Plan Now to enter the Fashion and Gallery Shows at CNCH 2012!

Posted By DLaVallee on December 6, 2011

Put on your planning caps and start your engines!  Plan now to enter an item (or items) in the Fashion Show and Galleries at CNCH 2012.

The entry deadlines are March 31 for the Fashion Show and April 1 for the Galleries, so now is the time to do the planning, order your yarns and other materials and be ready to warp up the loom right after the holidays!

The Fashion Show accepts woven, felted, knitted or manipulated fabric wearables. The Show theme is that same as the conference:  Tradition/Innovation.  How do you plan to interpret that idea through fashion?  You may enter up to three items in the show (ensembles are considered one entry).  Entry forms are downloadable from this website.

Fashions will be modeled at the Friday evening Fashion show and then hung in the Fashion Show Gallery Saturday and Sunday.

The Galleries in 2012 are varied and exciting.  You may enter up to three items in the galleries.  Choose from:

  • Tradition/Innovation Gallery – the general gallery of home décor, functional and decorative fiber arts including towels, rugs, blankets, wall hangings,  table fashions, curtains, and etc.  Handspun items may be woven, knitted or felted.
  • Baskets, Vessels and Sculpture Gallery – a three dimensional shape – utilitarian or decorative from traditional or innovative materials
  • Yardage Gallery – Handwoven yardage
  • Fashion Gallery –  a gallery for neckware, accessories and garments that will not be modeled in the Fashion Show.

Entry forms are downloadable from this website.

And the Return to Sender Gallery – a rainbow gallery of handspun yarns made from the luxury fibers dyed in the Conference colors and sent out to participants in the fall. If you received a batt – now is the time to start your spinning!

Anyone who is a member of a CNCH member guild or anyone registered for CNCH 2012 is eligible to enter these shows. More details under CNCH 2012 conference info at this site.

And last, but not least there will be a Teacher’s Gallery showcasing the skills and talents of the instructors in the classes at the conference.