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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States

719-520-1899

TACTILE

A COMMUNITY FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 22, 2016 | 10 AM TO 5 PM | FREE!

FEATURING DEMOS, TALKS, AND MAKE AND TAKES SUCH AS
DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING, HAND STITCHING, BLOCK PRINTING, SPINNING & KNITTING, FABRIC DYEING, FABRIC PAINTING, NUNO & NEEDLE FELTING, WEAVING, ALPACAS & FRIENDS, AND MORE!

Tactile is a community fiber festival to launch Cottonwood Center for the Arts' newest entity, Textiles West. Join us for a day of demos, lectures and make-and-takes on Saturday, October 22. From 10 am to 5 pm, Tactile will take over Cottonwood, and feature hands-on crafts like felted balls, block printing, and weaving. Kids will enjoy as well as visits from live animals, like alpacas from Wild Hair Alpacas, while adults will be able to attend lectures like Asian textiles from Judy Arnt and slave weaving by Mary Madison.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MAIN GALLERY | 10 AM TO 1 PM
Spinning and Cardign with Nikki Stitch
Knitting with Felicia Kelly
Weaving for Kids with Mary Madison
Fiber Wood Turned Tools with Scott Longberry
Resist with John Venezia
Create felt beads and learn the history and types of alpaca fiber

CLASSROOM #235 | 2 PM TO 5 PM
Nuno Felting with Barb Ziek
Weaving with Celia Palmer
Digital Printer with Tess Murdoch

ALL DAY DEMOS
Studio #106 | Silk Hankie Play with Terza Ekholm
Studio #107 | Painting On Fabric with Cass Mullane
Studio #110 | Needle Felting with Liz Kettle
Studio #127 | Block Printing with Chris Lawson
Thread Lab | Hand Stitching with Ruth Chandler
Thread Lab | Weaving with Mary Madison
Studio #207 | Embroidery with Laurie Longberry  
Studio #236 | Dyeing Techniques with Susan Haldeman and Tess Murdoch

SPEAKERS AND PANELS | DAVID LORD THEATER
11 AM |  Asian Collection with Judy Arndt
12 PM | Introducing Textiles West Panel
1 PM | Weaving by Slaves with Mary Madison

 

Development of the Textiles West program was conceived within Cottonwood Center for the Arts by a team of resident artists. Strategic collaboration and funding from the Richard Petritz Foundation made the launch of this new center possible.