Friday Fibers Roundup
December 29, 2016
This week’s Friday Friday Roundup features
1) The Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibition shows the process, sketches and photos, as well as custom prints, embroideries, embellishments, and finished garments by Saint Laurent. The exhibition is on display at the Seattle Art Museum until January 8th, 2017.
2) Azerbaijani artist, Tünzale Memmedzade spent 3 years meticulously rewriting the entire Quran in gold by hand on 164 feet of silk, and the result is utterly captivating (via Bored Panda).
3) Karida Collins–founder of Neighborhood Fiber Co.–creates small batch, artisan, hand-dyed yarn to remove the stigma attached to ruralness of yarn to instead inspire the urban landscapes of Baltimore, Maryland (via BizWomen).
4) Artist Anne Galante knits giant masterpieces in a single sitting in this video.
5) The eBook “Vegetable Dyes“ by Ethel M. Mairet looks at the basic steps for natural dyeing as well as what plants source specific colors.
6) These fantastical collages by Johanna Goodman look at the body and fashion in an unexpected way (via The Jealous Curator).
7) This video on how to knit Chaos Theory and Other Mathematical Concepts is for anyone who loves both math yarn.
8) Lana Crooks’ “faux specimens” are created with bits of hand-dyed wool and silk to recreate the sun-drenched skeletons of snakes, birds, and humans, displaying them each in bell jars (via Colossal).
9) These Avant Garde costumes from the 1920s are part of a new online collection of photographs from the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) (via Hyperallergic).
10) Artist Sarah K. Benning’s embroideries begin with an illustration of one of her own houseplant but quickly changes due to her bold improvised embroidery skills to better represent the plants (via Booooooom).