Erika Lynne Hanson "Iceberg 6 (after Frederic Church)" (detail) 2011

Blog Post Tag: Green Design

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 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 26, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features multiple exhibition openings, a TED Talk on yarn-bombing, as well as how solitude enriches creative work. 1) “Studying for U.S. Citizenship One Stitch at a Time” by Karen Ducey looks at Aram Han Sifuentes’ project US Citizenship Test Sampler, and what it was like to take part in the

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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 21, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup explores a conservation studio in Switzerland, a new exhibition of female artists at MoMA, as well as the story behind making traditional Japanese Kimonos. 1) The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 revealed the winner for its annual Young Architects Program—Jenny Sabin Studio. Sabin’s piece, Lumen, is created from

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WildCraft Studio School Spotlight

April 19, 2017 9:00 am

Founded by Chelsea Heffner in 2013, WildCraft Studio School started small—offering about 15 classes from her personal studio in White Salmon, WA—but has now grown to currently offer over 100 workshops from multiple locations. Today we’re spotlighting this amazing organization—showcasing the history, educational philosophy, classes offered, and participation in SDA’s Making our Mark: Past, Present,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 17, 2017 9:00 am

From new residencies for tech-savvy makers to Star Wars-inspired tapestries, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish off the week with some textiles goodness! 1) The Alberta College of Art and Design is seeking an Artist for their Craft + Emerging Media Residency. Artists must be interested in using both digital technologies and

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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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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

January 27, 2017 9:00 am

From a near-death experience with puppets to an innovative plywood-like chair made from flax, this Friday Fibers Roundup covers both and many great things in between. 1) “The Big Stitch: Making America Good Again” looks at how teacher, Tyler Bush, is changing the type of education his students are receiving to reflect what the next

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