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Blog Post Tag: Shop Talk

Friday Fibers Roundup: Fashion Traditions

January 11, 2019 9:00 am

From smart dresses to beading on Vans, this Friday Fibers Roundup has a great mix of articles on how traditional fashion is remixed. 1) This video shows how Native American fashion designer, Charlene Holy Bear blends Vans (the popular skate sneaker) with her heritage of hand-beading. 2) “Researchers Build a Smart Dress to show how …

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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: Basket Case

August 31, 2018 9:00 am

From wall tapestries, to baskets, and everything in between, this week’s roundup features a great mix of weaving articles and exhibitions. 1) “The Enduring Influence of Ikat Fabric, from Oscar de la Renta to Contemporary Design” by Vanessa H. Larson examines how Ikat patterns have become enormously popular in both fashion and interior design. But …

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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: 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: 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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