Coming in March, Herron Clothier brings you a collection of hand woven scarves and garments inspired by the Ballet, Le Sacre du Printemps, or The Rite of Spring, to commemorate the anniversary of it's 100th birthday. This legendary ballet, now considered a masterpiece, was choreographed by Vasilav Nijinsky for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes and scored by Igor Stravinsky. During it's debut in 1913 the piece nearly caused riots in the audience due to it's subject matter; a ritual human sacrifice of a tribeswoman who dances herself to death. With it's primitive, un-balletic movement, and sack like tunic dresses, critics were outraged. After it's short performance run the choreography and costumes were completely destroyed. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980's when dance scholar and historian Milicent Hodson ,with the help of The Joffrey Ballet brought Sacre back to the stage once again. The Sacre Collection will be available exclusively at herronclothier.com. Please also join me for the collection debut March 10th at Dose Market in Chicago.
In other news, Herron Clothier is pleased to have a small mention featuring last fall's Elisse Scarf, in the current Feb/ Mar 2013 issue of American Craft Magazine. It's out on news stands now.
Lastly, I'll be teaching weaving classes and sewing workshops this Spring. Dates and locations and brief details are listed below. Come learn to weave and sew with Herron Clothier!
March 8th, I will be co-teaching a one day weaving workshop at The Chicago Weaving School with Natalie Boyett. Details will be announced very soon.
March 23rd and 24th, I will be teaching a two-day sewing workshop at MEGAGEM in Hudson, NY. If you are interested in signing up please do so via MEGAGEM's website.
March 28th- May 2nd at Portland Fiber Gallery in Portland, ME,
a 6 week huck lace weaving class, space is limited so please sign up soon via Portland Fiber Gallery's website.
I am in the process of planning a Weaving 101 class that will be held at Halcyon Yarn in Bath, ME in late spring, early summer. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
Thanks so much. Hope to see many of you in class or at Dose Market in March!