Tilleke Schwarz "Gut Feeling" (detail) 2014

Blog Post Tag: Conferences

Friday Fibers Roundup

April 7, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on a forgotten weaver, an African American female artist group exhibit, a fifth-generation Master Printer in India, as well as how historic tapestry weaving was done. 1) The Crossover Borås 2017 Conference of the European Textile Network, co-organized with the Swedish Museum of Textiles and Nordic Textile Art

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 10, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features an SDA member exhibition, a book about translating digital photographs into textiles—also by an SDA member—and so much other great stuff! 1) The SDA show Fiber Fusion just opened and features over 80 artists from across Washington. The show is on display at the Schack Art Center in Everett,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 3, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features tofu waste turned into a sewable material, political quilts about the treatment of Native Americans throughout history, as well as a collective mending event for community and healing. 1) “How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool” by Tim McKeough looks at the rise of boutique textile companies and how the desire

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Friday Fibers Roundup

January 13, 2017 9:00 am

An exhibition featuring beautiful weavings, a call for papers from West Dean, and a funny photo series of a man wearing hand-made sweaters of tourist locations is what you can expect in this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup. 1) Artist Hannah Claire Somerville recently completed her project, 1 year of stitches, a one-minute time-lapse video showing

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 16, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features many makers, artists, and creatives working in socially engaged and critical ways. Whether it’s a communal textile project shedding light on the rollback of women’s rights, or garment workers discussing health, safety, and labor concerns about fashion production in LA, this week’s roundup will not disappoint. 1) The Exquisite Uterus Project was started

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 9, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights multiple calls for artwork, papers, and events, as well a critical look into the connections between weaving and the digital. 1) The Material Turn Project is a call for a series of events that encourage scholarship, building critical dialogue, and showcasing visual artifacts created around the theme of materializing

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Friday Fibers Roundup

November 4, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a lovely mix of embroidered internet jokes, an animated short on knitting, a visual gallery of William Morris’ work, and some stitched bread! 1) Japanese artist Shoichi Tsurukawa uses a unique technique called tsutsugaki to explore the “colors of emotions” in his bizarre worlds inhabited by monstrous figures (via

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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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Friday Fibers Roundup

October 20, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at a sassy book by an SDA member, the origin of the Pantone color system, a 6,000 year old piece of indigo-dyed fabric, and so much more! 1) Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS celebrates the 10th anniversary of the ongoing project by Margaret and Christine Wertheim from their organization

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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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