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

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September 2017

TEXTURE: Fabric Fusion, Object Inclusion, and Stitching Intrusion with Lisa Klakulak

September 2, 2017-September 4, 2017 Chamblee, GA United States

Go beyond! Add surface dimension and textural interest to your felt! Learn to use fusion (also known as nuno or laminate) and dense shapes of partial felt to explore the differential shrinkage inherent in the fusion process (coercing wool fibers through other pre-structured fabrics) to create textural variations. Learn to create high-shrinkage partial felt and to cut shapes from that felt, leaving negative spaces, that when layered with translucent silk and tulle fabric will create windows for entrapping objects. Learn…

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Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Project Grant Artists Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Catherine Missaghi

September 7, 2017-October 21, 2017 Minneapolis, MN United States

Textile Center Presents: Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Project Grant Artists Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Catherine Missaghi in the Joan Mondale Gallery September 7 - October 21, 2017: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Jerome Fellows artist talks in the Joan Mondale Gallery 6:30 – 7:00 pm This culminating exhibition marks the accomplishments of the 2017 Jerome Project Grant Artists working…

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2017 SPUN Innovative Fiber Exhibition

September 15, 2017 Bridgeport, CT United States

Deadline: September 15, 2017. SPUN's Innovative Fiber Exhibition 2017 will be held from October 14 - November 4, 2017; the online submission deadline is September 15.  We are very excited to announce our esteemed juror is Jeffrey Mueller, the Gallery Director of the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan CT, where he has curated over 100 exhibitions. Mr Mueller is also adjunct professor of Art History at Western Connecticut State University. Artwork may not be longer than 60" on any…

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Coded Threads: Textile and Technology

September 27, 2017-December 8, 2017 Bellingham, WA United States

The exhibition brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology: Lia Cook, Linda Hutchins, Robin Kang, Sheila Klein, Barbara Layne and Lauren Osmond, Maggie Orth, Devorah Sperber, Reiko Sudo, Laura Thapthimkuna, Suzi Webster, Carol D. Westfall, Anne Wilson, and Margo Wolowiec. Their works have connections with the complex set of associations embedded in the text/textile, web/website, net/networks relationship using updated tools and media. Textiles are among the oldest products of human art and skill.  The earliest textile techniques in our civilization (basket weaving, indigo dyeing, etc.) are…

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Crafting Connections: Supporting Artisan Communities

September 27, 2017 7:00 pm-8:00 pm New York, NY United States

A Networking Event and Panel Discussion with West Elm and EILEEN FISHER.  

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October 2017

Complexity 2018: Innovations in Weaving, Call for Entry

October 1, 2017-January 15, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Enter: October 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018 Exhibition: May 29 - July 13, 2018 Complex Weavers biennial members' exhibition.

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Katazome Workshop with Akemi Nakano Cohn

October 6, 2017-October 9, 2017 Houston, TX United States

This workshop will focus on Katazome techniques, including the design and cutting of stencils through several exercises. We will cook rice paste with traditional recipes, make an indigo dye pot, and then dip our rice pasted fabrics into the indigo dye pot, creating beautiful and various shades of blue. Tsutsugaki, free-hand drawing with rice past using a special pastry cone made from mulberry paper with Kakishibu glue will add individual design to works.

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Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition

October 6, 2017 St. Louis, MO United States

Deadline: October 6, 2017. Identity is a distinguishing characteristic or the personality of an individual. Visually, one can usually identify a teapot because it has a body, spout, handle and lid, but each teapot has its own unique and complex characteristics based on the artist creating it. Teapots have traveled all across the world and appear in many different cultures and nations. This exhibition, Identi-TEA, draws from the different interpretations and explorations of the artist-made teapot, as well as the…

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EarthScapes

October 6, 2017-October 30, 2017 Ashtabula, OH United States

Deb Berkebile will be displaying her first solo exhibit. I have been quilting for more than 20 years. I am a naturalist and environmentalist at heart. I have a certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and exposure to the earth images in different ways by modern technology beckoned my artistic side. My current body of work explores satellite imagery and creating false-color artistic depictions of remote sensed satellite images. I have seven quilts in my “Earth in Three Bands: R,…

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Fiber Trails

October 7, 2017-November 3, 2017 Inglewood, CA United States

Inglewood, CA ​- ​Branch Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “​Fiber Trails,” featuring work by Los Angeles fiber artist, Cameron Taylo​r-Brown. ​Fiber Trails features several series of artwork inspired by her journeys and in​cludes ​Red Offerings (Bhutan), ​Majestic Stone (Peruvian Highlan​ds), ​Colors of Gujarat​(India) and ​LAVAfolds (Galapagos Islands, Ecuador). Taylor-Brown’s creative expression encompasses mixed media fiber collage, weaving and site-specific installation. Image: Colors of Gujarat: A Weaver’s Hands by Cameron Taylor-Brown

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