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A Yinka Shonibare Exhibit in Philly? I’m There!

Are you sitting down?? I just found out that the Barnes Foundation (which I’d never heard of until today…) is exhibiting the works of Yinka Shonibare from January 24 through April 21!  Born in the UK of Nigerian decent, his

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Open Studio II – Laughs, Learning, Creativity…and Snacks!

We had a fabulous time during Cultured Expressions’ OPEN STUDIO II on March 16, 2013! Details below…

The group brought a mix of projects, including an African Mosaic quilt, an African drunkard’s path, a line-for-line copy of a designer messenger

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Call to Artists! Show Your Work in Ghana in 2013!

If you’re a quilter / fiber artist whose work incorporates themes of African textiles, symbolism or culture, Cultured Expressions would like to consider your work for its first fiber art exhibit in Ghana, entitled “SewJourn to Ghana: Contemporary Quilts from

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Cultured Expressions Launches “CEFabricVideos” on YouTube

I know, late to the party — what took so long, right?  Well, Cultured Expressions is finally on YouTube, and we’re launching with a few headwrap videos, taped at the Supernatural hair event in New Brunswick, NJ on July 21.   

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I Love Young Talent ; )

AUGUST 2012 – So I spent yesterday with Camille, an 11-year old girl with real sewing aptitude – She sketched an original dress design, and we made a tiny tissue pattern for one of her Barbie dolls! Get this… Barbie’s

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Headwrap, Bodywrap… It’s All the Same

Instead of wearing a headwrap myself to the Supernatural event, I decided to show the versatility of the fabrics by wrapping my body instead,  This top required a LARGE headwrap (about 2 yards) and was actually long enough to work

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Wood Mask Workshop – What WOOD You Do?

Today was the final workshop in CE’s Spring creative series, where we experimented with wood accents to create a wall hanging, something like the ones showin in Fabrigasm(TM) by Cultured Expressions‘ premiere issue. The mix of colors and

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SewJourn to Ghana 2013 – Itinerary, Payment Plan & More

Calling all fiber artists with a passion for African textiles & crafts! 

If you’ve already heard about Cultured Expressions‘ upcoming SewJourn to Ghana (or if you’ve heard about our first two Adventures), it’s time to begin planning.  All the info

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Fabric, Fiber, Food & Fun in Guilford, CT

Thanks to the Sisters in Cloth & SAQA members for their warm and enthusiastic welcome last Friday (June 1).  I did my best to alleviate their creative pains (“We’re fabric deprived!!”) with the latest selection of Jacquard Batiks from Ghana. 

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Come to GHANA with CE in 2013 –

Our next Fabrigasmic adventure is set, and the BROCHURE for our Fiber Artists’ SewJourn to Ghana is available now! In addition to the unique mix of hands-on workshops, artists lectures, sightseeing, market shopping and other activities of 2010 and 2011,

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