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Sewing-Related Events for January 2019

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Welcome to a new year of sewing and crafting. See what events are happening near you this month:


Jan. 8–31, 2019: Hanging by a Thread, Longview, Washington

The Lower Columbia College Forsberg Art Gallery presents this exhibition of fiber-art works by two local artists. Paulette Landers creates textile paintings, while Claire B. Jones creates freestanding soft sculptures. Meet both textile artists at the exhibition opening reception January 8. Admission is free.


Whole Surface: Reaching 2 by Claire B. Jones. Photo courtesy of the artist.


In and Out by Paulette Landers. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Jan. 11 and 25, 2019: Stitch Upon A Time Sewing Cafe, Marshall, Michigan

If you’re looking for a place to sew with like-minded individuals, stop by Stitch Upon A Time for a Sewing Cafe event on the second and fourth Friday evening of each month. Work in a sewing studio, with an instructor nearby for guidance. The event is open to sewers of all levels. Maximum occupancy is six, so reserve a spot in advance on the cafe’s website. $5 per hour.

The Stitch Upon A Time studio is well-equipped for sewing and for crafting. Photo: Jennifer Getter-Bahmer.


Through Jan. 27, 2019: Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient, Paris

An ongoing exhibition at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Dreams of the Orient examines Yves Saint Laurent’s inspiration from Asian countries and traces the influence through approximately 50 haute couture ensembles from the museum’s collection. Admission is 10 euros, which includes access to the museum and exhibition.

Evening ensembles from the Autumn-Winter 1994 Haute Coutue collection by Yves Saint Laurent. Photo: Sophie Carre.


Through Jan. 27, 2019: Fashioned From Nature, London

Featured at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fashioned From Nature presents garments alongside an exploration of natural materials, dyeing techniques, and modern advancements in textiles. The organizers invite visitors to consider the materials of fashion and the source of their own clothes. Admission to the exhibition is £12.00, though museum admission is free.



Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2019: Quilt, Craft & Sewing Expo, Phoenix, Arizona

This expo at the Arizona State Fairgrounds includes sewing, quilting, needlepointing, and other fiber arts. Shop for materials, participate in free demonstrations, and check out the workshops. A list of the workshops will be posted on the expo’s website January 21. Admission is $12 for all three days.


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