J. Casey Doyle "I AM MY OWN MASCOT" (performance still) 2014

Blog Post Tag: Dyes

Friday Fibers Roundup

March 24, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features historical inquiries into Incan communication, Icelandic garments, and WWII era knitting, as well as a call for artist-in-residence, and two opening exhibitions. 1) The video “Threads That Speak: How The Inca Used Strings to Communicate” looks at the system of knotted string—known as quipus—which was used for communication (via

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Visual Diary: The 52 Box Project

March 15, 2017 9:00 am

Every week for one full year, artist and SDA member Ellen Schiffman created a different work of art in a standard size shadow box. Having worked as a fiber artist for over thirty years, Schiffman set out to explore materiality in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist but her use

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Victoria Manganiello of Lady Art: NYC by Quinne Myers

March 8, 2017 9:00 am

Our final spotlight on Lady Art Writers and Artists comes from New York-based Quinne Myers writing about dyer, weaver, and spinner Victoria Manganiello. It is so wonderful to be able to do a series of features on some amazing makers across the country, all approaching textiles with different backgrounds, techniques, concepts, and intentions. Textile artist Victoria Manganiello weaves hand-dyed

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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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Hybrid Transitions: Collaborative Itajime by Tyler Peterson

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

In continuation with the previous article on katazome and technology, textile artist Tyler Peterson presents a new exploration into traditional historic dye processes with a technological update in collaboration with Aaron De Lanty. The idea for this experiment came from a conversation Aaron and I had over a year ago about ways to speed up and make

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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

February 3, 2017 9:00 am

From open-source protest banners, knitted brain hats in the name of science, and world record-breaking blankets in South Africa, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at how the fibers and textile is community coming together in these tumultuous times. 1) Stephanie Syjuco (Professor at UC Berkeley) is openly sharing and disseminating her patterns for fabric

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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 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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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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