Jess Jones "TopoQuilt (Mason Mill)" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: Textile Travel

Friday Fibers Roundup

June 9, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of new digital textiles, a weekend of dyeing with Rowland & Chinami Ricketts, and politically charged yarn-bombing. 1) The Textile Society of America is now opening registration for Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues: Indigo in Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana on July 13th & 14th, 2017. The very

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‘Loose Threads’ & ‘Beyond the Basics’ at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery

June 7, 2017 9:00 am

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Pender Harbour, British Columbia showcases a wide range of fiber arts—from basketry and paper-making, to dyeing and weaving, by local, national, and international artists—all within an inspiring collection of studio yurts. In honor of FibreWorks’ 10th anniversary, they have two special exhibitions this summer, both of which feature some amazing

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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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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

May 12, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a review of SDA’s Shifting Landscapes, haunting woven photographs, as well as the blending of high fashion and physics at the MET Gala. 1) “On the town with ‘Monsoon Wedding’ designer Arjun Bhasin” by Tony Bravo chronicles a trip the costume designer had to Berkeley, CA to work on the

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Friday Fibers Roundup

May 5, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features Rei Kawakubo’s ground breaking fashion exhibition, a call for embroidery works, and life-saving weaving technology in Bolivia. 1) “Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion” by Matthew Schneier explores Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition which features over 150 garments and is the first solo show

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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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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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Visual Diary: The 52 Box Project

March 15, 2017 9:00 am

Every week for one full year, artist and SDA member Ellen Schiffman created a different work of art in a standard size shadow box. Having worked as a fiber artist for over thirty years, Schiffman set out to explore materiality in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist but her use

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