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Blog Post Tag: Confluence Conference

Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroidered Flora

April 20, 2018 9:00 am

Flowers, nature, and organic forms are the themes for this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup articles. 1) “Bihar’s Sujani Embroidery has a GI Tag, but why does no one know about It?” by Amarnath Tewary looks at the labor of around 400 women and girls from Bhusra village who work to create Sujani embroidery. When done,

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroidery Evolution

February 16, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup examines the many different ways embroidery has evolved over the years, and some new artists that are pushing the technique in innovative directions. 1) “Ulla-Stina Wikander’s Cross-Stitched Household Objects” by Andy Smith spotlights the surreal, sculptural domestic and everyday objects that Wikander meticulously hand stitches (via High-Fructose). 2) In Nagoro,

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Woven Color

January 26, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s roundup features a mix of articles all focusing on sources of color, weaving production, and how those intermingle. 1) “How an Oregon State Professor Accidentally Created a New Shade of Blue” by Benjamin Tepler looks back at the first truly new blue discovered in more than two centuries (via PDX Monthly). 2) In

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Art / Craft / Design

September 22, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup explores projects, artists, and exhibitions that attempt to pick apart the categories of art, craft, and design that we so often put people’s work into. 1) Have you ever wondered what happens to those massive painted theater backdrops when a show ends? Well, Jen Kahn (who has been a stage

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“Weaving and Knowing” by Patricia Malarcher

August 16, 2017 9:00 am

Weaving can be viewed as a handcraft, an ethnic tradition, a global commodity, and a prototype for binary systems. It can also be viewed as embodied cognition, a term that came up frequently during a recent conference, Weaving: Cognition/Technology/Culture at Columbia University, New York. The purpose of the conference was to challenge the common assumption

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Friday Fibers Roundup

August 11, 2017 9:00 am

Our amazing conference just finished, and to top it off, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on some of our Keynote speakers and demonstrators (plus some extras)! 1) This video shows Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library where Sifuentes leads workshops to teach others how to make their own protest banners in lieu

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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

December 29, 2016 11:20 am

This week’s Friday Friday Roundup features 1) The Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibition shows the process, sketches and photos, as well as custom prints, embroideries, embellishments, and finished garments by Saint Laurent. The exhibition is on display at the Seattle Art Museum until January 8th, 2017. 2) Azerbaijani artist, Tünzale Memmedzade spent

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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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