Rebecca Hutchinson "Purple Overlap" (detail)

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The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program

Artist Opportunities

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program

08/30/2021 to 08/30/2022

360 XOCHI QUETZAL
Chapala
Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a year-round Artist & Writers Residency located on magical Lake Chapala, Mexico. International artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity are encouraged to write and reserve a 2 week to 4 month personal residency at our beautiful live/work spaces. Visit our website …

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Open Space

Exhibitions

Open Space

01/07/2022 to 05/28/2022

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Austin, Texas
United States

If you are a ticketed passenger traveling through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from Jan 7 – May 28 be sure to take the time before your flight to view Open Space – Art Cloth Exhibition by members of the Art Cloth Network. Art Cloth is cloth transformed by adding or subtracting color, line, shape, texture, value …

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Virtual Exhibition International Weaving ‘Cross Border’ in Europe

Exhibitions

Virtual Exhibition International Weaving ‘Cross Border’ in Europe

03/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

The weaving group International Weaving in Europe presents its first virtual International Weaving Exhibition ‘Cross Border’. Woven artworks by Camilla Aarhaug (Norway), Hannie Seegers (Sweden), Stacey Harvey Brown (UK), Simona Sanguineti (Italy), Mylène Louicellier (France), and Jacqueline Eshuis, Roos Cox and Anneke Kersten (The Netherlands) can be seen in the virtual exhibition from 1 March …

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WONJU SEO: Travelogue

Exhibitions

WONJU SEO: Travelogue

03/03/2022 to 05/27/2022

The Korea Society
New York, New York
United States

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 6-8 PM (ET)| In Wonju Seo’s hands, the aesthetics, forms, and techniques of bojagi— traditional Korean wrapping cloths—are reconfigured as abstract textile art for a global audience. Seo combines needlework, painting, photography, and other techniques to create contemplative artworks that explore her transcultural identity and life experience. The …

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“Intimacies” Exhibit

Exhibitions

“Intimacies” Exhibit

03/19/2022 to 05/22/2022

MAPSpace
Port Chester, New York
United States

Sylvia Vander Sluis has work in “Intimacies,” an exhibit at MAPSpace, 6 North Pearl Street, Port Chester, NY from March 19 – May 22. The exhibit is curated by Patricia Miranda and Gaby Collins-Fernandez, and is a project of The Crit Lab. There will be in-person and online exhibits with a catalog. Closing reception on …

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Traditions Evolve

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Traditions Evolve

03/26/2022 to 05/26/2022

www.surfacedesign.org

Northern California SDA is sponsoring an on-line juried show. We are looking for work that has evolved from a traditional fiber art techniques and now shows your own styles and concepts. Entries must use or be inspired by fiber techniques, fiber or textile materials, or fiber- or textile-like materials. Juror, Kira Dominguez Hultgren. Call is …

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Embedded | Group Exhibition

Exhibitions

Embedded | Group Exhibition

04/01/2022 to 06/15/2022

Praxis Fiber Workshop
Cleveland, Ohio
United States

Opening reception: April 1, 6-8PM EST This group exhibition will feature three artists from across the U.S., Bryana Bibbs, Sam Dienst, and Andrea Vail who use tapestry weaving in a variety of ways while drawing upon unique perspectives and inspirations for creating. Bryana Bibbs (b. 1991) is a Chicago-based textile artist, painter, and art educator …

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Exhibitions

Artist as Quiltmaker

04/02/2022 to 07/03/2022

FAVA Gallery
Oberlin, Ohio
United States

FAVA’s 19th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts…

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CONTINUUM

Exhibitions

CONTINUUM

04/19/2022 to 07/09/2022

Textile Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Open 11 am – 3 pm, Tuesday – Saturday Join us for this special spring and summer exhibition, showcasing rising talent from across the country. This exhibition project continues our commitment to outstanding, contemporary work being done by artists in support of underrepresented communities in the field of fiber art. This range of work and …

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The Elements

Exhibitions

The Elements

04/30/2022 to 06/05/2022

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Brooklyn, New York
United States

Ancient cultures defined the natural world around them in terms of five fundamental elements. Chinese, Japanese, Hindu, Buddhist, ancient Greeks, and other cultures, envisioned all living things as being made possible through these building blocks of life. Each culture put their own stamp on the five elements: Earth, Air (Wind), Water (Sea), Fire and Sky …

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Tucked In: Resilience In Small Moments

Exhibitions

Tucked In: Resilience In Small Moments

05/01/2022 to 06/19/2022

Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
Jericho, Vermont
United States

The work in this exhibit was created during the pandemic’s lock-down by three SDA members: Leslie Roth, Dianne Shullenberger and Elizabeth Fram. Each, in her own way, pays tribute to the shared discovery that resiliency and the ability to adapt was accessible by leaning upon her natural surroundings, paired with the routine act of making …

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Pulp: Book & Paper Arts juried exhibition (online submission; live exhibit)

05/05/2022 to 06/27/2022

Online Submission; Live Exhibition
Sebastopol, California
United States

Call For Entries — Pulp: Book & Paper Arts International Juried Exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California, USA. Exhibition Dates: Jul 30 – Sept 3, 2022 Opening reception: July 30, 2-4 PM Deadline for submissions – Monday, June 27, 6PM A call for innovative or traditional explorations of Book Arts (of any material …

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SKYLINE : Woven Works by Jessie Bloom

Exhibitions

SKYLINE : Woven Works by Jessie Bloom

05/07/2022 to 07/03/2022

Passaic County Arts Center
Hawthorne, New Jersey
United States

SKYLINE will include recent woven artwork by Jessie Bloom. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 7th from 1-3pm. The show will be on view from April 30th to July 3rd. Passaic County Arts Center at the John Rea House 675 Goffle Brook Road Hawthorne, New Jersey…

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Sculptural Basketry Online

Workshops

Sculptural Basketry Online

05/10/2022 to 05/31/2022

Online

SCULPTURAL BASKETRY EXPANDED EDITION Class meets ONLINE May 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6-9pm Learn sculptural basketry techniques from the comfort of your own home! This class is a perfect follow-up if you’ve taken any of my previous classes, or even as a first introduction. In this session, we’ll focus on working with found and …

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“the Perfect Age, reflections on the passage of time”

Exhibitions

“the Perfect Age, reflections on the passage of time”

05/14/2022 to 06/18/2022

Hera Gallery
Wakefield, Rhode Island
United States

I am thrilled to have two pieces juried into “The Perfect Age, reflections on the passage of time” at Hera Gallery, by Lydia Gordon, Associate Curator at the Peabody Essex Museum. The show will run from May 14, 2022 until June 18, 2022. Opening Reception will be held on Saturday May 14, 2022 at 7pm …

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Eco Printing on Fabric & Paper Workshop

Workshops

Eco Printing on Fabric & Paper Workshop

05/21/2022 to 05/22/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Kathleen Lang Metaxas Eco-Printing or Direct Contact Printing is the process of embedding botanical “stamps” directly from plant material. Working with natural elements such as leaves, blossoms, berries and metal, you will learn how to prepare fabric for natural dyes, which fabrics accept dye well, botanical dye plants, and how to extract the dye …

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Rug Hooking with Pam Bartlett

Workshops

Rug Hooking with Pam Bartlett

05/21/2022 to 05/22/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

Rug hooking is a traditional New England fiber art that beautifully combines artist expression and function. In this course, students will learn core skills of rug hooking and make a 16” x 16” piece. Designs will utilize a “hit and miss” approach to color. With the skills learned in this course, students would be able …

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Stenciling Placemats with Michele Hollick

Workshops

Stenciling Placemats with Michele Hollick

05/21/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of stenciling that can be applied to any surface while making four placemats. This is a great first class for new stenciling students. The tradition of painted floor cloths has its origins in 18th century England. Making beautiful and durable floor coverings on canvas was an economical …

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Exhibitions

Newton Open Studios

05/21/2022 to 05/22/2022

City Wide
Newton, Massachusetts
United States

City Wide Event. Indoors and Outdoors. 25th year. 100+Artists…

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Collage & Layering Online

Workshops

Collage & Layering Online

05/22/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops - Zoom
Allyn, Washington
United States

This workshop we will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your …

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Regional Meetings

Iowa SDA zoom meeting

05/23/2022

Zoom

Join Iowa SDA members for an online meeting to share work, exhibit or event news, new opportunities and any other topics of fiber related interest. The zoom meeting is on Monday, May 23rd at 4 pm Central. For the zoom invite link, please contact Lindi Roe at  RepIA@surfacedesign.org…

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TRADITIONS EVOLVE

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TRADITIONS EVOLVE

05/26/2022 to 05/26/2022

SDA Website
Santa Rosa, California
United States

All California fiber artists are invited to submit work to Traditions Evolve, an online juried exhibition sponsored by Northern California SDA hosted on the SDA website, 1 of only 2 online shows SDA is hosting for 2022. Many of us learned our craft first as a traditional technique; sometimes our grandparents taught us; or we …

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Studios Without Walls ” The Ground We Walk”

Exhibitions

Studios Without Walls ” The Ground We Walk”

05/28/2022 to 09/04/2022

Studios Without Walls
Brookline, Massachusetts
United States

Studios Without Walls is a collaborative group of artists displaying public artworks along Riverway Park in Brookline MA. This year’s theme is “The Ground We Walk”. The event is a free self guided tour of 17 sculptures displayed in a beautiful outdoor setting as part of Olmstead’s Emerald Necklace. The show will be up from …

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Vermont Open Studio Tour

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Vermont Open Studio Tour

05/28/2022 to 05/29/2022

Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill
Waitsfield, Vermont
United States

Susan Snider, tapestry weaver, will have an open studio for the Vermont Open Studio Tour. You will have the opportunity to see a tapestry loom in action, view a tapestry display and learn about the art of tapestry weaving. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Vermont Open Studio Tour hosted by the Vermont …

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Arashi Shibori with Indigo

Workshops

Arashi Shibori with Indigo

05/28/2022

Cottage Street Studios, #506
Easthampton, Massachusetts
United States

In this workshop, we’ll explore the magic of Indigo dye as we create designs on fabric using the Japanese Arashi technique. Various types of Indigo vats will be discussed, and each student will come away with a beautiful Indigo Arashi dyed silk scarf. We’ll also create some samples on cotton using other dye techniques. All …

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Indigo Shibori Dyeing from Itajime, Arashi, Nui, Kumo and Beyond with Debbie Maddy

Workshops

Indigo Shibori Dyeing from Itajime, Arashi, Nui, Kumo and Beyond with Debbie Maddy

05/30/2022 to 06/03/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

This workshop is open to all levels of indigo dyers. In this workshop, Debbie will take students beyond the simple fold and clamp techniques. There will be a strong emphasis on working toward more detailed and intricate designs. Students will learn several different Arashi or pole wrapping techniques to achieve very unusual designs. Students will …

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SDA NY & NJ Area Meeting: Artist Presentation from Theda Sandiford

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SDA NY & NJ Area Meeting: Artist Presentation from Theda Sandiford

05/31/2022

Artist Presentation from Theda Sandiford May 31st at 7pm. Theda Sandiford is an award-winning self-taught fiber and installation artist based in Jersey City, NJ. Using racial trauma as a starting point, Theda juxtaposes various fibers with a variety of found materials using free form weaving, coiling, knotting, crochet, and jewelry making techniques. Meticulously collected materials …

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Shibori Indigo & Ice Cube Dyeing Workshop

Workshops

Shibori Indigo & Ice Cube Dyeing Workshop

06/03/2022 to 06/05/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Miriam Jacobs Over the course of this workshop, you will learn two methods of fabric surface design: Ice Cube Dyeing and Shibori Indigo. Some of the techniques can be used in both but each method offers distinctive results in color and pattern. You will learn how to manipulate cloth to create patterns for Ice …

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Acrylic Encaustic & Resin Effects Online

Workshops

Acrylic Encaustic & Resin Effects Online

06/04/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops - Zoom
Allyn, Washington
United States

Create a mysterious & luminous depth, enriching your artwork! Discover how to create the luscious effect of wax encaustic & resin pours using GOLDEN Acrylic products. This online class includes demonstrations of how to achieve this effect using various acrylic mediums & gels; transparent & translucent, tinted & un-tinted, smooth & textured. In the process …

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Manifold

Exhibitions

Manifold

06/04/2022 to 06/25/2022

Project Space Gallery
Providence, Rhode Island
United States

Kate Barber explores the formal qualities of folds in her exhibition of new textile sculpture, “Manifold”. For several years Kate has been making art that arises from an in-depth investigation of organic and geometric folds. In this new work , which arises from her ongoing playful and intuitive approach to art making, Kate employs a …

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Using Beauty and Textiles to Look at Hard Environmental Realities

Lectures

Using Beauty and Textiles to Look at Hard Environmental Realities

06/04/2022

de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium
San Francisco, California
United States

How do we respond to a situation as troubling as climate change? What will inspire us to change our behavior? Artist Linda Gass makes artwork using beauty to encourage people to look at the hard environmental issues we face. Working in textile, glass and installation art, Linda’s artwork addresses the relationship between humans and the …

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Twining Workshop

Workshops

Twining Workshop

06/04/2022 to 06/05/2022

Cottage Street Studios #506
Easthampton, Massachusetts
United States

In this two-part workshop, we’ll explore the possibilities of twining using both fiber rush and rattan reed. You will come away with two finished baskets and the knowledge to create more on your own! We’ll also look at artists who are pushing the boundaries of basketry to create sculptural works using this versatile technique. Enrollment …

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Sew Something Special with Debbie Maddy

Workshops

Sew Something Special with Debbie Maddy

06/06/2022 to 06/10/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

In this workshop, students will sew projects of their choosing utilizing a special fabric. Beginner, intermediate and advanced sewists, this class is for you! Use that special fabric you made in Indigo Shibori Dyeing class, that silk your uncle brought home from Japan, or those vintage fabrics from the flea markets in Kyoto-or maybe you …

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What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor

Exhibitions

What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor

06/07/2022 to 09/11/2022

Brick Store Museum
Kennebunk, Maine
United States

The retrospective exhibition will feature a large selection of Salley Mavor’s sculptural embroidered artwork, spanning over 45 years, from early on to the present day. Rarely seen works on loan from private collections will fill multiple galleries on the museum’s entire first floor. Original picture book illustrations, including the entire series from her most recent …

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Regional Meetings

New England SDA Zoom Meeting

06/09/2022

Zoom

Join New England SDA members for an online meeting to share work, exhibit or event news, new opportunities and any other topics of fiber related interest. The zoom meeting is on Thursday, June 9th at 10 am Eastern. For the zoom invite link, please contact Nancy Crasco at ncrasco@gmail.com…

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Regional Meetings

New England SDA Zoom Meeting

06/09/2022

Zoom

Join New England SDA members for an online meeting to share work, exhibit or event news, new opportunities and any other topics of fiber related interest. The zoom meeting is on Thursday, June 9th at 10 am Eastern. For the zoom invite link, please contact Nancy Crasco at ncrasco@gmail.com…

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A World Free of Plastic Imagined

Exhibitions

A World Free of Plastic Imagined

06/09/2022 to 08/26/2022

Ruth's Table
San Francisco, California
United States

The exhibition ‘A World Free of Plastic Imagined’ aims to call attention to and expand our understanding of the issue of plastic pollution through the lens of Bay Area artists and inspire each of us to consider how we can all engage on this increasingly critical issue to secure the wellbeing of our planet. Reception: …

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Stenciled Floor Cloths for All Levels with Michele Hollick

Workshops

Stenciled Floor Cloths for All Levels with Michele Hollick

06/11/2022 to 06/12/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

In this two-day workshop, students will create two 2 ft x 3 ft floor cloths with designs that date from the late 1700s to early 1800s. Paints will be modern, non-toxic, and water-based. The tradition of painted floor cloths has its origins in 18th century England. Making beautiful and durable floor coverings on canvas was …

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Gathering the Threads Conference

Conferences

Gathering the Threads Conference

06/15/2022 to 06/18/2022

Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC
Canada

Registration open to all! June 15–18, 2022, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Programming includes a display of local attractions, a walking tour, lectures, 10 workshops, and Current Threads 2022 exhibition on display! Visit British Columbia and join this amazing lineup of workshop experts: Wendy Duffield, Allison Irwin, Jennifer Love, Catherine Nicholls, Susan Purney Mark, Gill Riordan, …

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Dyed in the Wool: Making the Best Yarn for your Projects

Workshops

Dyed in the Wool: Making the Best Yarn for your Projects

06/17/2022 to 06/21/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Kate Sarah Mitchell 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. Using the properties of your fibers, explore the results of natural dyes applied at each …

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The Spirit of Art: Color with Mary Zicafoose

Workshops

The Spirit of Art: Color with Mary Zicafoose

06/17/2022 to 06/19/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

This intensive color study workshop is an opportunity to deepen your understanding and intuitive use of color through a selection of 14 progressive self-paced studies, based on the lifelong observations and teachings of the famed Bauhaus artist & colorist Josef Albers. Albers has been credited with revolutionizing contemporary artists assessment of color. He simplified the …

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Mixed Media Textiles & Acrylic Online

Workshops

Mixed Media Textiles & Acrylic Online

06/18/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops - Zoom
Allyn, Washington
United States

Discover a range of techniques, tips & tricks that can transform your Fiber Art! We will explore a series of GOLDEN Acrylic products that can be used to create incredible surfaces, textures and patterns! These methods can be used to create sculpture, basketry, vessels, book arts, installation or 2 dimensional art. The focus is not …

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Mapping Awareness: Social Objects and Detritus – Catherine Reinhart & Giovanni Valderas

Exhibitions

Mapping Awareness: Social Objects and Detritus – Catherine Reinhart & Giovanni Valderas

06/20/2022 to 08/05/2022

Carolla Arts Exhibition Center
Springfield, Illinois
United States

Mapping Awareness: Social Objects and Detritus featuring work from: Catherine Reinhart & Giovanni Valderas Rooted in our connection to place, Mapping Awareness: Social Objects and Detritus explores the cartographical nature of marking cultural detritus with social objects. Featuring work from Catherine Reinhart and Giovanni Valderas, this exhibition showcases social practice-based works of art that document …

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Regional Meetings

Indiana SDA meeting

06/23/2022

Online

Join Indiana SDA members for an artist talk by Nora McGinnis. http://www.noramcginnis.com/ For the zoom invite link, contact Anita Bracalente at RepIN@surfacedesign.org….

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

Workshops

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

06/24/2022 to 06/28/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Gasali Adeyemo 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 …

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Regional Meetings

Iowa SDA zoom meeting

06/27/2022

Lindi Roe
Panora, Iowa
United States

Join Iowa SDA members for an online meeting to share work, exhibit or event news, new opportunities and any other topics of fiber related interest. The zoom meeting is on Monday, June 27rd at 12 pm Central. For the zoom invite link, please contact Lindi Roe at  RepIA@surfacedesign.org…

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Tiny But Mighty 2022

Exhibitions

Tiny But Mighty 2022

07/01/2022 to 07/29/2022

The Emporium Gallery
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

Tiny But Mighty is an unjuried, small format exhibit sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance. This show is held every two years in conjunction with Convergence, the international fiber art conference of the Handweavers Guild of America. This extremely popular exhibit attracts entries from tapestry artists around the world….

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Flexible Structures Online

Workshops

Flexible Structures Online

07/06/2022 to 08/03/2022

Online/ Massachusetts College of Art and Design

ONLINE: July 6-August 3, MWF, 9am-1pm An exploration of traditional and non-traditional methods of form making using a variety of flexible, soft, or fibrous materials. Projects explore both technical and conceptual possibilities. Students investigate materials for their potential as sculptural, architectural, functional objects and as mixed-media installations and site-specific environments. We will explore various off-loom …

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Conjuring the Narrative with Textiles Workshop

Workshops

Conjuring the Narrative with Textiles Workshop

07/08/2022 to 07/12/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Karen Hampton This creatively designed class blends together the art of narrative storytelling with textile design techniques. Karen believes everyone has a story and that the act of sharing stories is extremely healing for both the storyteller and the audience. We will explore surface design techniques that include natural dyeing, printing, painting, discharge and …

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Artists Residency in Ghana

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Artists Residency in Ghana

07/10/2022 to 07/23/2022

Aba House
Accra
Ghana

This is an opportunity to interact on a personal level with African artisans at a cultural center/guest house in a Ghanaian fishing village. Workshops will include Adinkra- tie dye/batik- Kente weaving and recycled glass beads. You will visit outdoor markets- galleries- museums- traditional crafts villages and sites of cultural interest. There are opportunities to buy …

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Sculpture: Fiber, Paper & Acrylic Online

Workshops

Sculpture: Fiber, Paper & Acrylic Online

07/16/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops - Zoom
Allyn, Washington
United States

Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Learn how GOLDEN Acrylic products can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting …

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Intro to Hand Embroidery Workshop

Workshops

Intro to Hand Embroidery Workshop

07/22/2022 to 07/26/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Caroline Silverman Explore color and texture through thread! This beginner’s hand embroidery workshop will be an introduction to the rich techniques and histories of hand embroidery. We will use thread and stitch styles to explore surface embellishment through color and texture. You will learn how to bring your visions to life- stitch by stitch! …

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Intermediate Stenciling with Michele Hollick

Workshops

Intermediate Stenciling with Michele Hollick

07/23/2022 to 07/24/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

This workshop is designed for experienced stenciling students looking to progress to more complicated designs, techniques, and pieces. Prerequisite: Students in Intermediate Stenciling must have taken a 2-day class with Michele in the past. New students to stenciling are encouraged to take Stencilied Floor Cloth for All Levels. In this advanced workshop, projects will be …

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A Week to Batik!

07/24/2022 to 07/29/2022

Ghost Ranch Conference and Education Center
Abiquiu, New Mexico
United States

Come experience this magical Land of Enchantment in northern New Mexico. This is where Georgia O’Keeffe once lived and painted, inspired by the high desert and canyons. Do you quilt, sew, decorate? Instead of buying mass-produced printed batik fabrics, create your own on 100% cotton in this fun batik intensive class. Batik is the ancient …

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Workshops

A Little Blue on White Indigo Shibori

07/25/2022 to 07/29/2022

Pro Chemical & Dye
Fall River, Massachusetts
United States

Little Blue on White Indigo Shibori Workshop, July 25-29, PRO Chemical & Dye, Fall River, MA, will focus on all those elegant indigo shibori patterns that keep the background, white or other color. We’ll explore hard cores, soft rope cores, stitching such as hinode, shirokage (white shadow), some boshi (capping) and arashi variations. So many …

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Custom Machine-Knit Socks Workshop

Workshops

Custom Machine-Knit Socks Workshop

07/29/2022 to 08/02/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Meghan L. Kelly Custom socks! Whether using a v-bed knitting machine like a Passap, or a flat-bed machine with or without a ribber such as a Studio/Singer/Silver Reed, you will come away with three pairs of socks. The first pair will be basic crew socks, introducing you to the building blocks of socks on …

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Weaving for Texture Workshop

Workshops

Weaving for Texture Workshop

07/29/2022 to 08/02/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Amanda Thatch Come explore a variety of ways to get maximum texture in handwoven cloth. Using floor looms, we will weave in multiple structures and with a variety of materials to achieve distinct effects that utilize shrinking yarns, deflected threads, and multi-layer weaving. Participants will create a set of samples to inform their weaving …

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Shibori: Shaped Resist Dyeing Workshop

Workshops

Shibori: Shaped Resist Dyeing Workshop

08/05/2022 to 08/09/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Kachina Leigh This class will introduce you to shibori, the ancient Japanese dyeing technique that utilizes a variety of methods – wrapping, tying, stitching, folding, twisting – to create richly textured patterns of color on fabric. Participants will focus on pole-wrapped/arashi shibori, stitch resist shibori, and clamped/itajime shibori. Once you are familiar with the …

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Natural Dye: A Focus on Protein Fibers with Catharine Ellis

Workshops

Natural Dye: A Focus on Protein Fibers with Catharine Ellis

08/08/2022 to 08/12/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

This workshop will focus on the best practices for mordanting and dyeing protein fabrics and fibers, including both wool and silk. Purchased dyestuffs and extracts will be used as well as some locally grown plants. There will be discussion on dye selection and methods of testing dyes for longevity. Students will work with both mordant …

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Warp Ikat with Natural Dye on Cotton Workshop

Workshops

Warp Ikat with Natural Dye on Cotton Workshop

08/12/2022 to 08/16/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Wendy Weiss Warp ikat is the art of systematically applying dye to selected areas of the warp threads prior to weaving. Participants will learn how to prepare their warp so they can bind their own geometric design onto their cotton thread and achieve their desired set of shapes or patterns before even setting up …

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Natural Dye: A Focus on Cellulose Fibers and Printing with Catharine Ellis

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Natural Dye: A Focus on Cellulose Fibers and Printing with Catharine Ellis

08/15/2022 to 08/19/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

Natural dyers often find cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, ramie, Tencel, etc.) more challenging to dye with natural colorants than protein fibers. The core of this workshop will cover various approaches to successful mordanting and dyeing of these plant-based fibers. The class will use both immersion and printing techniques, including mordant printing, direct application of dyes, …

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Experimental Quilting Workshop

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Experimental Quilting Workshop

08/19/2022 to 08/23/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Caroline Silverman Explore materials and different methods of image making through experimental quilting! This workshop will look at traditional quilting methods, and use these techniques to inspire new ways of thinking about how we make quilts. We will also be thinking about quilting as a story-telling tool. You will learn how to bring new …

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Botanical Printing and Eco-Dyeing on Paper with Book Binding Basics and the Coptic Stitch with Anne McMillan

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Botanical Printing and Eco-Dyeing on Paper with Book Binding Basics and the Coptic Stitch with Anne McMillan

08/20/2022 to 08/21/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

This workshop will cover the basics of Botanical Printing, or Eco-Dyeing, and the process to create Books from your dyed papers. Botanical Printing/Eco-Dyeing is a wonderful way to create plant impressions in both paper and cloth. Students will learn the basic process of harvesting plants from the garden or from meanderings through the woods and …

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Mountain and Valley Wool Festival

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Mountain and Valley Wool Festival

10/01/2022 to 10/02/2022

Santa Fe County Fairgrounds
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

Celebrating its 39th year, the annual Mountain and Valley Wool Festival will be held October 1st and 2nd at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, NM. The festival is open from 9:00-5:00 on Saturday and 9:00-4:00 on Sunday. A perfect fun, family activity; the festival is open to the public and admission is free. …

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Exploring Natural Plant Pigments Workshop

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Exploring Natural Plant Pigments Workshop

10/10/2022 to 10/11/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Natalie Stopka This weekend course delves into the rich colors of historical lake pigments: beautiful pre-industrial colors manufactured from natural plant dyes and minerals. Taking inspiration from 14-18th century European recipes, you will learn to extract dye from four botanical sources and one insect. We’ll transmute that dye into stable pigments, which can be …

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Autumn Ink Making with Natural Dyes with Berkley Heath

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Autumn Ink Making with Natural Dyes with Berkley Heath

10/15/2022 to 10/16/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

In this workshop, students will take the weekend to wander through the fall landscape, exploring the seasonal natural ink palette that surrounds us. We’ll take time to observe subtle patterns in nature as we forage for color, seeing through the lens of the naturalist ink maker. Traditional ink making plant materials, such as buckthorn berries …

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Exhibitions

Contemporary Fiber Art: Work by Members of the Iowa Surface Design Association

11/03/2022 to 12/03/2022

Clear Lake Art Center
Clear Lake, Iowa
United States

Description: Relationship to, expression of and concerns for the land that surrounds us: the land we live in, the land we come from, the domestic landscape of home, the interior landscape of the mind….

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