Friday Fibers Roundup
Lauren Sinner August 26, 2016
Molly Koehn and Madison Creech Potentially Invasive, Probably Harmful
Installation at Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Eucalyptus eco-printed raw silk, screen print, eucalyptus stumps, dowels, pdf, vinyl (2016)
1) SDA member Julie Sirek’s solo exhibition, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work, brings awareness to domestic violence. The show opens September 8th at the Textile Center in Minneapolis and is up through October 22nd, 2016.
2) The world’s oldest needle was found in a Siberian cave last week. The needle is so old, in fact, that it wasn’t even created by humans, but rather our long extinct Denisovan ancestors (via The Siberian Times).
3) This video shows how *antique* wallpaper was created (via Messy Nessy Chic).
4) The Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony was last week, and in it was an homage to the past enslaved lace weavers of Brazil. Mariella Mosthof writes, “What Tradition Do The Women In White Honor At The Closing Ceremony? It’s Important” (via Romper).
5) Pestros Vrellis, an artist and engineer from Greece, creates portraits using a modified circle loom.
6) The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit has an application call for a year-long Curatorial Fellowship focusing on diversifying programming and artistic vision of the museum. Application deadline is Friday, September 30th 2016.
7) Hari Kuyo, Japan’s festival for broken needles, involves sticking old and broken needles into soft chunks of tofu or jelly as a way of showing thanks for their hard work (via See How We Sew).
8) Check out the Portland Art Museum’s Native Fashion Show featuring contemporary indigenous designers from across the United States and Canada. The exhibition is only up until September 4th, so get there before it’s down.
9) Emily Holmes reviews Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime), Stephanie Syjuco’s solo exhibition at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, CA, in her article “Colonial Histories of Colors and Patterns” (via Hyperallergic).
10) These quirky custom crocheted food rugs by Carly Dellger (SurfaceWerks) are perfect for any fiber lover’s kitchen (via Colossal).