Attention crafters and designers! Those of you working within 100 miles of Asheville are invited to submit work for Project Handmade, a juried fashion show (a collaboration between Local Cloth: Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network and the Asheville Art Museum), slated to take place this fall. The deadline to enter is July 15.
According to a press release, this is “fashion show dedicated to showcasing contemporary garments made with traditional handcrafted detail using local materials.” It will be held at the Asheville Art Museum (a date has not yet been announced). “The goal is to inspire textile artists to engage resources available in the region and encourage innovation to showcase and distinguish the region’s creative fiber and textile art community.”
Entries, due on Sunday, July 15, must include “digital images of original garments or fashion accessories representative of the applicant’s work and an artist’s statement that explains the processes involved in sourcing, creating, manipulating or embellishing the work and/or the fiber, yarn, fabric or patterns used to craft it.” Complete guidelines and contact information can be found here.
The press release states, “Any hand-processed technique may be used to make the fashion show submissions: growing, spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, dyeing, printing, draping, stitching, tailoring, painting or molding. Locally produced and repurposed materials are encouraged, as well as collaborations. For example, a local fashion designer might obtain fabric from a local weaver using yarn processed locally from a local fiber producer.” Those designers that are selected for the juried show will create garments or accessories in an “Earth Tone Palette” theme. “Finished work must be received by Oct. 15, 2012, and is subject to final approval by the fashion show committee after the actual work arrives,” says the press release.