2012 Sewing and Fashion Events and Workshops
No matter what type of sewing you like to do—garment, quilting, home dec—or what era or aspect of fashion history thrills you, there’s a workshop, retreat, conference, or museum exhibit for you. Be sure to put these events, workshops, and exhibitions on your 2012 calendar.
Exhibitions, Tours, and Other Sewing-related Events
- “Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep,” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. ( February 3– January 6, 2013). A global selection of textiles, dating from the 12th through the 20th centuries, featuring dragons and other legendary serpent-like creatures, revealing their legends and mythical associations with fertility, water, and divinity. Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. TextileMuseum.org.
- “Sustainable Fashion: Exploring the Paradox,” at The Museum at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (through March 18). A comprehensive inquiry into the fashion industry’s environmental impact and how some fashion designers are developing sustainable practices and solutions to the industry’s environmental issues. www.Kent.edu/museum.
- “Sourcing the Museum” exhibition opens at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. (March 23 - August 19). Twelve contemporary artists drew inspiration from the museum’s permanent collection to create new artworks, which will be displayed alongside the original textiles. TextileMuseum.org.
- “Woven Treasures of Japan’s Tawaraya Workshop,” The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. (March 23 - August 12). Features many silk textiles produced by the Tawaraya workshop, one of the oldest and most prestigious silk-weaving workshops in Kyoto’s famed Nishijin neighborhood. Kimono, screens, and other colorful silks demonstrate Tawaraya’s technical and aesthetic mastery of its trade. TextileMuseum.org.