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!
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.
Project Handmade 2016"Contemporary Garments with Hand-Crafted Details"September 22, 2016
Local Cloth's Project Handmade 2016: Elements of Nature
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.