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

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July 2017

Machine Knitting with Erin Castellan

July 28, 2017-August 1, 2017 Layton, PA United States

This workshop is an introduction to the creative and technical possibilities of machine knitting. Learn the basic techniques of machine knitting including the essentials of choosing yarn, calculating gauge and tension, and shaping. Then explore the possibilities of color, structural effects, material quality, and embellishments through the development of knit swatches. Improvisation and experimentation will be encouraged to create a series of unique knitted fabrics. The most interesting swatch experimentations will be further developed into knitted art pieces or simple…

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Korean Voices in Fiber: Translating Tradition into Contemporary Art

July 28, 2017-September 3, 2017 Sebastopol, CA United States

Co-curated by Mirka Knaster (U.S.) and Misik Kim (South Korea), this show highlights the ancient heritage of fiber art in Korea as well as its vibrant modern transformation of both traditional and unexpected techniques and materials. This show is an opportunity to be introduced to a particular aspect of Korean artwork as part of our worldwide culture of fiber arts. Image credit: Young Ran Park, Story of Four Seasons—Spring    

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The Yoruba Blues – The unspoken language of Nigerian indigo textiles

July 28, 2017 6:00 pm-8:00 pm London, United Kingdom

Illustrated talk by Lucille Junkere.  

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Challenging Gravity

July 29, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Minneapolis, MN United States

Regina V. Benson will illustrate her spatial aesthetic and how she designs textile art that hangs invisibly in convex and concave shapes. She will have a “see and touch” table with samples of the actual materials she uses in constructing the internal supports. Using images of her own works that are juxtaposed flat and dimensional, Regina will further address the planning, surface design, fabrication, and materials’ considerations that are involved in successfully floating works off the wall and ceiling.

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The Ultimate Bead Book with Gail Harker

July 30, 2017-December 4, 2017 Mt. Vernon, WA United States

Presented in three, 3-day sessions this course focuses on learning the techniques and exploiting the dramatic design impact of beads and stitching. Particular attention is paid to color ways, patterns, beaded stitches and decorative beaded edges. Students will find satisfaction in expressing their own tastes while compiling a reference book that stands as its own artistic work. View the Course Brochure for full details. 30 July - 1 August, 1 - 3 October, & 2 - 4 December 2017 (3…

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360 XOCHI QUETZAL WINTER 2017 ARTIST RESIDENCY

July 30, 2017 Lake Chapala, Mexico

The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, July 30, 2017 (for the December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018 residency). 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, July 30, 2017 (for the December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018 residency). International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply through CAFÉ, http://www.callforentry.org/ Visit our website for…

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Natural Dyeing: A Color a Day with Donna Brown

July 31, 2017-August 4, 2017 Manitou, CO United States

Immerse yourself in the wonderful art of Natural Dyeing! Learn to dye protein and cellulose fabrics using a beautiful variety of natural dye extracts. Work with 24 different natural dye materials. Each student will take home a fantastic color sampler collection of fabric swatches showing all the variations of color that can be achieved with natural dyes.

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August 2017

Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture by Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney

August 1, 2017 ,

Elaine Longtemps' work is included in this collection. Book release, first of three series. Release date in late summer 2017. Will be available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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Exploring Hand Papermaking

August 4, 2017-August 6, 2017 Smithville, TN United States

Learn the tools and techniques of Western-style hand papermaking as we explore a variety of fibers, ways to process them, forming them into sheets and drying them. Delve into recycled and locally gathered plant papers, inclusions, pigments, sizing, laminating and embedding. Learn to make paper at home.

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It’s All About the Surface – Fabric Manipulation and Surface Embellishment

August 5, 2017-August 7, 2017 Chamblee, GA United States

Explore how to create textures and relief with your hand-dyed, printed, painted, and commercial fabrics. Start by experimenting with various fabric manipulation techniques - twisting, gathering, pleating, layering, and weaving - learning how to incorporate your results into successful compositions as you go. Then, delve into surface embellishment with embroidery, working with fusible webbing, transparent fabrics, machine stitching, applique', and beading. Through demonstrations, slides, discussions, and samples, you'll discover how fabric manipulation and embellishment can be combined to create rich…

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