NEW DIRECTIONS: A JURIED EXHIBITION OF THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
September 13, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
Los Angeles, CA
In Conjunction with the 2014 Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future
TSA is please to announce that the 2014 Biennial Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, will feature our first juried exhibition, hosted by Los Angeles’ Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM). The symposium theme explores change and innovation in textiles in the past while exploring the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity; today and for the future. Following this broad theme, the exhibition—the opening of which will be celebrated on the final day of the conference sessions–includes the work of TSA members from around the world whose practices draw on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined. Nineteen works from established and emerging artists were selected from more that 400 submissions from 159 artists internationally.
American Tapestry Biennial 10
September 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015. “ - Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH.
Opening reception: September 25 2014. http://www2.kent.edu/museum/exhibits/exhibitdetail.cfm?customel_datapageid_2203427=3838396
UNIQUE Rohsska Museum in Sweden: - http://rohsska.se/en/814/
World of Threads - Oakville November 2014
Janet Austen discovered some medieval tapestries in Switzerland. Read all about it on her blog: http://www.austintapestry.blogspot.ca/
Bernard Ossant from Angers, France writes:
"I admire your international tapestry installation [Fate, Destiny and Self Determination] even more now that I am participating in this community tapestry initiative that is taking place in Rochefort sur Loire, a community close to Angers. The design of the tapestry is inspired by a child's drawing and each week inhabitants in the community are welcome to participate in weaving it. Sandrine Pincemaille, the creator and manager of the project, is a designer, weaver and teacher at l’école des Beaux Arts [in Angers]. I bring my modest contribution to the project. I ensure that what is woven adheres to the images of the cartoon and I am attaching a link to view a video of the project in progress. You can also go to the website [and like their facebook page - the link to it is on the fb page for Toronto Weaving School].
Link to video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/th69jkju7y6bwst/c'est%20bien%20parti%20!.wmv?dl=0
Link to website: http://grandetapisserie.canalblog.com/
BOOKS, ARTICLES AND GOOD IDEAS
I recently reviewed a book that came out on tapestry weaving, You can read the review in "Fibre Focus", the quarterly publication put out by the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. Order your copy today! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In it, there are numerous articles on weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing. Be introduced to the vibrant and exciting fibre community in Ontario!
No ordinary sampler! Jamileh Emdadian wove her beginner sampler in record time. 3 weeks (most take the whole term!). I love that she added her own tassel embellishments.
Debbie Harris took a kilim rug workshop. Included was this clever idea for a frame loom. Easy to build yourself. Debbie has donated it for the next draw for the Toronto Weaving School.
Christine Shipley brought this to the last weaving class. A fork can be used to beat the weft down while weaving tapestry. Here, a fellow guild member had participants ornament their beater forks with wrapped yarn.
CALL FOR ENTRY
SMALL TAPESTRY INTERNATIONAL 4: HONORING TRADITION, INSPIRING INNOVATION
Entry Deadline: October 31, 2014
Enter the 4th edition of ATA's premier exhibition of small format tapestry. Entry deadline: October 31, 2014. More information. Online Entry. Questions? Email Exhibition Chair, Pamela Done. www.americantapestryalliance.org
Canadian Tapestry Network https://www.facebook.com/canadiantapestrynetwork
American Tapestry Alliance: www.americantapestryalliance.org
Craft Ontario http://www.craftontario.com/
Ontario Handweavers and Spinners