Advanced Fashion: Teen Sewing Studio
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Advanced Fashion: Teen Sewing Studio

Join me for a week of exploring fast and slow fashion, the facets of the fashion industry from design to patternmaking to considering our impact on the planet through our consumption of textiles. Students ages 13-17 design their own garments from scratch using patternless drafting techniques, take a field trip to Target for behind the scenes look at a top retailer, and have a visit from a local slow fashion expert and entrepreneur. Some experience on the sewing machine is a prerequisite.

Class meets at Textile Center in Minneapolis from 9-4pm each day. Register via Textile Center.

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Warp & Weave Camp
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Warp & Weave Camp

Make funky scarves and beautiful wall hangings to reflect your own style, using hues of the rainbow and objects from nature as embellishments. Learn the entire process of setting up, warping, and weaving your own custom fabric on a Schacht Cricket loom. This loom is perfect for beginning weavers—simple, sturdy, and excellent for inspiring creativity and introducing an essential fiber art form! (CLASS IS SOLD OUT)

This camp is co-sponsored by the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.

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Great MN Quilt Together
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Great MN Quilt Together

Make a sampler quilt to enter in the MN State Fair! Quilting is an awesome way to build sewing machine skills while crafting a bespoke story with fabric (and who doesn’t love a warm quilt during Minnesota’s snowy winters?). Study inspiring modern quilt artists and historic traditions while developing your own designs for each quilt block. Learn the technical steps in creating unique blocks, and then how to assemble them into a 100% cotton quilt that is certain to become a beloved heirloom.

Class meets at Textile Center from 9am-12pm July 8-12, 2019. Open to ages 9+. Sewing experience not required.

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Cross Pollination / Ferment
Mar
26
8:30 AM08:30

Cross Pollination / Ferment

Weaving Water was shown as part of Ferment, an exhibition of socially engaged craft projects presented alongside Cross Pollination, an upcoming one-day conference hosted by The Socially Engaged Craft Collective, in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College in March 2019.

Cross Pollination: an NCECA pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action.

About this Event

The Socially Engaged Craft Collective, in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College, is excited to announce a day of workshops, panels, and participation with Cross Pollination: an NCECA pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action. 

Cross pollination suggests exchange and interchange, collaborative action and genetic recombination. Craft and education, art and society are each varietals of humanity’s richest plants. We aim to speak to interdisciplinarity, remixing, intersectionality, and novel combinations while considering traditional and emergent theories of making and teaching.

A one-day participatory conference experience, Cross Pollination will incorporate expert voices from both craft and social engagement perspectives. Participants will find resources and emerging ideas for their art practices and classrooms through panel discussions, lectures and interactive learning experiences. Breakout sessions will focus on the following: Communities (Engaging in Cross-Sector Collaboration); Pedagogy (Engagement and Collaboration in Learning); Idea Generation (Socially Engaged Craft in Practice); and Logistics (the “How To” of Socially Engaged Craft including Ethics and Sustainability).

Date: Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 

Preview Reception of “Ferment” 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Schedule: 

8:30-9:15 am Registration

9:30-10:30 Keynote Conversation with Seitu Jones sponsored by the ACC

11:00-12:30 Morning Breakout Sessions (Community and Pedagogy)

12:30-2:30 Lunch and Table Sessions

2:45-4:15 Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Idea Generation and Logistics)

4:30-5:30 Closing Remarks with Marcus Young and Mary Baumstark

5:30-6:30 “Ferment” Preview Reception and Participatory Experience

Breakout sessions will focus on the following: Communities (Engaging in Cross-Sector Collaboration with Rachel Breen, Sarah Schultz, and Jun-Li Wang); Pedagogy (Engagement and Collaboration with Anna Metcalfe, Jess Hirsch, and Witt Siasoco); Idea Generation (Socially Engaged Craft in Practice with Forrest Gard and Cheyenne Rudolph); and Logistics (the “How To” of Socially Engaged Craft including Ethics and Sustainability with Nicole Gugliotti, Peter Haakon Thompson, Habiba El Sayed, and Courtney Leonard).

This Event is sponsored by MCTC, SECC, and the ACC

Location: Minneapolis College, near Loring Park and the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis

Cost: $75 general, $40 student

Online ticket sales will end Tuesday, March 12. Ticket can be purchased at the door. Same day: $85 general, $50 student

The SECC is currently soliciting donations to sponsor registrations for those in financial need. DONATE on the registration page. 

There are currently 2 scholarships available for BIPOC people interested in attending. Please contact the SECC for more information. sociallyengagedcraftcollective@gmail.com

**A certificate of completion from the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College will be available to educators interested in professional development credit. 

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Weaving Water at North House Folk School
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Weaving Water at North House Folk School

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Friday and Saturday 10-4 at North House!

Weaving Water is a new public art project by Minnesota artist Sarah Nassif exploring the intersections of water, weaving, and community. Take part in an experimental dyeing and weaving session, try out natural dyeing to create weft material. Feel free to bring cloth from home to cut into strips for dyeing and weaving. White or neutral colors are best, for example old t-shirts, tea towels, pillowcases, or sheets. 

Sarah Nassif is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Building  a Neighborhood Together
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Building a Neighborhood Together

Building a Neighborhood Together is a community felting project to map a changing neighborhood. Participants get a chance to try both needle and wet felting to complete an element of the neighborhood: streets, the Mississippi River, and all the creatures, vehicles and buildings found in the community. All of the elements will be assembled into a 6’x8’ felted map of the Prospect Park neighborhood.

Several chances to participate are planned, and the next is at Harvest Fest in the Prospect Park Neighborhood. All supplies are provided by Textile Center. Work directly with the artist to contribute to this community public art piece.

Funded by Prospect Park Co-op Legacy Fund and Textile Center Supporters.

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