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July 2017

The Ultimate Bead Book with Gail Harker

July 30-December 4 Mt. Vernon, WA United States

Presented in three, 3-day sessions this course focuses on learning the techniques and exploiting the dramatic design impact of beads and stitching. Particular attention is paid to color ways, patterns, beaded stitches and decorative beaded edges. Students will find satisfaction in expressing their own tastes while compiling a reference book that stands as its own artistic work. View the Course Brochure for full details. 30 July - 1 August, 1 - 3 October, & 2 - 4 December 2017 (3…

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September 2017

The Art Cloth Network Call for New Members

September 1-October 31 ,

The Art Cloth Network call for new members is coming soon! September 1 – October 31, 2017 Our organization defines “Art Cloth” as material transformed by adding or subtracting color, line, shape, texture or fiber to make a compelling surface and composition. This can include three-dimensional art and work meant for outdoor display. As a thirty-member juried community of artists, we work together to encourage individual artistic development, explore the boundaries of our medium, and educate others about our art.…

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Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Project Grant Artists Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Catherine Missaghi

September 7-October 21 Minneapolis, MN United States

Textile Center Presents: Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Project Grant Artists Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Catherine Missaghi in the Joan Mondale Gallery September 7 - October 21, 2017: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Jerome Fellows artist talks in the Joan Mondale Gallery 6:30 – 7:00 pm This culminating exhibition marks the accomplishments of the 2017 Jerome Project Grant Artists working…

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Coded Threads: Textile and Technology

September 27-December 8 Bellingham, WA United States

The exhibition brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology: Lia Cook, Linda Hutchins, Robin Kang, Sheila Klein, Barbara Layne and Lauren Osmond, Maggie Orth, Devorah Sperber, Reiko Sudo, Laura Thapthimkuna, Suzi Webster, Carol D. Westfall, Anne Wilson, and Margo Wolowiec. Their works have connections with the complex set of associations embedded in the text/textile, web/website, net/networks relationship using updated tools and media. Textiles are among the oldest products of human art and skill.  The earliest textile techniques in our civilization (basket weaving, indigo dyeing, etc.) are…

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Crafting Connections: Supporting Artisan Communities

September 27 7:00 pm-8:00 pm New York, NY United States

A Networking Event and Panel Discussion with West Elm and EILEEN FISHER.  

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October 2017

Complexity 2018: Innovations in Weaving, Call for Entry

October 1, 2017-January 15, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Enter: October 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018 Exhibition: May 29 - July 13, 2018 Complex Weavers biennial members' exhibition.

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Katazome Workshop with Akemi Nakano Cohn

October 6-October 9 Houston, TX United States

This workshop will focus on Katazome techniques, including the design and cutting of stencils through several exercises. We will cook rice paste with traditional recipes, make an indigo dye pot, and then dip our rice pasted fabrics into the indigo dye pot, creating beautiful and various shades of blue. Tsutsugaki, free-hand drawing with rice past using a special pastry cone made from mulberry paper with Kakishibu glue will add individual design to works.

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Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition

October 6 St. Louis, MO United States

Deadline: October 6, 2017. Identity is a distinguishing characteristic or the personality of an individual. Visually, one can usually identify a teapot because it has a body, spout, handle and lid, but each teapot has its own unique and complex characteristics based on the artist creating it. Teapots have traveled all across the world and appear in many different cultures and nations. This exhibition, Identi-TEA, draws from the different interpretations and explorations of the artist-made teapot, as well as the…

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Fiber Trails

October 7-November 3 Inglewood, CA United States

Inglewood, CA ​- ​Branch Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “​Fiber Trails,” featuring work by Los Angeles fiber artist, Cameron Taylo​r-Brown. ​Fiber Trails features several series of artwork inspired by her journeys and in​cludes ​Red Offerings (Bhutan), ​Majestic Stone (Peruvian Highlan​ds), ​Colors of Gujarat​(India) and ​LAVAfolds (Galapagos Islands, Ecuador). Taylor-Brown’s creative expression encompasses mixed media fiber collage, weaving and site-specific installation. Image: Colors of Gujarat: A Weaver’s Hands by Cameron Taylor-Brown

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Home Exhibit – Call for Art

October 7 Belmont, MA United States

Deadline: October 7, 2017. Interiors/Exteriors A sense of place / A state of mind Exhibition dates: October 19 - December 7, 2017.  

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