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Project Handmade Deadline for Contemporary Designs, Traditionally Handcrafted Fashion Show Entries July 15

July 9, 2012. Project Handmade Fashion Show Highlights Contemporary Designs by Local Makers. Textile artists and fashion designers working within a 100-mile radius of Asheville, NC, are invited to submit entries by July 15, 2012, for Project Handmade, a fashion show dedicated to showcasing contemporary garments made with traditional handcrafted detail using local materials.

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. The fashion show will be Oct. 25, 2012, at the Asheville Art Museum. Collaboration among fiber suppliers, textile artists and/or fashion designers is encouraged, and details about how to enter as an individual artist or a collaborative team are available at www.projecthandmade.org. Direct other questions about Project Handmade to Barbara Zaretsky, 828-505-2958; or Kathie Roig, 828-399-1713.

The fashion show is a joint project of Local Cloth: Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network and the Asheville Art Museum. Local Cloth is a Western North Carolina-based organization that encourages and supports collaboration among textile artists, designers, fiber producers, suppliers and related small businesses. Its mission is to sustain and grow a thriving regional fiber and textile arts economy and bring locally grown and made textile products to consumers within and beyond the Blue Ridge. Both Project Handmade and Local Cloth: Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network operate in cooperation with Handmade in America.

Go to www.projecthandmade.org or contact Barbara Zaretsky at 828-505-2958.