Holiday greetings! Happy Holidays to all the textile enthusiasts, professionals, artists, craftspeople, and advisors who have shared 2017 with us! We'll seem quiet over the last few weeks of the year as we plot behind the scenes, scheduling events and munching on cookies. Looking forward to meeting you, working with you, and creating with you in 2018! Be safe, be delighted!
SAVE THE DATE for our first 2018 Board Meeting. Please plan to attend - our organization relies on all of us to build a meaningful community. We have a lot to share about our progress to date and plans for 2018 - and we welcome ideas, feedback, and support from the Board!
Ruth Katzenstein Souza is the creative force behind Mending as Metaphor. Join us as she opens her studio for an exclusive behind-the-scenes talk and exploration of the space that inspires her. Members only ;-)
Architect and artist Jeff Morrical practices the Miura technique of paper folding to create fantastical structural and animalistic shapes. Join us at Jeff's workshop-home-quasi treehouse for a brief studio tour followed by a hands-on workshop to make your own tabletop or outdoor sculpture.
Learn techniques for block printing on natural fabrics, then transform your work into functional and unique goods - for yourself, or gifts for the holidays! We'll work on pattern, repeat, and color, and explore embellishments and upcyclng.
Frau Fiber hosts a weeklong alterations pop-up in response to the inequities, waste, and absurdity of fast fashion and overconsumption.
Last chance to see Cameron's work at the Branch Gallery and chat with the artist!
First in a series! As part of the benefit of joining we will be arranging semi-annual (or quarterly, we hope!) behind-the-scenes tours of working artists' studios. The intent will be part inspiration, part education, as we share private tours of creative spaces and explore questions of professional interest. Please View Event for more details.
This exhibit opened in June and runs through mid-Sept - see details on next page. In Cavallini's visual universe harmony runs on a thread and geometric figures are based on principles of symmetry and mathematics. At the Italian Cultural Institute.
A special screening of Landfill Harmonic, a feature length documentary that follows the journey of a Paraguayan Youth Orchestra that makes its instruments entirely out of waste. Join us for a wine and cheese gathering, a viewing of the film and a Q+A. There will also be a pop-up of clothing from the slumwear108 line.
TICKETS REQUIRED. This is an informal member meet-up opportunity.
From transparent leather and biosynthetics, to wearable circuits and bionic yarn, it’s a brave new world in textiles. Join LACI to hear about these cutting edge materials and learn how to use them. Meet fellow manufacturers, brands, and entrepreneurs and share your favorite materials hacks with each other.
This talk is hosted by the Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator. See link for more details.