

Date: September 16 -24, 2022
Event Location: Various locations around the Charlotte Area, NC
Country: USA
What to expect:

Maine Spinners’ Registry Fiber Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza

Date: To be confirmed
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 17, 2022
Location: Shabbona Park, Earlville, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: Three shelters, restrooms with cold water, a playground, and fishing ponds.

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival

Date: Cancelled and no commitment for 2023
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.

Wool Gathering

Date: September 17 & 18, 2022
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.

Sneffels Fiber Festival

Date: September 24 & 25, 2022
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: To be confirmed
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.

Florida Fiber-In

Date: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
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.

Knitting in Yorkshire

Date: To be confirmed
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.

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

Date: To be confirmed
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

Date: September 22-25, 2022
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.

DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) Fiber Fest

Date: September 22-25, 2022
Location: Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX
State:
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and dyeing are related crafts are catered for. Wonderful fiber instructors and speakers and local and regional teachers.

Common Ground Fiber Marketplace & Fleece Tent

Date: September 23-25, 2022
Location: Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity, ME
State:
Country: USA

Prince Edward County Fibrefest

Date: September 23-25, 2022
Event Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward island, Canada
What to expect: Marketplace, Workshops, Meet the experts,

Knitting Guild of Santa Cruz Fall Retreat

Date: September 23-25, 2022
Location: St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, CA
State:
Country: USA
What to expect: Relax, knit and meet new friends and old.

Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing

Date: September 24, 2022
Location: Joe Stephenson Park, Bayfield, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrating the rural life of the Bayfield area with running of the sheep and much more.

National Alpaca Farm Days

Date: September 24 – 25, 2022
Location: Various locations
Country: USA

Southwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat with Carol Feller

Date: September 25 – October 1, 2022
Location: Parknasilla Hotel, Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland
State: Co. Kerry
Country: Ireland

WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: September 29 – October 2, 2022
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.
Experts Saffiyah Talley, Patty Lyons, Cecelia Campochiaro, Laura Nelkin, Barry Klein and Margaret Rad

Virtual Knitting Tour To Portugal

Date: September 30 – Oct 2 , 2022
Location: Online
What to expect: A weekend full of learning about Portuguese knitting, virtual tours of interesting places in Portugal, Portuguese culture and cooking! Knitting teachers are Andrea Wong, André de Castro, MariaG, Paula Pereira

Best of Shetland Islands and Scotland Knitting Tour

Date: September 30 , 2022
Location: Shetland Islands and Scotland
What to expect: Fabulous classes with the experts on Fair Isle knitting and Shetland lace with a tour of Jamieson of Shetland’s Mill and Urdale Sheep farm.

What the Knit! Guild Fall Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Green Mountain Spinnery, Putney, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Expert instructor and fibery goodness

Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival

Date: September 24 -25, 2022
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.

Yarndale

Date: September 24 &25, 2022
Event Location: Skipton Auction Mart
State: Skipton, England
Country: UK

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

Date: September 24 & 25, 2022
Event Location: Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA

Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival

Date: September 24 & 25, 2022
Event Location: Alpena Events Complex, 701 Woodward Avenue, Alpena, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Yarn/fiber and food vendors, fiber classes, sheep and pasture management sessions and a pasture tour at the Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival.

Knitting Retreat in Tuscany

Date: September 24 – October 1, 2022
Event Location: Old Oak Country Master house, Tuscany, Italy
Country: Italy
What to expect: Explore magical parts of Italy and enjoy your knitting in magnificent locations.

Sheep Drive and Wool & Livery Fair

Date: September 25, 2022
Event Location: Southwark Bridge, City of London, England, UK
Country: United Kingdom

mYak Knitting Retreat with Isabell Krämer

Date: September 25-29, 2022
Event Location: Langhe Region, Italy
Country: Italy
What to expect:

Fiber Arts Fest

Date: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
Event Location: Twin Cities, MN & WI
State: Minnesota, Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Connecting people, farms, & fiber.

Knitwork: 4th Knitting and Crochet Festival

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Shetland Wool Week

Date: September 24 – October 2, 2022
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.

Knit City: A Modern Fibre Event

Date: September 24 – 25, 2022
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.

Masham Sheep Fair

Date: September 24 & 25, 2022
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.

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

Date: September 25-29, 2022
Event Location: El Monte Sagrado Taos, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Taking your fiber repertoire to the next level, opening your mind up to new ways to work and having fun with like-minded fiberists are the goals of the retreat!

Participants of all skill levels are welcome. All you need is curiosity and a desire to strive for new heights!

Fiber Trails of the Upper Rio Grande

Date: September 27- October 2, 2022
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.

Knitter’s Day Out

Date: September 30 – October 1, 2022
Location: Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Lots of fibery goodness

Best of Shetland Islands and Scotland

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

Southwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

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

October

Western New York Fiber Arts Festival

Date: October 1, 2022
Event Location: East Aurora Rink, East Aurora, NY
Country: USA
What to expect: Shopping, classes and demonstrations

3 Bags Full Wool Market

Date: October 7th, 2023
Location: The Public Hall, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK
What to expect: This year’s wool market will have lots of vendors,

Mount Hollow Farm Stitch & Spin

Date: October 1, 2022
Event Location: Tazewell 
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: Stitch & Spin is a weekly event that happens every Saturday! Everyone who loves fiber can come for free!

Mountain and Valley Wool Festival

Date: October 1 – 2, 2022
Event Location: Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrations, workshops,

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: October 2-3
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.

Taos Wool Festival (Now Mountain And Valley Wool Festival)

Date: October 1-2, 2022
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.

Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheepdog Trials

Date: October 1 & 2, 2022
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!

Lambtown USA Fiber Fair

Date: October 1-2, 2022
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.

Knit Eat Festival

Date: October 1 – 2, 2022
Event Location: L’Embarcadère, Lyon, France
Country: France
What to expect: Workshops and vendors and food stalls

Boorowa Irish Woolfest: The Running of the Sheep

Date: October 2, 2022
Event Location: Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
What to expect: In Boorowa, New South Wales, enjoy the spectacle of the “Running of the Sheep”.

Fiber Center at the Fryeburg Fair

Date: October 2 -9, 2022
Event Location: Fryeburg, ME
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy workshops and demonstrations

13-Day Jewels of Scandinavia Knitting Cruise

Date: October 2 -15, 2022
Event Location: Cruise from the Netherlands to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany
Country: Various
What to expect: Cruising to beautiful parts of the northern Europe and shopping and of course knitting!

Carcassonne Crochet Retreat with Lucy from Attic24

Date: October 3 -10, 2022
Event Location: Best Western Hotel Le Donjon, Carcassonne, France
Country: France
What to expect: Join Lucy, the crocheter behind popular blog Attic24, to a relaxing retreat to Carcassonne to discover the secrets behind her famous crochet patterns.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Date: October 5 -9, 2022
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.

Welsh Knitting Retreat with Sasha Kagan

Date: October 6 – 10, 2022
Event Location: Various locations
Country: Wales
What to expect: Discover the Welsh textile industry on this tour, which takes a closer look at Welsh wool and quilting and knitting workshops with Sasha Kagan

Knitting & Stitching Show

Date: October 6 -9, 2022
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.

Kentucky Wool Festival

Date: October 7 – 9, 2022
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.

Atlanta Knitting Guild Superstar Weekend

Date: October 7 – 9, 2022
Event Location: Dunwoody Parks North Shallowford Annex, Dunwoody, GA
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy a celebrity knitter, workshops and classes.

Bergen Knitting Festival

Date: Back in 2023
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.

Knitting & Stitching Show

Date: October 6-9, 2022
Event Location: London
Country: UK
What to expect: 100s of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies.

Countryside Artisans Farm Tours

Date: October 7-9, 2022
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.

Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas: Hill Country Yarn Crawl

Date: October 7-16, 2022
Event Location: Hill Country, TX
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit wonderful yarn stores

King’s County Fiber Festival

Date: October 8, 2022
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!

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival

Date: October 8, 2022
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.

New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour

Date: October 8 & 9, 2022
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

Mid-Plains Fiber Fair

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

Fall Fiber Expo

Date: October 8-9, 2022
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.

Alpacapalooza

Date: October 8 & 9, 2022
Event Location: Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Join the festivities at the Alpacapalooza. Meet adorable alpacas and enjoy the shows.

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Date: October 8-9, 2022
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.

Kings County Fiber Festival

Date: October 8, 2022
Event Location: Old Stone House & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY
Country: USA
What to expect: Join in the fun with other knitters, felters, spinners, crocheters, dyers and spinners and weavers. Shop at the marketplace, watch demonstrations and visit the art exhibit.

Fall Federation Meeting of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners with Martina Celerin

Date: October 8, 2022
Event Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
State: Iowa
Country: USA
What to expect: Presentation by Martina Celerin about her dimensional weaving.

Northwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat

Date: October 8, 2022
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.

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: October 8 – 17, 2022
Event Location: Ireland
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa

Leland Fiber Festival

Date: October 8 – 9, 2022
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.

New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour

Date: October 8 & 9, 2022
Event Location: various locations in New Hamphire
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrations, marketplace, farm tours

Best of Scotland Knitting Tour with Highlands with Karie Westermann, Di Gilpin and Donna from ERIBÉ

Date: October 9 – 17, 2022
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.

Australia Knitting Tour: Wool, Wine & Wildlife

Date: October 9-20
Event Location: various locations in Sydney and Melbourne
Country: Australia
What to expect: Explore the stunning wildlife and landscapes, wineries, knitting workshops and more.

Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show

Date: October 14, 2022
Event Location: HITS on the Hudson, 454 Washington Ave., 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.

Wool & Folk: Fiber and Music Festival

Date: October 14, 2022
Event Location: Hutton Brickyards, Kingston, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrate music and fiber at this wonderful day out! Enjoy exploring the diverse, inclusive, and extraordinary fiber community. Louis Boria from Brooklyn Boy Knits will be there!

Dutch Knitting Festival (Nederlandse Breidagen)

Date: October 14 & 15, 2022
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 crochet worshops can be found here.

Southern Indiana Fiber & Arts Festival

Date: October 14 & 15, 2022
Event Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA

Woodstock Fleece Festival

Date: October 15, 2022
Event Location: Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, 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.

New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: October 15 & 16, 2022
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.

Autumn Fiber Festival

Date: October 15 & 16, 2022
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.

Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival

Date: October 15 -16, 2022
Event Location: Linn County Expo Center in Albany, 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.

NSW Knitter’s Guild Fibre Festival

Date: October 15 & 16, 2022
Event Location: Windbourne(Edmond Rice Centre), Mulgoa
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
What to expect: The Knitters’ Guild NSW are organising another day of everything fibre.

Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival

Date: October 15 – 16, 2022
Event Location: Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes, demonstrations, marketplace and livestock shows.

Indie Knit & Spin

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Ace Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Greater Boston Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Boston, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Giveaways, gifts, discounts, and tons of fun.

Sawmill Creek Knitting Retreats

Date: October 21-23, 2022
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 at this wonderful knitting retreats 2022.

Soulful Knitting Retreat

Date: October 21 – 23, 2022
Event Location: Crowne Plaza, Kitchener, ON
Country: Canada
What to expect: Fun workshops, a chance to buy yarn from indie businesses, enjoy connection and creativity. There’s also an opportunity to win a scholarship to attend the retreat.

Vienna Woll-und Stofffest -Vienna Wool & Fabric Festival

Date: October 22 & 23, 2022
Event Location: Vienna
Country: Austria
What to expect: Workshops, exhibitors and lots of fibery goodness

Fall Frederick Fiber Fest

Date: October 22, 2022
Event Location: Frederick Fairgrounds – Home of The Great Frederick Fair, 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD
Country: USA
What to expect: Lots of fibery goodness as you meet with more than 60 vendors that specialise in knitting and crocheting.

Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Knitting in Tuscany

Date: To be confirmed
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. Enjoy knitting under the Tuscan sun in the lush garden.

Knitting & Crochet Workshop with Tutor Carol Meldrum

Date: Check for 2023 dates
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.

Oaxaca: Weaving Zapotec Dreams

Date: October 22 – November 3, 2022
Event Location: Oaxaca
Country: Mexico
What to expect: Discover the cultural richness of Oaxaca, Mexico, on a weaving journey of a lifetime.
This unique adventure includes the Textile and Crafts Routes of the Valley of Oaxaca, a visit to the Textile Museum in Oaxaca City and the opportunity to actually weave and learn the art of natural dyeing for five days with Felipe Hernandez, a master Zapotec weaver.

Fall Mini-Knitting Camp

Date: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
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!

Tigard Knitting Guild Fall Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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!

FiberMania

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: A great variety of vendors, showing off unique talents and making some of us wonder where we are going to find the time to learn another skill.

Michigan International Alpaca Fest

Date: To be confirmed
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.


Fall 2018 Knitting Retreat

Date: October 12 – 14 2018
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.

Halcyon Annual Open House

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Loch Ness Knit Fest

Date: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
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.

Lamar Fiber Fest

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Scottish Highlands Knitting Retreat with Donna Druchunas

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Highland Lodge, Greensboro, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting, Art, Mentoring, and more.

Yarn-a-Holics Retreat Nebraska

Date: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
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.

Interweave Escapes: El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa with Norah Gaughan and Jennifer Berg

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa
State: Taos, New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Taos has historic adobe buildings, the Pueblo, the Rio Grande River and local shopping; including the two yarn shops and spa.

Crazy For Ewe Workshop

Date: To be confirmed
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.

North Woods Knit & Purl Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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: Check for 2023 dates
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: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
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 individuals’ 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.

Knitting on Ice with Hélène Magnússon

Date: October 19-25, 2022
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!

Thumb Fiber Festival

Date: October 21 & 22, 2022
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.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Date: October 21, 22 & 23, 2022
Event Location: WNC Agricultural Ctr., Fletcher, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Workshops & Classes

KN.IT

Date: October 21 – 23, 2022
Event Location: Villa San Fermo, Lonigo VI, Italy
What to expect: Exhibitions, marketplace, producers, dyers, classes by designers and instructors in Italian.

The Fibre Shindig

Date: October 22, 2022
Event Location: Genesis Centre, NE Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Country: Canada
What to expect: Yarn, fibre, knitting, crochet, fibre artists and lots more!

Annual Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

Date: October 22, 2022
Event Location: The HUB at Cowichan Station, Cobble Hill, BC
Country: Canada
What to expect: Gathering of all things fibre related. Hand dyed yarn, hand spun yarn, knitted fashion, felting, shopping and getting together with friends.

Battenkill Fibers Knitters Tour of Denmark

Date: October 23 – November 2, 2022
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.

Fire & Ice Knitting Experience in Iceland with Tanis Gray 

Date: October 22-30, 2022
Event Location: Iceland
Country: Iceland
What to expect: Learn stranded colorwork techniques while exploring the gorgeous sites of Iceland.

Berta Karapetyan’s Knitting Retreat

Date: October 22-29, 2022
Event Location: Westin Hotel Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Hilton Head Island and learn embroidery, stranded knitting and steeking Fair Isle, adjusting knitting patterns and more tips and tricks from a knitting expert.

Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR) (sold out with waitlist)

Date: October 23-28, 2022
Event Location: Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Extend your knowledge and skills of spinning and learn from a fabulous line up of expert teachers.

Vogue Knitting Destinations – Paso Robles CA with Patty Lyons & Safiyyah Talley

Date: October 24-27, 2022
Event Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort by Ayres, Paso Robles, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Learn from Patty Lyons and Safiyyah Talley. Enjoy 3 days of knitting and the surrounds of the vineyard.

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale

Date: October 27-29, 2022
Event Location: Bloedel Hall at St. Mark’s Cathedral: 1245 10th Ave East, Seattle, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Find an exceptional piece of woven textile for your home or wardrobe.

Vermont Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: Saami-Inspired Mittens

Date: October 27-30, 2022
Event Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA

Whatcom County Purls and Pop-Ups Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Interknit Machine Knitting Club with Carol Scott

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA

Nashville to Asheville Fibery Tour

Date: To be confirmed
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 27-29, 2022
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.

National Wool Days (Journées Nationales de la Laine)

Date: October 28, 29 & 30, 2022
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.

Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival

Date: October 28-30, 2022
Location: Hill Country Youth Event Center, Kerrville, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrate and learn all about fleece and fiber of Texas.

National Wool Days (Journées Nationales de la Laine)

Date: October 28-30, 2022
Event Location: Salon des Créateurs, Felletin, France
Country: France
What to expect: For professionals and fiber lovers to experience the beauty of the wool industry in France and Europe.

Fiber Folks of SW Missouri

Date: October 28, 29 & 30, 2022
Event Location: Marc Center, Mt. Vernon, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA

Glasgow School Of Yarn

Date: October 29 – 30, 2022
Event Location: The Trades Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Country: Scotland
What to expect: Marketplace, knitting café.

Sheep Parade: Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival

Date: October 29, 2022
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.

Kendal Wool Gathering

Date: October 29-30, 2022
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.

The Big Textile Show

Date: October 29-30, 2022
Event Location: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, England, UK
Country: United Kingdom
What to expect: Exhibitions, workshops, classes, donate your unused yarn and unfinished projects to charity,

Sagebrush Folk Art & Fiber Festival

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

Fiber in the Boro

Date: October 29, 2022
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.

Yorkshire Yarn Fest

Date: October 29, 2022
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Join in the fun for sessions with special guests

Flavors of Portugal & Spain Knitting Cruise

Date: To be confirmed
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.

November

Knitting and Yoga Adventures by Peacetree Fiber Adventures

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

Great Lakes Men’s Knitting Retreat (sold out with waitlist)

Date: November 3-6
Event Location: Pretty Lake Camp, Mattawan, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitting, visit to a yarn store, show and tell.

Ozark Fiber Fling

Date: November 4-5, 2022
Event Location: Conference Center, Steelville, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA

Northeast Handspinners’ The Gathering

Date: November 4-6, 2022
Event Location: The Doubletree, Danvers, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes with experts, fun activities and shopping.

Weaver’s Guild Holiday Sale

Date: November 4, 5 & 6, 2022
Event Location: Perkins Mansion, Rochester, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and more.

Barcelona Knits

Date: November 5 & 6, 2022
Event Location: World Trade Centre Barcelona, Barcelona
Country: Spain
What to expect: Several crochet knit workshops, taught by internationally recognized designers. Wool producers, small artisans, spinners, indie dyers, prestigious designers, creators of accessories for weavers and specialized publishers.

Penns Valley Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
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: No longer running
Event Location: Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, England, UK
State: Eyemouth, England
Country: UK

Peace Hill Farm, Fiber and Craft Festival

Date: November 5, 2022
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!

Fiber Festival of New England

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Calgary Fibre Arts Fair

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Stitch Fest South West

Date: November 5-6, 2022
Event Location: Newton Abbott Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, UK
Country: United Kingdom
What to expect: Workshops and marketplace

Fire & Ice Knitting Experience in Iceland with Tanis Gray 

Date: November 5-13, 2022
Event Location: Iceland
Country: Iceland
What to expect: Learn stranded colorwork techniques while exploring the gorgeous sites of Iceland.

Explore 4 Wild Card Retreat with Deb Robson

Date: Nov 7-10, 2022
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.

Cambridge Yarn Winter Festival

Date: November 7-10, 2022
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Festival of yarn with vendors and influencers on Instagram.

Stitches SoCal

Date: November 10-13, 2022
Event Location: Pasadena Convention Center
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Fabulous classes and workshops.

K2 Tog Retreat Little Switzerland

Date: November 10-13, 2022
Event Location: Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: 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.

Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival

Date: November 12-13, 2022
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!

The Big Wool Show

Date: November 12 & 13, 2022
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Interviews, techniques, tips and tricks shared by experts.

Fall Ocean Retreat

Date: November 16-20, 2022
Event Location: Grand Hotel & Spa Oceanfront Hotel, Ocean City, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend the time with your craft relaxing and spending time with like minded people.

South East Men’s Knitting Retreat

Date: November 17 – 20, 2022
Event Location: Barnhardt Lodge at the Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC
Country: USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

Knitting and Stitching Show

Date: November 17-20, 2022
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.

East Texas Fiber Festival

Date: 18 & 19, 2022
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.

Panama Canal & Inca Discovery Knitting Cruise with Gwen Bortner

Date: 19 November = December 6, 2022
Event Location: Various locations of the Caribbean, Central America and South America
Country:
What to expect: Learn a range of knitting techniques from an expert, visit fascinating places.

Pennsylvania Fall Fiber Arts Festival

Date: November 20, 2022
Event Location: Leesport Farmer’s Market, Leesport, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes, exhibition and shopping

West Wales Wool Show

Date: November 19, 2022
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.

Baltic Cities Christmas Knitting Tour with Carol Meldrum

Date: November 26 – December 2, 2022
Event Location: Various locations in Estonia and Latvia
What to expect: Knitting workshops, browse the Christmas markets, visits to yarn shops.

Magical Fiber Fantasy Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Interweave Escapes’ in Santa Fe, NM

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Knittreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA

Vogue Knitting Live! Intensive

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA

Fall Carolina Fiber Frolic

Date: To be confirmed
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. This custom milled DK weight yarn in 10 colors.

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Practically Perfect

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA

Knit Ithaca with Thea Colman Laura Nelkin

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Spinner’s Flock Fall Fleece Fair

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Mitten School

Date: Hopefully back 2023
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: To be confirmed
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.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Southeastern Yarn and Yoga Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
Event Location: Red Barn at Sycamore Farm, Terre Haute, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: An exciting group of vendors and professionals showcase their products.

Creative Hand Show and Sale

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Old Shawnee Town Hall, Shawnee, KS
State: Kansas
Country: USA

Nottingham Yarn Expo

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Knit Pray Love: A Knitting and Yoga Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
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.

December

Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise

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

Countryside Artisans Studio Tours

Date: December 2 – 4, 2022
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.

Knitting through the Christmas Markets of Estonia & Latvia with Lorilee Beltman

Date: December 3 -11, 2022
Event Location: Riga and Tallinn in Estonia and Latvia
What to expect: Walking tour, shopping at the Christmas markets, workshops with Lorilee, mill tour and more

Northern Lights Knitting Cruise with Julie Dubreux

Date: December 14 – 22, 2022
Event Location: Norway
What to expect: Workshops and sight seeing of one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines.

Rhine Christmas Craft Markets Cruise

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Christmas at the Farm

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Alpaca Pines Farm & Fiber Mill, Poplar Grove, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA

Interweave Escapes’ Knitting Retreat Christmas by the Sea

Date: To be confirmed
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 Hotel Learnaway: (Fully booked)

Date: December 8-11, 2022
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Work on Christmas winter time projects.

Fiber Tours And More

Kentucky Fiber Trail

Date: Year Round
Event Location: Various businesses throughout Kentucky

Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl Around Maine

Date: July 1 – October 10, 2022
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.

Cottage Country Yarn Crawl

Date: June 11 – Sept 6th, 2022
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: To be confirmed
Event Location: 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
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
Event Location: Minnesota
State: Minnesota
Country: USA

Kraemer Yarns Manufacturing Tour

Date: To be confirmed
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.

Camp Yarnsie: A Virtual Fiber Arts Festival & Events Platform

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

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

Comments

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

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

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