Love the blues? Get the backstory on the making of the 2011 documentary “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” by filmmaker (and SDA Member) Mary Lance. See snapshots of her journey all over the globe to gather the big picture of indigo’s history and use – past and present.
SDA Europe Representative Karina van Vught recently planned & hosted a 2nd confab of SDA members at Zijdelings, her textile arts center in Tilburg, NL. Mirjam Pet-Jacobs gives an overview of the outstanding “Ecovision” 2-day program.
Let Mickie be your guide to more resources on the web. This time it’s Green website at the Textile Museum, Art Blog Venetian Red + UK batik, African textiles & toppers then fiber bunnies made from recycled butts. Cigarette, that is. Link about it!
Barbara Shapiro’s love of textiles and French language took her on a 7-year journey that ended in the publication of her translation of a card (tablet) weaving text of historical interest. With generous encouragement from the late Peter Collingwood, this early 20th century French book can now be read in English.
Textiles serve as a lens through which to sample Africa’s diversity in this latest issue of the Surface Design Journal.
Articles focus on artists engaged in printing, dyeing, batik, weaving, stitching, quiltmaking, graphic arts and applique.