Tennessee Presents Textiles is a wild and wonderful fantasia of fashion, art, food, and fun.
Just the type of entertainment and retail therapy you need to relax and motivate you for the approaching holiday season.
Art garments are elegantly presented by professional models giving you an “up close and personal” experience with the fashions—
hand made by some of the southeast's finest fiber artists.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Searching for textile arts visionary, guest speaker

We are looking for suggestions for our 2012 Tennessee Presents Textiles guest speaker. We need someone who can produce a runway show and and fill the room with great energy for the morning program. We are looking for people who have had a vision in the textile world and want to share it with us. Suggestions so far have been Alabama Chanin and Mondo (from Bravo TV's Project Runway). Keep the ideas coming. I promise you we will research all recommendations.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fun, Fun, Fun....

We did it! 150+ women, Rachel Clark and a regional runway show. Good eats, shopping and a great time had by all.

Now we catch our breaths before beginning to get organized for 2012! Already we have a theme for TPT 2012 and it is "The Spirit of the Circus." So look forward to bright colors and a lively spirited event. Thanks to all who participated in our event this year. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm. We are learning and growing. Our vision for this event is ever developing. So watch out world (or East Tennessee), here we come.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thailand Fashion School presents at TPT

Fourth year fashion design students from Thailand's premier design school will be showing their show-stopping garments in the Tennessee Presents Textiles show.

It is a great privilege for us to see their high fashion designs and a wonderful opportunity for them to present in America. Their designs are innovative, rich with texture, fabric manipulations, and imagination.

The fashion school has a long standing relationship with the regional textile show and we are so excited and proud to exhibit their work again this year.

Almost Show Time

It's down to the wire and last weekend Geri's weaving studio was turned into a photography studio as we took photos of some of the work that is going to be featured in the runway show! It was a fun day and we are really excited about what we have to present this Saturday...
Photos were taken by Robert Burleson at www.BurlPhotoArt.com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fabulous artwear from the Crayon Box

The countdown is on! Make sure you have your tickets to attend a fabulous day of fiber art with our guest speaker, Rachel Clark, and 25 textile artists from the southeast. Call (423) 442-3210 for tickets today! Advanced purchase is required.

Rachel's presentation will include 25 of her artwear coats such as pieces from her "Out of the Crayon Box" series (shown here). For those who have not had the pleasure of attending one of her workshops or presentations, Rachel is witty, inspiring, and down-to-earth. Her colorful wearable art pieces tell a story and express her unique point of view. She is a talented and highly respected textile artist, so don't miss this opportunity to spend a day with her.

Save the date: November 13
See you there!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Preview of Challenge garments: textures

The "Power of the Pocket" Challenge garments have arrived and show garments are also coming in! We're giving you a sampling of textures here to whet your fiber art appetite for the upcoming runway show, sale and Challenge exhibit on November 13.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Rachel's Coming!

Rachel Clark just posted on her website that she will be bringing 25 of her coats to share with us at 'Tennessee Presents Textiles'. Can't wait to see them!