Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)

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January 2018

Coded Couture

January 27-April 28 Melbourne, FL United States

Named one of last year’s “best fashion exhibits” by Condé Nast’s Traveler, Coded Couture presents 10 national and international designers who each use coding to convert a consumer’s personal information into a custom garment. This innovative traveling exhibition was curated by c2 and organized by Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York. Image credit:  Amy Congdon, Brooch from Biological Atelier SS 2082 ‘Extinct’ Collection, 2014; embroidery, acetate scales, silicone, glass crystals. Courtesy of the designer. Photo Credit: www.lornajanenewman.com    

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February 2018

Allied Craftsmen of San Diego/Artifacts

February 17-July 8 Oceanside, CA United States

All media show with fiber artists Aline Fisch, Charlotte Bird, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Kathy Nida. Image:  Sedna by Charlotte Bird (member of SDA) 48”h x 30”w Photo Credit: Eric Nancarrow

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March 2018

California Fibers: Surface and Structure

March 17-May 6 Inglewood, CA United States

California Fibers: Surface and Structure​ features diverse works created by members of California Fibers. All works in the exhibition address the theme of “Surface and Structure” as interpreted by each artist, from imagery and inspiration to materials and processes. Image: "I Can’t be Your Superwoman" by Kathy Nida

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Drawing Threads: Conversations Between Line & Stitch

March 22-May 6 Jericho, VT United States

Drawing Threads is an exhibition that pairs Elizabeth Fram’s shibori-dyed and stitched work with her pen and ink drawings. The layers of reciprocity between the patterns and stitches of her textile pieces and the marks and lines of her daily sketches demonstrate the influence each has upon the other.

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Trail of Tears/The Long Walk

March 23-May 4 St. Charles, MO United States

Solo exhibition of Elaine Longtemps.

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When Boundaries Begin To Fade: Elaine Longtemps Solo Exhibition

March 23-May 4 St. Charles, MO United States

Solo Exhibition of fiber sculptures and fiber wall hangings.

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April 2018

Textiles Transcending: Tyra Shackleford and Margaret Roach Wheeler

April 3-May 19 Duncan, OK United States

Fascinating fiber artists and Chickasaw members, Tyra and Margaret, have been friends for years, but this will be the first time they will exhibit their award-winning work together. Shackleford's honors include, but not limited to: a first place and best of division in the Southwest Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) Indian Market held annually at Santa Fe, New Mexico; a first place for her work in the Cultural Diverse category in the Southeastern Art Show and Market (2017); and a…

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WOMEN IN WOOD

April 5-April 30 Port Townsend, WA United States

WOMEN IN WOOD profiles the work of 14 professional women woodworkers from around the country. Opening night is April 7th, 5:30pm and Artists' Talk April 8th at 1pm. The show closes April 30th. Image: Night Freight: Quirky Cargo by Betty Scarpino

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Creativity, Cloth and Culture

April 19-April 28 Antigua, Guatemala

An exploration of color, cloth and culture in beautiful Guatemala. Workshops in Natural dyeing, weaving and creativity.

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LA County Yarn Crawl

April 19-April 22 Los Angeles, CA United States

A four-day immersive adventure through 26 of LA's most creative and inspiring yarn shops. The Yarn Crawl is a fiber enthusiast's dream opportunity to exchange ideas; discover new sources, patterns, and techniques; and embrace the quintessentially LA madness of travelling to stores and communities outside their usual commute.

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