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January/February 2005

Wearable Art Directories


For those interested in more information about wearable art, these publications and organizations might be of interest.

Our thanks to Kristine Kadlec for doing the initial compilation of this directory. We welcome additions and updates; contact Liz Good at

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD | 9660 Hillcroft, Suite 510, Houston, TX 77096. (877) 422-6739;;

ART TO WEAR | A 320-page coffee-table book by Julie Schafler Dale, owner of Julie Artisans’ Gallery in New York City. Dale describes the roots of the movement and interviews sixty-two of its early practitioners. Abbeville Press, 1986. More information:

ART YOU WEAR | PO Box 2208, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0208. (408) 249-0451; Quarterly newsletter for $21 per year, $5.25 per single issue.

BELLE ARMOIRE MAGAZINE | 22992 Mill Creek, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. (877) 782-6737; Quarterly magazine dedicated to wearable art, marrying fabric arts with rubber stamping and embellishments. Includes projects and readers’ work.

COSTUME SOCIETY OF AMERICA | 55 Edgewater Dr., PO Box 73, Earleville, MD 21919. (800) 272-9447; Produces CSA News on a quarterly basis.

DESIGNING LADIES WEARABLES ARTS GUILD | Contact Bobbie Moon at (626) 296-6663 or Organization in Burbank, California. Monthly meetings on Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon.

FIBERARTS BOOK OF WEARABLE ART | This book by Katherine Duncan Aimone profiles thirty-nine contemporary artist/designers, many of whom have appeared in Fiberarts. Aimone describes the background, creative process, and inspirations for each of the makers. Lark Books, published in 2002 in hardcover and 2003 in paperback. LINK TO ORDER

HOME SEWING ASSOCIATION | PO Box 1312, Monroeville, PA 15146. (800) 777-7983;

ORNAMENT MAGAZINE | PO Box 2349, San Marcos, CA 92079-9806. (800) 888-8950:

PENINSULA WEARABLE ARTS GROUP | PO Box 111776, Campbell, CA 95011-1776. (408) 297-0370;; Organization in northern California. Monthly meetings, workshops, and a monthly newsletter.

SEW NEWS MAGAZINE | 741 Corporate Circle, Suite A, Golden, CO 80401. (800) 289-6397; Monthly magazine pertaining to sewing, clothing construction, and embellishment techniques.

THREADS MAGAZINE | 63 S. Main St., PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506. (800) 309-9262; Bimonthly magazine containing articles about wearable-art techniques, dressmaking, and textiles.

TOTAL EMBELLISHMENT NEWSLETTER | 142 Braewick Rd., Salt Lake City, UT 84103-2201. (801) 533-0481; Inspirational resource for creative sewers and wearable artists.

WEARABLE ART CONNECTION | c/o Anita Dixon, 5423 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056. (562) 804-5536;; Organization in southern California with quarterly meetings, workshops, and newsletter. $35 annual membership, $20 newsletter only, paid every year in January.

Check out these back issues of Fiberarts that focus on wearable art:

Jan/Feb 2008

Jan/Feb 2007

Jan/Feb 2006

Jan/Feb 2005

Mar/Apr 2004

Mar/Apr 2003

Mar/Apr 2002

Mar/Apr 2001

Summer 2000

Jan/Feb 1999

Mar/Apr 1996

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