Tilleke Schwarz "Gut Feeling" (detail) 2014

Blog Post Tag: Beadwork

Friday Fibers Roundup

May 19, 2017 8:35 am

From silicone innovations in fashion, to how TV logos were created before graphic design software, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish the week! 1) “Anni Albers Deserves Space on the A-List of Art” by Blake Gopnik argues that Anni Albers’s weavings are more daring than Josef’s paintings, and should be more …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 17, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features three upcoming textiles exhibitions, an embroidered mystery box, as well as lace-like works created from painstakingly placed dandelion fluffs. 1) Materials: Hard + Soft features the work of Kim Paxton (pictured above), Elizabeth Odiorne, Susan Iverson, George-Ann Bowers, Ben Venom, as well as many artists and craftspeople working in …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 10, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features bacteria-dyed silk scarves, knitted ramen noodles, and a list of innovative new materials for designers to keep an eye out for. 1) The Sari Project, created by Malika Verma Kashyap (owner of Bangalore-based creative agency Border & Fall), is a series of three short films on the sari’s past, present, …

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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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Shifting Landscapes: Spotlight on form & concept

November 21, 2016 9:00 am

Surface Design Association is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for our 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition, Shifting Landscapes. Juried by Erika Lynne Hanson and Frank Rose, this exhibition will explore both traditional and non-traditional contemporary interpretations of place by makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials and techniques. Shifting Landscapes …

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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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What is “Crafting Community”?

October 5, 2016 6:41 pm

With the entry deadline for Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print drawing closer (October 15th), I wanted to take a moment to share what “Crafting Community” means to me. The world of fibers & textiles is a tight knit (pun intended) field. Once you start meeting people, you realize how truly connected …

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Fiber in the Present Tense 2016

September 28, 2016 9:00 am

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of Surface Design Association is pleased to present their latest juried exhibition, Fiber in the Present Tense. Currently on view at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, this show features fiber & textiles works created by regional members. The exhibit is a panoply of the fiber arts, encompassing a …

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New Product Review: The Wonderz of WireKnitZ

December 31, 2013 5:41 pm

Get wired in the New Year with WireKnitz – a new product with major mixed media mojo. Get inspired by work, ranging from jewelry adornments to sculpture and assemblage, using the ultra-flexible and many-hued tubular knit. Let Kathie Kerler get you in the loop about the wonders of this new material, here….

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