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November 2018

Day of the Dead Tree of Life, embroidery and applique by CAROLINE MARCUM DAHL

November 6-December 2 Mill Valley, CA United States

Exhibition of Contemporary Hand Embroidery and Applique. "Day of the Dead Tree of Life"   Nov. 6- Dec. 2, 2018 142 Throckmorton Theatre Gallery, Mill Valley, Ca.

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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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Holiday Preview Weekend

November 10-November 11 Layton, PA United States

Join us for a special event in the Peters Valley Gallery! Shop two floors of beautiful handmade gifts for everyone on your list, with fall decor and one-of-a-kind pieces for your Thanksgiving host and hostess. Relax with a cup of hot apple cider and treats as our knowledgeable staff helps you select the perfect present.

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Following the Flow of Indigo in Africa with Pamela McClusky

November 10 10:00 am-11:00 am San Francisco, CA United States

Textile Arts Council presents a talk by Pamela McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Seattle Art Museum. The virtual journey will start in ancient Egypt to see a kerchief used by King Tutankhamun that retains the deep hue of a majestic aesthetic. Moving southwest, we’ll follow the path of camels to the Tuareg, or the Blue People. From there, a caravan will lead us to Kano, Nigeria, renowned for its dedication to dye pits that are hundreds…

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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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Art for the Home, Body, and Soul

November 16-November 17 Manhattan Beach, CA United States

Mark your calendars for the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Celebrate the season with fiber! Designing Weavers is holding its annual exhibit and holiday boutique, November 16th and 17th, at the Manhattan Beach Community Church in Manhattan Beach. Folks from all over Southern California will be dropping by to check out the latest in fiber art and fashion. Join us! This is a wonderful opportunity to view (and touch!) fiber at its best— creations for the home such as sculptural…

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True Colors; Developing a Personal Palette w Carol Soderlund

November 26-November 28 Stuart, FL United States

For the dyer, the many choices of dye colors available can lead to confusion and disappointment in color outcomes. This class will help you choose the pure color that will suit you in developing your own personal palette. Carol has dyed over 80 individual palettes, which she will share with you through slide presentations, discussions, and hands -on dyeing. Brilliant yellows, passionate purples, rich reds, astounding blues and soothing greens as well as necessary neutrals will be yours to mix…

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December 2018

Winter Open House

December 1-December 2 Layton, PA United States

Visit the Peters Valley Gallery this holiday season for wonderful handcrafted items sure to please everyone on your gift list. Come relax with a cup of hot cider and winter treats as you browse two floors of unique work and enjoy in-store demonstrations by local artists. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff with help you find the perfect gift. The Gallery is open every day in December from 10am-6pm.

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“HOT” An Exploration in Contemporary Fiber Arts with Susan Lenz

December 3-December 5 Stuart, FL United States

This workshop by Susan Lenz is an introduction to heat-activated processes for contemporary embroidery. The sessions will include experimentation with painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, hand stitching and free motion machine embroidery, and a variety of novelty fibers. Each student will create a unique, professionally matted finished project. CLASS GOALS: 1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers 2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or…

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MAINE INDIAN BASKETMAKERS HOLIDAY MARKET

December 8 9:00 am-3:00 pm Orono, ME United States

The largest Holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England, 50+ established, national award-winning artists ( "Best of Show" award at the famous Santa Fe Indian Market and at the Heard Museum show as well as two makers who are National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows) as well as new, upcoming makers from Maine's Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot nations. Purchase one-of-a-kind art forms directly from the maker. Demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, singing, dancing, fashion show and more.…

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