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Creative Clothing From Simple Shapes

CREATIVE CLOTHING FROM SIMPLE SHAPES
with Anita Luvera Mayer, Friday & Saturday, Sept. 7 – 8, 9 am– 4 pm

This workshop presents methods for creating wearable, handwoven, contemporary garments constructed from simple shapes. The workshop also includes the style of garment, fit, color choices, suggested weaving fibers and pattern drafting along with methods of edge finishes, joinings, linings, and embellishments, including shisha mirrors, contemporary embroidery, cords, and beading and a joining stitch of faggotting. The instructor’s wardrobe of vests, kimonos, shawls, and tops will be available for participants to examine and try on with time to copy patterns. These garments do not involve tailoring or sewing skills and are for “real women” of various sizes who want to wear clothing that is stylish and comfortable.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

With over 50 years of creative experience, formal study, and extensive travel, Anita’s garments feature her signature color work and rich hand embroidery, beading, printing, and couched cord embellishments. Anita believes there should be something magical and unique about what is worn each day and wants to share this concept with others. The clothing designed and worn by Anita is inspired by ethnic garments and simple shapes.

For this class, registration is $200, $180 for Jansen Art Center members, and there is a materials fee of $30.

More information about this workshops is on the Jansen’s website at https://www.jansenartcenter.org/textiles-studio/

Exhibit at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum by Flora Carlile-Kovacs

How I Felt…A Woolistic Approach by Flóra Carlile-Kovács
May 2 – July 29, 2018

Artist Reception, Saturday, June 2, 2-4pm

Location: La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

I will be showing large wall-hangings, some with my marble surface design, some with heavy textures created with techniques have I recently developed; some sculptural hats and some garments as well.

Fiber Fusion Northwest

October 20-21, 2018
Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA
http://www.fiberfusion.net

Fiber Fusion Weekend at Mule Train Alpaca Ranch

Mule Train Alpaca Ranch Molt, Montana—just 30 minutes from Billings
Saturday August 4

Stop in and meet the alpacas for a fun day at the ranch! A fun free event for the whole family with activities including:
– Meet the Alpacas and learn more about them!
– Fiber Spinning demonstration – see alpaca fiber spun into yarn
– Bailey’s Frozen Novelties food truck
– Alpaca Shop which includes gifts made with alpaca fiber
– Alpaca Photo Booth – get your photo with an alpaca! (Suggested donation of $5)
– Wrap-A-Paca decorate an alpaca shape for $5
– 2 sessions of Alpaca Yoga – 10am and 2pm, register at the ranch.

Stop in anytime between 10am-2:30pm. We are located about 20 minutes west of Billing and north of Laurel.

Find the complete schedule and how to register at www.mtalpacas.com and like us on Facebook @muletrainalpacas.com.
406-672-8388

Fiber Mania

October 27-29, 2018
Fiber Mania, Grants Pass, OR
https://www.facebook.com/FiberManiaOR/

Fibre Works Studio & Gallery Exhibit – Artist Residencies

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

JULY 18TH & 19TH — MIXED DISCIPLINES — CATHERINE NICHOLLS & MICHELLE SIROIS-SILVER
JULY 30TH – AUGUST 2ND — DYEING — YVONNE STOWELL, BARBY PAULUS & PENNY STEWART
AUGUST 3RD — 6TH — FELTING– URSULA BENTZ
AUGUST 6TH – 9TH — NATURAL DYEING — AMBER FRIEDMAN
AUGUST 11TH – 17TH — FELTING — SHELIEGH MCCULLOCH
AUGUST 24TH – 26TH — TEXTILES — MARGIE DAVIDSON

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
12887-12889 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, BC
For more info http://www.fibreworksgallery.com/

Fibre Works Studio & Gallery Exhibit – Four Winds

Four Winds
July 7–August 12 2018

A collection inspired by the exploration of the wind through the art of felt.

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
12887-12889 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, BC
For more info http://www.fibreworksgallery.com/

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery – Workshops

Upcoming workshop: see website for details http://www.fibreworksgallery.com/

Nuno Felted Bags – Jill Denton
September, TBD
Anyone who has a basic understanding of feltmaking should be able to achieve very satisfactory results in this workshop.

Repurposing Silk Fabrics through Felt: Slow Felted Treasures/Felt Art Creations – Jill Denton
September, TBD
The Slow Felted Treasures workshop is all about creating beautiful and meaningful textured pieces of handmade felt, using merino wool and silk fabrics and exploring the endless possibilities these materials offer.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat: Sculptural Boat Forms with Wax Elements – Shannon Weber
September 30–October 2
Come explore the ever expanding vocabulary of the mixed media woven vessel while combining sculptural concepts of layering, with encaustic medium applied to fiber.

Mixed Media Basketry – Shannon Weber
October 3 & 4
Students will embrace the freedom of seeing and using materials of all kinds in new and exciting ways. This process focused workshop will explore random weave basketry using layering and stitched options from various materials collected from nature and domestic debris.

Tapestry Weaving – Janna Marie Vallee
October 13 & 14
In this two-day workshop students learn the fundamentals of the art of traditional french tapestry and gain a solid understanding of the process of warping up and weaving with multiple techniques like shape building, colour blending and textural techniques.

One of a Kind: Mono-printing on a Gel Plate & Collage with Jennifer Love
October 29–31
Learn how to make quick and beautiful prints on paper using a gel plate.

Sculptured Needle Felting: Mushrooms – Donna Goulette
November 3
No experience is necessary to enjoy this one day class. Get a taste of the technique of sculptural needle felting. Transform soft airy wool fibres into a finished quirky mushroom.

Creative Atelier: Exploring your Inner Artist Workshop© with Natalie Grambow
November 22-25
In this workshop, students will explore creativity in every sense: discovering how to develop an idea by being guided through the elements and principles of design as well as colour theory and studies as they relate to visual art.

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
12887-12889 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, BC
For more info http://www.fibreworksgallery.com/

Fine felted scarves

FINE FELTED SCARVES
SHELEIGH McCULLOCH

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
JULY 27TH & 28TH
10AM – 4PM

Cobweb felting is a technique to make extra fine, light weight fabrics without the need of a premade fabric base. Only wool, soap, and water is used.

In this workshop, students will learn the basic how-tos of felting, as well as ways to combine and arrange different fibers for a variety of effects. We will then finish the scarves by dyeing them.
cost $195 + gst

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
12887-12889 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, BC
For more info http://www.fibreworksgallery.com/

knot another fiber festival

The Dalles, Oregon
October 26-28 2018

REGISTRATION FOR FALL OPENS WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th at 12:01AM.

For more info, visit https://columbiagorgefiberfestival.com/

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

September 22-23, 2018
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, OR
http://flockandfiberfestival.com/

South Hungary Felt Tour

South Hungary Felt Tour
Aug 19-30. 2018
More than just group travel! Take 5 days of felting workshops from the best Hungarian felt masters while exploring the country with people of the similar interest. We’ll visit wonderful places, exhibits, antique- and contemporary craft markets, thermal baths and more.
For more info visit www.felttours.com 
Seattle, WA. $2500 or contact Flora by e-mail.

Textile Society of America’s 16th Biennial Symposium

The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global
Textile Society of America’s 16th Biennial Symposium
Vancouver, BC, Canada; September 19 – 23, 2018

The 2018 Textile Society of America Symposium will take place in Vancouver, BC, Canada, at the Sheraton Wall Centre. To maximize scholarly interchange, the Symposium will consist of multiple, concurrent sessions, plenary and keynote speakers, a poster session, “Warp Speed” presentations, and exhibitions that intersect with the scholarly program (see call for submissions below). In addition to the Symposium sessions and exhibitions, there will be a series of stimulating pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions and sites, receptions, special programs, and an awards ceremony.

See the Workshops & Tours section of the website for more information about pre- and post-Symposium program fees.
Website: https://textilesocietyofamerica.org