Events

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First Valley Inverness 5 Inverness Way, Inverness CA (415) 237-5041. Gallery open Thursday through Monday 8am – 5pm

Wall Rugs and Tapestries by Jan Langdon  Opening Reception. October 3, 2018. 5-7 pm.

Windrush Fiber School  2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952  https://windrushfarm.wordpress.com   (707)  775-3390

Spinning Lab | Sunday, October 14th | 1-4pm.  This is an afternoon to practice your spinning in the company of other spinners on the farm.  Bring roving to spin or you can purchase roving here.  This is a great lab for beginning or intermediate spinners who want to pick up a couple of pointers to improve their spinning. Marlie and Mimi will be happy to give you tips if you are having some problems.  We can also help with wheel adjustment and other technical issues.  $50 fee. Bring your own wheel or borrow one of ours.  Lab guided by Mimi Luebbermann & Marlie de Swart.  Registration/Payment: Eventbrite

To register with a check: Check should be made out to Windrush Farm with a note stating your name, email, phone number, and the class you are registering for. Mail to Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

*This is not a class for someone who has never spun before. We will have a beginning spinning class in the fall.

Community Spin In  | Sunday, October 21st | 2-5pm.  Join us for an afternoon of spinning with other fiber enthusiasts. Not a spinner, bring your knitting or crochet.  Open and free to the public.

Spinning with Alpaca | Saturday, October 27th  | 10 to 4pm

This hands-on class will focus on alpaca fiber. It will be taught by Ann Brezina, a commercial shearer and addicted spinner.  You will learn about the different alpacas—huacaya and suri, how to process an alpaca fleece, examining fleeces to learn about blankets and seconds. You will learn the nuances of spinning alpaca both alone and blending alpaca with wool.  $150 (includes material) – You will need to be an intermediate spinner to take this class. Bring something for a potluck lunch.  Registration/Payment: Eventbrite

To register with a check: Check should be made out to Windrush Farm with a note stating your name, email, phone number, and the class you are registering for. Mail to Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery    http://berkeleyhort.com/events/nevada-county-fiber-arts-trunk-show

The 5th Annual Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show.  Saturday, October 20th
11 AM to 4 PM (Rain cancels).  Berkeley Horticultural Nursery.  1310 McGee Avenue,  Berkeley, CA 94703.  Berkeley Hort is pleased to have fiber artists from Nevada County join us again to share their hand-made items for perusal and purchase. From music to painting, fiber and other mediums, Nevada County offers some of the most original creative artists around.  

There will be clothing, hand towels, scarves/shawls, yarn, blankets, rugs and more.  This year’s trunk show will highlight plant-based dyes with a live demonstration of  indigo dyeing by Eileen Lee (aka Mzfiber).  If you’ve never seen the process, you’re in for a real treat – It’s like art and a magic trick all rolled into one.  Persicaria tinctoria is the Japanese indigo that Eileen uses for dyeing.  Native to Vietnam and China, the plant is a fast grower but frost sensitive.  It requires rich compost and is happiest with a nitrogen based food.  Indigo was originally used to dye denim jeans. Eileen worked for many years at Levi Strauss, so this is sort of a full circle for her.  

During the event, the Oakland based husband and wife team from Okkon Japanese Street Food will be selling their okonomi yaki, a popular street food from Japan.  And, The Buffalo Gals (West) Band will be back playing their brand of old-time country and swing music from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Look for our Facebook event page or stop by the sales area in the weeks leading up to the event for artist info, website links, and sample images of their work.   More information is available on our website.

Textile Arts Council,  deYoung Museum   www.famsf.org

EMPOWERING FABRICS – ABORIGINAL SCREEN-PRINTED TEXTILES FROM AUSTRALIA’S TOP END

Presented by Joanna Barrkman
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 am
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission

FOLLOWING THE FLOW OF INDIGO IN AFRICA

Presented by Pamela McClusky
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10 am
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admissio

ANNUAL TEXTILE BAZAAR

November 11th, 2018 10a.m.-4p.m.
Moriarty Hall, St. Anne of the Sunset Church
1300 Funston Ave. (at Judah), San Francisco, 94122

Our annual Textile Bazaar is a truly unique event, hosting a vendor mix that offers a wide range of textiles, jewelry, and home accessories from around the world and from the creative community within the Bay Area. Save the date, November 11, and join us once again for a very special Textile Arts Council event.

 

Mendocino Art Center (http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org)

Surface Design 101: Direct Application Dye Techniques. Learn How to Paint Scarves + Décor.  Instructor; Annabelle Sardelis. November 3-4 2018, 9:30 – 4:30. F18FB406.  All Levels.  For more information and to register visit the Mendocino Art Center website.

Contemporary Jewish Museum (thecjm.org

Textile Lab Gathering: Loom Drawings with Artist Ricki Dwyer.  Sunday, Dec 2, 2018,  1–3pm.  Admission free with Museum admission.  Join us as we gather in the Textile Lab for a series of artist led workshops that explore textile arts, fashion designs, and embroidery. Work with artist Ricki Dwyer to create a large scale weaving, inspired by the textile surface designs in Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

ABOUT TEXTILE LAB

Weave, drape, embroider and learn in this hands-on educational annex Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Featured activities include weaving on a giant loom, draping on dress forms, embroidering patterns inspired by the exhibition, and more.

Tour Opportunities

Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and beyond: Ethnic dress, weaving, dyeing among the hill tribeswww.textileodyssey.com

PeruAndean Textile Arts:  contact tinkuy2013 at gmail.com
Textile/Folk Art Market tours: www.puchkaperu.com/

Japan, France and India:  Yoshiko Wada and Slow Fiber Studio Tours
http://slowfiberstudios.com/tours/