Friday Fibers Roundup
January 13, 2017
An exhibition featuring beautiful weavings, a call for papers from West Dean, and a funny photo series of a man wearing hand-made sweaters of tourist locations is what you can expect in this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup.
1) Artist Hannah Claire Somerville recently completed her project, 1 year of stitches, a one-minute time-lapse video showing an embroidered piece that was documented everyday during 2016 (via The Creators Project).
2) The Loom & Shuttle Guild’s exhibition, Woven Together: Experience and Expression features weaving from the San Francisco-based group. The show is on display at the Sanchez Art Center until February 12th, 2017.
3) The Chilean group, Hombres Tejedores (Male Knitters) knit in public to break down the stereotypes of the medium and raise money to teach others how to knit.
4) This new knitting machine acts like a 3D printer to create patterned textiles at the press of a button.
5) The Jealous Curator’s newest podcast features an interview with New Zealand-based textile artist, Jane Denton. Denton’s work is meticulous, beautiful, and “simply complex”.
6) The West Dean Tapestry Studio’s call for papers for their 2017 Symposium: Contemporary Art and Tapestry – Artists Meet Their Maker is fast approaching! The deadline is January 31st, 2017 to propose a 20 minute presentation of a paper.
7) Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion recently opened at the Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts in Newnan, Georgia. This exhibit celebrates 40 years of fine art quilts and is on display until February 17th, 2017.
8) Flemish artist Sylvie Franquet is utilizing embroidered tapestries to rewrite art history’s male gaze in her series, reMembering (via The Creators Project).
9) Another stunning creation from Emma & Marc, this adorable stop-motion video, Fight! is made completely from needle felt and other textiles.
10) In a photo series that’s sweeping over the internet, this guy makes sweaters of places and then photographs himself wearing them.