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June 2018

Dimensional Paper & Fabric Paintings with Leisa Rich

June 22-June 26 Layton, PA United States

Join this exploratory paper and textiles-based intensive and learn solar 2-D processes and fiber techniques that can be applied to a variety of materials. Explore a myriad of ways to use nature as method and inspiration for solar dying, and embellishing methods such as mono-printing, oil pastels, image transfers, heat, and hand stitching to create elements of dimensional texture. In-studio sewing machines will provide opportunities to do free motion machine embroidery on pieces. Work with solar film transparencies, found objects…

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Painterly Embroidered Images with Erin Castellan

June 24-June 29 Smithville, TN United States

Learn a mixed-media, improvisational approach to creating layered, pieced and collaged images. Using combinations of fabric, thread, yarn and paint, explore color and texture while developing an artistic vocabulary of marks. A range of fabric painting, fabric manipulation and surface embellishment techniques will be covered, including trapunto, embroidery, woven embroidery, pleating, gathering and more. No prior painting or fiber experience required.

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Connections in Cloth

June 26-June 30 Columbia, NC United States

Instructor: Lori McCown. Explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Learn techniques and styles for stitching together a good composition, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. ALL LEVELS Session runs June 26 – 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00…

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July 2018

Women’s Woven Voices

July 1 San Diego, CA United States

Deadline: July 1, 2018. An international collaborative art project that promote the empowerment of women through writing, weaving, and sharing their stories.

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Exploration of Hand Painted Silk: Silks, Dyes and Resist Methods with Traci Paden

July 6-July 8 Smithville, TN United States

Discover (or deepen your knowledge of) the magic of dye on silk. Work with a variety of silks, dyes and resists to create a scarf and wearable art or wall hanging. Experience the entire process of realizing your design on a scarf and then creating a second piece of your choice, either a simple shirt or a wall hanging.

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GREAT BASIN BASKETRY EXHIBITION/ HGA CONVERGENCE RENO

July 6-July 12 Reno, NV United States

Great Basin refers to the geographical bowl of the area and is a source of natural weaving materials for the basket maker. The area has been used over the centuries by the native peoples who have called the Great Basin their home. Extending the concept of using indigenous materials, this exhibit encourages and emphasizes the use of materials from the artist's environment and features functional or nonfunctional, traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques.

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The Art of Navajo Weaving with Marilou Schultz

July 13-July 17 Layton, PA United States

This class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on a traditional upright loom. Dine weavings are internationally known for their unique designs and techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool. Traditional preparations of wool--carding, spinning and dyeing--will be discussed. Participants will learn how to warp an upright loom and learn basic weaving techniques, using 100% wool weft that will be provided. A traditional handmade loom will be provided,…

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Pushing the Limits on Screen Printing with Jeanne Brady

July 15-July 20 Smithville, TN United States

Discover how playful experimentation can work collaboratively with traditional screen-printing techniques. Use versatile non-toxic textile pigments on fabric while learning to print with contact paper, tape, photo emulsion stencils, wax and much more. Non-traditional approaches to the printing process make creativity exciting and fun. Create yards of unique fabric.

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Pop-Up Books with Colette Fu

July 15-July 21 Bennington, VT United States

Week-long workshop on basic elements of pop-up paper engineering, including multi-level platforms and pulltabs, as well as how to combine them to create more complex structures.

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Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2018 Call For Entries

July 21 Greenville, SC United States

Any high school student (9th – 12th grade) or undergraduate/graduate student enrolled in a fiber/textile program or independently pursuing a study of fibers/textiles in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia) is eligible to apply to this juried exhibition of creative works in fiber art.

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