Anthem For a New World Order [detail], 2022, Peter T McCarthy

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Virtual presentation of Vibrations on Fibers 21 Retrospective, by Paulette-Marie Sauvé

Exhibitions

Virtual presentation of Vibrations on Fibers 21 Retrospective, by Paulette-Marie Sauvé

06/01/2022 to 04/30/2025

Museum of Fine Craft of Quebec / Musée des métiers d’art du Québec (MUMAQ)

This virtual presentation of Vibrations on Fibers 21 Retrospective, is a perpetual Virtual 360 degree presentation of a major exhibition of textile art by Paulette-Marie Sauvé, shown from April 15 to June 20, 2021 at the Museum of Fine Craft of Quebec / Musée des métiers d’art du Québec (MUMAQ) in Montreal, Quebec. Françoise Cloutier …

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Here and There Contemporary Tapestries by Linda Giesen

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Here and There Contemporary Tapestries by Linda Giesen

09/04/2022 to 09/25/2022

Unity Church-Unitarian Parish Hall Gallery
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

Here and There Contemporary Tapestries by Linda Giesen September 4 – September 25, 2022 Unity Church-Unitarian Parish Hall Gallery 733 Portland Avenue St. Paul MN 55104 Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2022 5:30 – 7:00 PM Linda Giesen lives in New Mexico and Minnesota. Her art is influenced by the landscapes that surround her: the …

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Common Ground 3-Person Exhibit with SDA members Valerie Doran Bashaw, Mary Hamam Elmusa and Becky Stevens

Exhibitions

Common Ground 3-Person Exhibit with SDA members Valerie Doran Bashaw, Mary Hamam Elmusa and Becky Stevens

05/03/2024 to 07/26/2024

Leedy Voulkos Art Center
Kansas City, Missouri
United States

Common Ground Valerie Doran Bashaw Mary Elmusa Becky Stevens ​ May 3 – July 26, 2024 Front Gallery “The subtle thread that binds us is also a literal thread – fiber binds us.” We are three friends with a shared history in the fiber arts. Our collective work is best defined as mixed media and …

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Layers Exhibition

05/29/2024 to 09/03/2024

Noyes Cultural Art Center, 927 Noyes St, Rm 101, Evanston, IL 60201
Evanston, Illinois
United States

Twenty-two Art Cloth Network artists from the US and Canada created twenty-seven works of textile art addressing the show’s theme, Layers. The word “layers” evokes many ideas. Layers of memory, layers in the landscape, layers of meaning in conversation, layers of surfaces, layers of cracked paint, layers of clothing, layers of cultural knowledge, layers of …

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Open Call — Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse: We Got The Power

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Open Call — Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse: We Got The Power

06/01/2024 to 07/31/2024

The CAMP Gallery
Miami, Florida
United States

In a year of violence begetting violence, we at The Contemporary Art Modern Project look towards Aristophanes and Lysistrata for the sixth edition of Women Pulling at The Threads of Social Discourse as the solution to stop this behavior by calling on the power of women in an exhibition entitled: We Got The Power. The …

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40TH ANNUAL NEW LEGACIES: CONTEMPORARY ART QUILTS

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40TH ANNUAL NEW LEGACIES: CONTEMPORARY ART QUILTS

06/15/2024 to 08/17/2024

The Lincoln Center Art Gallery
Fort Collins, Colorado
United States

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, June 15 – August 17, 2024. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form. Included work exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as …

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Buy art: Within reach

Exhibitions

Buy art: Within reach

06/20/2024 to 07/27/2024

Tanya Weddemire Gallery
Brooklyn, New York
United States

Group Show!!!…

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The Mourning Project:  Little Elegies

Exhibitions

The Mourning Project: Little Elegies

06/22/2024 to 08/11/2024

Kranzberg Arts Foundation Gallery
St. Louis, Arizona
United States

This huge community art project of 20,000 pairs of handmade baby booties seeks to draw attention to the problem of infant mortality in the US, honor little lives lost before their first birthday each year, and begin a discussion on how to improve the lives of American infants. Each exhibition is site-specific. This one will …

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Traveling Threads

Exhibitions

Traveling Threads

07/13/2024 to 08/04/2024

Front Street Gallery
Poulsbo, Washington
United States

Traveling Threads is a fiber group exhibition opening in Poulsbo, WA. Artist Reception: 5-8pm, July 13, 2024. This exhibition will run through August 4th, 2024….

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Big and Bold: A New Comfort Zone, with Joe Cunningham

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Big and Bold: A New Comfort Zone, with Joe Cunningham

07/22/2024 to 07/26/2024

Wells College
Aurora, New York
United States

In this five-day workshop, students will learn how to find and use ideas for starting a quilt and the techniques you need for making it. Learn how to balance positive and negative space while letting the quilt-in-process guide where to go. The instructor will lead a special session on quilting designs and how to use …

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Which Way Is Up? online workshop with Rosalie Dace

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Which Way Is Up? online workshop with Rosalie Dace

07/22/2024 to 07/26/2024

Wells College
Aurora, New York
United States

Discover the importance of abstracting, editing, and simplifying ideas to make a good visual composition. Learn how to bring your great ideas to life and translate them into fabric and thread with meaningful shapes and lines, creating rhythm and movement. As students look at a variety of images and discuss the elements of design, they …

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Silk Painting Workshop with René Shoemaker

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Silk Painting Workshop with René Shoemaker

07/23/2024 to 07/25/2024

Michelle Thomas Fine Art Gallery
San Francisco, California
United States

About the workshop: Explore the fine art of silk painting with René Shoemaker, a France-based American artist who will guide us as we examine historical and contemporary silk paintings and develop new skills. Our creative experience begins by planning our projects and investigating color while integrating our individual design aesthetic with the natural qualities of …

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The Slow Stitched and Eco Printed Journal with Bukola Koiki

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The Slow Stitched and Eco Printed Journal with Bukola Koiki

07/26/2024 to 07/30/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Consider the gentle intention of stitched cloth and paper as an antidote against the pervasiveness of digital screens and social media. In this workshop, we will use natural plants and dyes available in your kitchens to print on paper and cloth. Finally, using needle, thread, and a variety of simple stitch methods, we will embellish …

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Creative Perspectives with Ferne Jacobs

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Creative Perspectives with Ferne Jacobs

07/27/2024

Craft in America
Los Angeles, California
United States

This small group workshop will be for anyone who has taken beginning fiber techniques previously. Those who have learned weaving and off-loom fiber techniques from other teachers are welcome. The intention is for students to be working on a piece of their choice or starting one from scratch. The group will discuss creative approaches for …

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Say It Softly

Workshops

Say It Softly

07/28/2024 to 08/02/2024

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft
Columbia, North Carolina
United States

During this workshop students will speak loudly, but through the softness of textiles. Using language as a starting point, such as phrases, mottoes, slogans, and singular powerful words, you will make your ideas tangible. Participants will explore a range of textile processes including applique, reverse-applique, trapunto, soft sculpture, and embellishment to translate words to physical …

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Sculptural Wire Weaving with Hanna Vogel

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Sculptural Wire Weaving with Hanna Vogel

08/02/2024 to 08/06/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Explore the possibilities of woven wire for sculpture. Using variations on traditional wire basketry techniques, you will learn multiple weaving techniques to make everything from small baskets to large scale installations. Particular attention will be paid to pattern and line quality in 3D work. Possibilities for including found objects and mixed media will be covered, …

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Beginning Bobbin Lace with Elena Kanagy-Loux

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Beginning Bobbin Lace with Elena Kanagy-Loux

08/09/2024 to 08/13/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

In this introductory workshop, we will take a deep dive into the 500-year-old craft of bobbin lace, covering not only the technique but also looking at the history, identification, and contemporary practice of lace. We will start by building skills through making samplers of the basic stitches used in bobbin lace, while comparing regional variations …

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Iroquois Embroidery and Raised Beadwork with Brittany Kiertzner

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Iroquois Embroidery and Raised Beadwork with Brittany Kiertzner

08/10/2024

Craft in America Center
Los Angeles, California
United States

Delve into the rich traditions of Iroquois symbols through embroidery and raised beadwork techniques. Participants will be introduced to the cultural significance and history behind traditional intricate motifs and learn how to incorporate them into their creations. Kiertzner’s expertise and passion for preserving and sharing these artistic practices will provide students with a deep appreciation …

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All About Doubleweave with Lars Shimabukuro

Workshops

All About Doubleweave with Lars Shimabukuro

08/16/2024 to 08/20/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

This workshop will introduce you to doubleweave, or weaving two layers of cloth on the loom at the same time. You will begin by designing and winding the warp. We will then cover dressing the loom, threading, and the treadle tie-ups. Participants will start with samples to see the different ways the doublecloth can interact; …

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Intro to Creative Darning with Hannah Oatman

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Intro to Creative Darning with Hannah Oatman

08/23/2024 to 08/27/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

This workshop will teach you how to repair worn and damaged clothing, fabrics, and textiles using basic and intermediate darning techniques. Darning is a simple mending method that can fix holes of any size or shape in virtually any kind of fabric–it can be subtle or bold and artfully visible and uses very simple tools. …

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Tactile Sensibility: Weaving Compositions with Brittany Wittman

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Tactile Sensibility: Weaving Compositions with Brittany Wittman

08/30/2024 to 09/01/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

This workshop is designed to motivate and inspire you to focus on weaving as a creative process and increase your sensitivity to the perception of touch – our tactile sense – through experimentation with structure and surface. Inspired by the work and writings of the iconic artist and designer Anni Albers, this workshop experience will …

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Introduction to Overshot Weaving with Samantha Bittman

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Introduction to Overshot Weaving with Samantha Bittman

09/06/2024 to 09/08/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

This workshop will begin with the basics of weaving and drafting the Overshot weave structure. As the class progresses, you will be introduced to more advanced techniques such as inlay, to manipulate and personalize the original woven pattern. You will have access to 4 and 8 harness floor looms as well as a selection of …

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Frame Loom Weaving with Lesley Kice-Nishigawara

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Frame Loom Weaving with Lesley Kice-Nishigawara

09/07/2024

Craft in America Center
Los Angeles, California
United States

Learn how to weave on a frame loom, a small portable way to weave. The frame loom is used by artist Sheila Hicks to create her small Minime weavings. This workshop will take participants through the process of weaving on a frame loom including setting up the loom (warping), weaving with a tapestry technique to …

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Silk painting art retreat at a chateau in southwest France complete with gourmet chefs

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Silk painting art retreat at a chateau in southwest France complete with gourmet chefs

09/12/2024 to 09/17/2024

Manor and Maker
24160 Saint-Germain-des-Prés
France

Discover the Magic of Silk! Dive into silk painting with dyes, unlocking creativity with expert one-on-one guidance. Perfect for creative beginners or accomplished artists. Create art for display and wearable art you made yourself. Forge lifetime memories with color and luminous textiles. Be inspired by a relaxing stay in a private Château in an authentic …

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Textile Medley: Bryana Bibbs and Anna-Maie Southern in conversation

Presentation/Artist Talk

Textile Medley: Bryana Bibbs and Anna-Maie Southern in conversation

09/12/2024

Join Intertwine Arts for an online talk wherein artists we admire describe their textile influences. We will examine two artists’ fiber art, as well as discuss the intersections and divergences of their craft and experiences. Featuring Bryana Bibbs and Anna-Maie Southern, they will explore how their art and teaching practices reflect a journalistic sense of …

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Exploring Woven Bands with Frances Collier Singh

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Exploring Woven Bands with Frances Collier Singh

09/13/2024 to 09/15/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Participants will explore the basics of band weaving in this beginner’s workshop. Over the three days, we will delve into different tools and methods to create colorful woven bands. We will cover project planning, warping, set-up, and weaving with or without a loom. You will leave this class with a weaving kit with a shuttle, …

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‘Handle with Care’ Exhibition from Lea-Anne Sheather

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‘Handle with Care’ Exhibition from Lea-Anne Sheather

09/16/2024 to 11/02/2024

Te Kōputu a te Whanga a Toi - Whakatāne Libraries and Galleries
Whakatane
New Zealand

Handle With Care To speak of the earth… as a living field of relationships between beings- each with its own openness or creativity- is to speak in accord with our senses, and with our bodily experience of the world around us…This primordial form of experience, which returns us from the pretence of disembodied detachment…engenders a …

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Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference 2024

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Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference 2024

09/19/2024 to 09/23/2024

Rocky Harbour
Canada

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador has the pleasure to announce the Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference 2024, taking place from September 19 to 23 in Gros Morne National Park. The conference will feature discussions and hands-on workshops on sustainable processing and crafting practices including weaving, papermaking, felting, and mordant dying. Early …

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Material Matters: Contemporary Fiber Sculpture Workshop Retreat with Jacqueline Mallegni

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Material Matters: Contemporary Fiber Sculpture Workshop Retreat with Jacqueline Mallegni

09/22/2024 to 09/28/2024

Be-Artz
Sauveterre de Bearn
France

Location: Be-Artz, Artists Retreats and Workshops in Sauveterre de Béarn in the Pyrenees Atlantique region of South West France. Bring your creative ideas and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of an ancient French village for “Material Matters, a SIX-DAY FIBER SCULPTURE Residential Workshop Retreat. Listen to the natural beauty around you. Let it guide …

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Introduction to Welt Felting with Erika Hewston

Workshops

Introduction to Welt Felting with Erika Hewston

09/28/2024 to 09/29/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Looking for a new textile technique that can be done almost anywhere? This workshop will show you how to create wet felted pieces with nothing more than hot water, a pool noodle, and bubble wrap! You will learn multiple techniques to create imagery and texture using 2-dimensional wet felting. At the end of the weekend, …

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Learn to Spin with Kate Sarah Mitchell

Workshops

Learn to Spin with Kate Sarah Mitchell

10/05/2024 to 10/06/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

What weaver, knitter or crocheter hasn’t fantasized about making their own yarn!? Explore the interaction of color and fiber at the most fundamental level in textile arts. Learn to spin wool and blend it with other fibers like silk and cotton, making yarns to weave, knit or sculpt. You will learn how to use a …

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Functional & Useful Basketry with Pamela Wilson

Workshops

Functional & Useful Basketry with Pamela Wilson

10/12/2024 to 10/13/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

This workshop is for both beginner and intermediate basketmakers, where you will learn or review basic basket weaving techniques such as twining, over/under and chase weaving on the first day to create a market basket. On the second day, participants will start with a basic rectangular base and then choose how you wish to weave …

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The Humble Art of (Dyed) Handbrooms with Erin Rouse

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The Humble Art of (Dyed) Handbrooms with Erin Rouse

10/19/2024 to 10/20/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Part household essential, part woven sculpture, brooms have a rich history and are fun to make. Come learn to weave a variety of classic American sorghum hand brooms and branch out into experimental shapes and bindings. We will dip into natural dyeing with a demonstration of techniques and considerations for dyeing raw fiber. Some natural …

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Artist Opportunities

Funded Artist Residencies

11/01/2024 to 11/30/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Through the incredible generosity of the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation, Peters Valley School of Craft is excited to offer fully funded guest artist residencies for November of 2024! A limited number of artists will be selected to spend either two weeks or one month each in our fully equipped surface design and/or weaving studio immersing themselves in …

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Quilting for the Home with Caroline Silverman

Workshops

Quilting for the Home with Caroline Silverman

11/02/2024 to 11/03/2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

This workshop will be the perfect opportunity to bring your quilting plans to life! Have you been wanting to add a beautiful quilted throw pillow to your living room, or bring a quilted tote bag with you to the market? Maybe you have been thinking about some quilted stockings, or a quilted table runner to …

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