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

Blog Post Tag: Quilts

Friday Fibers Roundup

July 14, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of workshops, flax processing, the politics of everyday materials, as well open-source activism through banners and protests. 1) “Open-Source Activism” by Sarah Archer looks at the powerful use of bold, graphic banners in relation to protests throughout history (via American Craft Council). 2) A charity is bringing …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

July 7, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features an exhibition of Contemporary Native Art, how tennis ball fabric is made, an online vintage pattern library, and so much more! 1) The exhibition Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art features contemporary Native American artists who utilize fiber art media and methods to make their …

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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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Wild Fibers: Vermont SDA Member Exhibition

June 29, 2017 9:00 am

Wild Fibers, an exhibition by Vermont members of Surface Design Association, opens on Friday, June 2nd, 2017, 5:00–7:00pm and runs through July 9th, 2017 at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery. The gallery is located in a renovated 1860s English Sheep barn at the home of Emile’s daughter, Emilie Gruppe Alexander, and her husband Stuart, and …

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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 2, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup showcases a mix of exhibition reviews, the world’s most expensive rugs, and a stop-motion music video. 1) Organized in response to MAD’s exhibition fashion after Fashion, Performance | Kinetic Intimacies features new works that navigate the intersections of fashion, sculpture, installation, and performance. The program is on Thursday, May 25, …

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“Bits and Bobbins: Tricia Royal” by Rachel Henry

May 31, 2017 9:00 am

Gone are the days of the quilt being relegated to a merely serviceable textile for the home. Chicago’s Lillstreet Art Center will host two exhibition openings featuring examples of the modern quilt starting Friday, May 26. The first, The Postmodern Quilt, will showcase quilting artists whose work “fits neatly inside the paradigm of Postmodern Art.” …

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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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“Shifting Landscapes” — Out Now!

May 24, 2017 9:00 am

Surface Design Journal’s Spring edition, “Shifting Landscapes”, surveys the concept of the landscape from several different vantage points. From map-inspired embroideries and childhood nostalgia, to environmental awareness and feminist advocacy, “Shifting Landscapes” offers appreciation for the present while giving a nod to the past. As we gear up for our August conference in Portland, Oregon, …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 28, 2017 9:00 am

From France’s first permanent fashion museum to influential knitting artists, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to end your week. 1) Rena Detrixhe, the first place winner of SDA’s Shifting Landscapes exhibition, was recently featured on the art/craft/design blog Colossal with her stunning piece Red Dirt Rug! 2) On a sad note, …

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