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

Note: Ive updated this post but click on the events to check their next dates. As we’ve experienced in these times, things change.

I’ve sourced the best Knitting retreats. The places you’ll go, people you’ll meet, knitting you’ll love, and yarn you’ll adore.

Worldwide Knitting Events and Retreats

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Events By The Month

January

Winter Woolfest: The Fiber Festival of Kansas

Date: January 23, 2021
Event Location: Columbian Theatre, Wamego, Kansas, USA
What to expect: Local fibers and you can learn new techniques. Feel free to knit, crochet, tat, spin, felt, and enjoy the fibery goodness.

Distaff Day

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

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

The Big Stitch

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

Southeast Asia Knitting Cruise

Date: January 17 – January 30, 2021
Event Location: Southeast Asia
What to expect: Participate in show-and-tell where Craft Cruisers can share projects they’ve finished using the skills or yarn they’ve acquired on Craft Cruise trips.

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

San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild Retreat

Date: January 10 – January 13, 2022
Event Location: Viña de Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The Guild sponsors two retreats each year. 1 in January and 1 in spring or summer. They go to beautiful, quiet places. To knit, take walks, have massages, get to know friends, and knit some more. They cast on new projects and finish long-unfinished projects. They share stories.

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

Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: TBC
Day: Tuesday – Friday
Event Location: Prescott Resort, Prescott
State: Arizona
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy some quiet knitting time in a beautiful desert setting.

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

Slater Mill Knitting Weekend & Fiber Art Marketplace

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

Check out these fabulous knitting tools.

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

Date: January 16, 2022
Day: Sunday
Event 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
Event Location: Northern California
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy knitting with Quince and Co’s special linen yarns with instructor Elizabeth Doherty. Then stroll off to lunch with the rest of the group, eat, chat, and knit some more!

Oxford Fiber Arts Festival

Date: January 20 – 23, 2022
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Powerhouse Community Arts Center & Pavilion, Oxford
State: Mississippi
Country: USA
What to expect: The festival brings cutting edge contemporary and traditional fiber arts to the Powerhouse. A multi-day event with lectures, demonstrations, classes and children’s activities.

The Knitting Hotel Getaway

Date: January 20 – 23, 2022 (fully booked)
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Shake off the new year blues and knit by the sea in Dawlish with Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson. Book your own room, stroll along the sandy beaches at Coryton Cove, or take a train ride along the coast and visit the picturesque red sandstone cliffs that lie next to the sea.

Get ready for that next day out. See my knitting project bags.

Knitting LIVE! By Vogue Knitting

Date: January 14 – 17, 2021
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Online
What to expect: Experience social knitting, in your lounge room! Learn new knitting tips from skilled teachers, and chat with your fellow knitters.

February

Yoga + Yarn Retreat

Date: To be confirmed (postponed to February 2022)
Day:
Event Location: Hotel St. George, Marfa, El Paso
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy a spacious room inside the Hotel St. George, eat at the local restaurant, attend yoga classes especially for knitters, stargaze at the MacDonald Observatory, or lounge about in your lovely accommodation.

Fibre Week

Date: February 14 – 21, 2022
Event 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.

Stitches West

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The first in person event since Feb 2020. This event features 4 full days of classes from over 26 pro fibre art instructors.

Yarn Ball Winders are excellent knitting tools!

Indie Knit & Spin

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

Swiss Yarn Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: Zeughausstrasse, 8400 Winterthur
Country: Switzerland
What to expect: Go celebrate yarn in lovely Switzerland

Knit INN

Date: February 3 – 6, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: The Hilton, Greenville, South Carolina
Country: 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!

Rose City Yarn Crawl: Unravel Portland

Date: February 24 – 27, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: 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.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: February 17 – 20, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Tea and cake, sea, luxury yarn in your hands, wonderful projects to make, laughter, delicious food, knitting and more knitting and lots of chatting.

March

Los Angeles Yarn Crawl

Date: March 24-27, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Yarn Shops sprawled across L.A
Country: 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.

Unwind Fibrecraft Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: To be confirmed
What to expect: Join fellow crafters for a lovely retreat! Learn new knitting tricks, make new friends, socialize with old friends, and attend classes.

Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

Date: March 11 -13, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Yarn shopping experiences, yarn vendors, classes and demonstrations.

Missouri All Spin

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

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Retreat

Date: February 17 – 20, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Hotel Murano, Tacoma
State: Washington
Country: 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
Day:
Event Location: Varying shops around Boston
State: Boston
Country: 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: March 11-13, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Madison Marriot West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit the vendor market, Cast on Party, win door prizes, attend classes, and more!

Carolina Fibre Frolic

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

Fibres West

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

Carolina Fiber Fest

Date: March 11 – 12, 2022
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Classes, free demonstrations, shopping for yarn, ready-to-spin fiber, patterns, tools, accessories, and specialty items.

For the Love of Fibre

Date: March 19, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Ramada Inn and Conference Cente. Atherton St, State College
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: Join fellow fibre lovers for a day of yarn shopping, classes, and silent auctions.

Salt Lake Knitting Guild Spring Workshop

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: To be confirmed
State: Utah
Country: 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 19, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event 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 26, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Winterset Middle School, Winterset
State: Iowa
Country: USA
What to expect: Visit the Winterset Middle school for Heartland Fiberpalooza! Expect a full day of fibre arts, classes, demonstrations, and of course, snacks at the cafe.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

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

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

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event 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 and watch experienced makers demonstrate their skills.

Charm City Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event 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 andtreat yourself to some beautiful fibre and tools.

Fibernate Farmer’s Market & Spinning Circle

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: To be confirmed
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber producers, hand dyers, and fiber artists offering spinning and felting fiber, yarn, fiber arts supplies, handmade jewelry, buttons and other unique products.

Buckeye Alpaca Show

Date: March 26 – 27, 2022
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event 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!

April

MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show

Date: April 1 – 3, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event 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.

Vermont Knit & Fiber Retreat

Date: April 1 – 3, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event 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. There are demonstrations, and there’s always someone ready to help you.

Next Level Knitting Conference

Date: April 22 – 24, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Virtual
What to expect: Join this virtual event to learn, socialize, and have fun. There will be lots of classes to attend, teaching you knitting techniques, and designing tips.

Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop

Date: April 7 – 10, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Varying shops in Minnesota.
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Join your friends on a shop hop to some lovely yarn stores in Minnesota. Each shop will have specialty items for you to buy, and prizes to win.

Knit New Hampshire PeaceTree Retreat

Date: April 7 – 10, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event 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.

The Yarn Sellar Fiber Marketplace

Date: April 9, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event 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.

YarnCon: Chicago’s Indie Fiber Fair

Date: April 1 & 2, 2023
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Event 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.

Fiesta 2022: Juried Show & Fiber Arts Exhibition

Date: April 14 -16, 2022
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event 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
Day:
Event 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, 21 – 24, 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event 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!

Sawmill Creek Fiber Retreat

Date: April 8 – 10, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event 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.

World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Textile Centre, University Avenue, Minneapolis
State: Minnesota
Country: 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!

Fiber Event at Greencastle

Date: April 15 & 16, 2022
Day: Friday & Saturday
Event Location: Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: The Fibre Event at Greencastle is a big learning environment. Attend workshops, visit vendors, and enter the competition to win awards.

YarnOver SleepOver Retreat

Date: April 14 – 16, 2023 (postponed)
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Fern Resort, Orillia
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Enjoy the lovely food, comfy rooms, a variety of classes, and a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Couchiching.

Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair

Date: April 9, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event 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.

Spring into Wool: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: April 9 & 10, 2022
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Event Location: The Grammar School, Leeds
Country: UK
What to expect: Loads of things to see, buy and do, including 90 wonderful exhibitors! A wonderful range of workshops on both days.

Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society Fibre Frolic

Date: April 30, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event 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.

Spring Fiber Expo

Date: April 9 & 10, 2022
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Discover the joys of wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – and meet tons of cute animals. (;

Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts Fiber Frolic

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: Online
What to expect: A one-day event with online classes and demos.

Denmark Sheepfest

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

Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival

Date: April 22 – 24, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event 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: To be confirmed
Day:
Event 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.

Sheep Shearing Festival

Date: April 23, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event 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 some events to add to your calendar, look at my baby blanket yarn guide.

Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival

Date: April 30, 2022
Day: Saturday
Event 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. With over 70 vendors, you’re bound to find something you like.

Toronto Knitter’s Frolic

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: Online
What to expect: 50 vendors from across Canada offer yarn, fiber, notions and related goodies in the Frolic Marketplace.

Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival

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

Mid-Plains Fiber Fair

Date: April 24 – 25, 2021
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: York County Fairgrounds, York
State: Nebraska
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrations, kids activities, vendors, great classes, and a fiber arts circle! Classes will include beginning spinning, felting, basket weaving, loom weaving, and more.

Mid-Plains Fiber Fair

Date: April 24 – 25, 2021
Day: Thursday – Friday
Event Location: York County Fairgrounds
State: Nebraska
Country: USA
What to expect: The Mid-Plains Fiber Fair seeks to bring together fiber artists of all skill levels for a wonderful weekend of classes, fellowship, and fun!

Peace Fiber Fest

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

May

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 1 & 2, 2021
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Event Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven.

Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta

Date: May 1, 2021
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum, Seguin
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Saori weaving looms, accessories, books and yarns available for purchase, and also Saori inspired woven cloth and sewn garments that dazzle and inspire!

Yarnival: PNW (Pacific Northwest) Fall Yarn Crawl

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

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Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

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

Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown
State: New York
Country: US

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: May 1 & 2, 2021
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Event Location: Online
What to expect: The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven.

London Craft Week

Date: May 6-8, 2022
Event Location: North Carolina
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Create a self guided tour, stopping by as many (or all!) Local Yarn Stores for a chance to win prizes, shop great deals and specials!

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

Date: May 7 & 8, 2021
Day: Friday & Saturday
Event Location: Legacy Events Center, Farmington
State: Utah
Country: USA
What to expect: We will have vendors, classes, and guilds come together.

Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: May 8 – 9, 2021
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washington County Fair, Stillwater
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: Shepherds Harvest Sheep And Wool Festival will feature Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, book-signings and more.

Sheep to Shawl

Date: May 8
Day:
Event Location: Willamette Heritage Center, Salem
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: This event dives into the history of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill and the booming wool industry, which became the highlight of Salem’s economy until the 1960s.

New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: Will be back in May 2022
Day:
Event 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.

Buxton Wool Gathering

Date: Hope to return in May 2022
Day:
Event Location: Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
State: Derbyshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, or just plain old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.

Braintree Textile Fair

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

Canada New England Knitting Cruise with Tanis Gray

Date: May 12 – 21 2022
Day:
Event Location:
State:
Country: Canada
What to expect: Cruise the Atlantic Coast from Ft. Lauderdale to New England and Canada with Tanis Gray in late spring.

Vogue Knitting Live Virtual Event

Date: May 13 – 16
Day:
Event Location: Virtual
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Vogue Knitting LIVE features master-level hand-knitting classes, a high-end shopping experience, knit-couture fashion shows, knit art gallery, and more to engage and inspire every knitter.

Spring Knitting Retreat in Icelandic Nature with Hélène Magnússon

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

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

Ultimate Knitting Retreat in Ireland with Maggie Jackson

Date: May 2022
Day:
Event Location: Northern Ireland, UK
State: Northern Ireland
Country: UK
What to expect: It’s about history, knitting, spectacular scenery, great food, new friends and much laughter.

Interweave Escapes

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

Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat

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

Knitting Tour in Umbria with André de Castro

Date: May 19 – 26
Day: Wed- Wed
Event Location: Bettona, Umbria, Italy
State: Umbria
Country: Italy
What to expect: Join renowned Knitwear Designer and Instructor André de Castro on an exciting week-long fiber adventure. The week will feature 5 workshops in Stranded Colorwork knitting. As a special bonus, André has designed a very special project based on Renaissance patterns from Umbria.

Annual Fiber in the Forest

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Camp Myrtlewood, Myrtle Point, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy three days of weaving, spinning, felting — and fun! Three-day workshops are taught by enthusiastic fiber teachers—with plenty of free time for hiking, talking, and enjoying the spring!

Wool @J13

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge
State: Staffordshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: A celebration of all things woolly.

Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival

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

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

Date: May 15-16
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Masterson State Park, Lexington, KY
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: Kentucky sheep and fiber festival.

Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival

Date: Postponed until May 2022
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect: A variety of vendors with all types of yarns, roving, raw fleeces, finished products, wooden fiber tools, yarn bowls, homemade soaps and much more.

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

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

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: May 20- 23
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Everyone can soak up the wonderful seaside view and atmosphere, eat a delicious home-cooked lunch and yummy Devon cream tea. Sink into a sofa watching the waves and spend a relaxing re-‘treat’ in our quirky and restful home; indulging in a few days focussed on making soft, fluffy and warm things.

Sacramento County Fair Wool Show

Date: Back in 2022
Event Location: Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The Shoppers Expo with extraordinary products & services, free drawing daily.

12th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Dickson County Fairgrounds, Dickson, TN
State: Tennessee
Country: USA
What to expect: An excellent selection of workshops. Many are workshops not seen before at the Middle Tennessee Fiber festival.

Okanagan Knitting Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC, Canada
What to expect: Since 1999, the Okanagan Knitting Retreat has attracted knitters of all levels, from those who have only recently mastered the art of knitting and purling to those who are designing their own patterns.

Woolfest Auckland

Date: May 29
Event Location: Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
What to expect: Wonderful, talented traders, so an opportunity to shop your fibre-loving heart out, then fondly pat your purchases over a coffee and yummy goodies from one of the on-site Food Trucks.

Prince Edward County Fibrefest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Picton Arena and Community Centre, Picton, Ontario, Canada
What to expect: Dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand dyed wool, fleece, yarns, pottery and so much more!

Highland Wool Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event Location: Dingwall Mart, Dingwall, England, UK
What to expect: Enjoy browsing, buying and advice on projects.

Great Lakes Fiber Show

Date: May 29 – 30
Event Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH, USA
What to expect: Getting bigger and better every year, the Great Lakes Fiber Show returns to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio on Memorial Day Weekend, bringing over 100 of your favorite vendors, great workshops, and a range of free activities for two days of fun.

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Date: May 28-29 2022
Event Location: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA, USA
What to expect: The Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair began in 1974 with an idea presented at a potluck dinner at the home of Henry and Virginia Easterbrooks. The fair began as a spin off of a youth sheep judging contest. The main purpose was to have a statewide sheep show.

Shipston Wool Fair

Date: May 26 2022
Event Location: Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England, UK
What to expect: There will be the usual show ring in the main square with a number of rare breed sheep on display. Come along and meet the different breeds and learn all about what makes them individual.

Virginia Knits Virginia Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Virginia, USA
What to expect: The Virginia Knits Virginia is a self-guided tour of 12 fabulous shops located in communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each shop will feature a special indie hand-dyer with a special colorway for the event.

100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Fair

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

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

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Wing & a Prayer Farm
State: Shaftsbury, Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Spring on the Farm Workshops will bring together the amazing talents of two accomplished fiber artists and fleece aficionados.

Stitches United

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Location: Atlanta, GA
State: Georgia
Country: USA
What to expect: 4 full days of classes!

June

Fibre Feast SA

Date: June 12th, 2022
Day: Tuesday
Location: Ardtornish Primary School
State: South Australia
Country: Australia
What to expect: Fibre Feast SA is a fantastic fibre & yarn event in South Australia. Visit the vendors, and treat yourself to some beautiful Australian fibre!

Leeds Wool Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Location: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds, England, UK
What to expect: Celebrate sculpture across four world-renowned institutions.

h+h americas

Date: June 22-24 2022
Location: Donald E Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont  IL USA
What to expect: h+h americas is an all-inclusive industry event uniting all types of handicrafts. We will have over 160 exhibitors from all over the world and offer classes! Ideal for new products sourcing and learning something new!

Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

Date: June 5-6
Day: Saturday – Sunday
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.

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Spring & Fiber Fest

Date: June 1 – 2
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!

Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair

Date: June 12
Location: The Shops at Worthington Place Mall, Worthington, OH, USA
What to expect: Yarn, roving, and fiber in wool, alpaca, angora, cashmere, mohair and more. Not to mention beautiful finished items! A fiber-holic’s paradise!

Northern Illinois Sheep & Fiber Festival

Date: June 1 – 2
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.

Maine Fiber Frolic

Date: To be confirmed
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!

Icelandic Spring Hiking and Knitting Tour with Hélène Magnússon

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

France Knitting Retreat Session 1

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

Knitting & Yoga Adventures

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

Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair

Date: June 5 and 6
Day: Saturday – Sunday, Workshops begin Friday 4 June
Event Location: Emmet County Fairgrounds, Petoskey, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect:

The Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair in Petoskey, MI- is – planning to go forward out of doors this June, 2021.

About: In early 2016, a group of like-minded fiber enthusiasts began planning an event to showcase Michigan’s rich natural fiber resources. With a lot of hard work and the support of local businesses and organizations, the annual Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair was born.

Mission: To celebrate Michigan’s natural fiber, farmers, processors and skilled artisans.

Squam Art Workshops Spring Retreat

Date: June 2-6
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: Twinkle lights, generous teachers, sweet walks through the woods, open hearts, vintage cottages, loons calling across the lake, laughter rolling up from the dock, time to breathe, night sky full of stars.

The Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson

Date: June 30
Day: Wednesday – Monday
Event Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Learn how the world-famous Shetland wool is farmed, woven into yarn and then tranformed by the locals into beautiful hand-crafted items. In the company of like-minded knitters, who share your passion for knitting, enjoy four half-day workshops.

9th Annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Date: June 6 – 9
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Misty Isle Farms, Vashon Island, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast and is held on the breathtaking rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms.

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29th Annual Estes Park Wool Market

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: The mission of the Estes Park Wool Market is to bring together natural animal fiber ​producers, educators, retailers and consumers for the benefit of the industry.

The Knitting Hotal Learnaway

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

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival

Date: June 4-5
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: ​Vendors provide finished goods, raw fibers, supplies, and tools, all related to the fiber art world and old-time artisan skills.

Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

Date: June 4-5
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Higgins Fairgrounds, Sparta, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Offering vendors, workshops, fiber animals and demonstrations.

Irish Knitting and Craft Tour

Date: June 6
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Epic Ireland, Cahir Castle, Blarney Castle & Kilkenny Castle.

Texas Folklife Festival

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

Vermont Summer Knitting Retreat

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

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

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

3rd Annual Iceland Knit Fest

Date: To be confirmed
Event 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: June 12
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Varies
What to expect: WWKIPDAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.

Squam Art Fair

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

Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival

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

9th Annual Central New York Fiber Festival

Date: June 12-13
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, NY
State: New York
Country: USA

Blue Hills Fibre Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
State: Manitoba
Country: Canada

Hudson Valley Yarn Trail

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

Aberdeen Yarn Fest

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

East Mountain Fiber Tour

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

House Mountain Yarn Co. Knitting Retreat

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

Shepherds Market Fall Fiber Festival

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

Big Sky Fiber Festival

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

Maine Knitting Cruise with with Mim Bird

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

Ziggurat Knitting Retreat with Åsa Tricosa

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

Southeastern Yarn + Yoga Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Parker Ranch, Clayton, GA
State: Georgia
Country: USA
What to expect: Improve your knitting techniques and replenish your body and spirit at this retreat in the beautiful Northeast Georgia Mountains. Yoga practice and knitting workshops each day in an intimate and supportive environment.

Hiking & Knitting under the Midnight Sun with Hélène Magnússon

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

Woollinn: The Dublin Festival of Yarn

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: City North Hotel and Conference Centre, Gormanstown, Co. Meath, Ireland
State: Meath
Country:
What to expect: We will have Woollinn wristbands available for collection in This is Knit on Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th of June! Pop in if you would like to pick up yours early and head straight to the Woollinn Marketplace on arrival!

Sheep Is Life Celebration

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

Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

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

Woollinn Adventure: Dublin, Cavan & Donegal

Date: June 18
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: 2 day pass to Woolinn Fiber Festival. Entrance to the following attractions: Old Mellifont Abbey, Slieve League Cliffs.

Ireland Tour

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

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

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

The Wool Monty

Date: June 2022
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England, UK
State: Sheffield, England
Country: UK

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

Date: June 12 – July 13 2022
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location:
State:
Country:
What to expect: Journey to the Arctic Circle during the summer solstice when the days are long. The cruise begins and ends in Rotterdam with lots of knitting goodness inbetween.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Mim Bird

Date: June 11 – 14
Day: Fri – Mon
Event Location: Coast of Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA

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

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

Vermont Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: Maine Mittens

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

Houston Fiber Fest

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Berry Center, Cypress, TX
State: Texas
Country: USA
What to expect: Fantastic opportunity to learn from Knitting Experts with classes covering fabulous techniques. Improve your knitting skills.

Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops

Date: June 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Denmark Municipal Building, Congregational Church & Public Library, Denmark, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: The “West Coast of Maine” is home to fiber artists of every description. Nestled among the small towns, back roads and tall pines we draw inspiration from the mountain air and lakes and streams this area has in abundance. We’d like to share with you this scenic beauty and our love of fiber arts.

2nd Annual Bisbee Fiber Arts Retreat & Gathering

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

FibreX

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

Zombie Knitapocalypse Market

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

Maine Knitting Cruise

Date: June 25-28, 2021
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Schooner J&E Riggin
State: Rockland, Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: 4 days of sailing in Penobscot Bay with Casapinka.  She will provide a pattern and yarn for a group project.  Lots of gorgeous scenery, a lobster bake on the beach and many other delicious meals, plenty of laughter and the excellent company of fellow knitters.  All cabins are double occupancy.  See website for availability and pricing.

The Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson

Date: June 30
Day: Wednesday – Monday
Event Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Learn how the world-famous Shetland wool is farmed, woven into yarn and then transformed by the locals into beautiful hand-crafted items.

Knitting Im-Mercerie III with Åsa Tricosa

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

Hiking and Knitting with Hélène Magnússon [sold out]

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

I-91 Shop Hop

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: New Haven, CT to Putney, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA

Griffin Dyeworks Annual Retreat

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

Woolfest: The Original British Wool Festival

Date: June 25, 26 (Virtual Event)
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, UK
State: Cumbria, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Woolfest was founded by members of The Wool Clip cooperative to provide a celebration of natural fibers and a showcase for the best of wool and wool crafts. All about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colors, skilled craftsmanship and a huge enthusiasm for all things wool related.

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Date: June 25 -28
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Red Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
State: Alice Springs
Country: Australia
What to expect: Through workshops, a competitive exhibition, a touring exhibition and participation in national events, the Beanie Festival celebrates the humble beanie, the creativity and storytelling of Indigenous artists and Beanie Makers from across the country and the globe.

July

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

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

Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl Around Maine

Date: July 1 – October 11
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: You can be one of the first Cruisers to start your summer full of yarn, prizes, good laughs, interesting projects and exploring the yarn shops in Maine.

Summer Knit Festival

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

Annual Black Sheep Gathering

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Be sure to stop by to see all of the beautiful wool-producing sheep, Angora goats and alpacas.

Fibre Week

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Friday – Thursday
Event Location: Olds College, Olds, Alberta, Canada
State: Alberta
Country: Canada
What to expect: Social events, food and accommodation services right on campus, our great stores and shops, and a Calgary airport shuttle.

Explore a Rich Legacy of Weaving, Knitting and Celtic Roots

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

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

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

Woolgathering Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Monday – Wednesday
Event Location: Trillium Vineyard in Bremen, GA
State: Georgia
Country: USA

Estonian Craft Camp

Date: July 2022
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Viljandi, Estonia
State: Viljandi
Country: Estoni

Date: July 6 – 30 Virtual Event
Day:
Event Location: Manchester, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA

Colorado Knitting Camp with Gayle Roehm: Japanese Knitting Stitches

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

Knitting & Crochet Guild UK

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

Great Northern Arts Festival

Date: July 13 – 15
Day: Thurs – Sat
Event Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
State:
Country: Canada
What to expect: Gather under the midnight sun to celebrate the richness and diversity of arts in the north. Situated on the traditional territories of the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in people. Make the most of your stay under the skies of endless light!

Capital FibreFest

Date: July 10
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, Wellington, NZ
State: Wellington
Country: NZ
What to expect: Capital Fibre Fest is organised by volunteer members of the Upper Hutt Spinners and Weavers group and is held within our local community and for the benefit of all wool and yarn based crafters of any ethnicity. You do not have to be a member of creative Fibre to attend.

The Great Toronto Yarn Hop

Date: July 10 – 17 (Virtual Event)
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: A community event that takes place annually in the summer. Groups of yarn enthusiasts visit different yarn stores across the city while yarn-crafting on public transit, supporting local yarn shops, and raising funds for Sistering, a drop-in/support centre for women.

Baltic Cities Christmas Markets Knitting Tour with Carol Meldrum

Date: July 11 – 19
Day: Saturday – Friday
Event Location: Tallinn, Estonia and Riga, Latvia
State: Tallinn and Riga
Country: Estonia and Latvia
What to expect: This tour to Tallinn, in Estonia and Riga, in Latvia, is the perfect way to start your Christmas preparations. Tallinn is one of Europe’s newest capitals and boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture. The Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. A fine Christmas tree will be the centrepiece of Old Town Square, where we’ll have some time to explore the Christmas market.

Annual Grazing Hills Fiber Festival

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

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

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

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

Date: July 11
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle.

Illiana Yarn Crawl

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

Super Summer Knittogether

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

Summer Hiking and Knitting Retreat with Julie Hoover

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

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

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

Central Carolina Yarn Crawl

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

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat 1 & 2

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

Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Date: July 16 – 18
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
State: Victoria
Country: Australia
What to expect: The largest event of its type in the world, as the ‘best of best’ sheep breeders compete and some of the country’s most passionate food, fashion and fibre lovers gather to celebrate the Australian sheep.

Wine Country Yarn Hop

Date: July 22 – 25
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sonoma County, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: The Wine Country Yarn Hop consists of 5 shops located in the beautiful Wine Country and is a fiber enthusiasts dream weekend.

Copper K Fiber Festival

Date: July 17 – 18
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Copper K Barn, 8 miles south of Whitehall, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Want to know what all the fun is about? The Copper K Fiber Festival has partnered up with a couple of other Montana Fiber Festivals to bring together knitters in challenging their skills, to meet new people and stir up hidden ambers of competition.

White Head Light Station Knitting Retreat

Date: July 23 – 28
Day: Fri – Wed
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.

Intermountain Weavers Conference

Date: Back in 2023
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: The purpose of the conference is to provide workshops and other learning opportunities, and provide connections between people associated with the Fiber Arts.

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreat 3

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

Fiber Christmas in July

Date: July 30-31
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville, OK
State: Oklahoma
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber Christmas in July is a Fiber Festival at the Creek County Fairgrounds. The event includes all types of fiber arts from knitting to spinning to felting and weaving.

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

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

Wandering Ewe: Southeastern Wisconsin Yarn Crawl

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

Virginia Highlands Festival

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

Indie Burgh Craft Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
State: Edinburgh, Scotland
Country: UK

Fibre East: British Natural Fibre & Craft

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

Knit Alaska with Laura Nelkin

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Alaska
State: Alaska
Country: USA

New England Fiber Arts Retreat

Date: 25 July – 31 July
Day: Sunday – Saturday
Event Location: Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: A week of fiber-filled bliss in beautiful Washington, Maine. Whether you knit, crochet, spin, felt, dye, weave, or stitch – if you’ve always wanted to learn how, this is the place for you! Enjoy the company of fellow fiber enthusiasts,

Chicago Yarn Crawl

Date: July 31 – August 8
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Chicago, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: An annual celebration of Chicagoland’s Local Yarn Shops. With over 20 participating shops, this crawl is a great way to experience the vibrant fiber arts community that lives in and around Chicago.

Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl

Date: July 31 – August 14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Northern Colorado & Southern Wyoming
State: Colorado and Wyoming
Country: USA
What to expect: Wind your way through Southern Wyoming and Northern Colorado to explore all the fiber goodness our region has to offer. So, get ready to grab your crafting gang and join us for an adventure!

North Ronaldsay SheepFest

Date: July 26 – August (Virtual Event)
Day: Monday – Friday
Event Location: Orkney Islands, North Ronaldsay, Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Check out the Sheep Festival Reports on this website from previous years to see what you’ve been missing out.

I75 Yarn Crawl

Date: July 30 – Aug 7
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee
State: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee
Country: 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, get to know the personality of the owner and staff, and win prizes.

Fiber Arts Festival

Date: July 31 – Aug 1
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hartl Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND
State: North Dakota
Country: USA
What to expect: Providing an event for gathering the fiber community, educating about the fiber arts, and a marketplace for all things fiber related.

August

Stitches Midwest

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Schaumburg, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: The opportunity to gain insights relating to knitting, weaving, beads. stitching, discover custom knit jackets, apparels tailored knits and much more.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

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

City Zen Dye Retreat with Karida Collins

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

Playing with String: The Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Northwestern Canada
State:
Country: Canada

Annual Bartlett Yarns Open House

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

Fiberfest Eureka!

Date: August 7-8
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Eureka, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Many vendors, a variety of demonstrations and classes working with the natural fibers for spinning, weaving, felting, crocheting, knitting. Animals and a petting zoo. Judging for fleeces and finished fiber products. Beginner to Advanced entries are welcome for all contests!

Yarnfolk Wool Fest

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

Knitting in the Faroe Islans with Katrina I Gei

Date: August 16-23
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Faroe Islands, Denmark
State: Faroe Islands
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travellers who share your passion for knitting. Enjoy two and a half days of private workshops, where, under the guidance of local knitting expert Katrina I Geil, you’ll learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project.

Nordic Knitting Symposium

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

Knitterati Retreat

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

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

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

Grandma’s Sheep Thrills Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center, Prescott, AZ
State: Arizona
Country: USA
What to expect: Quality yarns, supplies for spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and crocheting, as well as wool & exotic fibers, fiber dyes, classes and more.

British Wool Show

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

Pacific Knitting Retreat

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

Fibernate Farmer’s Market & Spinning Circle

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Vienna Community Center, Vienna, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA

Vermont Knit & Fiber Summer Retreat

Date: Aug 13-16
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Kettle Pond State Park, Groton, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Bring all manner of fiber crafts to work on. In the past we’ve had folks bring spinning, carding, knitting, and crocheting. There is always someone at hand to help work out a problem you might be having with a particular project.

Northwest LYS Tour: Four Days of Fiber Fun

Date: August 13 -Aug 22
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Puget Sound, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Each year, the participating shops gather and work together to plan a fabulous tour with prizes, free patterns, and discounts. Learn, grow, and become successful in art and crafts.

Slow Stitching Retreat

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

Squam: Into the Mystic

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Dharma Mountain Meditation and Freedom Resort, Norway
State:
Country: Norway

Michigan Fiber Festival & Fiber Arts Workshops

Date: August 18 -22
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Allegan County Fairgounds, Allegan, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA

Twist Fibre Festival

Date: August 12-15
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: St-Andre-Avellin, Quebec, Canada
State: Quebec
Country: Canada
What to expect: 40 workshops plus activities for everyone and over 130 exhibitors. Explore the exciting world of fibre!

Mountain Hollow Farm Yarn Retreat: All Yarn, All Weekend

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

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

Wollfestival

Date: August 2022
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Rheinterrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany
State: Dusselforf
Country: Germany
What to expect: Knitting, spinning, crocheting, meeting old friends, making new friends. Culinary delights, examine new products, indulge in wool, buy everything for your favorite hobby and just have fun.

Woolstock: 8 Days of Fleece & Sisterhood

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

DFW Yarn Crawl

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

Fibrations!

Date: August 15
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, Porter Park, Victoria, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Ann Kingstone Yorkshire Knitting Tour

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

Yarn Along the Rockies (Yarn Crawl)

Date: August 14 – 22
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Colorado Front Range
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: A nine day yarn crawl introducing you to the Front Range’s favorite 13 yarn shops.

Hiking & Knitting between Fire and Ice with Hélène Magnússon

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

Knit August Nights: Yarn and Stitch Retreat

Date: August 26 – 29
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: East Pier & Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, Napier, NZ
State: Napier
Country: New Zealand
What to expect: Hosted at Napier’s iconic East Pier & Crown Hotel situated at the entrance of historic Port Ahuriri. Like any waterfront location Ahuriri is a vibrant village overflowing with cafes, bars, galleries, deli’s & Napier most famous landmark, the Art Deco Rothmans Building.

Knitting in the Faroe Islans with Katrina I Geil

Date: August 16 -23
Day: Monday – Sunday
Event Location: Faroe Islands, Denmark
State: Faroe Islands
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travelers who share your passion for knitting. Learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project.

Fibre Spirit

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

Iternationwool Festival

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

South Pacific Cruise with Indie Road

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

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: Aug 28
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa.

Knitting Hotel Getaway

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

Monterey County Fair Wool Show

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

Llamafest Showcase

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Michigan State University Pavilion, E. Lansing, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA

Wild West Knitting Retreat

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

September

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
Day: Thursday – Sunday
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.

Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering

Date: 4 – 5 September
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Two fun filled days filled with fiber vendors selling everything from raw fleeces to finished products and fiber equipment, competitions, demonstrations, fiber animals, live music and yummy food.

Southern Wool Show: A Festival of Woolly Crafts

Date: September 4-5
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, England, UK
State: Berkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: 90 wonderful exhibitors, A superb range of workshops covering knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needle felting and arm knitting.

Great Montana Sheep Drive

Date: September 5
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Reed Point, MT
State: Montana
Country: USA
What to expect: Hundreds of sheep take to Reed Point’s main street during this Labor Day weekend staple. Events begin at 10 a.m. and include a street fair, parade and street dance.

Scotland/Shetland Knitting Tour

Date:  September 1 – 12, 2021
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location:  Edinburgh and several locations on mainland Scotland and Shetland Island
State:  Scotland
Country:  UK
What to expect:  11 Days of adventure in Scotland with 4 days on Shetland Island.  Included in the trip is accommodation for 10 nights with 9 Breakfasts,1 Lunch, 7 dinners. Loganair flight from Aberdeen to Shetland to Edinburgh. Hands on lessons and demonstrations. Entrance fees to Askival of Strathearn – Tour at Kellie Castle & Gardens – Shetland Textile Museum – Jamieson’s of Shetland – Shetland Museum and Archives – Burra Bears – Red Houss. Transportation with a professional driver/guide on mainland Scotland and Shetland. Airport transfers on 2nd, 10th, and 12th. See website for details.  Only 3 spaces still available.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Margaret Radcliffe

Date: September 6 – 11
Day: Monday – Saturday
Event Location: Coast of Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Knitters of all levels join us for special knitting getaways. Spouses and non-knitters are welcome too!

Wool@Portsoy

Date: Sept 4
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Portsoy Salmon Boothy, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
State: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: A celebration of all things fibre and wool held annually in Portsoy.

Fiber College of Maine

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

Shetland Knitting Tour

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

Wool & Whisky Tour

Date: September 4 – 16
Day: Wednesday – Thursday
Event Location: Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Rowan Tree Travel’s signature tour – our very first itinerary and possibly still our favorite! Join us for this annual journey into what makes Scotland so very special to us.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
State:
Country: UK
What to expect: Lots of techniques can be learned, or you can just bring your knitting and crochet and have a ‘making-me-time-sea-time’ experience. Oh and the view – the endless sea and horizon.

Midwest Fiber Arts Trail

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

Oslo Strikkefestival (Knitting Festival)

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Norsk Folkemuseum and Deichmanske Main Library, Oslo, Norway
State: Oslo
Country: Norway

Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp

Date: September 10-12
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Camp Sunrise, near Gibsons, BC, Canada
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Date: September 10-12
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, WI
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA
What to expect: Three wonderful days are in store for you at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. Fill your days with an array of activities at the multiple venues across the festival.

Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival

Date: September 11-12
Day: Saturday – Sunday
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: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Lambertville, NJ
State: New Jersey
Country: USA
What to expect: A non-profit, educational organization promoting sheep and wool products in New Jersey. Educational and business meetings, sponsor awards at events where sheep and wool products are featured, and host an annual sheep and fiber festival.

Natural Fiber Fair

Date: September 10-12 (Virtual event)
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Arcata Community Center, Arcata, CA
State: California
Country: USA

Salida Fiber Festival

Date: September 11 -12 (Virtual event)
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Riverside Park, Salida, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA

Altmonte Fibrefest: A Festival of the Fibre Arts

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

Perth Festival of Yarn

Date: September 11-19
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland, UK
State: Perth, Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Bringing together independent yarn dyers, wool farmers, small holders, spinners, felters, and weavers for an award nominated yarn festival in scotland.

Cornish Yarn Festival

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

Knitting & Crochet Workshop

Date: Check for 2022 dates
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: The Barn, outside Brizambourg, Charente-Maritime, France
State: Charente-Maritime
Country: France
What to expect: Enjoy 7 nights of complete relaxation at The Barn in the Charente-Maritime department of France. Spend time with like minded people working on the project of your choice.

Ballycastle Knits Ireland Knitting Retreat

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

Propagansey: The Fascinating World of the Knitted Gansey

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

Squam Art Workshops Fall Retreat

Date: September 15 – 19
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Rockywald Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA

Authentic Iceland Hiking & Knitting Tour with Hélène Magnússon

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

San Diego Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: San Diego, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Dedicated to supporting, teaching and supplying the fiber arts community of San Diego County and beyond. The vendors welcome artists and crafters of all skill levels.

Stitchtopia Craft Holidays

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

Manitoba Fibre Festival

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

California Wool and Fiber Festival

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

Third Annual Elizabeth Zimmermann Italian Style International Rally with Meg Swansen

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Convention Center (Educatorio del Fuligno), Florence, Italy
State: Florence
Country: Italy

Stacked Stitches Retreat with Xandy Peters

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

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair

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

Olde Liberty Fibre Faire

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

Squam Art Fair

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

Farm to Fiber Festival

Date: September 11
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Clearbrook City Hall/Community Center, Clearbrook, MN
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
What to expect: The festival is part of the Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community in partnership with the Sustainable Farming Association and made possible in part by a partnership with the Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership and Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

Maggie’s Irish Castle Bellingham Retreat

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

Maine Knitting Cruise with Casapinka

Date: September 20 -23
Day: Monday – Thursday
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: 17 September
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Scotland
State:
Country: Scotland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery and Discovery Point Museum, Shetland Textile Museum, Shetland Museum and Archives, Jamieson & Smith Wool Brokers, Glamis Castle, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

James River Yarn Crawl

Date: Sept 17 -25
Day: Fri – Sat
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.

Knit for Fun Retreats

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

WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: September 24 – 27 (Virtual)
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: UMass Hotel, Amherst, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Great food, spacious rooms, lots of time to meet and craft with your friends and soon-to-be-friends. Six top designers and 17 different classes to choose from.

Fiber Daze

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Marc Center, Mt. Vernon, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA

Fanø International Knit Festival

Date: September 16 -19
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Fanø, Denmark
State: Fanø
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Workshops, exhibitions, talks, fashion show, unique boutique stands, live music, good food, entertainment, terrific company and inspiration.

North Country Fiber Fair

Date: September 17 -19, 24 -26 & October 1 – 3 (Virtual Event)
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Codington County Extension Complex, Watertown, SD
State: South Dakota
Country: USA

Maine Spinners’ Registry Fiber Retreat

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

Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday
Event Location: North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Learn and explore hand spun and dyed yarns, specialized tools and accessories, knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, felting, and more!

Fiber in the Park

Date: September 18
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Shabbona Park, Earlville, IL
State: Illinois
Country: USA
What to expect: Three shelters, restrooms with cold water, a playground, and fishing ponds.

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival

Date: September 2022
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival educates the public about fiber and its sources, promotes small farms, supports fiber artists and fiber-related businesses, and provides a venue for the public to interact with the fiber arts world.

Wool Gathering

Date: September 18 -19
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Observe sheep, llamas, alpacas, cashmere goats, Angora rabbits and other wool-bearing animals at the show. Shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weaving and much more to see and learn. 100 vendors from several surrounding states.

Sneffels Fiber Festival

Date: September 25 – 26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: 4-H Events Center, Ouray County Fairgrounds, Ridgway, CO
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber Vendors, Food, Workshops, Classes, Demonstrations & More!

Fibre with Friends Retreat

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

Florida Fiber-In

Date: September 12 -16
Day: Sunday – Wednesday
Event Location: Block Island, RI
State: Rhode Island
Country: USA
What to expect: Starts with a review of garments and detailed measurements to reviewing garment types and shapes all the way to writing a pattern for your design. The knitters from the first Knitwear Design Workshop are releasing a collection at Vogue Live in NYC!

South of Ireland Knitting Tour with Aran Islands

Date: September 19
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country:
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle.

Maine Knitting Cruise with Casapinka

Date: September 20-23, 2021
Day: Monday – Thursday
Event Location: Schooner J&E Riggin
State: Rockland, Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: 4 days of sailing in Penobscot Bay with Casapinka. She will provide a pattern and yarn for a group project. Lots of gorgeous scenery, a lobster bake on the beach and many other delicious meals, plenty of laughter and the excellent company of fellow knitters. All cabins are double occupancy. See website for availability and pricing.

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

Date: September 23 -26
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA

Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat

Date: September 23-26
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

Knitting in Yorkshire

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

Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip

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

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

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

Southwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat

Date: 26 Sep
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Parknasilla Hotel, Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland
State: Co. Kerry
Country: Ireland

North East Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat

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

Knitter’s Day Out

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
What to expect:

Prairie Handspinners Fiber Fest

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

What the Knit! Guild Fall Retreat

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

Green Mountain Spinnery’s Fall Knitter’s Weekend Retreat

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Friday – Sunday
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 25 – 26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: This event will continue to offer education on the products produced in fiber arts, raw fleece, roving, spinning supplies, needle felting, dyes, yarns, and items needed to knit, crochet, and weave.

Yarndale

Date: September 25 – 26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Skipton Auction Mart
State: Skipton, England
Country: UK

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

Date: September 25 -26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA

Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival

Date: September 25 -26
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, Lower Penninsula, West Branch, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Over 80 booths nestled at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, yarn/fiber and food vendors, fiber classes, sheep and pasture management sessions and a pasture tour at the Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival.

Fiber Arts Fest

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

North Star Farm Tour

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

Shetland Wool Week

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

October

Alpacapalooza

Date: October 7 – 9, 2022
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Join the festivities at the Alpacapalooza. Meet some adorable alpacas and enjoy the two shows hosted over one weekend.

Bergen Knitting Festival

Date: October 1 -3
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, Salhusvegen 201, Salhus, Bergen, Norway
State: Bergen
Country: Norway
What to expect: Weekend pass and day passes include talks, market place and other activities. Workshop tickets include a day pass.

New York City Yarn Crawl

Date: October 1 – 2
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: We’re a free 2-day event, a mini-version of the big fall event, because we just can’t wait till September. Celebrate friends, community and all things fiber.

Indie Knit & Spin

Date: October 9
Day: Monday
Event Location: Ace Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

Date: October 9
Day: Saturday – Monday
Event Location: Ireland
State:
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa

Best of Scotland Knitting Tour with Highlands

Date: October 10
Day: Sunday – Monday
Event Location: Scotland, UK
State: Scotland
Country: UK
What to expect: Entrance to the following attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Auchindrain Township, The Highland Folk Museum, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Provand’s Lordship, The Riverside Museum, Verdant Works Dundee.

Fiber Trails of the Upper Rio Grande

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

Greater Boston Yarn Crawl

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

Weekend Felting Retreat with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

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

Fibre Arts Festival

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

Kentucky Wool Festival

Date: October 1 – 3
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Near Kincaid Lake State Park, Falmouth, KY
State: Kentucky
Country: USA
What to expect: Promoting sheep, wool products, and the local community, activities for all age groups.

Interweave Yarn Fest

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Wednesday – Saturday
Event Location: Loveland
State: Colorado
Country: USA
What to expect: Interweave Yarn Fest is the premier event for knitting, spinning, weaving, crochet and more! Featuring workshops and a shopping marketplace perfect for creating and discovering new inspiration.

West Wales Wool Show

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

Knit City: A Modern Fibre Event

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

Masham Sheep Fair

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

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: October 2-3
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: 70 Marketplace Vendors, Animal Barn exhibit, Fleece Show & Sale, fiber arts contests, workshops, talks and demos for farmers and fiber enthusiasts and sheep herding and shearing.

Taos Wool Festival

Date: October 2 – 3
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
What to expect: Artists, Crafters and Vendors offering wool, fiber, yarns, fiber arts-related tools and equipment as well as finished items and other artistic, fiber creations.

Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheepdog Trials

Date: October 2 – 3
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Montpelier Station, Orange County, VA
State: Virginia
Country: USA
What to expect: Great workshops for adults and children, animal exhibits, sheep dog trials, crafts demonstrations, a fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music and more!

Lambtown USA Fiber Fair

Date: October 1-3 (Virtual event)
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Dixon May Fair Grounds, Dixon, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrating sheep, lamb, wool and all things related, from fleece to chops, sheep to shawl, fiber to yarn and herd to champion and farm to festival, the focus is on education and enjoyment for all.

Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA
State: California
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber artists, guilds, and vendors will be at the Fiesta showcasing their work, demonstrating their skills, and selling their creations, wearable art, and supplies. Our local fiber artists will also be selling their finished work.

Knitting in Tuscany

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

Knitting & Crochet Workshop with Tutor Carol Meldrum

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

Boorowa Irish Woolfest: The Running of the Sheep

Date: October 3
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
What to expect: Everyone’s heard of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona but much closer to home, in Boorowa, New South Wales you can enjoy the spectacle of the “Running of the Sheep”. Beautiful woolly Merino sheep are shepherded down the road by Farmer Ashley on his four wheel motorbike and his trusty Kelpies who leap on and off the motorbikes and on and off the sheeps back.

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

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Monday – Friday
Event Location: Sagebrush Inn, Taos, NM
State: New Mexico
Country: USA

A Luxurious Wooly Adventure

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

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Date: October 6 -10
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Event Location: Sun Valley, Ketchum & Hailey, ID
State: Idaho
Country: USA
What to expect: Gather, present and preserve the history and culture of sheep ranching and herding in Idaho and the West.

Knitting & Stitching Show

Date: October 7 – 10
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, England, UK
State: London, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Alexandra Palace, an iconic 19th Century building, is located in North London and is easily accessible by car and public transport. Alexandra Palace is in the middle of a park; a beautiful location with wonderful views across the city.

Fall Mini-Knitting Camp (Theme: Island Knitting)

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

Yarn School + Felt School

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

Dutch Knitting Festival (Nederlandse Breidagen)

Date: October 15 -16
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: IJsselhallen, Zwolle, Netherlands
State: Zwolle
Country: Netherlands
What to expect: What could be more fun to get inspiration for two days with and among like-minded people. The best of the best from the international knitting- and crochetshops can be found here.

Countryside Artisans Farm Tours

Date: October 8 – 10
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: The Countryside Artisans of Maryland represents a selected group of accomplished visual, sculptural, and textile artists working in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, ceramics, porcelain, glass, enamel, stone, wood, yarn, textiles, photography, tea, hops, and grapes.

Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas

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

King’s County Fiber Festival

Date: October 9
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Old Stone House & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Spend the day with natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers in the annual fiber festival. The full day event will include a marketplace for independent fiber artists from the tri-state area, demonstrations, an art exhibit and more!

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Community Christian Church, Camdenton, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA
What to expect: Encouraging the public to appreciate the beauty of fiber arts and how these are practiced by individuals living in the lake area.

Leland Fiber Festival

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

New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour

Date: October 9 -10
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Back roads of NH
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
What to expect: Creating yarn by handspinning, knitting, needlefelting, weaving, processing fiber from fleece to finished product

Fall Fiber Expo

Date: October 9 – 10
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – from the plant or animal to the finished product.

Tigard Knitting Guild Fall Retreat

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

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Date: October 9 – 10
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK
State: Derbyshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, or just plain old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.

FiberMania

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

Michigan International Alpaca Fest

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

Knitting in Tuscany

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

Fall 2018 Knitting Retreat

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

Northwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat

Date: October 10
Day: Sunday – Friday
Event Location: Harvey’s Point Hotel, Tawnyvorgal, Donegal, Ireland
State: Donegal
Country: Ireland
What to expect: Visits to: The Constant Knitter, The GPO Museum, The Ulster American Folk Park, Studio Donegal Weavers, Slieve League Cliffs & Rossan Knitwear.

Halcyon Annual Open House

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

Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

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

Loch Ness Knit Fest

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

Creativ Festival: A Celebration of Creativity

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

“Knitter’s Choice” Project Workshop

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

Lamar Fiber Fest

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

Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show

Date: Back in 2022
Day: Friday
Event Location: Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: Browse hand-dyed and custom-milled yarn, along with handmade and specially-designed products, from a select group of indie artisans.

Southern Indiana Fiber & Arts Festival

Date: October 15 -16
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA

Scottish Highlands Knitting Retreat with Donna Druchunas

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

Yarn-a-Holics Retreat Nebraska

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

RaggZ Fiber Affair

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

Woodstock Fleece Festival

Date: October 16
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
What to expect: Visit Ontario’s favourite event for Knitters, Spinners, Rughookers, Felters and Weavers featuring Vendors, Demos and Workshops.

Autumn Fiber Festival

Date: October 16 -17
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Local fiber producers, craftsmen, and artists will be brought together to display and sell their wares, demonstrate their skills, and educate the visiting public about natural fibers and their importance to our community and culture.

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

Date: October 17 – 20
Day: Sunday – Wednesday
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
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: 22725 Washington Street, Leonardtown
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Steeking, stranded colorwork, Latvian and Estonian braids, and design your own Fair Isle hat or cowl.

New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Date: October 16 -17
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
State: New York
Country: USA
What to expect: One of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the United States.

Fiber Fusion Northwest

Date: October 16 -17
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Evergreen Fairgrounds Building, Monroe, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: Focusing on natural fibers and fiber arts. Supporting fiber artists, local breeders, and fiber related businesses by increasing public awareness of natural fibers and their many creative uses.

Autumn Fiber Festival

Date: October 16 -17
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, OH
State: Ohio
Country: USA
What to expect: Local fiber producers, craftsmen, and artists brought together to display and sell wares, demonstrate skills, and educate the visiting public about natural fibers.

North Woods Knit & Purl Retreat

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

Knitting & Crochet Retreat

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

Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts Fall Fiber Frolic

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

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

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

Jimmy Beans Biggest Little Getaway Wool Retreat

Date: Oct 21 – 24
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Renaissance Hotel , Reno, NV
State: Nevada
Country: USA
What to expect: A weekend full of fiber, classes, instructors, guest speakers, giveaways, and SHOPPING! Did we mention that you get exclusive access to shop our 22,000 square foot warehouse?! Yep, this is what your yarny dreams are made of! Limited spots available… reserve yours!

Thumb Fiber Festival

Date: October 22 – 23
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Camp Cavell Conservancy, Lexington, MI
State: Michigan
Country: USA
What to expect: Celebrating Local Fiber Farms, Weavers, Spinners, Knitters, Crochet and other Fiber Artists. Three days of workshops precede our 2 day Festival. Vendors offering everything from alpaca, wool, angora, mohair and to spinning & weaving equipment and supplies, yarn and finished knitted, crocheted, woven or felted wear & much more.

Whatcom County Purls and Pop-Ups Yarn Crawl

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

Interknit Machine Knitting Club with Carol Scott

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

Nashville to Asheville Fibery Tour

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

Annual Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

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

Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival

Date: October 23 – 24
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Clackamas County Events Center, Canby, OR
State: Oregon
Country: USA
What to expect: Demonstrating the spectrum of natural fibers (plant/animal) from the animal or raw fiber to the finished product.

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale

Date: October 28 – 30
Day: Thursday – Saturday
Event Location: Blodel Hall, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA
State: Washington
Country: USA
What to expect: See the process of weaving fabric and baskets, spinning yarn, and doing other fiber arts.

Yoga + Yarn Retreat

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

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: WNC Agricultural Ctr., Fletcher, NC
State: North Carolina
Country: USA

National Wool Days (Journées Nationales de la Laine)

Date: October 29 -30
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Salon des Créateurs, Felletin, France
State: Felletin
Country: France
What to expect: In the remarkable setting of the Gothic church of the Castle, discover the best of the woven production of Aubusson-Felletin workshops and tapestry factories.

Sheep Parade: Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Main Street, Cedar City, UT
State: Utah
Country: USA
What to expect: Approximately 1,000 head of sheep will be herded down Cedar City’s Main Street. An exciting glimpse of the Old West and livestock heritage. Horses, wagons, antique tractors, bag pipe bands, youth groups, stock dogs, and historic and modern sheep camps will join the procession.

Kendal Wool Gathering

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

Battenkill Fibers Knitters Tour of Denmark

Date: October 22 – November 1
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Denmark
State:
Country: Denmark
What to expect: Meet in Copenhagen for seven days and eight nights of knitting classes, behind the scenes tours of museums and workshops, and sightseeing through breath-taking countryside.

Sagebrush Folk Art & Fiber Festival

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

NSW Knitter’s Guild Fibre Festival

Date: October 31
Day: Sunday
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.

Flavors of Portugal & Spain Knitting Cruise with Chris Bylsma

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

November

Vermont Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: The Icelandic Lopapeysa

Date: November 4 -7
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA.

Knitting and Yoga Adventures by Peacetree Fiber Adventures

Date: November 4 -7
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, Quechee, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: After the busy holidays this lovely weekend will be the perfect snowy quiet reprieve just for you.

K2 Tog Retreat Little Switzerland

Date: November 10 -14
Day: Thursday – Sunday
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.

Ozark Fiber Fling

Date: November 5 -6
Day: Friday – Saturday
Event Location: Conference Center, Steelville, MO
State: Missouri
Country: USA

Vogue Knitting Live!

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

Weaver’s Guild Holiday Sale

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

Penns Valley Fiber Festival

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

St Abbs Wool Festival

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, England, UK
State: Eyemouth, England
Country: UK

Peace Hill Farm, Fiber and Craft Festival

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

Fiber in the Boro

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

Fiber Festival of New England

Date: November 6 – 7
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Mallary Complex, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
What to expect: Fiber enthusiasts are coming together for the annual Fiber Festival of New England to promote the use of wool and other natural fibers and related products to the general public!

Calgary Fibre Arts Fair

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

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

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

Frederick Fiber Fest

Date: November 6
Day: Sunday
Event Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: A wholesome, fun event for the entire family and at the same time showcases the beauty of a growing industry in the Maryland area.

Magical Fiber Fantasy Retreat

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

Knitting on Ice with Hélène Magnússon

Date: November 6 – 12
Day: Wednesday – Tuesday
Event Location: Iceland
State:
Country: Iceland
What to expect: A magical combination of Icelandic knitting, enigmatic nature and delicate autumn colors. It takes us on a glacier walk at Sólheimajökull Glacier, an opportunity to knit on the ice!

Vogue Knitting Live!

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

Interweave Escapes’ in Santa Fe, NM

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

South East Men’s Knitting Retreat

Date: November 11 – 14
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Asbury Hills, Cleveland, SC
State: South Carolina
Country: USA
What to expect: Letting men gather in beautiful settings and explore their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning and yarn.

Green Mountain Yarn & Fiber Paws and Knit Retreat

Date: November 12 – 14
Day: Friday – Sunday
Event Location: 1376 Clarendon Ave, West Rutland, VT
State: Vermont
Country: USA
What to expect: Are you a knitter who would love a Fall getaway to Vermont and who would love to attend a knitting and felting retreat with your beloved dogs?  We have the perfect event for you!

Knitting & Stitching Show

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

Knittreat

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

Vogue Knitting Live! Intensive

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

Fall Carolina Fiber Frolic

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

Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Practically Perfect

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

Knit Ithaca with Thea Colman Laura Nelkin

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

Weaving and Fiber Arts Weekend

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

Barcelona Knits

Date: November 6 – 7 (virtual event)
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: WTC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
State: Barcelona
Country: Spain
What to expect: Several medium and crochet knit workshops, taught by internationally recognized designers.

Spinner’s Flock Fall Fleece Fair

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

Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival

Date: November 13 -14
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Event Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: Whether you knit, crochet, spin, weave, or just love to shop, there is something for you. Stock up now for your winter projects with unique yarns and fibers from alpaca, wool, mohair, and angora rabbit, and all blends in between. Find those one-of-a-kind project supplies, get new ideas, and learn creatively!

Knitting and Stitching Show

Date: November 18 -21
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Harrogate Convention Centre, UK
State: Yorkshire, England
Country: UK
What to expect: The show takes place in the idyllic town of Harrogate and it’s the largest textiles event in the north of England, with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as over 200 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more.

Mitten School

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

Yarn Revolution

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

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Iona House, Dawlish
State: Devon, England
Country: UK
What to expect: Lots of techniques can be learned, or you can just bring your knitting and crochet and have a ‘making-me-time-sea-time’ experience. Oh and the view – the endless sea and horizon.

East Texas Fiber Festival

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

Southeastern Yarn and Yoga Retreat

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

WintersEve:A Fiberarts Gathering

Date: To be confirmed
Day: Saturday
Event Location: Red Barn at Sycamore Farm, Terre Haute, IN
State: Indiana
Country: USA
What to expect: An exciting group of vendors and professionals will be showcasing their products. Suppliers and designers for rug hooking, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and stitching inspiration and hard to find source materials.

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

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

Nottingham Yarn Expo

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

Knit Pray Love: A Knitting and Yoga Retreat

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

December

Countryside Artisans Studio Tours

Date: December 3 – 5
Day: Friday – Sunday, Friday – Sunday
Event Location: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD
State: Maryland
Country: USA
What to expect: A selected group of accomplished visual, sculptural, and textile artists working in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, ceramics, porcelain, glass, enamel, stone, wood, yarn, textiles, photography, tea, hops, and grapes.

Rhine Christmas Craft Markets Cruise

Date: December 5
Day: Tuesday – Saturday
Event Location: Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands
State:
Country: Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands
What to expect: A wonderful journey from Zürich to Amsterdam. Shop for gorgeous European yarn, meet local knitters and enjoy the magic of the season in an area where many Christmas traditions began. Visit traditional Christmas markets along the Rhine. Enjoy sightseeing and making new friends. A fun knitalong cruise project onboard with the assistance of knitwear designer and instructor, Chris Bylsma.

Christmas at the Farm

Date: December 11 – 12
Day: Sunday
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
Day: Thursday – Sunday
Event Location: Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, ME
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: Enjoy knitting and nature as you unwind and relax in the refined wilderness at this one-of-a kind, all inclusive knitting getaway. Spend five days and four nights with the wonderfully talented, knowledgeable and gifted Lorilee Beltman. Lorilee will tackle your knitting obstacles with you side by side.

The Knitting Hotel Learnaway:

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

Danube Christmas Craft Markets Cruise and Knit Along with Karen Morin

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

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

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

Fiber Tours And More

Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl Around Maine

Date: July 1 – October 11
Day: Friday – Monday
Event Location: Maine
State: Maine
Country: USA
What to expect: The Maine Yarn Cruise is a summer-long yarn crawl through the state of Maine. Visit 18 local yarn shops in Auburn, Bath, Bucksport, Camden, Damariscotta.

Cowboy Yarn Crawl

Date: May 29 – September 25
Day: Saturday – Saturday
Event Location: Wyoming
State: Wyoming
Country: USA

Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl

Date: To be confirmed
Day:
Event Location: Wyoming
State: Wyoming
Country: USA

Cottage Country Yarn Crawl

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

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

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

Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail

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

Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail

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

Kraemer Yarns Manufacturing Tour

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

Camp Yarnsie: A Virtual Fiber Arts Festival & Events Platform

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

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

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