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September 15, 2018. Lecture. Myrrhia Resneck. Knitwear Designer at Bolt Threads
October 20, 2018. Lecture. Joanna Barrkman, Senior Curator, Fowler Museum at UCLA. Contemporary Australian Indigenous Screenprinted Textiles
November 11, 2018 Holiday Bazaar
December 5, 2018 TAC Holiday Party
January 19, 2019 Lecture. Minjee Kim, PhD. Independent Dress Historian, Hanbok in a Greater Cultural Context
West County Fiber Arts (westcountyfiberarts.com) 3787 Ross Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Batik and Indigo with Kori Hargreaves. Workshop. August 11 – 12, 2018. Cost: $250.00. The art of beeswax resist has evolved in countless cultures around the globe as a method of creating intricate, multi-layered designs on textiles… In this class we will combine this expressive art with the beauty of natural indigo, and participants will get to wrap themselves in a weekend of beautiful blues and magical beeswax! The first day of the class will be devoted to learning how to apply wax resists to fabric, and experimenting with various tools and techniques in the process. The second day we will dive into dyeing, with the opportunity to explore the infinite shades of indigo and create multi-layered batik designs. We will wrap up the day by learning tips and tricks for removing wax from finished fabric. Over the weekend students will create several small sample pieces and one larger piece that can be worn as a scarf, or cut and sewn into whatever the heart desires. The focus of this workshop will center around having fun, gaining confidence, and getting to know the ins and outs of this beautiful medium! We will have a potluck lunch, giving everyone time to socialize with the instructor and fellow students. What to bring: Something to share for the potluck lunch, personal beverages and snacks, ideas for designs you would like to create with batik, notebook and camera if desired. About the instructor: Kori Hargreaves holds degrees in both studio arts and plant biology from UC Davis, and owns and operates Dawn Creek Farm in Rio Linda, CA with her husband, where they grow specialty cut flowers, veggies, and dye plants for their community. She has spent the last decade immersed in exploring painting, natural dyes, weaving, and textile & clothing design, and founded Ecotone Threads, a company whose mission centers around the sharing of knowledge and the intersection of textile arts, science, and the natural world.
Eugene Textile Center (www.eugenetextilecenter.com)
Weaving with Wire. Giovanna Imperia. August 25, 2018
Cost: $95.00 plus $55.00 material fee. In this workshop students will explore the
interesting properties of wire while learning how to weave with it. During the workshop, students will learn how to manage wire while measuring it, and how to dress the loom with it. Once the wire warp is set up students will be able to experiment with various types of wire materials and gauges as weft, as well as fiber and other materials. Depending on the loom chosen, they will also be able to explore various structures including doubleweave, and tapestry techniques.Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, OR 97402
Sunday Streets (sundaystreetssf.com). September 9, 2018. Loom and Shuttle Guild will demonstrate weaving on CD looms.
Cañada College Fashion Department, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA.
Artistry in Fashion. September 29, 2018. 10am to 4pm. A $10.00 donation is requested for entry. The Cañada College Fashion Department’s students and staff host the 29th annual Artistry in Fashion event at Cañada College. The all-day event features an outdoor shopping extravaganza with local designers selling clothes, jewelry, and accessories; an Open House displaying student projects from noon to 3pm; an impromptu fashion show at 11am; food vendors; and free parking. The featured guest speak is Peggy Sagers, owner of Silhouette Pattern Company. Schedule of Events:
10:00am – 4:00pm: Professional Designer Sale featuring 60 plus designers selling clothing, jewelry and fashions on the Plaza.
11:00am: Designer Showcase Fashion Show in the outdoor amphitheater.
Noon – 3:00pm: Fashion Department Open House in Building 3 Room 255. View student projects and garments.
Noon – 3:00pm: Guest speaker Peggy Sagers will discuss pant fitting in Building 3, room 255 during the Fashion Department Open House.
Proceeds benefit the Cañada College Fashion Department. Food will be available for purchase. Free parking on Campus.
TAC Trip to New York City, September 5-7. The Textile Arts Council is planning a trip to New York City! The tour will be September 5, 6, 7, 2018. The highlight of the trip will be a docent-led tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” at both the 5th Avenue Museum and the Met Cloisters. Other events at The Met are still in the planning stages. We will also spend a day in the Garment District, starting with a docent-led tour at the Fashion Institute of Technology museum. The trip does not include air transportation, hotel, ground transportation within New York and most meals. Registration must include full payment, be signed and returned by mail to the Textile arts Council. The cost will be approximately $400. You must be a member of TAC to participate in this tour. (http://www.textileartscouncil.org)
Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and beyond: Ethnic dress, weaving, dyeing among the hill tribes. www.textileodyssey.com
Peru–Andean 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