My World Tour Plan

I have this idea of travelling all over to visit people doing Trashmagination stuff. I’m going to keep a running list of places I want to see for the day I go.

The keywords I use when searching for these people are:

  • American Made
  • Collaborative Working Space
  • Creative Recycling
  • Etsy Recycled
  • Fiber Art Center
  • Folk Art Center
  • Maker Faire
  • Mosaics
  • School of Crafts
  • Scrap
  • Textile Center
  • Tinkerer
  • Upcycled

 

EVENTS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

 

ALABAMA

  • Alabama Chanin – This visionary has a factory of organic cotton design awesomeness in Florence.
  • Arcadia Salvage – Furnishings from recycled wood – in Pell City
  • The Resource Place – A place for teachers & caregivers to get recycled materials in Mobile 

 

ALASKA

 

ALBERTA

  • Cedar Mueller Art – In Canmore, makes bears, horses and other large animals from cut up recycled vehicles
  • Needle and Pine – Shelves that look like triangular mountains and mountain pillows – in Calgary
  • Sustainable Slow – In Edmonton, Deb Merriam founded The Local Good and does rug hooking

 

ARGENTINA

 

ARKANSAS

  • The Rabbit’s Lair – In Rogers – I like that they call themselves a creative fiber center

 

AUSTRALIA

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

COLORADO

 

CONNECTICUT

 

DENMARK

  • Thomas Dambo – This creative reuse artist lives in Copenhagen

 

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA

 

FINLAND

 

FLORIDA

 

GEORGIA

  • Vita Marie Lovett – This artist stitches layers on to canvas to make it look like old barn doors, in Marietta

 

GERMANY

  • FM Unique Designs – furniture made from recycled materials such as suitcases – in Wallerfing
  • Little Herb Bouquet – I would love to meet innovative embroidery design Veselka Bulkan in Munich
  • raubdruckerin – Make prints from manhole covers – in Berlin

 

HAWAII

 

HONG KONG

 

HUNGARY

  • Felvarrom – makes belts, wallets and other items from bicycle inner tubes – in Leányfalu

 

ILLINOIS

 

INDIANA

 

IOWA

 

ITALY

 

JAPAN

 

KENTUCKY

 

MAINE

 

MARYLAND

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

MEXICO

 

MICHIGAN

  • Arts and Scraps – In Detroit, a place for artists to get inexpensive supplies
  • Boots N’ Gus – Lighting from glass jars and kitchen ware in Grand Haven
  • Figjam Studio – I would love to meet creative reuse artist Kerry Heath in Coldwater
  • Green Sheep – She takes wool sweaters and makes them into  blankets
  • Green Sheep Felt – She also takes woolen sweaters and makes them into fun stuff, in Dearborn
  • Scrap Box – In Ann Arbor, they gather factory ends and other bits for artists, as well as offering classes.
  • Thing Thing – These designers grind up plastic and melt it into many objects such as clocks and furniture – in Detroit
  • Tinygami, Stacie Tamaki – Tiny origami folder

 

MINNESOTA

 

MISSOURI

 

MOLDOVA

 

NETHERLANDS

 

NEVADA

  • The Teacher’s Exchange – This program is run by the Public Education Foundation in Las Vegas and connects teachers with materials.

 

NEWFOUNDLAND

  • Norton’s Cove Studio – Janet Davis’ studio – I love her work, expecially her hooked rugs – especially Clifford’s Educational Fund – in Brookfield

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

NEW JERSEY

  • dordesign – In Rumson, she makes furniture from recycled billboards.
  • Group Hug Quilts – Handmade quilts, personalized, in Cranbury
  • Middle Brook Fiberworks – I would love to meet spinner and weaver Anne Choi and take classes in her beautiful studio.
  • Peters Valley Craft Center – In Layton, there are 2-5 day classes that make me swoon
  • Terracycle – Some day I would really love to visit the design headquarters for this company I have admired for years, in Trenton – their goal is to “eliminate the idea of waste”

 

NEW YORK

 

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Earth Guild – Selling everything you need to make anything – in Asheville
  • John C. Campbell Folk School – It is my dream to take a class here in Brasstown. Or maybe to teach a class here?
  • Jujujust – I would love to meet weaver Judit Just in Asheville.
  • Paperhand Puppet Intervention – They make giant puppets from incredible stuff in Saxapahaw – some summer, we must go for a show.
  • Penland School of Crafts – Founded in 1929, the heart and soul of American craft history
  • Scrap Exchange – In Durham, this organization encourages re-use by gathering donations and re-selling to makers.
  • Screen Door – Variety shop with more than 100 vendors, many doing creative reuse – in Asheville
  • Snuggly Monkey – I would like to meet crafter and quilter Claudia Martinez in Durham.
  • Trendefemme – Women’s clothing from recycled fibers in Raleigh

 

NORWAY

  • Kari Prestgaard and Astor Andersen – create beach plastic art for museums/galleries and workshops for kids.
  • Maja Stabel – Maja designs clothing sewing patterns that use all the yardage so there is no waste – I particularly love her designs from blankets and tablecloths – I also love her embroidered portraits
  • Pippip Ferner – beach plastic sculptures, including braided plastic bags – sometimes shaped into large tree-sized cones or hanging in vertical stripes

 

NOVA SCOTIA

 

OHIO

 

OKLAHOMA

 

OREGON

 

ONTARIO

 

OREGON

  • Cartwright Design – Matt makes sculptures from recycled metal and wood in Portland.
  • Lolivia Gifts – They plant succulent gardens in found objects in Nehalem.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

PORTUGAL

 

QUEBEC

  • Raku Inoue – He makes incredible sculptures from natural items such as leaves and flowers in Montreal

 

RHODE ISLAND

 

RUSSIA

 

SASKATCHEWAN

 

SERBIA

 

SINGAPORE

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

SPAIN

  • Basurama – Design company that installs imaginative installations related to consumerism and trash – in Madrid, Milan & Bilbao – they have so many ingenious projects

 

SWEDEN

 

TENNESSEE

 

TEXAS

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

UTAH

 

VERMONT

 

VIRGINIA

 

WASHINGTON

 

WISCONSIN

  • Forevertron – A large sculpture from recycled metal in North Freedom.
  • Growing Power – Very cool program that teaches people urban farming – Will and Erika Allen are super inspiring human beings
  • Sew Much Style – iPad and bowl covers from recycled fabrics in Keewaunee

 

 

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