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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January the part 3 :)

 Local special interest event:

Because of a conflict between the upcoming Fibre Arts Week (June 10-16, 2013) and the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Show and the need to try to keep Fibre Arts Week going, please let's support this, otherwise it may be the last Fibre Arts Week ever!!!!!. If people register as a group of 3 or more, each will get a 10% discount till March 15th LINK.

From Jennifer Love, SDA BC: 
 (if you're able to get to Vancouver, go!)

There is now an additional SDA meeting , this one in North Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 5th, at the home of Catherine Nicholls. 

You don't want to miss this meeting. The reason for this extra (extraordinary, one might say) meeting, is that Nicole Dextras, the creator of those wonderful botanical dresses that were featured on the cover (and the article inside) of the Spring 2012 issue of Surface Design, has agreed to give a presentation to our group. So mark this on your calendar - it's going to be fascinating. Please let me, or Catherine Nicholls ( know if you plan to attend, so we can be sure to have enough chairs or big cushions.

Nicole's website: If you haven't already done so, it's worth having a good look round this website - she's done a lot of other, quite different work too. Her blog:  And who could forget the Little Green Dress Projekt.


 Ruth Scheung  (part of a group exhibition)  at the Richmond Art Gallery. (BC)
Saturday, February 2, 2013, : Opening Reception: 3-5pm and Artists' Tour 2:30–3:00 pm


Felt::Feutre  There is going to be a FABulous felting event happening on Saltspring Island in September 2013! The Facebook page has all the info.  Teachers include a dazzling array of artists, including Andrea Graham, Marjolein Dallinga, Ulrieke Benner, Jessica de Haas, Laurie Steffler, Judith Dios and Fiona Duthie, several of whom are SDA members.
From the FB page:
"Everything is in place for the creation of a Fall felting event to celebrate contemporary feltmaking in Canada. There are so many talented feltmakers here, and we look forward to gathering as many as possible, as teachers, participants and exhibiting artists. The event will take place from September 25th- September 29th,2013 on Saltspring Island, BC, and will include 5 days of workshops, an exhibit of work from feltmakers across Canada, an exhibit catalogue, fibre sale, and a resource oriented bilingual website."  LINK

Silkscreening on Fabric I workshop, Calgary
Instructor: Margot Van Lindenberg
Tue, Feb 5 - Mar 26, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Imagine your own images on fabric! Print your own designs on yardage, clothing, or accessories using dyes, pigments, and hand-cut stencils. You will be supplied with a silkscreen to use in class to create unique textiles for artworks or functional
pieces. Most supplies are included in the fee, but please see your course supply list online for a few crucial items. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.

Click here to download a PDF of ACAD's Extended Studies FALL +WINTER 2012|13 Catalogue.

 Calls for Entry:

1st Saskatchewan Wearable Art Gala
Deadline: August 23

Artists are invited to submit works of wearable art for jurying - cash prizes will be awarded at a Gala Fashion Show in Saskatoon, Canada on October 26, 2013. This Wearable Art Show and Gala promises to be an evening unlike any other.

This event is in support of the proposed Jack Millikin Centre, a vibrant, four-season building nestled in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan: the future home to a variety of cultural and ecological events, with a focus on community, celebration and education (including the "Emma International Collaboration").Click here for more details.

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2013: Tangled Up in Blue August 8 - September 7, 2013
Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell, MA A venue of the Lowell Quilt Festival


ART QUILTS LOWELL 2013 is a juried
exhibition, organized by the Brush Art Gallery, to identify and encourage quilt
artists from throughout the United States and Canada. A venue of the annual
Lowell Quilt Festival (August 8, 9 and 10), the exhibition will provide an
overview of some of the finest quilts being produced.

Good Reads:

 Fascinating catalogue -   The Gregg Museum of Art & Design exhibition catalog for Spring, 2011. This was one of two textile exhibitions on display at the Gregg Museum during the Spring, 2011 semester at NC State University.

1 comment:

arlee said...

the felting workshops are filling incredibly fast, so get over there NOW if you want to get into one!!!!!!!!! (Feb 3 4:57PM)