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Poster:dying_dreamer
Date:2012-02-21 18:42
Subject:Craft Fair
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Please delete this if it is not allowed! :)

I am looking for crafty vendors in Central Illinois! The BMCHS Band Program is hosting a Craft Fair in Kankakee, Illinois on April 28th from 9-4pm. If you are interested please email me at vruesch@bishop-mcnamara.org.

We are looking for any type of crafters! Sewing, quilting, woodworking, knitting, crocheting, anything!

40$ a booth, tables and electricity can be rented but are limited. We are also asking for an item donation to go into the band raffle which will also help fund the band program.

Let me know if you are interested and I can send out the application!

Thank you!
Vanessa Ruesch
Band Directer at BMCHS

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Poster:ameliamunster
Date:2012-02-17 20:59
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Visit my Afrostax Etsy shop for African influenced handcrafted jewelry. FREE SHIPPING!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/afrostax



Afrostax on Etsy

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Poster:shannonkringen
Date:2012-01-31 20:30
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My first try at making a felt hat! Its a mad hatter crazy design!!! Kringenstyle. Everyone else in class made pretty hats. Mine was the weirdest freak of a hat.

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Poster:shannonkringen
Date:2010-05-29 17:15
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just add glitter

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2010-04-16 09:40
Subject:Art to Wear show, NCSU (Raleigh)
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The North Carolina State University Colleges of Textiles and Design collaborate to stage a huge wearable art show each year, held in their Raleigh campus coliseum and drawing crowds of over 1000 spectators. Though Art to Wear is highly fashion-oriented in a lot of ways, due to the international profile of their College of Textiles and its ties to the fashion industry, they are starting to really pursue costume designers' input and participation as well. One of this year's jury members who judged the show and sponsored two of the awards is Tony-winning costume designer and proud Carolinian William Ivey Long.

It takes some time to page through, but i promise that a perusal of this 145-image slide show of both the runway and behind the scenes at the event is well worth it. Some highlights: the swirling millinery of Eleanor Hoffman, and the fast-food trash collection created by Kirk Smith, a surprising entrant out of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who entered the competition on a dare and wound up winning the Juror's Choice award for his amazing creations.

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Poster:standgale
Date:2009-10-23 11:27
Subject:World of Wearable Art Book - 2009
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A wee while ago I bought a book of the NZ WOW competition photos. There has been at least one book before, but this one is the most recent, published this year. I bought it in NZ in a shop but it is also on the WOW website - see here  (http://shop.worldofwearableart.com/shopn/spi//WOWAW)  and look for "New Book" or the picture of the lady wearing a sack-and-powder-blue hat-mask-collar-thing :D It's $40 NZD.
It's good for having a hard copy of the photos of the ones you like, but in my opinion a fair number of them kinda suck and don't look like they really belong in the book, but presumably this is up to ones individual artistic appreciation, and I don't appreciate those ones, lol. A few photos are a bit blurry, but mostly it is pretty good, often with both a full length and closeup of the piece, or multiple photos from different angles. It has a brief introduction, an index by designer name, and brief captions by the photos giving the name of the designer, the name of the piece, the materials, the country if the artist is not from New Zealand and sometimes a one sentence description/explanation.

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2009-05-05 16:57
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A blog focusing on the kinds of things this community does:

http://www.wearableartblog.com/

Cool!

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2009-04-16 07:40
Subject:Exhibit and Call for Entries
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There's another article on Cave's soundsuits, accompanying an exhibit of them in San Fransisco:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/people/Nick-Caves-wearable-hearable-art-43071002.html


And, the MN Textile Center has issued a couple calls for entries of note, PDF links to the specs in the sidebar here:

http://www.textilecentermn.org/gallery.asp

One is for a wearable art exhibit entitled "Inside Out," and the other is for an exhibit called "Metaphoric Fibers: Untamed Knitting and Crochet"

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Poster:jacquez
Date:2009-04-05 18:19
Subject:Soundsuits
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The New York Times had a profile of Nick Cave (not that one), a Chicago sculptor whose sculptures are also wearable, noisemaking suits. Cave is also a dancer, and wears his sculptures to dance in -- pretty cool stuff!

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Poster:oriannakitty
Date:2009-04-01 16:17
Subject:some of my recent "wearable paintings"
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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2009-02-16 18:36
Subject:Wooden dress and more
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JuneauEmpire.com has a few great images from the recent Wearable Art Show, including an amazing photo of the winning entry by David Walker, a Georgian-inspired gown made of wood:

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021609/loc_388380718.shtml

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2009-02-09 14:28
Subject:Artful Bras
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Just got this email announcement which i thought might be of interest here:

Members of Quilters of South Carolina have created one-of-a-kind bras for Breast Cancer Awareness. The exhibit consists of 49 original works of art which are unique, entertaining, humorous, and beautiful to make the public aware of breast cancer, to memorialize those lost to the disease, and to honor survivors.


http://www.quiltersofsc.org/artfullbras/artfullbras.htm

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Poster:shannonkringen
Date:2009-02-08 18:34
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shoes in process of being painted...

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2009-01-28 09:30
Subject:from yarn to garments!
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A news story popped up today in my aggregate that was fairly intriguing, from the Chronicle-Telegram, about a course at Oberlin in which students weave fabric and then make garments from it. The article mentioned that one student, Alia Kate of Kantara Crafts, was blogging the progress of the class. A little digging turned up a truly fascinating series of posts:

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2009-01-19 07:43
Subject:Fashion Forward
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/nyregion/long-island/11artsli.html

Great review with images of the "Fashion Forward" fashion-inspired and wearable art exhibit at the Islip Art Museum!

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2008-12-31 17:02
Subject:body casting and wearable paper art
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There's a cool article with a slide show and video clip in the Las Vegas Sun, on wearable artist Nicky Watts. She makes casts of volunteer models, then casts things in the molds using paper pulp from shredded junk mail.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/dec/30/reusing-arts-sake/

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2008-12-08 11:13
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Check out these 100% paper dresses by Isabelle de Borchgrave:

http://www.isabelledeborchgrave.com/en/projects_5.cfm

A colleague just got a book of her work, all historical fashions made entirely from hand-painted paper. Really cool.

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Poster:shannonkringen
Date:2008-12-01 23:01
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KringWEAR hightops04

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2008-10-29 19:35
Subject:Bernina's wearable art show
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There's a good article in the Houston Chronicle on this show, here:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/6084516.html

On the left side under the photo is a link to a slide show of 15 of the entrants, too.

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Poster:labricoleuse
Date:2008-10-12 17:17
Subject:The Silvering Path!
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If you live near Seattle, there's a cool opportunity to see a performance piece incorporating some fascinating-looking wearable art with Butoh, dance, music, and video, The Silvering Path.

This poster depicts two of the costumes, which look to be sculptural free-form crochet. There are a lot more images in this behind-the-scenes flickr set.

Collaborant Mandy Greer has ticket info in her blog, here:

http://mandygreer.blogspot.com/2008/10/extended-run-for-silvering-path.html

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