Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WSN blog has moved!

We're tying up loose ends around here (end of year cleaning?) and moving the blog over to the website. This blogspot will remain alive, just not maintained.

Please bookmark the new blog address
*not sure if it has RSS feed, but will activate if available

Thanks for following us over here all these years! We hope to see you at the new site =)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"New Beat" student artists selected

Curator Dr. Jooyoung Shin and the selection committee have announced the names of students selected for "New Beat: International Student Concours" exhibition

The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 8th ISS: HK
Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 5 Dec 2011 - 18 Jan 2012 * traveling to Foshan ShiJin Yi r Museum, Feb 2012

CONGRATULATIONS to the selected students!

click here for more

  • Gillian LAVERY, Australia “Written, Remembered”
  • Kim KOKOSZKA, Canada “Silver Moon”
  • Guoxiang YUAN and Yidan ZHENG, HK ”X=Y+tt”
  • Upasana DIVAKAR, India “Punched Monologue 1″
  • Shou DEGUCHI, Japan “Bosa Bossa (Circle)”
  • Asumi HASEGAWA, Japan “Fossils”
  • Mariko KOBAYASHI, Japan “God of Fox”
  • Miho SUZUKI, Japan “Vegeit”
  • Sashiko TERAMURA, Japan untitled
  • Lillian BAKER, New Zealand “Te aro hau”
  • Ga Young AHN, Korea “With the Wind”
  • Sang-a SEO, Korea “The Nature”
  • Mustafa KULA, Turkey “Rusted Love”
  • Angela JOHNSTON, UK Textile Composition
  • Katie JONES, UK Exploratory Garment Pieces
  • Carly SLINGO, UK Printed Silk Piece
  • Christine TEELING, UK Textile sample
  • Katherine TROTMAN, UK Textile Composition
  • Christina CONKLIN, USA “Ancestor”
  • Harrison JOHNSTON, USA “Functional Origami Style”

Monday, November 21, 2011

WSN Oz-NZ Newsletter from Joan

Our indefatiguable Secretary General from Australia, Joan James, has published the most recent newsletter with great features, including:
  • an interesting trip synopsis from Annette Brereton (Slow Fiber Japan, May);
  • lovely story by Philomena Hali with Sarah Hill that chronicles the journey of CasArts artists;
  • profile of Margaret Barnett (who shares indigo recipes);
  • Cathy Moon's upcoming workshop;

and wonderful words about the Out of the Box DownUnder exhibition, which is en route from the Barometer Gallery to Hong Kong for the 8th ISS.

A hearty thanks to you, Joan!

download the pdf for all the interesting details.

Friday, October 7, 2011

"Greenest" Indigo & Basic Shibori Workshop (Nov 13, CA)

The 'Greenest' Indigo & Basic Shibori
"Sustainable Natural Dyes” DVD launch

Short, hands-on workshop with
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, co-author and author of 2 definitive publications on Japanese and Contemporary textiles. View demonstrations of how to set up an indigo dye bath with totally organic elements commonly found, safely and inexpensively. Learn simple shibori techniques to use with natural indigo, a perfect combination for achieving charming blue and white patterns. Students will dye their own bandana scarf, using a sustainable vat.

This workshop is based on sustainable, natural dyeing methods of Michel Garcia as revealed in his new DVD, “Natural Dye Workshop by Michel Garcia: Colors of Provence Using Sustainable Methods," produced by Yoshiko I. Wada, founder of Slow Fiber Studios.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am to 12pm
Beginners or novices welcome

Class size limited, please enroll early to ensure your spot.
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Friday, September 23, 2011

8ISS Workshop Registration Opens 26 Sept 9am PST

Workshop Registration for the 8ISS will open 9am PST on Sept 26, Monday.

Some really amazing instructors so be sure to mark your calendars. Class size is limited, first come first reserved. Registration is online here

Monday, August 8, 2011

ECO Vision: Surface Design Assoc European Conference (Oct'11, Tilburg, NL)

“Ecovision," 2nd SDA European Meeting 18-28th, 2011, in Tilburg, Netherlands

ECOVISION, the second meeting for the European membership of the Surface Design Association, will be presented by Karina van Vught (SDA EU representative) at Studio Zijdelings and the AUDAX Textile Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands on the following dates.

Pre-Conference Workshops (2): Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 20.
Fiber Study Tour: Thursday October 20.
Conference: Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Design Academy Graduation Show
& Dutch Design Week: Sunday October 23.
Post-Conference Workshops (5): Monday Oct. 24 – Friday Oct. 28.

The conference and accompanying events will provide a setting for textile artists, teachers and practitioners to meet in an informal way, and to share information under the umbrella of the Surface Design Association*.
The theme is Ecovision, inspired by a similarly titled issue of the Surface Design Journal.

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Workshops with AnaLisa Hedstrom (Oct '11, Netherlands)

Announcing TWO shibori workshops with Ana Lisa Hedstrom this October at STUDIO ZIJDELINGS in Tilburg, Netherlands.

These workshops - one on ARASHI / ITAJIME / PIECING / QUILTING and another focusing on ARASHI / STITCH RESIST/ CLAMP RESIST are related to ECO Vision – the 2nd Surface Design Association (SDA) conference for the European membership. (October 18-28, 2011 in Tilburg).

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review of Fiber Celebrated 2011, Durango CO

image courtesy R. Mezoff // source: rebeccamezoff.blogspot.com

Check out artist Rebecca Mezoff's blog for a worthwhile recap (with lots of great images!) of Fiber Celebrated 2011 held in Durango, Colorado this last weekend of July. "Fiber Celebrated 2011," in which Rebecca was showing two pieces, opened at the Intermountain Weaver's Conference. Yoshiko I Wada was honored as a Keynote Speaker of this 4-day conference.

For more info about the Intermountain Weaver's Conference, visit the links above.
Thanks, Rebecca!
CHECK OUT MORE OF REBECCA'S WORK HERE: http://rebeccamezoff.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now" Docent Tour by Barbara Shapiro, MOCFA - SF (7/28)

Reminder for TEXTILE ARTS COUNCIL members:

"Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now"
Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco
July 28, 2011 – 1 PM

TAC Advisory Board member and MOCFA docent Barbara Shapiro will lead a small group through this remarkable exhibition. Curated by Chungie Lee, the exhibition looks at traditional Bojagi(Bo-Jah-ki) wrapping cloths and the ways this craft is interpreted today by contemporary artists from Korea and ten other countries (including work by Ms. Shapiro). Traditionally used in formal ceremonies and many daily activities, and fashioned from pieced cloth or paper, contemporary Bojagi varies in medium, size and function. These inspired reinterpretations have transcended borders.

The cost for this special members’ event is $20.00, which includes admission to the Museum of Folk and Craft Art. A portion of your fee benefits the Textile Arts Council.

For reservations, please contact Trish Daly in the TAC office: 415 750-3627 tac@famsf.org

Space is limited