We've Chosen Our Jurors, We Have Our Stage, We've Lined Up Photography and Hair and Makeup, The Lighting is Ready...ALL WE NEED IS YOU!
The entry deadline of July 10 is on the horizon and this article has all the information you need to get your entry in on time. Local Cloth is very excited about this year's Project Handmade fashion show, September 22 at the Folk Art Center. We're eager to see your entries so don't hesitate- now is the time!
Project Handmade 2016"Contemporary Garments with Hand-Crafted Details"September 22, 2016
Local Cloth's Project Handmade 2016: Elements of Nature
Local Cloth is proud to present its third regional wearable art fashion show featuring contemporary designs by textile artists and designers within a 100-mile radius of Asheville, NC. The Project Handmade 2016 goal is to inspire and encourage local artists to showcase their creative visions of handmade fashion, incorporating locally sourced materials within the region’s fiber and textile arts community.
This year, we welcome individual garments, entire ensembles or accessories reflecting the theme: Elements of Nature.
The show will be September 22, 2016, at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC. Deadline for entries is July 10. 2016, with acceptance notification by August 10, 2016, and accepted garments due September 1, 2016.
How to Enter
To enter, please download the Entry Form, print it, write in your entry information, then mail the completed form to:
PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815
The Project Handmade entry deadline of July 10 is just shy of a month away and we hope you are pulling your entries together. For those of you who are looking at that deadline and thinking, “There’s no way I can get this done and photographed in time,” we wanted to offer some clarification that might help.
We must stay firm on our July 10 deadline for entry forms, payment and photos. However, when it comes to photos, we can be a bit forgiving. Your garments/accessories do NOT have to be completely finished in the photo. That said, obviously the more finished, the better your work will be represented to our jurors.
Images of Work
As a reminder, we are asking for three images for each look: front, back and detail.
Acceptable images for sharing with our jurors
- Images of the completed garments/accessories. (OK, we bow to your productivity.)
- Images of the work nearly finished: Maybe the lining isn’t in, or closures not on, or hems are pinned up. Just let jurors know in your description.
- Images of a garment or muslin you have created in the exact style of the one you are planning to enter, PLUS an image of the hand-created fabric or textile you’ll be using.
- A REALLY, REALLY good color drawing depicting how the garment will look, PLUS an image of the actual hand-created fabric or textile you’ll be using.
Even though we have simplified the entry process for you, don’t wait until the last minute to fill out the entry form. Your responses will be used by the jurors (especially if you are submitting images of unfinished work) in the review process. So give them some careful thought and give jurors the clearest picture possible of what you are entering.
We are so excited to see your entries. If you need a collaborator, please get in touch.
About Our Jurors
Diane Erickson is a long-time artist and designer with a passion for combining clothing construction and fabric painting using a wide variety of cloth, fibers and other assorted materials. As an innovative person, she is always looking to expand the design process in new ways. She uses Re-Fashioning and Re-Purposing as dynamic ways to expand the design process to make "sketches" for the body.
Diane creates her own unique pattern collections and original stencils (ReVisions), contributes articles for Vogue Pattern Magazine, and shares her passion for creativity through inspirational retreats, workshops, and presentations. Her Design Studio/Shop is located in the historic district of Ashland, Oregon.
Kate Mathews, owner of Folkwear patterns, has been sewing with these patterns since they first appeared in mid-1970, when she stocked them in her retail store in Albuquerque, NM. She is a founder and former editor of Fiberarts magazine and the author/editor of several Lark Books, including "The Weekend Sewer’s Guides to Dresses, Blouses, and Skirt/Pants", "Quick and Easy Vests and Jackets", "Molas" and "Sewing a Travel Wardrobe".
Kate has a particular interest in garments that are truly unique, and believes that Folkwear patterns are a perfect starting point for nurturing creativity in sewing. She lives in Weaverville, NC.
Tricia Lindsay has been buyer and manager for Gallery of the Mountains, located in the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, for the past 24 years. The gallery features American hand-crafted items from local and regional artists. Its mission and commitment to provide quality work from local artists has been the backbone of its success.
Tricia holds a degree in ceramics from UNC-Asheville. Her keen eye for artistry and craftsmanship, along with her strong working knowledge of how things are made, keeps the buyer’s experience meaningful and relevant. In her spare time, Lindsay indulges in quilting, buying fabric and creating vintage post cards.
We're very excited to have Max Ganly as our show photographer this year. Max has shot numerous fashion shows in the Asheville area and around the country. For more information, visit his website MaxGanly.com.