Last Day of ArtPrize + Harvest Celebration Pancake Brunch!
Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

Last Day of ArtPrize + Harvest Celebration Pancake Brunch!

Join us for the LAST DAY OF ARTPRIZE for a Pancake Brunch,  the final reveal of the weaving study, a celebration of our harvest of color, and the utter relief that we made it to the very end of ArtPrize! Pancakes start at noon, weaving will be pulled from the loom and revealed by 2pm.

Shop is open from noon-6pm!

And then we're going to hibernate in our silent city for three days.
 

HAPPY ARTPRIZE, BIRDS OF PARLIAMENT!

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Day 16 of ArtPrize + Weaving Workshop!
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Day 16 of ArtPrize + Weaving Workshop!

Join us for Day 16 of ArtPrize and a free Weaving Workshop with purchase of one of our Handheld Loom Kits! Kits include loom, naturally dyed fibers from "Solar: A Harvest Dye Study," and a needle to assist in threading your work. Megan and Elyse will be on site from 5-8pm offering assistance in how to set up your loom and get started on your new fiber practice. Kits with loom are $30 each and can be purchased at the shop or online. 

Shop is open from 11am-8pm!

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Day 10 of ArtPrize + First Friday Handmade Halloween Pop-Up Shop!
Oct
2
11:00 AM11:00

Day 10 of ArtPrize + First Friday Handmade Halloween Pop-Up Shop!

It's the 10th Day of ArtPrize, and it's First Friday! Join us at the shop from 5pm-9pm for a Handmade Halloween Pop-Up Shop, Masks, Ears, Capes + Tails, to find locally handmade Halloween costume accessories! Featuring local makers Kristina Bird of Bird Named Kitten, Nicole Mikkelson with Young Blood Old Soul, and Rose Phillips of Conscious Clothing! 

Shop is open from 11am-9pm for ArtPrize hours!

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Day 9 of ArtPrize + Weaving Workshop
Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Day 9 of ArtPrize + Weaving Workshop

Join us for Day 9 of ArtPrize and a free Weaving Workshop with purchase of one of our Handheld Loom Kits! Kits include loom, naturally dyed fibers from "Solar: A Harvest Dye Study," and a needle to assist in threading your work. Megan and Elyse will be on site from 5-8pm offering assistance in how to set up your loom and get started on your new fiber practice. Kits with loom are $30 each and can be purchased at the shop or online. 

Shop is open from 11am-8pm!

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Day 6 of ArtPrize + Division Fibers Social
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Day 6 of ArtPrize + Division Fibers Social

Join us for the 5th day of ArtPrize and the reunion of the Division Fibers Social from ArtPrize 2013! Bringing your knitting, crochet, or any other fiber art that you happen to be making, and spend a few hours crafting with ArtPrize artists Elyse Welcher and Megan Roach of Team Solar! This event is free and open to the public. Shop is open from 5-8pm!

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Solar: A Harvest Dye Study
Sep
23
to Oct 11

Solar: A Harvest Dye Study

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An experiment of time...
a study of nature...
a harvest of color + sun.

Parliament the Boutique is proud to be the hosts for "Solar: A Harvest Dye Study" for ArtPrize 7! 

Parliament founders Elyse Welcher and Megan Roach are the fiber-queens behind "Solar" and will be bringing the naturally dyed harvest home to Parliament with this time-based installation. Utilizing 9 different Michigan harvested dyes, this installation involves solar-dyeing, an ancient technique of dyeing that uses the suns rays to heat the dye material and fibers. During the course of the event, gallon jars of these dyes will be brewing in the window; samples of dyed fiber will be pulled from each jar, dried, and then woven into an on-site loom, thusly showing the gradient of developing color throughout the course of the 18 day event!

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Renegade Craft Fair Chicago
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

Littlewings Designs is so excited to announce that we're once again headed to the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago! 

Join us on September 19th + 20th in Wicker Park of the Windy City for a weekend of food, music, and most of all, an array of the best artisan craft the nation has to offer. Littlewings Designs is so proud to be a part of this incredible line-up of artisan goodness. 

Plus, we'll have fellow Team Parliament member, Megan Roach of Adventure Textiles, there with us to promote our upcoming ArtPrize 7 installation, "Solar: A Harvest Dye Study," and we'll be letting Chicago know that just to the north, there is a city chasing big art and even bigger sunshine. 

11am-6pm both days, hope to see you there!

Renegade Craft Fair amongst the premiere craft shows in the USA, known for influencing tastemakers such as Design Sponge and Martha Stewart Living, as well as being an avenue for new artist discovery for major brands around the globe. The 13th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago is the OG of the Renegade Craft Series, and is sure to be their biggest and best one yet!

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Art in the Park Rockford 2015
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Art in the Park Rockford 2015

Join the Parliament Collective founders, Littlewings Designs and Adventure Textiles, for their 4th year at Art in the Park Rockford! We're so excited for our annual foray back to Elyse's hometown, and can't wait to show Rockford all of Parliament's latest leathers and fibers!

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Eastown Street Fair 2015
Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Eastown Street Fair 2015

Team Parliament is proud to be sponsors of the 2015 Eastown Streetfair! Join us on Saturday, September 12th, check out great local music and food, and shop from the Parliament artist team at our Pop-Up! Founding Parliament Collective member, Jake of Harbinger Leather Design, will be there running the show- be sure to stop by and check out his bags, as well as goods from:
+Forest Emporium
+Littlewings Designs
+Adventure Textiles
+Brambles Woodwork
We can't wait to see you there, birds!

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Parliament Pop Up + Founder's Fest
Jun
20
3:00 PM15:00

Parliament Pop Up + Founder's Fest

Join team parliament for their biggest pop up shop of the year at Founder's Fest. We have a triple booth space to show off new work from LittlewingsdesignsAdventure TextilesHarbinger Leather Design, Alaina Clarke, and Brambles Woodwork.

Founder's Fest is Founder's annual summer party featuring their delicious beer + funky jams.

Please note that this a 21+ event. Tickets can be foundhttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-founders-fest-a-celebration-of-beer-music-tickets-14961453109?ref=ebtnebtckt

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Opening Day + 10th Anniversary of the Fulton Street Artisans Market
Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Opening Day + 10th Anniversary of the Fulton Street Artisans Market

Team Parliament is excited to join and celebrate with fellow FSAM artists for the Opening Day of the Fulton Street Artisans Market! June 14th from 11am- 3pm, shop from Team Parliament Members Adventure Textiles,Littlewingsdesigns, and Harbinger Leather Design, as well as over 100 other local Grand Rapids artists!

This is the 10th birthday of the Fulton Street Artisans Market! We are proud to be a part of this long-standing arts tradition in Grand Rapids!

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First Friday February + Pop-Up Shop with Brambles Woodwork and Runaway Press!
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday February + Pop-Up Shop with Brambles Woodwork and Runaway Press!

Join us for a First Friday Pop-Up Shop with two of Grand Rapids favorite makers, Runaway Press and Brambles Woodwork!
Both makers will have their full collections on site for the night, and Runaway Press will have her mini-letterpress on site doing demos of the printing process! 


So For Fox Sake- we'd love to see you out for the First Friday of 2015! 6-9pm!

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