A New Workshop for La Flor de Xochistlahuaca

 ”When an Amuzgo woman ties her loom to her waist she not only creates a fascinating textile of quality and beauty, but symbolically she recreates the world; writes the history of her ancestors and expresses the cosmology of her culture.”

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A New Workshop for La Flor de Xochistlahuaca

 ”When an Amuzgo woman ties her loom to her waist she not only creates a fascinating textile of quality and beauty, but symbolically she recreates the world; writes the history of her ancestors and expresses the cosmology of her culture.”

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AIR Interview: Fanny Gentle

Fanny Gentle, one of our AIR Cycle 7 residents, has a sensibility of history and delicacy that infuses all of her work. Fanny has a successful career in commercial illustration, and she came to TAC to explore a fine art

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AIR Interview: Fanny Gentle

Fanny Gentle, one of our AIR Cycle 7 residents, has a sensibility of history and delicacy that infuses all of her work. Fanny has a successful career in commercial illustration, and she came to TAC to explore a fine art

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Quilting as Storytelling

Creating quilts has traditionally been used to tell a narrative through cloth, often made collaboratively through the collection of many scraps of fabric, hand stitched or sometimes not. Artist, Hayley Berrill, started using painting and drawing as a way to organize

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Quilting as Storytelling

Creating quilts has traditionally been used to tell a narrative through cloth, often made collaboratively through the collection of many scraps of fabric, hand stitched or sometimes not. Artist, Hayley Berrill, started using painting and drawing as a way to organize

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AIR Interview: Jamie Israelow

Jamie Israelow, one of our AIR Cycle 7 residents, has a knack for bringing out the most beautiful qualities in her materials. A weaver and designer, she makes woven items for the home for her product line, Hart Made. Jamie

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AIR Interview: Jamie Israelow

Jamie Israelow, one of our AIR Cycle 7 residents, has a knack for bringing out the most beautiful qualities in her materials. A weaver and designer, she makes woven items for the home for her product line, Hart Made. Jamie

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Work In Progress: Andrea Myers

I recently sat down with June’s Work in Progress (WIP) resident, Andrea Myers, to learn about the evolving quality of her sculptural work. Myers is a self-named ‘maker’ based in Wooster, Ohio, and currently teaches at Kent State University at

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Work In Progress: Andrea Myers

I recently sat down with June’s Work in Progress (WIP) resident, Andrea Myers, to learn about the evolving quality of her sculptural work. Myers is a self-named ‘maker’ based in Wooster, Ohio, and currently teaches at Kent State University at

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The Heat Press: A Love Story

Did you know that the Textile Arts Center has a heat press? Neither did I. Despite the fact that this behemoth of a machine takes up a decent portion of our precious studio counter space here in Brooklyn, I spent

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The Heat Press: A Love Story

Did you know that the Textile Arts Center has a heat press? Neither did I. Despite the fact that this behemoth of a machine takes up a decent portion of our precious studio counter space here in Brooklyn, I spent

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Work in Progress: Heidi Hankaniemi

For the month of May, we have loved hosting Heidi Hankaniemi as our Work in Progress resident. Heidi is a Finnish artist based in New York, and her practice incorporates the tactile and the performative, ultimately arriving at a body

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Work in Progress: Heidi Hankaniemi

For the month of May, we have loved hosting Heidi Hankaniemi as our Work in Progress resident. Heidi is a Finnish artist based in New York, and her practice incorporates the tactile and the performative, ultimately arriving at a body

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AIR Interview: Yunjung Kang

Yunjung Kang’s work has a tendency to knock the viewer just a little off-kilter. Her techniques often involve taking mundane household materials and manipulating them beyond recognition, stitching a heap of rubberized shelf liners into a dense brain-like figure, and

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AIR Interview: Yunjung Kang

Yunjung Kang’s work has a tendency to knock the viewer just a little off-kilter. Her techniques often involve taking mundane household materials and manipulating them beyond recognition, stitching a heap of rubberized shelf liners into a dense brain-like figure, and

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Brooklyn-based Artists Launch NYC Lace Guild

Lace was declared a new trend to watch by the New York Times for 2016, which noted that it was popping all over the spring runways in looks ranging from Victorian elegance to rock ‘n’ roll sex appeal. But rarely

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Brooklyn-based Artists Launch NYC Lace Guild

Lace was declared a new trend to watch by the New York Times for 2016, which noted that it was popping all over the spring runways in looks ranging from Victorian elegance to rock ‘n’ roll sex appeal. But rarely

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DIY Macramé Plant Hanger

The frigid, dark days of winter are long gone at Textile Arts Center, and if you’re like us, you’ve got a hefty case of spring fever! If you are unable to take a macramé class at TAC but want to green up your

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DIY Macramé Plant Hanger

The frigid, dark days of winter are long gone at Textile Arts Center, and if you’re like us, you’ve got a hefty case of spring fever! If you are unable to take a macramé class at TAC but want to green up your

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