"Loose Threads," Laura Thomas

Friday Fibers Roundup

Sarah Carr Glacial Strata Felted woolSarah Carr Glacial Strata Felted wool 11″ x 12.5″ (2016)

1) Margarita Cabrera is bringing her community-based art project, Space in Between, to Arizona. Cabrera will be hosting a series of art-making workshops at ASU’s Combine Studios every Tuesday and Thursday throughout September. The work created during the month will be featured in an exhibition beginning in October at Desert Botanical Garden.

2) Olek is back at it again, and this time she’s covered a 100 year-old house in Finland entirely in pink crochet (via designboom).

3) The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, VA, is hosting A Century of African-American Quilts. This exhibit features 12 hand-sewn quilts crafted by African American women, half of which have never been displayed publicly until now. The show is on display through May 2018.

4) Do you also dig Netflix’s The Get Down’s Fashion? This article with The Get Down’s Costume Designer Reveals How the Show’s Clothes Keep It Real (via Vogue).

5) SDA Member Jim Arendt’s ‘Transitional’ work is now on display at Tennessee Tech University’s Joan Derryberry Art Gallery until September 29th.

6) These wire sculptures by Walter Oltmann seem both otherworldly and familiar (via Hi-Fructose).

7) In Can Millennials Change the Fashion Industry’s Bad Habits? Jenna Igneri draws connections between sustainable fashion, social media marketing, and how millennials choose to spend their money (via Nylon).

8) When Regular Tools Don’t Cut It, Make ‘Em Yourself looks at the innovative tools conservators have created in order to conserve objects from their collections (via The Creators Project).

9) The exhibition Beyond Pattern: Activism and Identity in Quilts by Thomas Knauer is on display now at Anderson Gallery at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The show is up until September 30th.

10) Miniature artist Devin Smith created this adorable mini screen printing rig to create custom shirts at a Barbie Doll scale (via Colossal).

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