Michelle Stitzlein "Slub Weave - Boucherouite Series" (detail)

Blog Post Tag: Museum Issues

Friday Fibers Roundup: Extreme Knitting

March 2, 2018 10:00 am

Knitting is the name of the game for all the articles featured in this week’s edition of Friday Fibers Roundup. 1) “Knitting Together the Beginnings of a Queer, Feminine Future” by Zachary Small highlights how the exhibition Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field reimagined the Museum of Arts and Design’s third floor gallery space. …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Excavated Pattern

February 23, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a blend of articles focusing on cultural histories, archaeology, and pattern. 1) “Decolonizing Photography: A Conversation With Wendy Red Star” by Abaki Beck shows how Wendy Red Star uses her photography to challenge mainstream representations of Native Americans, but on her own terms (via Aperture). 2) “Japanese Artist Crafts …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Experiences in Cloth

February 9, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a variety of articles, interviews, and shows all showcasing personal narratives and experiences through blankets, quilts, and cloth. 1) The exhibition, The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art explores how a current generation of contemporary artists are employing quilt traditions and techniques to make social, political and personal commentary. …

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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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Friday Fibers Roundup: Exhibiting Craft

November 17, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at various ways institutions, museums, and galleries are exhibiting and talking about fibers & textiles’ inherent craft. 1) The exhibition Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism recently opened at the Phoenix Art Museum (Arizona) and features more than 70 works, including the premiere of a three-story, site-specific work created exclusively …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Geometry (Nature + Tech)

October 27, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of artists, exhibitions, and projects that deal with patterns and geometry in either natural or high-tech ways. 1) MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group has created a system to fold materials into various origami shapes when inflated, turning specifically designed paper, plastic, and fabric into representations 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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Friday Fibers Roundup: Mapping / Vision / Traces

October 13, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a groundbreaking exhibition series, maps of embroidery techniques by country, as well as silk recreations of homes and objects. 1) “Artistic Maps of Pakistan & India Show the Embroidery Techniques of Their Different Regions” by Dan Coleman shows how diverse elements come together to make beautiful things and the …

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