Events of Interest

Many of these are annual events. If this year’s date is known, it is listed. If this year’s date has not yet been announced, last year’s date is listed for a general idea of the timing.

January 16 – 18, 2015
Vogue Knitting Live
New York, NY
Shopping and classes, including some crochet classes.

January 31, 2015  and February 24, 2015
Russell’s Garden Center Farmers Market Farm Fiber Days
Wayland, MA
Talented local farmers, who produce yarn, top, roving and finished fiber products from their own animals; dyers of locally sourced fiber; & food vendors.

February 26 – March 1, 2015
NETA SPA, Knit & Spin XIII
Freeport, ME
Informal fiber retreat. No fee. Special room rates, vendors, informal fashion show, raffle.

National Crochet Month

March 13-15, 2015
Common Cod Fiber Guild: FiberCamp Boston
Cambridge, MA
Annual urban retreat for fabric and fiber craft enthusiasts, with an emphasis on skill building, skill sharing, and community. Informal mini-classes on bite-sized ideas and techniques, keynote speaker, fashion show, swap table, drop-in vendor area.

March 12-15, 2015
North Shore Yarn Crawl
North Shore of MA
Self-guided tour of yarn shops on Boston’s north shore. Giveaways, door prizes & specials.

March 27- 29, 2015
Green Mountain Fiber Festival
Wilder, VT
Shopping, raffle prizes, classes & informal group knitting & crochet.

March 28, 2015
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln, MA
Drumlin Farm’s new spring babies, traditional hand shearing, border collies herding sheep, “Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail.” Local fiber artisans offer demonstrations and sell handmade products. Lunch, made with locally grown food, available for purchase.

April 17-19, 2015
Great Rhody Yarn Crawl
Rhode Island
Self-guided tour of yarn shops in Rhode Island. Giveaways, door prizes & specials. Food drive for the RI Food Bank. Authors, vendors, sponsors, workshop, and grand prize giveaway at the Crawl Culmination Ceremony on Sunday.

April 18, 2015
Denmark Sheepfest
Denmark, ME
Sheep shearing, skirting, demos, some classes & vendors.

April 25, 2015
Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival
Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon, CT
Sheep exhibits, shearing demonstrations; vendors, fleece sale, educational lectures; wool skirting, a sheep dog demonstration, spinning bee, children’s area, food, vendors, festival logo shirts, music, vendors and fun.

April 25, 2015
Sheepshearing Festival
Gore Place, Waltham, MA
Sheepsheering, herding dogs, spinning and weaving demonstrations, crafts fair, shopping, live music, performers, historic re-enactors, and more.

May 9-10, 2015
New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival
Hopkinton State Fairgrounds, Contoocook, NH
A great family event, including educational programs, special workshops. dog herding demos, fiber show, fleece show & sale, breed display, youth shows, vendor auction,, sheep quiz bowl, 100+ vendors, food, sheep equipment.

May 16, 2015
Rhode Island Sheep & Fiber Festival
Coggeshall Farm Museum,  Bristol, RI
Sheep shearing,  fleece to shawl demo & raffle, historic spinning demo. Shopping: hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, textile supplies, raw fiber, and more. Kids crafts, hay rides, face painting, textile demonstrations, and 18th century games.

May 15-17, 2015
Woolstock / Farm to Yarn Tour
Montgomery Center, VT
Visit three fiber farms producing fibers from sheep, llama, and alpaca. Mountain Fiber Folk shop and studio will have llamas, alpacas, demos, classes and beverages.

May 23 & 24, 2015
Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Festival
Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA
Demonstrations, workshops, shopping. Sheep show, fleece show, sheep dog trials. Drop-in spinning, knitting, crochet, & weaving. Contests for finished objects, weaving, spinning, cover photo.

May 23 & 25, 2015
Wool Days
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
Sheep sheering, sheep herding, historical textile processing:  including scouring, carding, spinning, natural dying & weaving & knitting wool. Visit with animals. Make & take wool craft projects.

June 6-7, 2015
Maine Fiber Frolic
Windsor Fairgrounds, Rt. 32, Windsor, Maine
Sheep show, fleece show. Sheep, bunny, & fiber arts demonstrations, shopping. Contests for finished objects, weaving, spinning.

June 19-21, 2015
Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops
Denmark, ME
Variety of workshops, snacks & beverages included.

June 25-28, 2015
I-91 Shop Hop
Hew Haven, CT to Putney, VT
Visit twelve local yarn shops located along I-91 from New Haven, CT to Putney, VT for a chance to win door prizes and… a mystery.

July 22 – 26, 2015
The Knit and Crochet Show: Summer Show & Chain Link Conference
San Diego, CA
The location varies each year. The Chain Link Conference is the annual conference for the Crochet Guild of America and features extensive crochet education, Professional Development Day, the annual business meeting and a banquets with fashion show. Held in conjunction with The Knit and Crochet Show, this event offers addtional opportunities to shop a wide array of vendors for fibers and tools. Please visit The Knit and Crochet Show website for details..

August 2-7, 2015
Bath, Maine
Five fiber filled days visiting artists’ studios, mills, farms, galleries and educational centers as well as enjoying a few favorite Maine activities!

August 8, 2015
Fiber Revival
Newbury, Massachusetts
Shopping, workshops, animals, tour of Spencer Peirce Little Farm. Bring your own outdoor portable seating & a project to work on and “enjoy a day of community with your fellow fiber enthusiasts.”

September 18 – October 4, 2015
The Big E
West Springfield, MA
New England’s largest fair. Agricultural exhibits, rides, demonstrations, fried foods, craft exhibits and awards, including knitting and crochet categories.

September 17 – 20, 2015
The Greater Boston Yarn Crawl
Greater Boston Area
Self-guided tour of yarn shops in the greater Boston area. Giveaways, door prizes & specials. Fishnet Crocheter Mary Westland created the official crochet “Freedom Trail” shawlette for the event. Pattern available on Ravelry.

September 25 – 27, 2015
Common Ground Country Fair
Unity, ME
Crafts, demonstrations, shopping, exhibits and animals from Maine fiber farms. Areas of interest: exhibition hall, fiber marketplace, fleece tent, spinners tent, and Maine fiber farms area.

October 2- 12, 2015
Topsfield Fair
Topsfield, MA
2015 Theme: Year of the Sunflower. State-fair style event: Rides, parades, live entertainment, demolition derby, pumpkin weigh off, 5k race. Exhibitions & contests for flowers, food, animals, arts & crafts. Wheelchair accessible & wheelchair rentals available.

October 3-4, 2015
Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
Turnbridge Fair Grounds, Turnbridge, VT
Workshops, shopping, contests, vendor demos, food and shows. Over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials, meat and cheese. Spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving classes.

October 17, 2015
Craft Yarn Council: I Love Yarn Day
Virtual event on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest; Using hashtags #stitchitforward and #ilyd2015.
The Craft Yarn Council calls all fiber fans to “stitch it forward” by teaching at least one newbie to knit, crochet, weave or spin.

October 15-18, 2015
Duchess County Sheep & Wool Festival a.k.a. “Rhinebeck”
Rhinebeck, NY
Demonstrations, book signings & lectures, livestock show, shopping, workshops, and contests. Wine & cheese tasting & vendors. Great food vendors. Festival October 17-18,Workshops October 15-18. Local yarn shops and community organizations usually offer a bus to and from the festival. Buses from Webs ; Assabet After Dark ; The Eliot SchoolOther transportation options

October 23 and 24, 2015
Shiba Guyz Workshops
Craftworks, Northboro, MA
Friday: Book signing and trunk show $10 ($5 goes towards book), Saturday: two half-day workshops “Crochet Cables to Astound and Amaze” and “Non-Stick Lace”, $75 each. 10% off for both classes, $135. And VIP bundle for $150.

November 7 – 8, 2015
Eastern States Exposition: Fiber Festival of New England
West Springfield, MA
Demonstrations, shopping, workshops, and fashion show. Local yarn shops usually offer a bus to and from the festival.

More Events

Knitter’s ReviewA list of fiber arts events across the U.S. and some events around the world. Includes workshops, yarn crawls, cruises, retreats, conferences, and festivals relating to crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving, needlecrafts and raising livestock.

Let us know about an event that isn’t listed.


2 responses to “Events of Interest

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