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AUTHORS WANTED Do you know of an author publishing a new book in the field of fiber arts? We would love to host a book signing lunch for any interested artist. Please call 612-436-0464 to set up a date.
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PROGRAM/RECEPTION The University of Minnesota College of Design presents CREATING THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD DRESS and FASHION Friday, October 22, 4:30-6:30pm 33 McNeal Hall, University of MN College of Design 1985 Buford Avenue South, St. Paul, MN (reception follows program)
Celebrate the making of this new 10-volume print edition of the encyclopedia and its online portal, BergFashionLibrary.com, which explores all aspects of human dress and fashion. Free sewing kits will be available and one lucky winner will go home with a set of the encyclopedia (a $2000 value!). Event is Free. RSVP by October 14 at z.umn.edu/encyclopedia or contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385
LECTURE Garment as Metaphor: The Paper Works of Erica Spitzer-Rasmussen Thursday, October 28, 6pm Pillsbury Auditorium, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Mail Order Bride (1999-2007) by Erica Spitzer-Rasmussen mixed media with handmade paper
Erica Spitzer-Rasmussen is "one of Minnesota's most intruiging fiber artists". Through slides and stories she will discuss the development of her sculptural and wearable works. To reserve tickets, call 612-870-6323 or reserve tickets online
Posted in News by Shannon Szymkowiak on Oct 2nd, 2010
Have you ever really looked at your stash? I know some of you are good, organized knitters who only buy the yarn you need, when you need it, then use it all up or use most of it, and then knit something for charity with the remainder. However, I am going out on a limb here to say that if you are one of these knitters, you are probably in the minority. Most of us have a stash. Some of us are quite proud of that stash. Some of us think it's a contest that we plan on winning. But I digress. . . .
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.