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Innovators: Stephen Rolfe Powell & Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

Exhibitions

Innovators: Stephen Rolfe Powell & Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

09/09/2018 to 02/28/2019

Kentucky Artisan Center
Berea, Kentucky
United States

Artists Stephen Rolfe Powell and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval have both pushed their mediums of glass and fiber into new worlds of expression. As innovators and seminal artists in their respective fields, they have led by example and transformed their passion into works of great vision and beauty. Image: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval , “Pattern Fusion No. …

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Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2019

Exhibitions

Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2019

01/11/2019 to 03/02/2019

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery
Asheville, North Carolina
United States

Artist invitational. Blue Spiral 1’s most diverse annual exhibition presenting artists who have never previously shown in the gallery. This year nine artists have been selected, working in a range of media, including figurative watercolor, abstract ceramics, textiles, print and glass….

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Tradition Transformed: Bojagi

Exhibitions

Tradition Transformed: Bojagi

01/11/2019 to 02/22/2019

Korean Cultural Center
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents its opening exhibition of 2019, Tradition Transformed: Bojagi, featuring vibrant fiber works that capture the artistry and originality of the traditional Korean wrapping cloth, bojagi, by artists Kumjoo Ahn, Julia Kwon, and Wonju Seo. These three Korean American artists strive to convey deep social and emotional commentary …

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Recent Works by Hale Ekinci

Exhibitions

Recent Works by Hale Ekinci

01/11/2019 to 02/22/2019

One River Art School Gallery
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Join One River School Lincoln Square for the opening reception of new work in embroidery painting and collage by artist Hale Ekinci. Friday January 11th from 6-8pm The exhibition will be on display from January 11th through February 22nd 2019….

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ITAB IV – International TECHstyle Art Biennial

Exhibitions

ITAB IV – International TECHstyle Art Biennial

01/20/2019 to 04/14/2019

San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textiles
San Jose, California
United States

ITAB IV, the fourth installment of International TECHstyle Art Biennial, SJMQT’s signature juried exhibition, focuses on works by artists who merge fiber media with new information and communication technologies. Clay Bavor, Janet Echelman and Nathalie Miebach juried the exhibition. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing works exploring …

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3D Expression

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3D Expression

02/01/2019 to 02/28/2019

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States

This exhibit will feature contemporary 3D artworks exclusively. The 3D artworks may be, but are not limited to wearable art, dimensional quilted items, vessels, and sculptural works. Wall-hung artwork will be allowed but must be 3-dimensional per the depth requirements listed below. Be creative in showing how textile art can expand both into the third …

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Tradition Meets Modern Beauty: Wonju Seo’s Contemporary Interpretation of Korean Pojagi

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Tradition Meets Modern Beauty: Wonju Seo’s Contemporary Interpretation of Korean Pojagi

02/01/2019 to 03/03/2019

Flushing Town Hall
Flushing, New York
United States

In celebration of the 2019 Lunar New Year, this exhibition features dynamic geometric abstract textile art, which expresses the artist’s contemporary concerns and inspiration from the ancient art of Pojagi, traditional Korean patchwork wrapping cloths. Wonju Seo visualizes the process of redefining her personal and cultural identities through her artwork….

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Stitch-at-Home Challenge: Make Do & Mend Exhibition

Exhibitions

Stitch-at-Home Challenge: Make Do & Mend Exhibition

02/02/2019 to 03/02/2019

San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
San Francisco, California
United States

This needlework exhibition presents artwork exploring reuse, repurposing, and repair. Artists considered their relationship to fast fashion and the textile industry, and how to give the dilapidated new life. Hanging Thread is a rotating exhibition space at San Francisco School of Needlework & Design. Admission is free….

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Bellingham National–Water’s Edge: Landscapes for Today

Exhibitions

Bellingham National–Water’s Edge: Landscapes for Today

02/02/2019 to 05/19/2019

Whatcom Museum
Bellingham, Washington
United States

Artwork by 59 U.S. artists interpreting observed, metaphoric and spiritual manifestations of landscape in a broad range of media, from watercolor and oil painting to collage and fiber art. Image credit: Going Deeper, by Mirka Knaster….

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The Organic Indigo Vat, Including Resists, Indigo Discharge and Printing with Catharine Ellis

Workshops

The Organic Indigo Vat, Including Resists, Indigo Discharge and Printing with Catharine Ellis

02/19/2019 to 02/23/2019

Aya Fiber Studio
STUART, Florida
United States

Join us for a magical week with Catharine Ellis building and maintaining an organic indigo vat,learning about resist dyeing, indigo discharge, and printing applications. Catharine Ellis has been making and using organic indigo vats since 2011, when she first learned about them from Michel Garcia. This is the same vat that he introduced in the …

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Since Taos: Contraction of Mass, Concision of Thought

Exhibitions

Since Taos: Contraction of Mass, Concision of Thought

02/22/2019 to 04/20/2019

Form & Concept Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

Lisa Klakulak’s solo exhibition, Since Taos: Contraction of Mass, Concision of Thought, is an autobiography rolled into felt and shaped into 13 affecting sculptures. The collection reflects the artist’s life starting in 2001, when she left Taos, NM, to work as a studio assistant for the fiber concentration course at the Penland School of Crafts …

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NOT JUST Landscapes

Exhibitions

NOT JUST Landscapes

02/22/2019 to 03/31/2019

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, California
United States

Artwork, in a variety of media, including fiber art, reflecting scenery, in any style, from cityscapes to nature views and more personal and imaginary visions including futuristic, environmental and psychological. Image credit: Journeys in Unknown Territory by Mirka Knaster….

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Felt Form: Sculpting by Way of Shrinkage

Workshops

Felt Form: Sculpting by Way of Shrinkage

02/23/2019 to 02/24/2019

Form & Concept Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

In conjunction with the exhibition Since Taos, featuring a collection of felt-based work created between 2001 and the present day, Lisa Klakulak will offer a 2-day course focusing on wet felting techniques to develop three-dimensional forms. Participants will explore the use of resists to build hollow forms while the placement of different weights of wool …

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Exhibitions

Fiberlicious

02/27/2019 to 03/31/2019

The Loading Dock Gallery
Lowell, Massachusetts
United States

Fiberlicious is a juried exhibition of fiber / textile art exploring materials and concepts that are so attractive to your senses, they are fiberlicious!…

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Exhibitions

Focus: Fiber 2019

03/01/2019 to 07/28/2019

Kent State University Museum
Kent, Ohio
United States

Focus: Fiber is a biennial national juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (TAA), and Kent State University Museum….

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Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor

Exhibitions

Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor

03/02/2019 to 04/20/2019

Cotuit Center for the Arts
Cotuit, Massachusetts
United States

The exhibit is an opportunity to see a wide array of works by fiber artist and award-winning illustrator, Salley Mavor, who has recently added political satire to her list of subjects to explore. She uses small dolls as a metaphor for playing house in a controlled environment that has been taken over by outside political …

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Designing for Tapestry with Tommye Scanlin

Workshops

Designing for Tapestry with Tommye Scanlin

03/04/2019 to 03/08/2019

Aya Fiber Studio
Stuart, Florida
United States

In the class, participants will explore many approaches to designing for tapestry weaving, including photography, drawing, painting, and collage. Exercises to encourage creative process will be presented and through those each person will begin to develop strategies for creating one’s own imagery. Before making the cartoon for a tapestry, we will discuss the images created …

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5 Day Deconstructed Screen Print with Kerr Grabowski

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5 Day Deconstructed Screen Print with Kerr Grabowski

03/11/2019 to 03/15/2019

Aya Fiber Studio
STUART, Florida
United States

We will cover oh so much in our five days; plan to be completely, but happily, exhausted and full of new ideas at the end. Create Fabrics full of Depth and Personal Imagery- Deconstructed Screen-Printing and More What is: Deconstructed screenprinting: technique Kerr developed using simple removable textures such as bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, various …

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2 DAY NUNO SCARFLETTE/SHAWLETTE Workshop with Jean Gauger

Workshops

2 DAY NUNO SCARFLETTE/SHAWLETTE Workshop with Jean Gauger

03/25/2019 to 03/26/2019

Aya Fiber Studio
STUART, Florida
United States

In this beginner-friendly class, you will learn how to make a beautiful nuno collage scarflette/shawlette. Learn the fundamentals of nuno felting along with some of the unique techniques even the top felt makers use! You will be making a sandwich of silk/wool/silk with very little wool so you will have a masterpiece even after one …

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Textile Center presents The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

Artist Opportunity

Textile Center presents The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

04/11/2019 to 04/13/2019

U of M ReUse Program Warehouse
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Are you an artist, student, maker, DIYer, or simply just love a bargain? Join us for a celebration of thrift and fiber art! With shelves stacked high with fabric, yarn, patterns, tools, sewing machines, books, notions and more at garage sale prices, the possibilities of what you can create are truly endless! Here’s how it …

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Mendocino Art Center Artists in Residence Program

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Mendocino Art Center Artists in Residence Program

04/11/2019

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, California
United States

2019/20 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE October 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020 Application Deadline: April 11, 2019 The Mendocino Art Center’s Artists in Residence (AIR) Program brings both emerging and established artists from all over the country to a unique art center on the rural Northern California coast. The location provides tranquility and …

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CraftBoston Spring 2019

04/12/2019 to 04/14/2019

Cyclorama@the BCA
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

CraftBoston Spring is a selective display of 90 artists presented in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. A charming 19th-century brick building, the Cyclorama provides an intimate showing and shopping experience. Featuring one-of-a-kind art, CraftBoston Spring ensures craft of the highest caliber. Spend the day looking at and learning about contemporary craft, …

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It’s All God’s Work

Exhibitions

It’s All God’s Work

04/15/2019 to 12/31/2019

Haehn Museum, Saint Benedict's Monastery
St. Joseph, Minnesota
United States

The exhibit in Haehn Museum features the Art Needlework Department of Saint Benedict’s Monastery. From its beginning in 1867, and until its closure in 1968, sisters in the department designed, hand embroidered, and sewed, at first, church accessories, but within a few years, church vestments. A total of 46 sisters worked in the department over …

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Future Tense 2019: SDA Annual Juried Student Exhibition

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Future Tense 2019: SDA Annual Juried Student Exhibition

04/15/2019

Edwardsville Art Center
Edwardsville, Illinois
United States

Surface Design Association invites students to submit work for the third annual SDA Juried Student Exhibition, FUTURE TENSE 2019. The exhibition will be held at the Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL from September 6 – October 11, 2019 in conjunction with SDA’S biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, and Innovations in Textiles 2019, St. Louis, MO, …

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Workshops

Stitched and Pieced

04/27/2019 to 05/04/2019

Various
San Gemini
Italy

Join us to explore Japanese inspired patchwork piecing and stitching techniques. Through hands-on projects, learn about a variety of traditional techniques and how to incorporate them into your own work. Boro, Katazome, Sashiko, Shibori, Indigo and Ikat . We have hired an Italian chef to prepare our meals and can enjoy cocktails in the evenings …

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Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China

04/27/2019 to 05/09/2019

Various
Yunnan
China

Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China 2019 Yunnan (April 27 – May 9) For info: textile_odyssey5@yahoo.com,www.textileodyssey.com Textile Odyssey takes us to Yunnan and Guizhou, two southwest provinces that are home to more than half of China’s fifty-six ethnic groups. We’ll travel to rural, out-of-the-way places where, despite the modernization of China in its urban areas, …

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“Art + Identity: an international view” at browngrotta arts

Exhibitions

“Art + Identity: an international view” at browngrotta arts

04/27/2019 to 05/05/2019

browngrotta arts
Wilton, Connecticut
United States

Continuing its 32-year legacy of representing and exhibiting works devoted to contemporary fiber arts, browngrotta arts is proud to announce this year’s “Art in the Barn” multimedia group show “Art + Identity: an international view”, from April 27 – May 5. The exhibition will feature more than 50 international artists whose works are included in …

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Fashion Styling and Fabric Design with Nuno Felt with Charity Van De Meer

Workshops

Fashion Styling and Fabric Design with Nuno Felt with Charity Van De Meer

05/01/2019 to 05/05/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

The focus will be on designing and making a one-piece Nuno-felted garment. Students will be working with a very simple, but effective pattern, that will help them develop their own fashion ideas.The emphasis will be on enlarging the pattern from a basic pattern to an enlarged felting template. We will focus on pleating, layering and …

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Exhibitions

Fiberart International 2019

05/10/2019 to 08/24/2019

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The …

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Other

Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China

05/10/2019 to 05/17/2019

Various
Guizhou
China

Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China 2019 Guizhou (May 10- May 17) For info: textile_odyssey5@yahoo.com,www.textileodyssey.com Textile Odyssey takes us to Yunnan and Guizhou, two southwest provinces that are home to more than half of China’s fifty-six ethnic groups. We’ll travel to rural, out-of-the-way places where, despite the modernization of China in its urban areas, many …

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Erma Martin Yost: Seasons

Exhibitions

Erma Martin Yost: Seasons

05/14/2019 to 06/01/2019

noho M55 gallery
New York, New York
United States

Hand-felted, resist-dyed, stitched constructions. Image credit: Erma Martin Yost: June Daze, 18 x 16 x 2.5 inches, 2018…

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Empowering with Embroidery: Embroidered Sew-on Patches workshop with Andrea Vail

Workshops

Empowering with Embroidery: Embroidered Sew-on Patches workshop with Andrea Vail

05/17/2019 to 05/19/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Express yourself through colorful patterns, designs, or simplified images, logos and initials. Learn basic embroidery stitches to design and begin a sew-on patch. Add your patch to any jacket, bag or canvas sneaker. Novice….

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Mixed Media Felt Sculptures with Janet King

Workshops

Mixed Media Felt Sculptures with Janet King

05/17/2019 to 05/20/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Join Janet for four days of fun learning advanced resist techniques for creating sculptural felt art. Learn to use nested resists or a complex resist (like a book) or even a simple resist that is manipulated during the felt making process to create an intriguing, organic sculptural design. Make more than one! On days three …

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Secrets of Shibori, Indigo and More a workshop with David Heustess

Workshops

Secrets of Shibori, Indigo and More a workshop with David Heustess

05/26/2019 to 05/31/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Create a sampler notebook of stitched and knotted Shibori techniques, build a vat for the class to use and then use this vocabulary to create a small decorative wall hanging or quilt. Explore how Shibori works with discharge as well as natural and manufactured dyes. Inspiration for can come from pictures, nature, literature and theater. …

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Workshops

Workshop I

05/27/2019 to 05/31/2019

The Jacquard Center
Hendersonville, North Carolina
United States

5 day workshop at The Jacquard Center working in the TC2. The loom will be warped with 30/2 mercerized cotton in natural (unbleached) at 105 ends per inch. Weaving width is 29.5”…

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Let’s Get Wooly: Spinning on the Wheel with Jeanne Brady and Claudia Lee

Workshops

Let’s Get Wooly: Spinning on the Wheel with Jeanne Brady and Claudia Lee

06/02/2019 to 06/07/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Learn the basics of the timeless craft of preparing a wool fleece, dying it in a rainbow of colors, carding and spinning singles and two-ply on a wheel to produce yarns for all your wooly projects. Explore additional spinning and plying techniques to take your yarn designing to the next level, from fabulous to funky! …

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Intro to Sculptural Beading

Workshops

Intro to Sculptural Beading

06/02/2019

Contemporary Craft
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

Fiberart International 2019 exhibiting artist, Beth Blankenship, is coming from Alaska to teach a one-day workshop. Students will be introduced to a technique that will give their beadwork a new dimension. Sculptural peyote stitch uses just beads, thread, and tension to create 3-dimensional objects. Add a new skill to your art practice toolbox. Image credit: beaded …

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Workshops

Workshop II

06/03/2019 to 06/07/2019

The Jacquard Center
Hendersonville, North Carolina
United States

5 day workshop at The Jacquard Center working with the TC2. The loom will be warped with 30/2 mercerized cotton in natural (unbleached) at 105 ends per inch….

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BEYOND THE SURFACE: SDA Annual International Juried Member Exhibition

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BEYOND THE SURFACE: SDA Annual International Juried Member Exhibition

06/07/2019

St. Louis Artist's Guild
St. Louis, Missouri
United States

Members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) are invited to submit work for Beyond the Surface: Surface Design Association Annual International Juried Members Exhibition, held in partnership with the St Louis Artists’ Guild, St Louis, MO from September 20, 2019 through October 23, 2019. The exhibition will be on view during Innovations in Textiles 2019 …

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Making Paper in the Classroom with Claudia Lee

Workshops

Making Paper in the Classroom with Claudia Lee

06/09/2019 to 06/14/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Participants in this low-tech workshop will learn many age-appropriate ways to make paper and paper making tools as well as many new ways to work with pulp with and without a mold and deckle and vat. Educators will be prepared to repeat processes and create tools for the classroom. Novice-Beginner…

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Eco Print and Indigo Workshop Intensive with Kathy Hays

Workshops

Eco Print and Indigo Workshop Intensive with Kathy Hays

06/17/2019 to 06/19/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3 Day Eco Print workshop you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques that create artful fabrics. Silk and wool fabrics are used because of their affinity for contact printing. While learning the printing process emphasis will be placed on artful …

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Weave a Real Peace (WARP) Annual Meeting

Conferences

Weave a Real Peace (WARP) Annual Meeting

06/20/2019 to 06/23/2019

Georgetown Conference Center
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Annual Meeting of WARP, “Empowerment as a Path to Peace,” featured speakers, Meet the Curator at Textile Museum, Live Auction, Vendors….

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Botanical Printing, Natural Dye Extracts and Surface Design with Kathy Hays

Workshops

Botanical Printing, Natural Dye Extracts and Surface Design with Kathy Hays

06/20/2019 to 06/22/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Expand your Botanical Printing skills with Natural Dye Extracts and surface design techniques to create unique-to-you fabric. This is the perfect combination for textile artist who seek to increase their artistic skills while developing personal imagery….

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Workshops

Workshop III: Warping Methods

06/26/2019 to 07/04/2019

The Jacquard Center
Hendersonville, North Dakota
United States

This is the first topical workshop at The Jacquard Center. Students will work together to warp the TC2 from start to finish for 2 warp beams. The first 4-5 days will focus on methods and processes and practices for winding, beaming, and tying on. The goal is to give students the opportunity to practice this …

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Design & Process: Working from the Inside Out with Jean Cacicedo

Workshops

Design & Process: Working from the Inside Out with Jean Cacicedo

06/27/2019 to 06/30/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

We are all heirs to a wealth of inner personal resources that can take shape and form through the creative process of our art making. This workshop is ideal for all who want to explore design in new ways and open a door into furthering their artistic expression….

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Abstract Hand Embroidery with Rena Wood

Workshops

Abstract Hand Embroidery with Rena Wood

07/05/2019 to 07/07/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Use hand-stitched lines to draw on fabric exploring how the process of stitching and the materials selected give meaning to the work. Learn basic embroidery stiches and many styles of embroidery. Discuss traditional stitches, Blackwork, Sashiko and Boro. Create your own style of stitched drawings. Novic…

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Workshops

Workshop IV

07/08/2019 to 07/12/2019

The Jacquard Center
Hendersonville, North Dakota
United States

This is a 5 day workshop. The loom will be set up for 2 warp beams with 30/2 cotton natural (unbleached) and black colored warps….

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Hats for All Seasons with Jan Wutkowski

Workshops

Hats for All Seasons with Jan Wutkowski

07/14/2019 to 07/19/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Create your own straw and felt hats with traditional millinery skills and contemporary techniques. Learn to block several different types of hats that create shape, flatter the wearer and fit the head (fedora, cloche, pillbox, boater and more). Embellish your hats with sewing techniques and by creating bows, flowers feathers and curls. Novice; it is …

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Quilting by the Lake

Workshops

Quilting by the Lake

07/15/2019 to 07/26/2019

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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Layer Cake: Deliciously Nuanced Fabric with Meredith Grimsley

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Layer Cake: Deliciously Nuanced Fabric with Meredith Grimsley

07/21/2019 to 07/26/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Explore low-immersion dying, Japanese Shibori, mono-printing, “deconstructed” and photo emulsion screen printing techniques using MX Fiber Reactive dye to create depth within a variety of natural fabrics. Focus on color removal, over-dying and printing to activate delectable, nuanced surfaces and textures. Choose to create yardage, a portfolio of samples or finished items. Novice-Intermediat…

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Workshops

Expressive Dye Painting with Sue Benner

07/22/2019 to 07/26/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Make your marks, brush your strokes, and record it all on fabric. Bold and expressive use of Procion MX dyes is the goal of this workshop. Sue teaches her layered painterly approach using direct application, mono-printing, and various other techniques. Emphasis is also placed on developing sophisticated color combinations, using interesting tools, along with adding …

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Alternative Processes: Composting for Pattern with Rio Wrenn

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Alternative Processes: Composting for Pattern with Rio Wrenn

07/24/2019 to 07/26/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

In this intensive Rio will introduce you to a process she developed in 2008, called Composting. This technique uses harvested plants in combination with rust, immersion dyeing and concentrated extracts to create pattern and colors that speak from the essence of the plant. We will create dye baths with the plants she has collected from …

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Matisse as Muse with Kerr Grabowski

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Matisse as Muse with Kerr Grabowski

07/27/2019 to 07/31/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Matisse is our muse and starting off point in this intense workshop. After “deconstructing” Matisse, use your imagery to explore deconstructed screen-printing, charcoal, pastels, water-soluble media and textile paint. Learn how to make the “fugitive” materials such as charcoal and pastels permanent (even washable) on fabric and how to combine them with dye printed fabrics. …

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Basics of Tapestry Weaving with Jessica Hagar

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Basics of Tapestry Weaving with Jessica Hagar

08/02/2019 to 08/04/2019

Appalachian Center for Craft
Smithville, Tennessee
United States

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving with a wooden frame loom. Build your own frame loom, then design and create a woven tapestry fabric. Leave the class with a wall hanging and your own loom! Novice-Beginning…

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The Best of Both Worlds: A New Approach to Eco Printing with Jane Dunnewold

Workshops

The Best of Both Worlds: A New Approach to Eco Printing with Jane Dunnewold

08/05/2019 to 08/09/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Botanical printing– also known as eco-printing– has a large and dedicated following. The sustainability of materials and inherent organic beauty of the imagery is deliciously appealing. But consider a new twist on beloved printing methods. This workshop explores nine additions to botanical printing on paper/fabric substrates to create a series of collages suitable for framing, …

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Winter is Coming: Felted Jacket with Pam DeGroot

Workshops

Winter is Coming: Felted Jacket with Pam DeGroot

08/14/2019 to 08/18/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Do you feel that sometimes felt jackets can be bulky around the arms, and a bit shapeless? This jacket workshop is designed to use the features of tailoring to avoid this, whilst still keeping the stylish, seamless look of felt. Students will calculate their personal shrinkage rate and create their own felt pattern to size. …

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Artist Residency in Ghana

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Artist Residency in Ghana

08/16/2019 to 08/29/2019

Aba House
Accra
Ghana

This is an opportunity to collaborate with indigenous African artisans at our cultural center/guest house in a fishing village in Ghana. Visit outdoor markets-traditional villages-galleries- an amazing outdoor art festival and take part in textile workshops….

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Digital Fibers & Mixed Media with Wen Redmond

Workshops

Digital Fibers & Mixed Media with Wen Redmond

08/16/2019 to 08/18/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Expand your vision of a digital print! Participants will be introduced to inkjet printing on fiber and mixed media substrates. The types of substrates that can be created are nearly limitless. Explore the possibilities! Based on Wen’s book- ‘Digital Fiber Art and Mixed Media Masterpieces’. The focus is on experimentation and construction of substrates! There …

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The NEW Color Mixing for Dyers with Carol Soderlund

Workshops

The NEW Color Mixing for Dyers with Carol Soderlund

09/07/2019 to 09/11/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

NEW for 2019! Students will be creating new color families not previously dyed in Carol’s classes. This is a THIRD set of families, and we will be using some different yellow. red, and blue dyes as primaries than in previous classes. If you have been wanting a new set of samples, but would rather do …

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Artist Opportunity

Artists in Residence call for applicants

10/01/2019 to 06/01/2020

Textile Arts Center
Brooklyn, New York
United States

Deadline: March 18, 2019. The Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with the resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities through a combination of studio access, rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, critical dialogue, and mentorship. The culminating group exhibition showcases and promotes residents’ …

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Call for Entry

Beyond Boundaries – open to members in the Netherlands / Europe

10/01/2019

Galerie Zone and High Five Art
Leiden and Baarle Nassau
Netherlands

B E Y O N D B O U N D A R I E S We herewith invite you to participate in this exhibition which will be held in Leiden and in Baarle Nassau (2 different places, but the same title) : Galerie Zone, Nieuwstraat 17b – 2312 KA Leiden www.galeriezone.nl & High Five …

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Beyond the Surface

Conferences

Beyond the Surface

10/03/2019 to 10/06/2019

Multiple
St. Louis, Missouri
United States

Beyond the Surface, SDA’s biennial conference in St Louis, October 3-6, launches in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles STL 2019, a city-wide event featuring over 30 textile exhibitions. Registration opens in February….

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Binding Time with Christine Mauersberger

Workshops

Binding Time with Christine Mauersberger

10/10/2019 to 10/13/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

The diary must have always existed in a primitive form, but the first regularly kept diary of daily reflections dates back to the late Renaissance period, when the importance of individualism began to take hold. During this time, people began to keep commonplace books where assemblages of notes, ideas, inspirations, recipes, and quotes were recorded …

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Needle Felting Magic with Kathellen Dodge-DeHaven

Workshops

Needle Felting Magic with Kathellen Dodge-DeHaven

10/16/2019 to 10/18/2019

Pacific NorthWest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Master basic needle-felting skills that will take you from beginner to intermediate in this 3-day course. Day 1: BASIC NEEDLE-FELTING (beginner to intermediate) • Heart Pendant (felting with a cookie cutter; felting an edge with felting boards) • Smoothing the Surface (taming the “fuzzies” with special dry- and wet-felting techniques) • Leaf and Acorn Decorations …

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