Kids of TAC: Woven Scarves!

Cycle 2 of TAC Afterschool began with weaving scarves. We limited our materials to our own hand dyed cotton muslin, and an impressive array of chenille. These materials weave quickly, so seasoned and novice weavers alike could make long, warm

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Kids of TAC: Woven Scarves!

Cycle 2 of TAC Afterschool began with weaving scarves. We limited our materials to our own hand dyed cotton muslin, and an impressive array of chenille. These materials weave quickly, so seasoned and novice weavers alike could make long, warm

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Sculptural Fashion: Volume, Structure, and the Body

Fashion necessitates a body. What is fashion without a body beneath? The interaction between the two is one that, as trends and materials come and go, will always remain. The nature of the interaction, at least on the runway, is

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Sculptural Fashion: Volume, Structure, and the Body

Fashion necessitates a body. What is fashion without a body beneath? The interaction between the two is one that, as trends and materials come and go, will always remain. The nature of the interaction, at least on the runway, is

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January Fiber Art Picks!

Photo courtesy of Museum of the City of New York.   “Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” Museum of the City of New York Through April 1, 2018 A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New

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January Fiber Art Picks!

Photo courtesy of Museum of the City of New York.   “Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” Museum of the City of New York Through April 1, 2018 A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New

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Interview with Fran Aldea of Minka Inhouse

Fran​ ​Aldea​ ​is​ ​the​ ​owner​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​mind​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​wonderful​ ​store​ M​​inka​ ​Inhouse​,​ ​based​ ​in Santiago,​ ​Chile. I​ ​met​ ​Fran​ ​through​ ​Instagram​ ​about​ ​a​ ​year​ ​ago.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​mindlessly​ ​scrolling​ ​one​ ​day,​ ​as​ ​one does,​ ​and​ ​stumbled​ ​across​ ​her​

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Interview with Fran Aldea of Minka Inhouse

Fran​ ​Aldea​ ​is​ ​the​ ​owner​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​mind​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​wonderful​ ​store​ M​​inka​ ​Inhouse​,​ ​based​ ​in Santiago,​ ​Chile. I​ ​met​ ​Fran​ ​through​ ​Instagram​ ​about​ ​a​ ​year​ ​ago.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​mindlessly​ ​scrolling​ ​one​ ​day,​ ​as​ ​one does,​ ​and​ ​stumbled​ ​across​ ​her​

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part I

Presenting: the work of four residents in our current AIR cycle. Through the fall, the artists in AIR have been learning a variety of textile techniques, including, machine knitting, natural dyeing, weaving, and screen printing. This is a showcase of

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part I

Presenting: the work of four residents in our current AIR cycle. Through the fall, the artists in AIR have been learning a variety of textile techniques, including, machine knitting, natural dyeing, weaving, and screen printing. This is a showcase of

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December Fiber Art Picks!

Aqeel Malcolm, Deconstructing the Barber Cape, Photo courtesy of Aqeel Malcolm.    “Fibers and Figures” Sotheby’s Institute of Art (570 Lexington Ave) Featured artists are Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes Opening reception: December 6th, 2017, 6-8pm. Tickets

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December Fiber Art Picks!

Aqeel Malcolm, Deconstructing the Barber Cape, Photo courtesy of Aqeel Malcolm.    “Fibers and Figures” Sotheby’s Institute of Art (570 Lexington Ave) Featured artists are Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes Opening reception: December 6th, 2017, 6-8pm. Tickets

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Work in Progress: Elizabeth Tolson

Elizabeth Tolson, our November WIP resident, and I recently sat down to talk about her growth as an artist, her current and past work, and the ideas that she’s carrying and changing throughout her practice. How did you start working

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Work in Progress: Elizabeth Tolson

Elizabeth Tolson, our November WIP resident, and I recently sat down to talk about her growth as an artist, her current and past work, and the ideas that she’s carrying and changing throughout her practice. How did you start working

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Textile Science: More Than Just Wearable Tech

Science & Textiles For many people, “textile science” brings to mind immediate thoughts on wearable technology and “smart” textiles. And it’s true! Over the past 60 years or so, the textile industry has completely revolutionized at a pace never before

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Textile Science: More Than Just Wearable Tech

Science & Textiles For many people, “textile science” brings to mind immediate thoughts on wearable technology and “smart” textiles. And it’s true! Over the past 60 years or so, the textile industry has completely revolutionized at a pace never before

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November Fiber Art Picks!

Xenobia Bailey amongst her work. Photo courtesy of MAD. Xenobia Bailey “Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field” Museum of Art and Design Through December 17, 2017   Two new artists, Xenobia Bailey and Maria Hupfield, rotate into the second

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November Fiber Art Picks!

Xenobia Bailey amongst her work. Photo courtesy of MAD. Xenobia Bailey “Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field” Museum of Art and Design Through December 17, 2017   Two new artists, Xenobia Bailey and Maria Hupfield, rotate into the second

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Work in Progress: Lucia Cuba

Lucia Cuba, our October Work in Progress resident, and I Skyped late one night to chat about her series “Wearables for/to protest,” the third part of her ongoing “Exercises on Health” (EoH) project. “Hola!” said her chat bubble, “do I

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Work in Progress: Lucia Cuba

Lucia Cuba, our October Work in Progress resident, and I Skyped late one night to chat about her series “Wearables for/to protest,” the third part of her ongoing “Exercises on Health” (EoH) project. “Hola!” said her chat bubble, “do I

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