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, August 26, 2010

Getting Ready!

We are getting ready for the opening of our exhibit at the Athen's Living Heritage Museum in Athens, TN opening September 4. The manikin ladies are getting their hats and hairdos and ribbon shoes so they will be ready for your viewing pleasure. We have a great array of textile artists. This exhibit features weavers, crocheters, quilters, felters, dyers, and inventors of heirloom fabrics. We have it all. All these regional artists will be on hand at the runway event in November, paired with nationally known 'wearable art' artist Rachel Clark. This exhibit will tantalize your taste buds and give you a sense of the upcoming runway show, November 13. Tickets are on sale through MACA and at the museum.
And while you are viewing the preview of our upcoming show, don't miss the museum's quilt show "Once Upon A Time". It is running September 4-October 29.

One of the pieces we set up yesterday is by new to TPT artist Nancy Green. The committee had a real “omg” moment when she brought this dress by the MACA office. All her garments are hand sewn onto vintage slips. This picture just can’t do the luscious laces justice. You’ll just have to come see it for yourself in Athens. You’ll also get to see how we resolved the bald mannequin issue. Check out “Once Upon a Time” at the textile link on http://livingheritage.comcastbiz.net/

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

These pictures are of our committee hard at work to bring you a great show.
Diana, Ivy, and Mary are at the MACA office getting posters ready to hang.

Marlys and Diana are taking a break after setting up the display at the McMinn Living Heritage Museum in Athens. Hope to see you at the opening on Saturday, September 4 in Athens. You will see a great representation of the art work for the November 2010 edition of TPT.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Felting is big in the fiber world this year and we are pleased to add another new felt artist to TPT this year. Elaine Fronczek's passion and respite from the ordinary is creating clothing and home decor items from fabric and yarn. She is a semi-retired clinical pharmacist who has always been fascinated by fabric, yarn, fiber and the ability to cerate beautiful objects from them. When introduced to wet felting she discovered the ability to create her own unique fabric using these elements. Her designs are inspired by the mid-century and contemporary artists and fabric designers.