UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
Skins and Skeletons: 3D Textile Constructions


             
In this experimental workshop you will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, wire, found materials and recycled frameworks.  Methods will include lashing techniques, formal and chaotic plaiting, wire construction and netting.  To build skins onto these structures, techniques for working with gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, wax, and stiffeners will be presented.  Exercises, brainstorming sessions, and problem-solving challenges will lead to a focused personal project.  All levels welcome.

           


Snow Farm - Williamsburg, MA                               June 11 - 16, 2017
full with a waitlist

Maiwa School of Textiles - Vancouver, BC               Sept. 6 - 10, 2017
registration opens June 19, 10 a.m. (Pacific Time)

Peters Valley - Layton, NJ                                          July 20 - 24, 2018

Zijdelings Studio - Tilburg, The Netherlands
              Sept. 5 - 8, 2018



EXHIBITIONS
Silk Weaving Studio - Vancouver, BC, Canada         Sept. 8 - 22, 2017

Solo show, Pendent, in conjunction with the Maiwa International Textile Symposium

LECTURES
Textile Study Group of New York - NYC                           May 17, 2017
7 p.m. Community Church of New York - 40 East 35th St.

Maiwa International Textile Symposium - Vancouver, BC, Canada  Sept. 7, 2017
A Tenuous Balance: Sculptural Textiles
7:45 p.m. Maiwa Netloft, 6-1666 Johnston St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC Canada

 
NEWS
Recently published:  
Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser includes the work of Mo Kelman, pages 161, 403.

Mary Schoeser, leading authority in the field of textiles and Honorary President of the UK Textile Society, has authored a lavish large-format resource, celebrating textiles around the world. Published by Thames and Hudson, the book includes over 1000 historical and contemporary images.    


LINKS
Community College of Rhode Island
World Shibori Network
Surface Design Association
Textile Study Group of New York
Handweaver's Guild of America




 
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