Lisa Oppenheim "Jacquard Weave (Flower)" 2017 (detail)

Blog Post Tag: Green Design

Friday Fibers Roundup: Story Quilts

November 9, 2018 9:00 am

From galleries to runways, theory to hobby, and everywhere in-between, quilts have seen a huge rise in the everyday lexicon. This Friday Fibers Roundup features a great variety of what people are doing with the concept of quilting. 1) Sonja Dahl’s latest solo exhibition Recounting Fragments is on display now (until the end of November)

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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: 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: Pushing Fashion

March 23, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights the many different ways fashion designers are pushing the boundaries–both conceptually and materially. 1) “When Black Women could not try on the Dresses, Ebony Brought the Dresses to Them” by Blue Greenberg spotlights the story of how haute couture fashion for black American women became a vehicle to reinforce

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Contemporary Craft

February 2, 2018 10:00 am

The week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of exhibitions, books, and reviews all center around the concepts of craft in a contemporary and historical setting. 1) Sheila Hicks’ new exhibition: Free threads. Textile and its Pre-Columbian Roots, 1954-2017 has been up since last November, but there’s still time to see it. On display at

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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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“EIP: Future Fabrication” — Out Now!

December 20, 2017 9:00 am

Surface Design Association is proud to present our winter 2017 edition of the Journal: “Future Fabrication: SDA International Exhibition In Print!” After receiving over 250 entries, jurors Kathryn Hall and Richard Elliot (also Guest Editor) curated a selection of 34 artists from 17 states, as well as Norway, Hungary and British Columbia, Canada, 7 of

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroidery, Drawing with Thread

October 20, 2017 9:00 am

All the articles, exhibitions, and projects for this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup highlight the diversity and wonderment of the simple technique of embroidery. 1) The interview Irem Yazici: Embroidery in Miniature, reveals how Irem transfers images from her imagination into her delightful miniature hoop landscapes and explains exactly why embroidery is so precious to her

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