Friday Fibers Roundup
November 4, 2016
This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a lovely mix of embroidered internet jokes, an animated short on knitting, a visual gallery of William Morris’ work, and some stitched bread!
1) Japanese artist Shoichi Tsurukawa uses a unique technique called tsutsugaki to explore the “colors of emotions” in his bizarre worlds inhabited by monstrous figures (via Hi-Fructose).
2) English artist Hannah Hill (a.k.a. Hanecdote) embroiders popular memes that merge an age-old art form with modern day meme culture to address contemporary social issues (via The Creators Project).
3) The Smithsonian National Museum of American History recently reached their Kickstarter goal to preserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz!
4) “The Last Knit“, an animated short by Laura Neuvonen, looks at what it’s like when knitting becomes an obsession.
5) These human organs made from plants, titled Eye Heart Spleen by Camila Carlow, are a beautiful reminder of the machinery that lies beneath our skin (via Juxtapoz).
6) “When Fashion Meets Technology, You Can Wear Your Tweets” by Hilarie M. Sheets looks at the rise of digital fabrication in the fashion industry as well as its role in the contemporary gallery and museum (via the New York Times).
7) The short documentary “Valley of Dolls” by Fritz Schumann shows the creator of over 350 dolls of the dead by Ayano Tsukimi. The film looks into her decade-long dedication to making dolls of the dead and disappeared in her nearly abandoned town of Nagoro, Japan.
8) This video shows how a 10 year old girl who was bullied uses her sewing machine to change people’s lives.
9) The William Morris Gallery contains objects that span Morris’ entire career and varied aspects of his life. The Textiles and Wallpaper galleries are a great display of pattern design.
10) Terézia Krnáčová embroiders on slices of bread in her quirky series, Everyday Bread which incorporates a slice for each day of the week in a different design, with the 7th slice remaining plain in honor of the sabbath (via Colossal).