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!
Read how Mary Jaeger took what she heard at India Flint’s talk on bio-regional dyeing (at SDA Confluence conference), mashed it up with her 3rd grader’s study of Eastern Woodland Indians and became Chief Dyer of a naturally-stained t-shirt wearing tribe of 25 at NYC’s PS 234.
To entice you to register for CONFLUENCE: 2011 International Surface Design Conference in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (June 9-12), this issue spotlights featured speakers Pat Hickman and India Flint along with SDA’s President Emeritus Jason Pollen, who will have an exhibition there. Other articles consider ways in which the notion of “confluence” is textile-specific, where “ideas meet and mingle”–whether it be the surface design of municipal recycling trucks or how etsy.com has supercharged the DIY craft movement. Get your hot links here!
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.
Link to additional information about profiles in EcoVision issue! Learn more online about work by Harmony Susalla/Harmony Art, Green UK Designers, Kathleen Tesnakis/ekologic, Kate Goldwater/AuH2O, Lisa Klakulak/strongfelt, Abigail Doan, Jappie King Black, and more…