Thread Caravan: Hilo Colectivo, Guatemala
May
15
to May 22

Thread Caravan: Hilo Colectivo, Guatemala

  • Lake Atitlan Guatemala (map)
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Thread  Caravan partners with the skilled artisans at Maya Traditions, teaching participants the traditional practice of Mayan backstrap weaving. You'll be taken through the full process — from dyeing with natural dyes, to spinning the fibers, to actually weaving a creation of your very own. Participants will work one-on-one with a local artisan to create a design and bring it to life.

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ICFF
May
14
to May 18

ICFF

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 28th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 14-17, 2016.

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

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Morocco Jewellery Tour with Sarah Corbett
Apr
4
to Apr 16

Morocco Jewellery Tour with Sarah Corbett

Sarah Corbett offers a unique travel experience with small groups of jewellery enthusiasts, including collectors, designers and curators. With the benefit of a wealth of contacts in Morocco guests are given access to view, and to purchase rare and wonderful pieces and to add to their understandings and to their collections whilst exploring a beautiful country. Designers are inspired by meetings with Moroccan bead makers, silversmiths and jewel creators, and access a plethora of elements to fire their imagination and creativity.
Places are very limited so be quick!
 

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West Coast Craft
Nov
14
to Nov 15

West Coast Craft

West Coast Craft is a craft and design fair featuring carefully selected designers, artists and craftspeople inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle.

Cool but sunny, laid back but innovative, they represent the best of West Coast Craft.

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Hmong New Year Celebration
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Hmong New Year Celebration

Seattle Center Festál presents Hmong New Year Celebration, Saturday, November 7. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. The Lunar New Year is a time for the Hmong people to reflect on the past year and seek out new beginnings. The Hmong New Year Celebration helps preserve the unique culture of this Southeast Asian highland culture that originates in the mountains of China.

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The Aesthetics of Love: Far Eastern Siberia
Nov
3
to Jan 17

The Aesthetics of Love: Far Eastern Siberia

The exhibition will present the decorative art of the peoples of the Amur river basin; an art which embodies meaning and reveals the specific ontological construction of these peoples in their relationship with the visible and invisible world. The peoples presented – Nivkh, Nanai, the Ainu, Orotch and Hezhe (a Chinese minority) – founded their ways of life prior to the mid-20th century on the river Amur, which was their source of life and prosperity.

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Sepik: The Arts of Papua New Guinea
Oct
27
to Jan 31

Sepik: The Arts of Papua New Guinea

This exhibition presents a collection of 230 sculptures linked to the Sepik Valley, a large swampland in the north of Papua New Guinea. The exhibition gradually unveils a major figure common to all cultures of the 'lower' and 'middle' Sepik: the founding ancestor(s). The exhibition illustrates the multiple forms and variations in which these ancestral figures appear, from their public forms to their 'secret' forms.

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Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago

Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair will return to Division St. in Wicker Park on September 19+20, 2015. Featuring a thoughtfully curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping handmade, participating in DIY workshops, and exploring installations and activities with some of the best indie Makers around.

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Beshan Gai Chinese Artisan Market
Sep
19
3:00 AM03:00

Beshan Gai Chinese Artisan Market

  • Beshan Gai, The Opposite House (map)
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On Sept 19, in celebration of 15 years of China travel, WildChina is taking over the lobby of The Opposite House with a rustic Bazaar called 碧山街 Beshan Gai. Artisans from all around China have been invited to set up stalls and showcase their crafts. Expect fabulous treasures like Kashgar Carpets, Jingdezhen ceramics, and Yunnan Coffee for sale, all set up in a beautiful a market-place setting designed by Pop-up Beijing.

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China: Through the Lens of John Thomson
Sep
19
to Feb 13

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson

  • The George Washington University Museum (map)
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This exhibition, organized by the George Washington University and The Textile Museum, presents a stunning selection of Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson’s photographs, displayed alongside contemporaneous pieces from The Textile Museum’s collection of Qing Dynasty textiles and accessories. 

View associated symposium presentations.

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Cloth: A Journey through South Asian Textiles
Sep
10
to Dec 20

Cloth: A Journey through South Asian Textiles

Inspired by traditions of magnificent handmade textiles for everyday use, the South Asian Decorative Arts & Crafts Collection Trust presents this insight into the remarkable work that goes into textiles and emphasises the vital part they play in domestic life and commercial enterprise in South Asia.

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Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection
Aug
15
to Jun 19

Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (map)
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This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum's collection. In addition to three rare pieces dating from the Tang dynasty (618–906), the exhibition also includes eleventh- and twelfth-century tapestries from Central Asia and contemporaneous Chinese examples of this technique; spectacular embroideries; theatrical garments; court costumes; and early examples of badges worn at court to designate rank.

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To Be With God: Ritual Textiles from Four Continents
Aug
15
to Nov 22

To Be With God: Ritual Textiles from Four Continents

  • Museo Textil de Oaxaca (map)
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The Textile Museum of Oaxaca presents an exhibit featuring a selection of ritual textiles from their collection, linking the fabric of Oaxaca and Mexico with the textile traditions of other regions of the world, showing the parallels and contrasts in their materials, techniques, and designs. 

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Jul
25
to Jul 26

64th Annual Spanish Market

  • Historic Santa Fe Plaza (map)
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The Spanish Colonial Arts Society presents the 64th Annual Spanish Market this Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm along the streets surrounding the historic Santa Fe Plaza.

 One of Santa Fe’s oldest Heritage Markets, the Summer Spanish Market attracts over 70,000 visitors every year.Over 250 Adult and Youth Spanish Market artists exhibit hand-made artwork for sale; bandstand entertainment is featured throughout the weekend; and a Food Court offering Hispanic cuisine, cold and hot drinks, and dessert items is featured.

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¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture
May
9
to May 23

¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture

The evolution of Mexican fashion reflects the history of Mexico, where the textile arts reach back over many centuries. Vibrant expressions of creativity, the pieces in this exhibition combine remarkable technical skill with exquisite artistry. Over 150 stunning historic and contemporary pieces are on display at the Royal Ontario Museum, including complete costume ensembles, sarapes, rebozos, textiles, embroidery, beadwork and more.

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