Pantone Fall 2014 colors

PantoneFall2014Pantone has announced it’s Fall 2014 color palette. Here it is as interpreted in River Silks (#164, 165, 180, 1941, 48, 161, 191, 179, 34, 284).

I like the mix of earth tones and jewel tones, breaking from traditional autumnal colors. The orange is almost red with a touch of cool, and the brown is a soft, nutty pastel, reminiscent of acorns. Nicely done, Pantone!

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Triaxial Weaving Exhibit & Workshop

Triaxial weaving by Mary Klotz

Example of Triaxial weaving by Mary Klotz

See stunning pieces of Triaxial weaving at:
Triaxial Intrigue: an exhibit of the triaxial weaving of Mary Klotz
May 3-June 15, 2014

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 2nd floor
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
open Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sundays 11-5

Receptions, city wide gallery walk first Saturdays late afternoon into evening. Parking deck adjacent.
Saturday June 7 Mary offers a triaxial weaving introductory workshop 11 am-2 pm
register here: Workshop | Delaplaine all supplies provided and included.

First Saturday gallery walk reception 3-5 after the workshop
AND the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts
takes place that entire weekend:
Friday evening, June 6 through Sunday 5 pm June 8, 2014 along the canal alongside the art center.

See the Flyer.

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Carolyn Hedge Baird teaches with River Silks at Chaparral Needlepoint Retreat

Bee Basket designed by Melissa Shirley, stitched, stitch guide and classes taught by Carolyn Hedge BairdMelissa Shirley’s Bee Basket

Chaparral’s 2014 Carmel Retreat featuring Melissa Shirley’s Bee Basket taught by Carolyn Hedge Baird.

The retreat dates are Sunday, March 30th through Thursday, April 3rd
Call or email Chaparral for the details.

Classes are a great way to teach your customers about new fibers and to inspire their creativity. Click here for a list of instructors who teach with River Silks 100% silk ribbon.

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