One of TACtile Textile Arts Center's most colorful exhibits is back: World Threads III: Preserving Textile Traditions, featuring -- as in the past -- a beautiful global palette of fiber-arts handiwork to both look at and to buy. Even more beautiful is the humanitarian purpose behind the show -- to sustain traditional arts while supporting women artisans living in poverty and sometimes dire conditions. This year's show includes handcrafts -- jewelry, weavings, baskets, embroidery, clothing and more -- from sixteen nonprofit humanitarian groups working with artisans from Africa, Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Peru, Guatemala and other countries.
TACtile, led by director and 2012 Westword MasterMind Dianne Denholm, is also serving up an ongoing series of Global Talks by the various vendors on Saturdays for the duration of the show, which ends May 26.
Tomorrow, in addition to attending a Mother's Day Saturday Tea for a $5 donation, you can hear from Penny Webster of Woven Promises at noon and Linda Stark and Marilyn Murphy of Cloth Roads at 1 p.m.; stick around for a creative scarf- tying demo with Eloise Wagers from 2 to 4 p.m. And if you've never been to TACtile before, check out the venue's schedule of upcoming fiber-arts and beading classes.
The center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow; for more information visit the TACtile website or call 303-337-4394.
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