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


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December 2017

CraftBoston Holiday 2017

December 14, 2017-December 17, 2017 Boston, MA United States

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited-edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.

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February 2018


February 24 LaConner, WA United States

FiberFest 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10 AM-4PM FREE! FiberFest is a free, one-day dale event of unique fabrics, yarns, textiles, embellishments, and tools for the quilt and fiber artist. Finished products will also be available, such as wearable art or handmade scarves. This event features both established and newly-emerging textile and fiber artists you won’t find in the stores! Also featuring a great “Make & Take” activity that’s lots of fun. The event is a benefit of the Pacific…

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March 2018

Growing Color: Natural Dyes from Plants

March 8 9:00 am-4:00 pm Asheville, NC United States

Conference on growing dye plants with keynote Michel Garcia.

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April 2018

Textile Center Presents: The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

April 13-April 14 Minneapolis, MN United States

So much more than a garage sale… it’s a celebration of fiber and thrift! Are you an artist, student, maker, or just love a bargain? We’re selling heaps of fabric, yarn, patterns, tools, sewing machines, books, notions and more – at garage sale prices! Here’s how it works: Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, sewing machines, tools, looms, specialty equipment – a warehouse full of fiber finds! These treasures are then resold…

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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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CraftBoston Spring

April 20-April 22 Boston, MA United States

CraftBoston Spring is a selective display of 90 artists presented in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. A charming 19th-century brick building, the Cyclorama provides an intimate showing and shopping experience. Featuring one-of-a-kind art, CraftBoston Spring ensures craft of the highest caliber. Spend the day looking at and learning about contemporary craft, meet the artists, and take home something fabulous. Friday, April 20, 2018 / 11am to 7pm Saturday, April 21, 2018 / 10am to 6pm Sunday,…

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May 2018

Material Matters: Incorporating Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture into Architecture and Interior Design

May 2 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Wilton, CT United States

Join Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown, co-curators of browngrotta arts and renowned tapestry artist, Helena Hernmarck for a presentation on the evolution of this art form and ways to integrate it into contemporary and traditional interiors. Also included: cocktails, canapés and a tour of Blue/Green: color/code/context an art exhibition featuring more than 50 artists from 15 countries. Co-sponsored by browngrotta arts, Country Club Homes and Litchfield Distillery. Slide Presentation & Walkthrough: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5-8pm (presentation at 5:30 p.m., Walkthrough at 6:30)…

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Sha Sha Higby,Paper Wings II

May 25-May 27 San Francisco, CA United States

Friday, May 25, 9:30pm; Saturday, May 26, 9:00pm; Sunday May 27, 8:00pm A journey of life, death, and rebirth using ephemeral images created with the whimsical manipulation of hand crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume. Interwoven with puppetry, dance and intricate props, Sha Sha’s work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet binding us together as if in an invisible web. This show will repeat at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley June 10th. Photo by "Neil…

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Korea Bojagi Forum

May 31-June 3 Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Biennial conference featuring exhibits by international artists inspired by Korea's bojagi (wrapping cloth) tradition. Organized by Chunghie Lee.

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June 2018

Weave A Real Peace Annual Meeting

June 10-June 12 Decorah, IA United States

Conference on sustainability of culture, tradition, the environment, and communities, with informative presentations, tours, marketplace and 25th Anniversary celebration.

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