Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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Buffi’s Dress Design Book Signing in Dubai…TONIGHT!

  Dates: Wednesday 26th February Saturday 1st March The Sewing Parlour at reMADE DXB, 1/F Objects & Elements, Opp Al Serkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Contact the ladies at hello@remadedxb.com to reserve your spot! Bevi almeno

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Buffi’s Dress Design Book Signing in Dubai…TONIGHT!

  Dates: Wednesday 26th February Saturday 1st March The Sewing Parlour at reMADE DXB, 1/F Objects & Elements, Opp Al Serkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Contact the ladies at hello@remadedxb.com to reserve your spot! Bevi almeno

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Don’t Fear, Spring is Near!

Like all of us in the Northeast, Sewing Seeds (our program dedicated to education on natural dyes and their use in textiles) has endured this brutally long winter season and will be emerging from hibernation in the coming weeks rejuvenated

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Don’t Fear, Spring is Near!

Like all of us in the Northeast, Sewing Seeds (our program dedicated to education on natural dyes and their use in textiles) has endured this brutally long winter season and will be emerging from hibernation in the coming weeks rejuvenated

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Aelfie

Aelfie is a design studio and rug showroom debuting in stores Summer 2013. Their Brooklyn showroom houses antique, vintage and modern rugs.   They will even offer rug cleaning and dyeing services, as well as custom and prop services in

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Aelfie

Aelfie is a design studio and rug showroom debuting in stores Summer 2013. Their Brooklyn showroom houses antique, vintage and modern rugs.   They will even offer rug cleaning and dyeing services, as well as custom and prop services in

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Twofold

As an avid web browser for new designs, I try to make lists of artists I find online for inspiration. With so much great finds and sources out there, it is always a pleasurable experience but often a time consuming

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Twofold

As an avid web browser for new designs, I try to make lists of artists I find online for inspiration. With so much great finds and sources out there, it is always a pleasurable experience but often a time consuming

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Machine Knitting !!

Get ready to knit your lil heart out in our FALL machine knitting classes!! I’m extremely excited to tell you all that ~so far~ there are two different machine knitting beginner classes open for the fall, eagerly awaiting your enrollment.

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Machine Knitting !!

Get ready to knit your lil heart out in our FALL machine knitting classes!! I’m extremely excited to tell you all that ~so far~ there are two different machine knitting beginner classes open for the fall, eagerly awaiting your enrollment.

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Sew Important

If you’ve done some traveling, you may agree that the best thing about checking into a hotel is the stuff you find in the bathroom. Yes, you might first run over to check out the view. And you may find

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Sew Important

If you’ve done some traveling, you may agree that the best thing about checking into a hotel is the stuff you find in the bathroom. Yes, you might first run over to check out the view. And you may find

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Art Studio Fuji

Having spent a summer in Florence, working at Art Studio Fuji , I like to see what students are continuing to make at this amazing studio in the heart of Florence.  At Fuji students can learn different pattern techniques from screen screening to

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Art Studio Fuji

Having spent a summer in Florence, working at Art Studio Fuji , I like to see what students are continuing to make at this amazing studio in the heart of Florence.  At Fuji students can learn different pattern techniques from screen screening to

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Julia Lines Wilson

  Julia Lines Wilson, from Aquidneck Island, now lives and works in Gowanus, Brooklyn. She is a fiber artists,  and uses materials such as yarn, wool, silk, and cotton to creative these original, gentle, and abstract sculptures. Visit her website

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Julia Lines Wilson

  Julia Lines Wilson, from Aquidneck Island, now lives and works in Gowanus, Brooklyn. She is a fiber artists,  and uses materials such as yarn, wool, silk, and cotton to creative these original, gentle, and abstract sculptures. Visit her website

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Yuko Uemura’s Pata Pri

Yuko Uemura’s Pata Pri line is filled with fun designs that are perfect for your child’s blanket or dining place mats. Born in Tokyo and now living in Chicago, she is a graphic and textile design. Her screen prints are

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Yuko Uemura’s Pata Pri

Yuko Uemura’s Pata Pri line is filled with fun designs that are perfect for your child’s blanket or dining place mats. Born in Tokyo and now living in Chicago, she is a graphic and textile design. Her screen prints are

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Paint Pens

Design Sponge blogged about this amazing  paint pen that allows you to easily fix your walls when there are little marks or areas lacking paint. Rather than taking out a large can of the paint, store small amounts in these

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Paint Pens

Design Sponge blogged about this amazing  paint pen that allows you to easily fix your walls when there are little marks or areas lacking paint. Rather than taking out a large can of the paint, store small amounts in these

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Inkodye

Now that it’s beautiful and sunny out, we should really take advantage of the weather to create. A huge fan of fun fabric designs and patterns, I want to make my own with inkodye. Exposed to the sunlight, inkodye is

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Inkodye

Now that it’s beautiful and sunny out, we should really take advantage of the weather to create. A huge fan of fun fabric designs and patterns, I want to make my own with inkodye. Exposed to the sunlight, inkodye is

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Woven Hairdos

One month ago, HonestlyWTF blogged about Thakoon woven hairdos and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. The images of the colorful knits woven in the hairdos just make me feel sorry for not being more creative with my own hair.

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Woven Hairdos

One month ago, HonestlyWTF blogged about Thakoon woven hairdos and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. The images of the colorful knits woven in the hairdos just make me feel sorry for not being more creative with my own hair.

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PREMIÉRE VISION

Premiére Vision is the world’s premier fabric show. It occurs twice a year, beginning in Paris, and then traveling to Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow and… New York! Around 700 weavers from 28 different countries (!) present their textile collections in

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PREMIÉRE VISION

Premiére Vision is the world’s premier fabric show. It occurs twice a year, beginning in Paris, and then traveling to Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow and… New York! Around 700 weavers from 28 different countries (!) present their textile collections in

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Fabric Origami

Have you ever randomly folded a piece of fabric or clothing in a cool origami style and wondered to yourself…’if only I could get it to stay like that?’ Well what if I told you that there was a way

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Fabric Origami

Have you ever randomly folded a piece of fabric or clothing in a cool origami style and wondered to yourself…’if only I could get it to stay like that?’ Well what if I told you that there was a way

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Work in Progress: Kayla Thompson

  Photos Courtesy of Kayla Thompson   Kayla Thompson was the Work In Progress (WIP) resident working out of the Manhattan studio for the duration of February. She studied at Kendall College of Art and Design and then the University

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Work in Progress: Kayla Thompson

  Photos Courtesy of Kayla Thompson   Kayla Thompson was the Work In Progress (WIP) resident working out of the Manhattan studio for the duration of February. She studied at Kendall College of Art and Design and then the University

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Work in Progress: Hannah O’Hare Bennett

I visited Hannah O’Hare Bennett at the TAC Manhattan studio space on the same Saturday she was preparing to host  a free public workshop on card weaving with Inkle looms. Before the workshop I sat down with Hannah to ask

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Work in Progress: Hannah O’Hare Bennett

I visited Hannah O’Hare Bennett at the TAC Manhattan studio space on the same Saturday she was preparing to host  a free public workshop on card weaving with Inkle looms. Before the workshop I sat down with Hannah to ask

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Work in Progress: Sarah G. Sharp

For Sarah Sharp, textiles run in the family. Her great grandmother worked as a milner and lace tatter, and her stepmom was an avid crafter, teaching Sarah how to cross-stitch at a young age. Now an interdisciplinary textile artist, Sarah

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Work in Progress: Sarah G. Sharp

For Sarah Sharp, textiles run in the family. Her great grandmother worked as a milner and lace tatter, and her stepmom was an avid crafter, teaching Sarah how to cross-stitch at a young age. Now an interdisciplinary textile artist, Sarah

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Noah Pica

AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Noah Pica By Christine Sloan Stoddard The following is a statement that came out of an email interview I conducted with TAC AIR Cycle 10 Artist Noah Pica. Noah’s answers have been stitched together and

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Noah Pica

AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Noah Pica By Christine Sloan Stoddard The following is a statement that came out of an email interview I conducted with TAC AIR Cycle 10 Artist Noah Pica. Noah’s answers have been stitched together and

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November Fiber Picks

Aurèlia Muñoz. Águila Beige (Brown Eagle). 1977. Macramé with hand-dyed sisal and jute yarn, 72 × 156 × 150″ (182.9 × 396.2 × 381 cm)Committee on Architecture and Design Funds. Digital image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New

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November Fiber Picks

Aurèlia Muñoz. Águila Beige (Brown Eagle). 1977. Macramé with hand-dyed sisal and jute yarn, 72 × 156 × 150″ (182.9 × 396.2 × 381 cm)Committee on Architecture and Design Funds. Digital image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New

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A Cultural Craft Adventure; Thread Caravan in India (sponsored post)

This February 5-15, 2020, join Thread Caravan’s newest cultural craft adventure: an immersive textile experience set in the ever-inspiring cities of Jaipur and Bagru in the state of Rajasthan, in northwestern India. Guests will be hosted by Thread Caravan and

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A Cultural Craft Adventure; Thread Caravan in India (sponsored post)

This February 5-15, 2020, join Thread Caravan’s newest cultural craft adventure: an immersive textile experience set in the ever-inspiring cities of Jaipur and Bagru in the state of Rajasthan, in northwestern India. Guests will be hosted by Thread Caravan and

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Erin Palumbo

AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Erin Palumbo By Christine Sloan Stoddard Erin Palumbo, a 2018 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), came to the Textile Arts Center after her mother’s urging. Donna had taken dyeing classes at

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Erin Palumbo

AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Erin Palumbo By Christine Sloan Stoddard Erin Palumbo, a 2018 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), came to the Textile Arts Center after her mother’s urging. Donna had taken dyeing classes at

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Work in Progress: Sheri Shih Hui

Work in Progress: Sheri Shih Hui By Wendy Cohen / October 14, 2019   On September 22nd I visited Sheri Shih Hui at the Textile Art Center’s Manhattan studio, where she was wrapping up her September residency with TAC’s Work

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Work in Progress: Sheri Shih Hui

Work in Progress: Sheri Shih Hui By Wendy Cohen / October 14, 2019   On September 22nd I visited Sheri Shih Hui at the Textile Art Center’s Manhattan studio, where she was wrapping up her September residency with TAC’s Work

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Work In Progress: Micheal Sylvan Robinson

I met Micheal on a particularly cold Friday evening in October.  I was greeted at the door by his grand smile, and immediately welcomed into the warmth of the studio, now turned into his personal space. The environment was inviting

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Work In Progress: Micheal Sylvan Robinson

I met Micheal on a particularly cold Friday evening in October.  I was greeted at the door by his grand smile, and immediately welcomed into the warmth of the studio, now turned into his personal space. The environment was inviting

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Familien Iglesias, A Family Endeavor

Familien Iglesias: A Family Endeavor By Christine Sloan Stoddard     Photo credit: Christine Sloan Stoddard ( @Christine.Stoddard ) For Familien Iglesias, art is often a family affair. Their installation MotherLove is part of Lost/Found, the culminating exhibition presented by the 10th cycle of

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Familien Iglesias, A Family Endeavor

Familien Iglesias: A Family Endeavor By Christine Sloan Stoddard     Photo credit: Christine Sloan Stoddard ( @Christine.Stoddard ) For Familien Iglesias, art is often a family affair. Their installation MotherLove is part of Lost/Found, the culminating exhibition presented by the 10th cycle of

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