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Blog Post Tag: Creative Process

Friday Fibers Roundup: Fierce Fashion

June 22, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights the importance of size, culture, and class representation within the fashion industry. 1) “A Muslim Fashion Blogger With a Fierce Message” by Alex Hawgood highlights the work done by Ms. Katebi (the brains behind the politically-charged fashion blog Joojoo Azad), where she frequently casts a spotlight on reductive media

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Designing out of Waste

June 8, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s roundup features articles that comment on the fashion industry, alternative solutions, and innovative materials. 1) “The Ultimate Fashion Fail: One Garbage Truck of Textiles is thrown away every Second” by Tess Riley spotlights the need for a better approach and regulation of the fashion industry, while pondering “Is a world beyond ‘fast fashion’

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Embedded Quilts

May 11, 2018 9:00 am

Quilts have become a popular topic for many contemporary art websites and blogs, and this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup brings you a batch looking at quilts from many different contexts. 1) “The Broken Promises of American Indian Treaties, Sewn onto Quilts” by Rachel Elizabeth Jones examines the work of Gina Adams and how she sews

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Weavings Mapped

May 4, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a variety of articles exploring how weaving can be used to map place, histories, and nature. 1) “The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets” by Deborah Needleman looks at basket weaving from various artist and cultural perspectives to highlight the traditions and diversity within the medium (via New York Times). 2)

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“Artful Conversations: Anita Bracalente” by Catherine Kirsch

May 2, 2018 9:00 am

Anita Bracalente lives a broad and varied artistic life. She is an art museum registrar, painter, sculptor, stain-glass maker, landscape designer, knitter and an arts lecturer. As she says, “a creative life takes on its own natural progression and direction.” An important aspect of this forward motion has been seeking light, creating space in a

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Patterned Body

April 27, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at the body and the various ways patterns and designs are used within fashion, exhibitions, and textile works. 1) “‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Draws On ‘The Sacred Geometry Of Africa’” by Mallory Yu looks at the costuming details from the recent Marvel Blockbuster and how Wakanda’s Afro-futurism is grounded

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Paper and Color Inspirations

April 13, 2018 9:00 am

Need some inspiration for new projects? This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features paper patterns, colors, and forms to get you out of your rut. 1) Beijing-based artist Peng Wei create contemporary sculptures of human legs, shoes, and torsos by placing traditional Chinese painting on rice paper—displaying natural and domestic scenes (via Colossal). 2) “Photographer Captures

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Loop There It Is

April 6, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a fun and playful mix of crochet works, installations, and guerilla projects keeping a traditional craft alive. 1) “Feast Your Eyes on This Glorious Crocheted Food” by Anne Ewbank looks at Trevor Smith’s retro-domestic themed creations which are fuzzy, cozy, and downright edible-looking (via Atlas Obscura). 2) In her

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Fashion’s Future

March 30, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup highlights a series of articles, exhibitions, and innovations in the fashion, wearable art, and experimental fashion realms. 1) “The Future Of Fashion in 5 Wild New Garments” by Diana Budds examines what we will be wearing in 5, 50, or 500 years, all on view at MoMA (via FastCoDesign). 2)

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