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

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November 2016

Growing Color Symposium

November 5, 2016 9:00 am-4:00 pm Asheville, NC United States

There is a growing demand for natural dyes for use in the textile, cosmetic, and food industries. This conference is for professionals in the farming, herb, and textile industries and for anyone interested in the fascinating history and potential of natural plant-based dyes. The symposium is hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with Local Cloth with the purpose of bringing awareness about issues and opportunities in plant dyes in order to encourage a sustainable natural dye industry in…

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Art in the Woods

November 11, 2016-November 13, 2016 , WA United States

Art in the Woods is a self- guided studio tour throughout the North Kitsap area.

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February 2017

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat

February 16, 2017-February 19, 2017 Tacoma, WA United States

Registration begins November 10, 2016.

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July 2017

Textile Odyssey Tour to Indonesia – Timor, Sumba, Flores, Sulawesi and Bali

July 20, 2017-August 11, 2017 , Indonesia

Textile Odyssey Tour to Indonesia 2017 Main tour: Sulawesi, Flores, Sumba, and Timor (July 20 - Aug. 6) Pre-tour to Bali (July 17 – July 20) Post-tour to Sulawesi (Aug. 6 – Aug. 11) Join Textile Odyssey as we explore the tantalizing Indonesian islands of Sumba, Timor, Flores, Sulawesi, and Bali. An archipelago of over 18,000 islands with one of the most abundant biological diversity in the world, this culturally diverse nation of over 300 ethnicities and 700 living languages…

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August 2017

Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture by Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney

August 1, 2017 ,

Elaine Longtemps' work is included in this collection. Book release, first of three series. Release date in late summer 2017. Will be available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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October 2017

Art Market at Tyler

October 13, 2017 Philadelphia, PA United States

Art Market at Tyler is a non-profit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self promotion and networking across all media, fields and age groups.

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Korea Textile Tour

October 16, 2017-October 26, 2017 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

Fiber arts and cultural tour of Seoul and surrounding region.

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November 2017

Sha Sha Higby in Paper Wings III

November 3, 2017 8:00 pm Mill Valley, CA United States

International performance/sculptural artist, Sha Sha Higby creates exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture that she performs in in solo performances. Internationally renowned for her evocative and haunting performances, she is influenced by her studies in Asia, Noh Mask and theater, dance and shadow puppets. Sha Sha made some intricate puppets out of Asian Lacquer sap and took them to Myanmar (formerly Burma) for research with this sap. She gave performances including one at dawn on top of the temple overlooking Bagan…

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Art In The Woods

November 10, 2017-November 12, 2017 , WA United States

Fiber arts and mixed media open studio.  

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Duality Opening Reception

November 11, 2017 Inglewood, CA United States

Branch Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Duality, featuring new work by Amabelle Aguiluz. Aguiluz is a local fiber artist incorporating clothing and textiles in her fiber sculptures and installations. Duality will consist of several site-specific installations, exploring the concepts of light vs. dark and creation vs. destruction. The installations will be constructed from upcycled knitwear and previous yarn installations by Aguiluz. Aguiluz’s method of unraveling existing garments and re-knitting them into different forms breathes new life into…

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