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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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Rodarte

Exhibitions

Rodarte

11/10/2018 to 02/10/2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

The celebrated American luxury fashion house Rodarte, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, is featured this fall in the first fashion exhibition organized by NMWA. Rodarte showcases the designers’ visionary concepts, impeccable craftsmanship, and profound impact on the fashion industry. The exhibition explores the distinctive design principles, material concerns, and reoccurring themes that position …

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Astrid Hilger Bennett: The Tarp Series

Exhibitions

Astrid Hilger Bennett: The Tarp Series

12/17/2018 to 02/01/2019

Robert J. Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

The University of Nebraska’s Robert J. Hillestad Textiles Gallery features the exhibition Astrid Hilger Bennett: The Tarp Series, December 17, 2018 – February 1, 2019. Over decades, Bennett’s work has focused on painted, printed and dyed textiles in the form of wall pieces and functional items. In her current body of work, she also includes …

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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

Exhibitions

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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Making Korean Paper Pojagi

Workshops

Making Korean Paper Pojagi

02/02/2019

Flushing Town Hall
Flushing, New York
United States

Taught by contemporary Pojagi artist Wonju Seo, participants will learn how to make a single layer paper Pojagi using 5 colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, White and Black) of Asian rice paper and glue. This paper Pojagi can either be displayed as art or used as a decorative window screen. Tickets: $10/$5 Members & Children (all …

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The Twelfth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture

Lectures

The Twelfth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture

02/09/2019

deYoung Museum
San Francisco, California
United States

The Berlin Carpet Collection is one of the most important and oldest collections in Europe. This talk introduces a fascinating variety of individual histories of the collection’s highlights. Image credit: Fragment (flower carpet), 2nd half of the 17th century. Caucasus, Azerbaijan. Chain: silk; shot: silk; knots: wool, 147 cm x 64 cm. Museum für Islamische …

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Quilting by the Lake Fiber Artists Fellowship

Artist Opportunity

Quilting by the Lake Fiber Artists Fellowship

02/15/2019

Quilting by the Lake
Syracuse, New York
United States

Deadline: February 15, 2019. The Fiber Artist Fellowship seeks to provide early-career fiber artists the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills while engaging with a vibrant community of artists from all over the world. Each fellow is awarded two weeks of workshops, housing, and meals (lunch and dinner) during Quilting by the Lake (July …

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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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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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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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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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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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Other

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Workshops

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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Basics of Tapestry Weaving with Jessica Hagar

Workshops

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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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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