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Category Archive: Classes, Events & Shows

Exhibit: Rhythm and Hues: Cloth and Culture of Mali

Rhythm and Hues: Cloth and Culture of Mali – February 5, 2010—May 2, 2010, The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103. Rhythm and Hues: Cloth and Culture of Mali gives long overdue recognition to contemporary Malian fabric artisans and highlights the enduring significance of textiles as a major form of aesthetic in Mali. Featuring works beyond the mudcloth tradition, this exhibition seeks to showcase contemporary styles and techniques which have yet to be shown in the US. With superb examples of dress, and accompanying photographs, Rhythm and Hues: Cloth and Culture of Mali will document hand-dyed as well as factory-printed cloth. Social issues such as empowerment of women, the status of dress, women’s identity, and current trends in fabric design will be explored.
Due to the expository role of cloth in daily life, both hand-dyed and factory printed kinds of popular fabrics reveal current and constantly evolving cultural trends. The pictorial nature of the prints allows the wearer to express unique and equally critical messages, such as political attitudes, educational institutions and affiliations, or social views, and public health concerns. Although the shapes of the garments remain fairly constant, the colors, patterns, designs and messages of the cloth are constantly transforming. In addition to the cloth and clothing, Rhythm and Hues: Cloth and Culture of Mali showcases other forms of traditional art and craft from Mali, such as wooden puppets, and the life-sized masked and costumed figures called “marionettes” which act out village legends. Unusual calabashes and baskets are also included to show the wide variety of Malian craft and folk art.

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Voices in Cloth: East Bay Heritage Quilters – April 10 & April 11, 2010

Voices in Cloth: East Bay Heritage Quilters, April 10 — April 11, 2010 – Oakland Convention Center, Saturday: 10-5 and Sunday: 10-4. The East Bay Heritage Quilters present the 2010 bi-annual Voices in Cloth “Extraordinary Quilt Show”. There will be over 200 quilts by EBHQ members, wearable art, quilting demonstrations, great vendors, a silent auction of quilts and garments. The Voices in Cloth show is a large, non-juried display of EBHQ members’ quilts. EBHQ members participate – from the nationally famous to the individual quilter who may never have exhibited. This show raises money for the EBHQ monthly guest speaker, activities such as the Children’s Quilts project, and grants to support education outreach activities.

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Sale — Buttons and Fabric and Yarn, oh my!

Britex Sale – Folks have been asking if yarn and buttons are on sale, and yes they are!
Monday, February 15th and Tuesday the 16th
30% Off* All Fabrics ~ All Notions ~ All Remnants
*Sale limited to stock on floor
*Imported laces, velvets and specialty items not included
*No special orders, phone or mail orders

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BRITEX FABRICS SPRING SALE

Mon., Feb. 15th, 10am – 7pm & Tue., Feb. 16th, 10am – 6pm

30% Off*

All Fabrics ~ All Notions ~ All Remnants

*Sale limited to stock on floor
*Imported laces, velvets and specialty items not included
*No special orders, phone or mail orders

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Britex Weddings – Luis and Rachelle

Love is blooming in Britex! Here is Britex Fabrics’ stock man, Luis, with his lovely bride, Rachelle. We wish them all the best as they feather their love nest.

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Best Wishes from Britex in 2010

Yeah! It will be 2010 in a couple of short days. Britex Fabrics thanks you for your patronage, and wishes everyone a fabulously creative upcoming new year. In the oft quoted words of Robert Burns:
“And for auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne”

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December 31st – Britex Fabrics closes at 4 pm

REMINDER ~ Holiday hours: New Years Eve, Thursday December 31st – Close at 4pm. Best wishes to everyone for 2010!

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Britex Fabrics Holiday Hours

Britex Fabrics Holiday hours: Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th – Close at 4pm. Christmas Day, Friday December 25 – Closed

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SF Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale – San Francisco Shop Handmade for the Holidays
Free entrance! Featuring over 150 Craftspeople and Designers! December 19 & 20 from 11am – 7pm at Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion. Over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair. Those looking to shop handmade and support small business this holiday season will surely find something for everyone – from jewelry and clothing, to ceramics and stationery, with everything from bath products, housewares, posters, comics and plush objects in between – at this large-scale, art, craft and design extravaganza!!

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BAZAAR BIZARRE CRAFTS

BAZAAR BIZARRE CRAFTS
SHOP HANDMADE & GET CRAFTY THIS HOLIDAY!
Saturday Dec. 12th and Sunday Dec. 13th 2009 12:00 PM – 6:00PM at the San Francisco County Fair Building Golden Gate Park, SF. $2.00 Per Adult ~ 12 & Under free, 50% of Admission Fees Go To Charity. For $5 and a bag of clothes you can enter Swap-O-Rama-Rama. D.I.Y. experts will help you cut, sew, print and personalize your up-cycled fashion finds! 50% of this year’s door fees will be donated to the Out of Site Center For Arts Education and Keep Turning Heads.

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