Amy Sia-Atoa "Imagining Paradise, Arcadia" (2016)

Friday Fibers Roundup: Mapping / Vision / Traces

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a groundbreaking exhibition series, maps of embroidery techniques by country, as well as silk recreations of homes and objects.

George-Ann Bowers It’s Complicated 2015, wool and mohair, 60” x 30” x 5”.


1) “Artistic Maps of Pakistan & India Show the Embroidery Techniques of Their Different Regions” by Dan Coleman shows how diverse elements come together to make beautiful things and the variations on a simple yet complex technique (via Open Culture).

2) “Tracing textile cultures of Italy and Greece in the early first millennium BC” by Margarita Gleba looks at a recent analysis of textiles from Greece and Italy and the role they played in society (via Cambridge Core).

3) Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion features new works from one of the most visionary fashion designers alive. Working with diverse materials such as metal umbrella ribs, industrial yarns, woven metal, leather strips, and transparent acrylic, van Herpen’s work seamlessly blends hi-tech processes with traditional handwork, creating imaginative sculptural garments. The show is on display at The Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio from October 13th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.

4) Korean artist Do Ho Suh creates meticulous works that recreate homes he’s lived in and objects he’s owned. The Jealous Curator recently featured an article on his series Home Within A Home.

5) “Southeast Asia Stakes Its Claim in the Art World” by Jason Farago looks at the changes over time in representation of Southeast Asian artists within the New York art world (via New York Times).

6) “Discovery of vast treasure trove of fine textiles shows importance of fashion to Bronze Age Britons” by David Keys examines some 3000-year-old fabrics that are among finest from period ever discovered in Europe (via Independent).

7) The Craft Biennale Scotland has a call for entries for “Response to Place” their 2018 conference in Edinburgh, UK. Deadline is December 1st, 2017.

8) “The Latest in the Studio Museum’s Landmark ‘F’ Series is a Timely Exploration of Truth and Fiction” by Tess Thackara looks at the groundbreaking series of exhibitions that launched the careers of famous artists-of-color (via Artsy).

9) Cut the Edge, Weave the Line combines traditional techniques with new technology to push the boundaries fiber art. The show is on display at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts until October 20th, 2017.

10) Aliki van der Kruijs, a designer and artist based in the Hague, uses rain to create beautiful and abstract prints on fabric (via FastCo Designs).

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