Sonja Dahl "Colonial Glory" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: African Textiles

Friday Fibers Roundup

June 30, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features reviews of 3 amazing exhibitions, a call for papers on costumes, as well as a massive database of over 3,000 years of world fashion. 1) The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy has chosen Lawrence, Kansas to host their first National African American Quilt Conference in 2017 (via

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 2, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup showcases a mix of exhibition reviews, the world’s most expensive rugs, and a stop-motion music video. 1) Organized in response to MAD’s exhibition fashion after Fashion, Performance | Kinetic Intimacies features new works that navigate the intersections of fashion, sculpture, installation, and performance. The program is on Thursday, May 25,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 31, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles about work by Mark Newport, Zohra Opoku, Bukola Koiki, and Josh Faught, plus some opening exhibitions. 1) Zohra Opoku’s latest collection of screen prints, Unraveled Threads, recently debuted at a solo show at the Armory in NYC this week. Her work explores what it means to grow up

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 3, 2017 9:00 am

From open-source protest banners, knitted brain hats in the name of science, and world record-breaking blankets in South Africa, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at how the fibers and textile is community coming together in these tumultuous times. 1) Stephanie Syjuco (Professor at UC Berkeley) is openly sharing and disseminating her patterns for fabric

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“Mending” – Out Now!

November 30, 2016 9:00 am

Mending is trending in the art world, but mending as a movement to improve our lives has been “hot” since the dawn of humanity. History (of all cultures) provides us with ample success stories—and cautionary tales. What motivates the desire to mend rather than discard? This issue is filled with inspiring examples of artists working

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Friday Fibers Roundup

November 25, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features some innovative works by multiples artists, a new blog post from Critical Craft Forum, and a recent exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum! 1) MIT researchers have developed a beaver-like fur material in order to help surfers stay warm (via Interesting Engineering). 2) Critical Craft Forum has a new blog

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Friday Fibers Roundup

October 27, 2016 9:00 am

Another shout out to an accomplished SDA member, an Arrowmont call-for-entry, textile podcast, and so much more this week for your Friday Fibers Roundup! 1) SDA member Yoshiko Wada was just granted the 2016 George Hewitt Myers Award! This award recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of textile arts. 2)

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Knitting & Stitching Show by Jamie Chalmers

October 18, 2016 1:21 pm

Last week was the Knitting & Stitching Show at the Alexandra Palace in London. I was lucky to get Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers  to attend the show and share what he found interesting on display there! The event featured work from 3D crochet to surface embroidery, patchwork and quilting to intricate crochet, and highlighted the immense level of craft in

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Friday Fibers Roundup

October 13, 2016 9:00 am

From surreal fashion worlds and collaborative weaving shows to a long lost tradition of clam silk harvesting, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a variety of exhibitions, historical textiles, curator appointments, and a goofy GIF! 1) This Solar System Quilt by Ellen Harding Baker was created as used a teaching aid in astronomy classes back

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Friday Fibers Roundup

October 6, 2016 9:00 am

From the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to a gendered look at what pockets represent, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at fashion, past lectures, upcoming calls, and an exciting research trip by SDA’s Editor and Assistant Editor! 1) President Obama helped inaugurate the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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