The season’s final meeting is a chance for member to gather, to celebrate with food, and to shed some of their excess accumulation of fiber related items.
MAY SILENT AUCTION: Time to clean out that fiber clutter from your stash and let someone else use it. Donate your items that you are not using and let the guild bid on it.
SALE TABLES: If you have things to SELL, let Sharie know if you need a 1⁄2 table area. You need to man the table yourself and give 15% of the proceeds to the guild at the end of the night.
Flag Wool and Fiber Festival
CALL FOR ENTRIES: FIBER ARTS COMPETITION in handweaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting, surface design, basketry, and sewing
EVENT: Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, Flagstaff, AZ
DATE for EVENT: June 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday), 2017 LOCATION: Pioneer Museum, 2 340 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ
COMPETITION DATES: Accepting applications online beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 with a deadline of Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
Where to enter competition: Fiber Competition Entry Forms, rules and details: http://www.flagwool.com/fiber-arts-competition.html
Contact: Faye Weiss at email@example.com or Jeanne Trupiano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (925) 413-5266
FIBER COMPETITION SPONSORED BY: Fiber Artists of Northern Arizona Guild, Flagstaff and Fiber Creek, Prescott
Theme for 2017: Heart to Hands—What We Make Shapes Our World– The overarching focus for this competition explores the fact that “What we make matters—it literally as well as metaphorically shapes the world around us. It’s not only an expression of creativity, it can also be an expression of our deeply held beliefs. When we practice textile arts, we’re connected to generations of makers going back to ancient times—but also to modern communities of people choosing to create more slow, joyful, and connected lives. We’re celebrating things made by hand in spite of a consumerist culture, and nurturing our ties to animals and plants, the landscapes around us, and each other.”
Knitting Workshops with Isabel Berglund
Would you like to help hand knit or crochet an art piece? Knitting workshops are no longer in Phoenix but you can still participate. Please contact the webmaster.
Danish Textile Artist Isabel Berglund brings her participatory practice to the United States this February 2017. Berglund will complete three residencies and month long workshops in Tempe, Arizona; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Bloomington, Indiana. The collaboration between the artist and Independent Curator Elizabeth Kozlowski will be exhibited at Schmidt Center Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton in the of Fall 2017. Home Mask Relations will also be included as part of the group exhibit Material Domestication at San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design in the Spring of 2019. Isabel Berglund is an internationally recognized textile artist known for her large scale knitting events and participatory art projects.
Participants will hand knit or crochet a patch that takes its shape in accordance with the size of their residence. The floor plan can be a simple drawing of your home. Participants are encouraged to use their favorite stitch and preferred needle size to create their own personal handprint on the surface of the knitted or crocheted patch. The floor plan must not be larger than 14 x 14 inches.
Isabel Berglund and The “Knitting Together” workshops hope to enlist the help of 600+ participants aged 8-95 from throughout the United States. Participants meet at the workshops and knit side by side – creating a natural bond through the process of making that extends out to all other participants through the sharing of a common experience. Sharing patterns, techniques, and individual stories at the workshops will weave a new thread to the history of craft and textile arts. The collective patches will be sewn together in the shape of giant collage that is transformed by the hands of the artist into the installation “Home Mask Relations – A Social Art Project.”
All participants will be acknowledged as part of the project in print materials and signage at each US venue.
Project materials are provided by Lion Brand® Yarn Company, a 5th generation, family-owned and operated business, and a beloved American brand since 1878. The company is devoted to inspiring and educating knitters and crocheters with yarns, patterns, how-to’s, and ideas that elevate their yarn crafting experience.
The ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program brings artists from around the world to live and work in downtown Phoenix on new collaborative projects in partnership with diverse communities and organizations in Arizona.
Join us on facebook/homemaskrelations where you can follow the progress of the project, engage in dialogue with the artist and project collaborators, and share with your friends. There is also a group on Revelry.
Learn more about Isabel Berglund’s art here: www.isabelberglund.dk
For more information please contact: Elizabeth Kozlowski, Independent Curator at email@example.com
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