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

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April 2018

Creativity, Cloth and Culture

April 19-April 28 Antigua, Guatemala

An exploration of color, cloth and culture in beautiful Guatemala. Workshops in Natural dyeing, weaving and creativity.

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LA County Yarn Crawl

April 19-April 22 Los Angeles, CA United States

A four-day immersive adventure through 26 of LA's most creative and inspiring yarn shops. The Yarn Crawl is a fiber enthusiast's dream opportunity to exchange ideas; discover new sources, patterns, and techniques; and embrace the quintessentially LA madness of travelling to stores and communities outside their usual commute.

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CraftBoston Spring

April 20-April 22 Boston, MA United States

CraftBoston Spring is a selective display of 90 artists presented in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. A charming 19th-century brick building, the Cyclorama provides an intimate showing and shopping experience. Featuring one-of-a-kind art, CraftBoston Spring ensures craft of the highest caliber. Spend the day looking at and learning about contemporary craft, meet the artists, and take home something fabulous. Friday, April 20, 2018 / 11am to 7pm Saturday, April 21, 2018 / 10am to 6pm Sunday,…

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Waiting for the Monsoon: Slow Clothes in India

April 21 10:00 am-11:00 am San Francisco, CA United States

Charllotte Kwon of Maiwa will be our guest presenter for our annual Sinton lecture. The slow movement first appeared as a reaction against fast food culture. It has since expanded to challenge everything from tourism to clothing. Slow clothes are made with an eye to the human impact of clothing production rather than the need to accelerate production to meet a fashion trend. Through film and image, Charllotte will lead you on a tour of slow clothes in India that…

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Foam Party 2018: Dyeing with Shaving Cream with Pavlos Mayakis

April 22 9:30 am-4:30 pm Mendocino, CA United States

Quilters, Dyers, Paper Artists, Surface Designers, and even Woodworkers, this workshop is for you! In this workshop you will discover the many benefits that dyeing with shaving cream can bring to your work. In this one-day workshop, we will explore techniques and applications ranging from faux marbled effects to stamping, screening, stenciling, and painting with shaving cream. Pavlos will present his recipe that allows all fiber reactive dye colors to flow and perform in concert with each other having the…

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The Art of Tapestry Weaving with Tricia Goldberg

April 27-April 29 Mendocino, CA United States

Weave with sumptuous fine wool yarns and learn tapestry techniques including hatchings, hachures, slits, and patterns for combining colors, and experiment with eccentric or non-horizontal weaving. Begin with warping a small loom and choosing or creating a design for your paper cartoon to use as a guide during weaving. Looms, yarn, and small equipment will be provided. Open to all levels.

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The Textile Connection: A Dialogue

April 27-June 7 Birmingham, MI United States

The exhibition explores relationships among a variety of objects selected from the members’ collections, including flat-woven fabrics, carpets & historic textile fragments, kimonos, ponchos, tunics, theatrical costumes, hats, baskets, & some related tools & materials. Programs include a gallery talk & sessions that invite visitors to bring pieces from their own collections for discussion with members of the Textile Connection. Members (* artist showing current work): Ben Bennett-Carpenter, Lynn Bennett-Carpenter*, Nancy Brennan, Vince Castagnacci*, Bradley Cross, Annica Cuppetelli*, Alan Darr,…

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Yoruba Batik coming to Illinois

April 27-April 29 St. Charles, IL United States

Learn the techniques of traditional Yoruba Batik. Create patterns with a wax resist using stamps, stencils or foam rubber, dye your fabric in indigo and finish with traditional techniques.

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Blue/Green: Color/Code/Context

April 29-May 6 Wilton, CT United States

Artists Reception and Opening Details: Saturday, April 28th, 1- 6 p.m About: This April 28th to May 6, 2018 browngrotta arts will host Blue/Green: color/code/context, a multi-media group art exhibition in Wilton, Connecticut. For its 2018 Art in the Barn exhibition, browngrotta arts challenged artists to enter a blue/green period of their own and provide work that explores these colors, literally or symbolically. The colors evoke myriad connotations. There was ground for those interested in exploring color as code for…

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May 2018

Material Matters: Incorporating Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture into Architecture and Interior Design

May 2 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Wilton, CT United States

Join Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown, co-curators of browngrotta arts and renowned tapestry artist, Helena Hernmarck for a presentation on the evolution of this art form and ways to integrate it into contemporary and traditional interiors. Also included: cocktails, canapés and a tour of Blue/Green: color/code/context an art exhibition featuring more than 50 artists from 15 countries. Co-sponsored by browngrotta arts, Country Club Homes and Litchfield Distillery. Slide Presentation & Walkthrough: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5-8pm (presentation at 5:30 p.m., Walkthrough at 6:30)…

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