Call for Entry

“What Knot?” Call for artists working with fiber as a medium or concept at the Richmond Art Center this Fall.
Presented by the Richmond Art Center in partnership with the Northern California Surface Design Association, What Knot? will feature contemporary art by Californian artists working with fiber and textile construction techniques, and offering new twists on traditional processes, materials and concepts. The exhibition will be juried by Camille Ann Brewer, Curator of Contemporary Art at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, D.C.
CALL FOR ENTRY: California artists whose work addresses fiber are invited to enter. This includes artists who work with fiber as a medium, as well as artists exploring its conceptual elements. All entries will be juried online. Selected works will be presented in the Community Gallery at the Richmond Art Center in Fall 2018. The deadline to enter is Monday, July 23, 2018.
Juror Awards: $1,000. The entire prospectus and application form are on our website:

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Wicker Basket Classes with Blaise Cayol

at the Handcraft Studio School in El Cerrito, 10368 San Pablo Avenue.

June 30 and July 1.  For more information and to register, click here:

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Miwok-Paiute Basketry Workshops

with the legendary Julia Parker, her daughter Lucy Parker, and Ursula Jones who is Ursula’s daughter and Lucy’s granddaughter.

June 15–17.  This 3-day workshop is held in the Yosemite Valley and offered through the Yosemite Conservancy.  To register and information, click here:  They offer a 15% discount to anyone who signs up through this website, just use promo code SUPPORTYOSEMITE.

June 29–July 1.  This 3-day workshop with the Parker trio is offered through and is held at a private campsite near Lundy Canyon (camping optional).

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West County Fiber Arts Workshops

WCFA offers a variety of workshops in fiber arts.

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Sierra Rock

This knotted piece by Nancy Briemle was inspired by the granite rocks in the Sierras and took 12 years to complete.  Waxed linen and metallic threads are knotted over a carved Styrofoam base with lid.

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Birch Bark Fun at Heidelmann Retreat 2011 with Deb Curtis

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How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets

Aloha.  Here is the newest book by Jim Widess.  Hot off the press.  How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets.  For weavers who don’t live in Hawaii, there are lots of materials that can be substituted to weave the patterns in this book.  Jim says this was a really fun project and he hopes it helps keep weaving alive on Hawaii. You can find Jim on Facebook and share your reviews of his new book.

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Pine Needle Basket by Stephanie Dwiggins

Stephanie Dwiggins

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New DVD – Advanced Basket Weaving with Nadine Spier

Nadine just released her new DVD “Advanced Basket Weaving with Nadine Spier” which is a sequel do her first DVD “Basket Weaving Essentials with Nadine Spier.”  
I have both DVDs and just finished watching the second one.  The instructions are very good with clear camera shots of technique.  The setting has beautiful backdrop views of her garden, and then there are her sculptural baskets – stunningly beautiful.
If you want to see more of Nadine’s work, click on her name under Resources/Classes on the sidebar of this website.
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For Animal Lovers Only

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NON-Basketmakers at Work
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