In the mood to get inspired by some innovative work using fiber media? Check out this latest selection of sites curated especially for SDA NewsBlog viewers by web-roaming SDA member Mickie McCormic.
The Linen Biennial, a suite of international exhibitions at heritage sites in the Portneuf region by the St. Lawrence River (June-October, 2011), honored the flax and linen culture that 17th century farmers fr0m Ulster, Ireland, brought to Quebec. Patricia Malarcher takes you on a tour of the fashion, fine art and craft that were featured this year.
ART YARN was a hot topic at the recent Textile Society of America conference in Lincoln, NE, thanks to Tracy Hudson’s outstanding and eye-opening presentation. This peripatetic spinner/quilter, currently based in Qatar, shares her take on this new twist and how the ravelry.com community has inspired and supported her work through the magic of the World Wide Web. Get inspired by her creative process and spin art, then link to some of her favorite spinners and resources…
Let Mickie be your guide to 3 excellent online resources: the Berg Fashion Library, the Textile Museum of Canada and the blog of Temple University/Tyler School of Art’s Fibers & Material Studies program. All are excellent sources of fiber! Also included is a link to Rutger’s Legacy Planning archive of videos from a recent conference on that topic.
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