Syuzi Pakhchyan blogs a conductive thread overview

The deadline for submission to be included in the 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse book by Gareth Johnson of has been extended to March 13, 2009. (via)

Adventure Ecology and Sculpt the Future are sponsoring a "trash to treasure" art and functional item competition. The purpose is: "To show how discarded items can be redesigned into works of art as well as functional everyday items." Entries are due May 1, 2009.

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is accepting grant applications for interactive art works. Due by March 13, 2009, the grant is available to international applicants. (via)

picture of a textile worker amidst cones of thread, silk? The Big Picture is a blog by the Boston Globe where they post (I know this will be a surprise) big pictures. High quality professional photographers taking narrative photos. Are they all used in news articles or are these the extras (or a combination)? Haven't cared enough to find out.


Opus Framing and Art Supplies publishes a monthly newsletter which has local (Greater Vancouver, BC, Regional District) art happenings, including: call for entry, gallery openings & exhibitions, studio tours & festivals, workshops, etc.

Just a few things to add:

The Sewing and Crafts Show:
Victoria March 20th & 21st, 2009
Victoria Conference Center
720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

Abbotsford April 3rd & 4th, 2009
Abbotsford Tradex
1190 Cornell Street
Abbotsford, BC

edit: Somehow I had the 2003 info, but I've found the 2009 info and fixed it.

The annual BC Gem show is happening:
April 17, 18 & 19, 2009
Ag-Rec Building, Central Fraser Valley Fairgrounds,
32470 - Haida Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Pretty rocks, beads and other shiny things.

stitching diagrams for lefties Sublime Stitching makes some nice instructions for a variety of embroidery stitches including a separate set of instructions specifically for left-handed stitchers.

Posting of a craft made using images of the Beatles provokes an interesting discussion about copyright as applied to craft and fair use.

Epilog and Instructables are awarding a Zing Laser to the most popular instructable entered into the Epilog Challenge. Entries must have "green" (eco-friendly) aspect.

Entry Deadline: Apr 19, 2009

Matt Gilbert's crochet sweater Computers and textiles go together like ice cream and waffles and Matt Gilbert knows it. He's created a computer program to generate crochet patterns which he then makes by hand. (via)