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

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May 2018

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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John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Program Call for Artists

May 31 Sheboygan, WI United States

Deadline: May 31, 2018. Artists working in any discipline may apply for the Arts/Industry 2019 program. Each year, up to 12 artists are accepted for 3 month residencies in the Pottery or Foundry areas of the factory. Artists receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round-trip transportation. No Entry Fee. Details: 920-458-6144 or email artsindustry@jmkac.org https://jmkac.submittable.com/submit

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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

Conjuring the Narrative with Textiles with Karen Hampton

June 1-June 5 Layton, PA United States

This creatively designed class blends together the art of narrative storytelling with textile design techniques. Karen believes everyone has a story and that the act of sharing stories is extremely healing for both the storyteller and the audience. We will explore surface design techniques that include natural dyeing, printing, painting, discharge and stitching on both new and repurposed cloth. Each participant will create both a banner and a repurposed garment.

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Uncommon Threads 2018

June 1 St. Charles, IL United States

Deadline for entries: June 1st, 2018. Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL invites artists to jury for this Art-to-Wear Runway Show and Boutique one-day event. Runway artists must have a collection of 3-5 garments for the runway show. Boutique artists can attend the event or submit work to be sold on their behalf. Event date October 21st, 2018. See our website for more information.

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Making Books with Fabric: Explorations in Cloth, Collage and Collecting with Lesley Patterson-Marx

June 3-June 8 Smithville, TN United States

Create book structures that use fabric, paper, collage and your personal collections. Combine hand stitching and machine sewing with paper collage and traditional book binding techniques. Explore photographic printing on fabric; create pages with pockets, zippers and buttons; incorporate found objects; utilize relief printing on cloth and paper; and more. Projects will include a Chinese thread book, a blank sketchbook with a cloth cover, a long stitch book with fabric pages, and an accordion book.

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Jacquard Weaving with the TC2 at TheJacquard Center

June 4-July 20 Hendersonville, NC United States

5 day workshops at The Jacquard Center with the TC2. 6/4-6/8; 6/11-6/15; 7/9-7/13; 7/16-7/20

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Introduction to Weaving with Daryl Lancaster

June 9-June 10 Layton, PA United States

Explore this time honored craft on a 4-shaft loom that allows patterning and play. Designed for beginners, and using pre-wound colorful carpet warp, this workshop will take participants through the warping process and teach them to understand patterning, reading a draft, color interaction, and how to weave good cloth. Plain weave, twills, rib and basket structures, and ‘color and weave’ will be covered. All materials will be provided and participants will take home a sampler.

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Textiles, Style and a Designer’s Evolution with Suzi Click

June 9 10:00 am-11:00 am San Francisco, CA United States

Textile Arts Council presents a talk by Suzi Click, wearable art fashion designer. Suzi will share her evolution and inspirations as a designer, and share images from her ethnic textile travels. Suzi Click’s evolution as a designer of wearable art has been inspired by travels in search of Tribal Textiles. Her talk spans her interest in fashion from childhood to a 30-year career as designer for manufacturers in the apparel industry, and now to her own line of artisan apparel…

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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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