Northampton October, 2019 Wearable Fiber Exhibitors
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Whether wearable fiber is high fashion, simple practicality or pure flamboyance, handcrafted clothing is the outward expression of your own, very individual sense of style. Textiles used for wearable art are often of natural materials such as wool, silk or cotton. Wearable fiber encompasses a variety of techniques, most often hand-weaving, knitting, dyeing or painting. It often sports distinctive touches, such as hand made buttons or beads, metallic threads and fringe, luxurious tapestries or velvety rayon chenille. Look for special techniques, like ikat weaving or shibori dyeing, and accessories, like handbags, neckties, hats or scarves.