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


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October 2018

Korea Textile Tour

October 8-October 17 Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Textile tour in and beyond Seoul. Image 1: Korean embroidered pillow ends. Image 2: One part of hanbok, traditional Korean clothing.  

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Resist Dye On Wool

October 26-October 27 Columbia, NC United States

Instructor: Carol Lebaron- This workshop explores the beautiful characteristics of acid dyes on wool and silk. We will use simple immersion dye and resist techniques in the hot dye pot, which causes wool and silk to hold a shape. You will create an assortment of samples to generate ideas and methods to follow up in your own work. All fiber artists will find something for their own work.

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November 2018

Focus: Fiber 2019

November 2 Kent, OH United States

Focus: Fiber 2019 is a biennial national juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art.  This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (TAA), and Kent State University Museum. Focus: Fiber 2019 will be held March 1 to July 28, 2019 at Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH. Artists living in the U.S. may submit up to 3 entries. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber related technique. Innovative two-…

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Workshop: Skins and Skeletons: 3D Textile Constructions

November 7-November 11 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

In this experimental workshop, Skins and Skeletons, participants will first learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, and wire. Methods will include various lashing techniques, chaotic plaiting, and wire construction processes. Next, we’ll cover a broad array of approaches for building skins onto these structures using gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, and nets. Media to further modify these “skins,” such as wax, polymers and a graphite/shellac paint will be presented. Participants…

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Textile Odyssey to Bhutan and Nepal

November 13-December 8 Bhutan and Nepal, Bhutan

Textile Odyssey Tour to Bhutan - Nov. 13 - Nov. 28, 2018 Optional Extension tour to Nepal: Kathmandu Valley – Nov. 28 – Dec. 3* Optional Exploratory tour to Pokhara/Ghandruk – Dec. 3- Dec. 5 * Following last year’s resoundingly successful tour, Textile Odyssey returns to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, known for its government’s guiding principle of “Gross National Happiness.” One of the most isolated countries in the world, tourism and modern development in Bhutan is at a…

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February 2019

3D Expression

February 28, 2019 ,

Deadline: February 28, 2019. This exhibit will feature contemporary 3D artworks exclusively. The 3D artworks may be, but are not limited to wearable art, dimensional quilted items, vessels, and sculptural works. Wall-hung artwork will be allowed but must be 3-dimensional per the depth requirements listed above. There will be no video submissions. Each accepted artwork will be displayed appropriately and to its best advantage. Be creative in showing how textile art can expand both into the third dimension and in…

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