Sonja Dahl "Colonial Glory" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: DIY Craft

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 23, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fiber Roundup features new fabric from NASA, a NYC bodega made completely from felt, and the dyeing history of the American flag. 1) Lucy Sparrow’s 8 Till Late recreates a bodega with all fixings in her most recent New York City installation. 2) American Craft Council’s applications are now open for the 2018

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 16, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup has two exhibitions featuring many SDA members, open registration for fiber classes both in California and Poland, as well as how sewing your own clothes can help find empowerment in your body. 1) The Vermont chapter of SDA presents the exhibition, Wild Fibers, which is on display at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 9, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of new digital textiles, a weekend of dyeing with Rowland & Chinami Ricketts, and politically charged yarn-bombing. 1) The Textile Society of America is now opening registration for Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues: Indigo in Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana on July 13th & 14th, 2017. The very

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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

May 5, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features Rei Kawakubo’s ground breaking fashion exhibition, a call for embroidery works, and life-saving weaving technology in Bolivia. 1) “Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion” by Matthew Schneier explores Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition which features over 150 garments and is the first solo show

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 14, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights exhibitions that are both opening and about to close, as well as Stephanie Syjuco’s protest banner project, and an interview with the curator for Queer Threads. 1) The Springfield Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein. The show features large scale sculptures made of a

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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

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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