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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: 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: Weavings Mapped

May 4, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a variety of articles exploring how weaving can be used to map place, histories, and nature. 1) “The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets” by Deborah Needleman looks at basket weaving from various artist and cultural perspectives to highlight the traditions and diversity within the medium (via New York Times). 2)

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“Artful Conversations: Anita Bracalente” by Catherine Kirsch

May 2, 2018 9:00 am

Anita Bracalente lives a broad and varied artistic life. She is an art museum registrar, painter, sculptor, stain-glass maker, landscape designer, knitter and an arts lecturer. As she says, “a creative life takes on its own natural progression and direction.” An important aspect of this forward motion has been seeking light, creating space in a

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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: Embroidered Flora

April 20, 2018 9:00 am

Flowers, nature, and organic forms are the themes for this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup articles. 1) “Bihar’s Sujani Embroidery has a GI Tag, but why does no one know about It?” by Amarnath Tewary looks at the labor of around 400 women and girls from Bhusra village who work to create Sujani embroidery. When done,

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“Changing Styles in Contemporary Quilt Art: Pattern in Motion” by Sandra Sider

March 28, 2018 10:00 am

This article features four contemporary artists working in the quilt medium for more than thirty years: Pauline Burbidge, Michael James, Katie Pasquini Masopust, and Joan Schulze. They all have international reputations not only as artists, but also as influential teachers, lecturers, and authors of books relating to contemporary quilt art. Continuing to produce textile-based artwork

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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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