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Exhibitions

25 Million Stitches: one of each of 25 million Refugees

05/24/2019 to 06/01/2020

TBD
Northern California, California
United States

To raise awareness in our global Refugee crisis. I am asking you to join this public engagement art installation. I believe that stitching for this project is a way for us to engage with this global crisis instead of ignoring it. And even though no single stitch can fully represent an individual, the act of …

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un/framed

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un/framed

11/01/2019 to 06/01/2020

art call for international hoop art exhibition please visit www.hoopartunframed.wordpress.com for further information…

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American Tapestry Alliance online exhibit, “Seizing the Moment”

Exhibitions

American Tapestry Alliance online exhibit, “Seizing the Moment”

01/06/2020 to 01/04/2021

The American Tapestry Alliance presents the work of young artists in an online exhibit, “Seizing the Moment: Three Emerging Millennial Artists” (https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/tex_ata/seizing-the-moment-three-emerging-millennial-artists/), curated by Alicia Scardetta. This exhibit brings together the work of Kayla Mattes (US), Luiza Caldari (Brazil), and Mariana Pinar Castellano (Spain) highlighting the variety and impact of these rising contemporary tapestry artists. …

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American Tapestry Alliance online exhibit:  Here & (T)Here

Exhibitions

American Tapestry Alliance online exhibit: Here & (T)Here

01/06/2020 to 01/04/2021

American Tapestry Alliance members from around the world participated in Here & (T)Here, their 2019 postcard exchange. Organized by ATA director of awards, Dorothy Clews, randomly paired weavers mailed each other a small handwoven tapestry. View the results in an online gallery at https://americantapestryalliance.org/tapestry-education/educational-articles-on-tapestry-weaving/here-and-there/. Credit: Lindsey Marshall….

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The Violet Protest – national public art participation opportunity

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The Violet Protest – national public art participation opportunity

01/15/2020 to 08/15/2020

Phoenix Art Museum/US Congress
Phoenix, Arizona
United States

The Violet Protest is a public effort to send 50 hand-made ​textile squares to each and every member of Congress in support of these core American values: ​• Civility and Respect • Citizenship • Compromise • Country over party and corporate influence • Courage • Candor • Compassion • Creativity Whether we knit, crochet, quilt, …

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Reflections- an Exhibition of the Whidbey Island Surface Design

Exhibitions

Reflections- an Exhibition of the Whidbey Island Surface Design

01/29/2020 to 04/26/2020

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum
La Conner, Washington
United States

Reflections Whidbey Island Surface Design January 29 – April 26, 2020 Opening Reception. Saturday, February 8, 2020 3-5:00pm Whidbey Island Surface Design is a group of visual artists living and working on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington State. Though they work in many different media, techniques, and visual traditions, they share a fascination and …

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Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

Exhibitions

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

02/01/2020 to 04/25/2020

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Melbourne, Florida
United States

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts is pleased to present Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence, a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The plain black fabric that serves as a …

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Exhibitions

Full Circle

03/23/2020 to 06/27/2020

Textile Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Full Circle is the latest juried show from the Art Cloth Network. The showing at the Textile Center in Minneapolis coincides with the annual meeting of the ACN and celebrates the organization’s 20th year….

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Full Circle

Exhibitions

Full Circle

03/23/2020 to 06/27/2020

Textile Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Full Circle, a juried exhibit of Fiber Art, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Art Cloth Network. 22 members have work in this exhibit which will coincide with the 20th annual meeting of the ACN….

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Pride

Exhibitions

Pride

03/30/2020 to 07/11/2020

Textile Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Textile Center is proud to present PRIDE, the first exhibition in our history in tribute and support of nationally known textile artists in the LGBTQ+ community. Artist Reception: Thurs, April 2, 5:30 – 7 pm As Textile Center nears the close of our 25th Anniversary on March 31, join us in celebrating 10 artists whose …

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AMENDMENTS Group Show

Exhibitions

AMENDMENTS Group Show

04/04/2020 to 05/10/2020

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, California
United States

Six artists “amend” preconceived notions of fiber as a medium. Using stitching, weaving, felting, paper, cloth, thread, and other fiber-related materials and methods, these artists expand the scope of fiber art….

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2020/21 Artists in Residence & Professional Artists in Retreat Programs

Artist Opportunities

2020/21 Artists in Residence & Professional Artists in Retreat Programs

04/10/2020

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, California
United States

2020/21 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (AIR) & PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (PAIR) APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE Fine Art • Jewelry/Metal Arts • Ceramics • Fiber Arts PROGRAM DATES AIRs = October 1, 2020 – May 15, 2021 (7 1/2 months) PAIRs = December 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 (1-3 months) Application Deadline: April 10, 2020 Program …

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Wet Felting Adventures with Ursula Partch

Workshops

Wet Felting Adventures with Ursula Partch

04/11/2020 to 04/12/2020

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, California
United States

Felting is a wonderful art medium. Felted art speaks to our visual sense, but, in addition, it invites touch. In this wet felting workshop, you will be able to develop your personal ideas and designs into felt. I will show lots of examples and you will create artistic and useful items of your choice, such …

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Textile Center’s World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

04/16/2020 to 04/18/2020

UMN ReUse Program Warehouse
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

UMN ReUse Program Warehouse, 883 29th Ave SE, Minneapolis Are you an artist, student, maker, DIYer, or simply love a bargain? Join us for a celebration of thrift and fiber art, and help the earth by committing to reusing, recycling, and repurposing! Here’s how it works: Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, …

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SDA MA/RI chapter meeting

Regional Meetings

SDA MA/RI chapter meeting

04/17/2020

Swissbakers
Allston, Massachusetts
United States

These breakfasts are a great opportunity for interesting exchanges of thoughts and ideas on SDA related topics and hope you will bring any issues that may be on your mind to the table. We love to see works in progress, too! Our meetings are held at 10 AM at Swissbakers at 168 Western Ave, Allston …

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The Art of Tapestry Weaving with Tricia Goldberg

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The Art of Tapestry Weaving with Tricia Goldberg

05/01/2020 to 05/03/2020

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, California
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….

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Mixed Media Encaustic: Fiber Explorations

Workshops

Mixed Media Encaustic: Fiber Explorations

05/01/2020 to 05/03/2020

Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, New York
United States

Teacher: Lorraine Glessner With an emphasis on mixed-media, this workshop is specially created to address the interests of artists working in fiber and fiber related techniques such as quilting, weaving, and surface design. This workshop will cover the basics of working in encaustic as well as encaustic application techniques to enhance or create structure and …

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Beyond Boundaries

Exhibitions

Beyond Boundaries

05/02/2020 to 05/31/2020

Galerie Zone
Leiden
Netherlands

Juried SDA International Exhibition held in conjunction with Textiel Festival 2020 X LEIDEN. Location: Galerie Zône in Leiden, Netherlands. Exhibiting artists: Anne Mie Boonen (Belgium), Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser (Germany), Cherilyn Martin (NL), Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary), Fenella Davies (UK), Francisca Henneman (NL), Imelda Connolly (Ireland), Jette Clover (Belgium), Julieta Gimpel (UK), Katie Taylor (UK), Lia Flemings (Belgium), …

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Beyond Boundaries

Exhibitions

Beyond Boundaries

05/02/2020 to 06/21/2020

High Five Art
Baarle-Nassau
Netherlands

Juried SDA International Exhibition held in conjunction with Textiel Festival 2020 X LEIDEN. Location: High Five Art Gallery in Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands. Exhibiting artists: Anne Mie Boonen (Belgium), Anneke Herrold (NL), Beverly Ayling-Smith (UK), Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser (Germany), Cherilyn Martin (NL), Elinor Siegler (France), Aletta Nederpeld (NL), Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary), Fenella Davies (UK), Flox den Hartog (NL), …

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Advanced Methods in Handmade Felt: Amplified Forms with Kristy Kun

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Advanced Methods in Handmade Felt: Amplified Forms with Kristy Kun

05/08/2020 to 05/10/2020

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, California
United States

Felting is a water and energy intense process of tangling wool fibers into a dense textile. There is much to explore with the medium with the addition of plant-based fabrics and creative approaches to construction methods. In earlier workshops, we have used construction methods where design and layout are paramount to the texture in the …

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Korea Bojagi Forum

Conferences

Korea Bojagi Forum

05/13/2020 to 05/19/2020

Seoul Citizen's Hall Gallery
Seoul
South Korea

Korea Bojagi Forum (KBF) is a biennial conference bringing together artists, textile lovers, and scholars from around the world to celebrate the Korean tradition of the wrapping cloth (bojagi) as a continuing source of inspiration for contemporary fiber art. Forum features: 5 exhibitions, fashion show, lectures, workshops, and cultural tour….

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CraftBoston Spring

Exhibitions

CraftBoston Spring

05/15/2020 to 05/17/2020

The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

Explore a curated selection of 80+ national fine craft artists at the historic Cyclorama in Boston’s South End!…

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Marbling Made Easy with Bob Rhoades

Workshops

Marbling Made Easy with Bob Rhoades

05/16/2020 to 05/17/2020

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, California
United States

This class is directed to artists who work on paper as well as textile artists. We will include two long marbling trays so everyone will have multiple opportunities to marble scarves or ties. Everyone should walk away with 10 to 20 beautiful/unique sheets of marbled paper appropriate for printmaking, background for pastels, collage and many …

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Making Zori Slippers with Sana Musasama

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Making Zori Slippers with Sana Musasama

05/16/2020 to 05/17/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Zori slippers are made in many parts of the world and were probably the first shoes worn by people – made of grass, fiber, animal hide or just rags, resembling our modern day rubber flip flops. Join Sana, who studied this craft in Africa, India and Japan, and make your own pair! See samples from …

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Giving Soul to Textiles through Coatings

Workshops

Giving Soul to Textiles through Coatings

05/18/2020 to 05/20/2020

Zijdelings
Tilburg
Netherlands

Screenprinting class for advanced level with Belgian Designer Daniel Henry…

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9.INTERNATIONAL QUILTFESTIVAL

Exhibitions

9.INTERNATIONAL QUILTFESTIVAL

05/21/2020 to 05/24/2020

9 INTERNATIONAL QUILTFESTIVAL
WILWERWILTZ
Luxembourg

Exhibition of national and international artists….

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Regional Meetings

SDA MA/RI chapter meeting

05/21/2020

Swissbakers
Allston, Massachusetts
United States

These breakfasts are a great opportunity for interesting exchanges of thoughts and ideas on SDA related topics and hope you will bring any issues that may be on your mind to the table. We love to see works in progress, too! Our meetings are held at 10 AM at Swissbakers at 168 Western Ave, Allston …

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Tiny Tapestries Workshop

Workshops

Tiny Tapestries Workshop

05/22/2020 to 05/24/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Explore the ancient art of tapestry weaving while creating a tiny tapestry. Learn to warp a portable frame loom and explore the basics of weft-faced slit tapestry weaving. Discuss the historical context of tapestry weaving and develop a personal image to render in yarn….

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Stitched and Embellished Found Fabrics

Workshops

Stitched and Embellished Found Fabrics

05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Explore the ancient art of tapestry weaving while creating a tiny tapestry. Learn to warp a portable frame loom and explore the basics of weft-faced slit tapestry weaving. Discuss the historical context of tapestry weaving and develop a personal image to render in yarn. Beginner, materials fee: $18 materials fee for linen warp yarn, acrylic …

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Poetry in Cloth: Stitching from the Heart with Missy Stevens

Workshops

Poetry in Cloth: Stitching from the Heart with Missy Stevens

05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Create imagery out of fabrics, threads, and other textile materials – something that has personal meaning to you. In the making you may learn even more! These images might be representational or abstract, joyful or full of sadness, folkloric or fantastic. We can use materials that already have a history with you that may be …

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Textiles in Translation

Exhibitions

Textiles in Translation

06/04/2020 to 07/23/2020

The Gallery at Penn College
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
United States

Textiles in Translation is a collection of fiber-based artwork by Pennsylvania regional members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The juried exhibit will showcase a wide range of 2D and 3D fiber art and highlight a diverse range of styles and techniques. Fiber work stretches back to ancient times and has grown and developed across …

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Quilting: Color Play and Beyone

Workshops

Quilting: Color Play and Beyone

06/05/2020 to 06/07/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
SMITHVILLE, Tennessee
United States

Learn to express yourself through color. Start with color theory and design and create deep spaces, gradients and movement through a variety of playful piecing exercises. Use reverse, raw edge and needle-turn appliqué to create spatial relationships in a snap. Create small studies and a composition to be quilted at home. Intermediate, must know how …

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Traditional Yoruba Batik, Adire Eleko & Tie-dye with Indigo with Gasali Adeyemo

Workshops

Traditional Yoruba Batik, Adire Eleko & Tie-dye with Indigo with Gasali Adeyemo

06/12/2020 to 06/16/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Learn the traditional Nigerian dyeing and printing techniques of Batik, Adire Eleko and Tie-Dye. Batik is the process of creating designs using wax. The wax can be applied to the fabric using wood stamps, stencils, or foam rubber. Discover the history and use of Indigo dye to create stunning pieces with practices that include wax,yucca …

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Encaustic loves Textiles!

Workshops

Encaustic loves Textiles!

06/18/2020 to 06/20/2020

Zijdelings
Tilburg
Netherlands

3-Day workshop, exploring multiple improvisational techniques of painting and printing with encaustic on textiles. we will be working on Encaustiflex, a non woven substrate / textile. Tutor will be Leslie Giuliani (USA). Class is English spoken….

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Basketry into Woodturning with Janine Wang

Workshops

Basketry into Woodturning with Janine Wang

06/20/2020 to 06/21/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Explore experimental basketwork woven on turned or found wooden bowls. We will first focus on foundational twining and random weave basketry techniques by creating a small, round basket/bowl together. Then we’ll apply that to design our own unique bowls. You will leave class with both a craft technique and an understanding of the design sensibilities …

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Elegance in Color Blending for Weaving with Wendy Clark

Workshops

Elegance in Color Blending for Weaving with Wendy Clark

06/26/2020 to 06/30/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Learn to combine various colors in the warp and dye your weft for the creation of an elegant shawl (or two). We will use colors in new ways as we measure a warp for shawls. Once colors are chosen we will dye weft yarns and as those wefts dry, we will dress the looms. This …

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Introduction to Weaving with Suzi Ballenger

Workshops

Introduction to Weaving with Suzi Ballenger

07/03/2020 to 07/07/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Weaving cloth is magic! In this beginning course, you will learn to plan and prepare a warp, dress a floor loom, weave a sampler of basic patterns and then create a finished 12” x 60” cotton scarf or table runner. Working primarily with cotton, we will also experiment with other plant and animal fibers as …

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Let’s Weave Circles!

Workshops

Let’s Weave Circles!

07/05/2020 to 07/10/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Turn hoops into looms, putting a twist on traditional tapestry weaving. Cover everything including how to choose yarn, basic tapestry weaving techniques and how to finish a wall hanging. Walk away with at least two finished pieces. Beginner-Intermediate, materials fee: NONE…

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Exploring Needle Felting through Doll & Creature Making with Jess Self

Workshops

Exploring Needle Felting through Doll & Creature Making with Jess Self

07/10/2020 to 07/14/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Explore needle felting techniques and the possibilities of wool through doll and creature making. Making dolls is a great starting point to learn to make armatures, attach pieces, finish surfaces and many more techniques. This is a great platform to focus on detail and with tips that can be applied to making any 3D form. …

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Recording Surfaces with Pulp

Workshops

Recording Surfaces with Pulp

07/12/2020 to 07/17/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

In this experimental workshop, learn to create tactile surfaces with handmade paper. Working with abaca and cotton, begin by preparing the fibers in the paper beater, then use paper/pulp casting techniques to achieve a variety of forms from site-specific castings and molds made in class. Leave with a plethora of samples and a ready-to-hang final …

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Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workshop with Brittany Wittman McLaughlin

Workshops

Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workshop with Brittany Wittman McLaughlin

07/17/2020 to 07/19/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Get motivated and inspired to focus on weaving as a creative process by exploring a variety of materials. Inspired by the iconic artist and designer Anni Albers, this workshop will expand your vocabulary in the tactile language of weaving. You will create your own woven pieces on pre-warped looms, using a variety of techniques, beautiful …

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

Workshops

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

07/19/2020 to 07/24/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
SMITHVILLE, Tennessee
United States

Take your hand-dyed, printed, painted and commercial fabrics and explore how to use them to create textures and relief on the surface of the cloth. Various techniques will be explored including twisting, gathering, pleating, layering and weaving to create surfaces begging to be touched. The result is work that is more tactile and captivating. Intermediate, …

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Quilting by the Lake

Workshops

Quilting by the Lake

07/19/2020 to 07/31/2020

Quilting by the Lake
Syracuse, New York
United States

Quilting by the Lake (QBL) began in 1981 as a four-day quilting conference in Cazenovia, NY, and has grown into a two-week, internationally recognized quilting event attracting over 200 participants from around the country and overseas. From the beginning, QBL recruited some of the most innovative and legendary quilters to teach and that tradition continues …

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Renditions 2020: American Tapestry Alliance 13th unjuried small format exhibition

Exhibitions

Renditions 2020: American Tapestry Alliance 13th unjuried small format exhibition

07/23/2020 to 07/30/2020

Broadway Studios & Gallery
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

Renditions 2020, the American Tapestry Alliance unjuried small format exhibition, will be presented July 23 – July 30, 2020 at Broadway Studios and Gallery, Knoxville, TN. This show, held in conjunction with the biennial HGA Convergence conference, features work of fiber artists, beginner to pro. For more information, go to https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/unjuried-small-format-tapestry-exhibition/ Image: Kathy Spoering, “Acadia …

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Convergence®

Conferences

Convergence®

07/24/2020 to 07/30/2020

Knoxville Convention Center
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

Convergence® is heading to the Smoky Mountains for 2020! HGA is excited to announce Convergence ® will be in Knoxville, Tennessee July 24-30, 2020 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Registration is now open….

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Felting Design & Construction with Shannah Warwick

Workshops

Felting Design & Construction with Shannah Warwick

07/24/2020 to 07/28/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Dive deep into the felting world. Working with high quality fibers and textiles, you will explore traditional wool-on-wool felting and Nuno felting, giving you a solid understanding of the medium. You will create a Nuno felted scarf while focusing on color theory, texture, and design. You will then move into 3D felting by using a …

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Painting with Fiber

Workshops

Painting with Fiber

07/26/2020 to 07/31/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
SMITHVILLE, Tennessee
United States

Learn to create realistic two-dimensional felted paintings. After making a practice painting, needle-felt at least one additional two-dimensional picture of your choice including still life, pet portrait, land- or sea- scape. Touch on wet felting, but the emphasis is on dry or needle felting. Beginner-Intermediate, materials fee: $3.00 per 1/2 ounce wool, $2 per sheet …

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American Tapestry Alliance Speaker’s Session: Creatively Exploring the Woven Surface

Conferences

American Tapestry Alliance Speaker’s Session: Creatively Exploring the Woven Surface

07/27/2020

HGA Convergence
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

In conjunction with HGA’s Convergence, the American Tapestry Alliance will present its Speaker’s Session, “Creatively Exploring the Woven Surface,” featuring guests Fiona Hutchison and Jennifer Sargent, on July 27, 2020, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The event, which is open to the public, will include the 2020 Digislam, a slideshow of original tapestry art from ATA members. …

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Wrapping with Blessings I and II  (two workshops)

Workshops

Wrapping with Blessings I and II (two workshops)

07/27/2020 to 07/31/2020

Onondaga Community College campus
Syracuse, New York
United States

Participants at Quilting by the Lake 2020 have the opportunity to learn the ancient Korean art from Seo during her two workshops, “Wrapping with Blessings I” and Wrapping with Blessings II.” Students will use different Korean natural fabrics such as silk, ramie, and hemp in traditional Korean colors depending on classes. Students can use the …

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Eco Dyeing: Organic Garment Contruction

Workshops

Eco Dyeing: Organic Garment Contruction

08/07/2020 to 08/09/2020

Appalachian Center for Craft
SMITHVILLE, Tennessee
United States

Many people are beginning to value living a chemical/toxin free lifestyle. Create beautiful, naturally dyed, organic fabrics to turn into a garment of your own. Learn to use natural materials to dye fabric, to use basic sewing machine techniques and to create your own patterns. Gain knowledge and skill to find organic materials and use …

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Weaving Wool in Naturally Dyed Hues with Wendy Weiss

Workshops

Weaving Wool in Naturally Dyed Hues with Wendy Weiss

08/07/2020 to 08/11/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Learn about plant dye on wool, exploring how to maximize color in a limited palette of colors gathered from nature, while you play with a multi-shaft loom. Achieve a sumptuous array of colors in an ikat influenced dyed set of stripes on a single warp. Explore weave structures on a four or eight harness loom …

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Conjuring the Narrative with Textiles with Karen Hampton

Workshops

Conjuring the Narrative with Textiles with Karen Hampton

08/14/2020 to 08/18/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Join this creatively designed class that blends together the art of narrative storytelling with textile design. We will explore surface design techniques that include natural dyeing, printing, painting, discharge and stitching on both new and re-purposed cloth to create both a banner and a re-purposed garment. This will be a journey through meditation, re-memory, storytelling, …

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Weaving, Computer Drafting & Pattern Design with Jovencio de la Paz

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Weaving, Computer Drafting & Pattern Design with Jovencio de la Paz

08/21/2020 to 08/25/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Weaving is a pattern language. Starting with the simple over-and-under structure of plain weave, a nearly infinite world of patterns emerges, from dazzling twills to the dizzying undulations of Overshot. Learn how to think through patterns with computer aided drafting, using simple and free software to understand structures. You will be encouraged to explore patterns …

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Kakishibu, Persimmon Tannin & Pigments

Workshops

Kakishibu, Persimmon Tannin & Pigments

08/25/2020 to 08/26/2020

Zijdelings/ Karina van Vught
Tilburg
Netherlands

2-Day workshop working with Kakishibu on paper and fabric, led by Ana Lisa Hedstrom (USA). Techniques used: Direct application and Shibori. There will also be a small indigo vat for use. For all levels….

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New Explorations in Shibori

Workshops

New Explorations in Shibori

08/27/2020 to 08/29/2020

Zijdelings/ Karina van Vught
Tilburg
Netherlands

3-Day workshop led by Ana Lisa Hedstrom (USA) about new explorations in Shibori: techniques offered are Arashi, Itajime & Stitch resist by sewing machine and smocking pleater. Used dyes: reactive (Procion MX) and acid dyes….

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Weaving for Beginners with Frances Collier Singh

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Weaving for Beginners with Frances Collier Singh

08/28/2020 to 08/30/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Learn the basics of weaving with a floor loom. We will discuss and demonstrate methods for drafting and pattern selection, setting up the warp, and dressing the loom. You will then get to work with looms that have been pre-warped and ready to be threaded. Our woven piece will explore a variety of colors and …

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Abstract Art Quilts: Take Two! with Pat Pauly

Workshops

Abstract Art Quilts: Take Two! with Pat Pauly

09/05/2020 to 09/06/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Come learn about designing abstract contemporary quilts. We’ll grab only two hunks of fabric to make a piece that explodes! This is a great class for those who use artist-made fabric or use a large scale commercial print. See how to design with improvisational piecing, letting the fabric do the work. We’ll do some warm …

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Dynamic Disperse Dyes with Lisa White Reber & Miriam Jacobs

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Dynamic Disperse Dyes with Lisa White Reber & Miriam Jacobs

10/03/2020 to 10/04/2020

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Disperse dyes are used to dye man made synthetic fibers such as polyester and are applied along with a dispersing agent creating vibrant colors and saturations. In this workshop, two teachers from very different artistic backgrounds will demonstrate innovative ways of working with these dyes. For example, artists can use this under-appreciated dye as a …

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Encaustic + Cold Wax = Sensational Synergy

Workshops

Encaustic + Cold Wax = Sensational Synergy

10/14/2020 to 10/17/2020

Zijdelings / Karina van Vught
Tilburg
Netherlands

A four-day workshop exploring Encaustic and Cold Wax while combining the two on both cradle panels and flexible surfaces like encaustiflex. This class will be led by Lia Rothstein (USA) and The Whole Ball of Wax: Hot, Cold, 2D and 3D will be addressed….

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Stitching and Writing a Woman’s Life

Workshops

Stitching and Writing a Woman’s Life

10/23/2020 to 10/25/2020

Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, New York
United States

Co Taught by: Christine Mauersberger and Janet Berlo Do you begin embroidery projects and then put them down? Have you always dreamed about writing about your most meaningful experiences, but have never made the time? In either case, have you gotten stuck or frustrated, and abandoned the work? In this three day intensive stitching and …

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Shibori Forever

Workshops

Shibori Forever

10/23/2020 to 10/25/2020

Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, New York
United States

Teacher: Ana Lisa Hedstrom Japanese Shibori is an amazing tradition. Ana Lisa has found inspiration for over 40 years as she adapts the traditional concepts to contemporary dyes, surface techniques and applications. In this class we will learn the traditional techniques of stitch resist, arashi pole wrapping, and itajime folding and clamping. We will experiment …

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