Michelle Stitzlein "Slub Weave - Boucherouite Series" (detail)

Friday Fibers Roundup: Color Abound

This is one of our brightest and most colorful Friday Fibers Roundups yet! With articles focusing on the use or history of a wide range of colors.

Catherine Kleeman Sky Light #2 2017, cotton fabric, quilting, thread, 12” x 12”.


1) “The Hidden Labor Behind the Luxurious Colors of Purple and Indigo” by Sarah E. Bond explores the history of Tyrian purple, indigo, and other dyes (via Hyperallergic).

2) This beautiful yet dizzying puzzle features 1,000 Halftone colors! (via Colossal).

3) The exhibition Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies features contemporary craft and design objects that explore traditional techniques with new and innovative concepts. The show is on display at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI from January 20th, 2018 to March 24th, 2018.

4) “Unraveling an Ancient Code Written in Strings” by Sabine Hyland looks at how Andean cultures developed a mysterious form of writing that has never been deciphered (via Sapiens).

5) This article and video show you how you now see colors that once didn’t exist (via Quartz).

6) Olek is back at it with her project at the Kerava Art Museum where she has invited refugees, immigrants, and voluntary women to wrap a house with pink crocheting patterns. The building situated in the center of Finnish town Kerava is now known as Gallery Alli.

7) This article from Spoonflower shows you “41 Genius Projects to Make for Back to School in 2016” (but now apply to 2018).

8) “Louise Bourgeois: Imagination Unfolds in All Dimensions” by Roberta Smith reviews the stunning and prolific retrospective of Bourgeois’ work (via The New York Times).

9) Shelly Jyoti brings her unique installations for an exhibition organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) for Gandhi Jayanti to revive the 3,500 year-old art of Ajrakh printing (via The Hindu).

10) Ukraine-based designer Hanna Dovhan creates needled felted wool sculptures of mustachioed donuts, mushrooms, croissants, and veggies, and are all designed to rest in a tender embrace (via Colossal).

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