Friday Fibers Roundup
Lauren Sinner April 28, 2017
From France’s first permanent fashion museum to influential knitting artists, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to end your week.
1) Rena Detrixhe, the first place winner of SDA’s Shifting Landscapes exhibition, was recently featured on the art/craft/design blog Colossal with her stunning piece Red Dirt Rug!
2) On a sad note, Polish artist, sculptor, and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, has died at age 86. Primarily working in thick fibers and synthetic resins, Abakanowicz’s works were beautiful, disturbing, and fascinating, all at the same time (via Daily Mail).
3) This video shows how an engineer uses paper to create beautiful kinetic sculptures.
4) On display at Elephant Gallery in Glassell Park, Twiddle, Poke, Hold by Liz Nurenberg invites silliness with her interactive sculptures that are a playground for your fingers, palms, and wrists (via LA Times).
5) France is getting its first ever permanent fashion museum with The Palais Galliera, a museum in collaboration with Chanel (via Vogue).
6) Having pain problems after hours of knitting? This alternative knitting method can save your hands and wrists from hurting (via DIYEverywhere).
7) Grab Bag Studio recently opened in Long Beach, California and features a contemporary art collective of all-female makers working in a wide variety of media (via Long Beach Post).
8) The article “These Artists Are Giving Knitting a Place in Art History” by Alexxa Gotthardt features 8 amazing artists (although not all knitters, some crocheters snuck in there) (via Artsy).
9) The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College recently acquired 85 Coptic textiles from Egypt as a teaching tool and resource for students (via Hyperallergic).
10) Martina Schuhmann creates wonderful felted rugs that mimic a collection of river rocks.