Ashley Zelinskie, Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya, and Dr. Laura Taalman "Texere" 2018 (detail)

Blog Post Tag: SDA Community

Friday Fibers Roundup: Haptic

December 14, 2018 9:00 am

This batch of articles for Friday Fibers Roundup draws from our current Journal theme of “Haptic” to give you articles on craft, material history, and color traditions. 1) “The Artificial Divide Between Fine Art and Textiles is a Gendered Issue” by Amber Butchart highlights the changing perceptions of fabrics throughout art history, in reaction to …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Tight-Knit

October 26, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features ten articles that spotlight the past, present, and future of knitting; with themes touching on technology, craft, restoration, and more! 1) “Imaging Tool Unravels Secrets of Child’s Sock from Ancient Egypt” by Caroline Davies looks at how a non-invasive technique devised by British Museum shed light on dyeing and …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Stories to Tell

July 13, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s roundup focuses on highlighting a variety of voices and experience, and how they are expressed through the medium of textiles. From perforative fashion, to interactive installation, each story is worth hearing. 1) Jono Vaughan’s series Project 42 addresses the pattern of violence against transgender people in the United States, providing both a form …

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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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“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: Embroidery Evolution

February 16, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup examines the many different ways embroidery has evolved over the years, and some new artists that are pushing the technique in innovative directions. 1) “Ulla-Stina Wikander’s Cross-Stitched Household Objects” by Andy Smith spotlights the surreal, sculptural domestic and everyday objects that Wikander meticulously hand stitches (via High-Fructose). 2) In Nagoro, …

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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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