PieceWork Spring 2019 Events Calendar

Indulge your love of history and textiles; attend one (or all) of these fabulous exhibitions and events. For the Spring 2019 issue of PieceWork, we included many of the latest happenings in the world of textiles and historical needlework (and added a couple that we learned about after the issue had gone to press). If you have an event that you’d like featured in a future issue, send us an email; the details are below.

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“Miss French Mary” fashion doll. Around 1875. France. Gift of Mrs. James Wilson Wister, née Elizabeth Bayard Dunn. (1970-215-1a). From the exhibition Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Exhibitions

Phoenix, Arizona: Through March 24. Ultracontemporary, at the Phoenix Art Museum. (602) 457-5814; www.phxart.org.

Kansas City, Missouri: Through June 16. Revealing, Reversible and Resplendent: 15th–17th Century Italian and Spanish Textiles, at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. (816) 751-1278; www.nelson-atkins.org.

Newark, New Jersey: Through February. Dramatic Threads: Textiles of Asia, at the Newark Museum. (973) 596-6550; www.newarkmuseum.org.

New York, New York: Through May 4. Fabric In Fashion, at The Museum at FIT, Fashion & Textile History Gallery. (212) 217-4558; www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Through March 3. Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (215) 763-8100; www.philamuseum.org.

Alexandria, Virginia: April 16–May 19. East Meets West, at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. (703) 548-0935; www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com.

Toronto, Canada: Through May 26. Beads, They’re Sewn So Tight, at the Textile Museum of Canada. (416) 599-5321; www.textilemuseum.ca.

London, England: February 2–July 14. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 44 7942 2000; www.vam.ac.uk.

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Doll’s sewing equipment. Late 1860s–1870s. France. Gift of Edward Starr Jr. and gift of Mrs. William Hill Steeble and Martha B. Newkirk in memory of their mother, Mrs. I. Roberts Newkirk. (1976-58- 9Ah1-7 and 1977-189-4y, respectively). From the exhibition Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Symposiums, Workshops, Consumer Shows, Travel

Berkeley, California: March 30. Beginning Shuttle Tatting with Kevin Baum, at the Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles. (510) 843-7290; www.lacismuseum.org.

Berkeley, California: April 24–27. Clones Irish Crochet with Máira Treanor, at the Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles. (510) 843-7290; www.lacismuseum.org.

Loveland, Colorado: March 27–31. Interweave Yarn Fest, at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel and Conference Center. www.interweaveyarnfest.com.

Chicago, Illinois: April 6–7. YarnCon, at the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall. www.yarncon.com. Green Tree, Pennsylvania: March 15–17. Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. www.pghknitandcrochet.com.

Tacoma, Washington: February 14–17. Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, at the Hotel Murano. www.madronafiberarts.com.

Madison, Wisconsin: March 15–17. Madison Knitters’ Guild Knit-In, at the Alliant Energy Center. www.madisonknittersguild.org.

Norway: July 7–21. 14-Day Voyage of the Midnight Sun Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel, sponsored by Craft Cruises. www.craftcruises.com.

Please send your event information no later than January 2 for Summer, April 1 for Fall, July 1 for Winter, and October 1 for Spring. Email piecework@interweave.com. Listings are made as space is available; we cannot guarantee that your listing will appear.


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