Dorothy McGuiness "Zig Zag 3" (detail) 2015

Blog Post Tag: Sustainability

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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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 21, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup explores a conservation studio in Switzerland, a new exhibition of female artists at MoMA, as well as the story behind making traditional Japanese Kimonos. 1) The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 revealed the winner for its annual Young Architects Program—Jenny Sabin Studio. Sabin’s piece, Lumen, is created from

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 7, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on a forgotten weaver, an African American female artist group exhibit, a fifth-generation Master Printer in India, as well as how historic tapestry weaving was done. 1) The Crossover Borås 2017 Conference of the European Textile Network, co-organized with the Swedish Museum of Textiles and Nordic Textile Art

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Award Winners for “Shifting Landscapes”

March 22, 2017 9:00 am

Shifting Landscapes, SDA’s juried exhibition, recently opened at form & concept gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico this February. The works in the show explore both traditional and non-traditional interpretations of place either inspired by or made from fiber and textile materials and techniques. Even though there were so many great works accepted into the

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 17, 2017 9:00 am

From new residencies for tech-savvy makers to Star Wars-inspired tapestries, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish off the week with some textiles goodness! 1) The Alberta College of Art and Design is seeking an Artist for their Craft + Emerging Media Residency. Artists must be interested in using both digital technologies and

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Hybrid Transitions: Collaborative Itajime by Tyler Peterson

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

In continuation with the previous article on katazome and technology, textile artist Tyler Peterson presents a new exploration into traditional historic dye processes with a technological update in collaboration with Aaron De Lanty. The idea for this experiment came from a conversation Aaron and I had over a year ago about ways to speed up and make

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 23, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles about three different exhibitions, soft sculptures, and an adorable mini loom. 1) This video from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, shows firsthand how embroiderer Rosie Taylor-Davies recreates the amazing Middle Ages craft of Medieval embroidery (via Slate). 2) Natalie Baxter’s Warm Gun series addresses the increase of gun-related

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 16, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features many makers, artists, and creatives working in socially engaged and critical ways. Whether it’s a communal textile project shedding light on the rollback of women’s rights, or garment workers discussing health, safety, and labor concerns about fashion production in LA, this week’s roundup will not disappoint. 1) The Exquisite Uterus Project was started

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Friday Fibers Roundup

November 18, 2016 9:00 am

From new advancements in silkworm technology to the costumes of the show Outlander, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup is jam-packed with some awesome textile links to top off your week. 1) Filmmaking duo Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels recently created The Garden Ape, a stop motion short, as part of a promotional campaign

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