A Conversation with Melissa Lockwood

Using salvaged fabrics, Brooklyn based artist Melissa Lockwood creates innovative garments that not only utilize recycled materials, but create awareness around the tremendous waste in the fashion and textile industries. Lockwood’s lines IQtest and Punkautomatic produce complex pieces for men

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A Conversation with Melissa Lockwood

Using salvaged fabrics, Brooklyn based artist Melissa Lockwood creates innovative garments that not only utilize recycled materials, but create awareness around the tremendous waste in the fashion and textile industries. Lockwood’s lines IQtest and Punkautomatic produce complex pieces for men

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Artist Highlight: Etta Sandry

Textile Arts Center is swarming with artists creating and designing everyday. A familiar face amongst these artists is our Studio Manager, Etta Sandry. Etta is an integral part of TAC running smoothly. Etta’s not only an excellent studio manager, she

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Artist Highlight: Etta Sandry

Textile Arts Center is swarming with artists creating and designing everyday. A familiar face amongst these artists is our Studio Manager, Etta Sandry. Etta is an integral part of TAC running smoothly. Etta’s not only an excellent studio manager, she

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Photo Essay: Gowanus Dye Map Progress

Sewing Seeds is excited to announce that we have been researching dye plants in our beloved Gowanus area, and that we are compiling a map for all of our fellow foragers! Below are some images of our process from harvesting

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Photo Essay: Gowanus Dye Map Progress

Sewing Seeds is excited to announce that we have been researching dye plants in our beloved Gowanus area, and that we are compiling a map for all of our fellow foragers! Below are some images of our process from harvesting

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DIY for Kids — Quillows!

A “quillow” is a quilt-pillow; TAC’s very own Joey Casey (Manhattan Education Coordinator) learned to make them as a child from his mother and thought it would be a perfect project for the Printing and Dyeing cycle of the TAC

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DIY for Kids — Quillows!

A “quillow” is a quilt-pillow; TAC’s very own Joey Casey (Manhattan Education Coordinator) learned to make them as a child from his mother and thought it would be a perfect project for the Printing and Dyeing cycle of the TAC

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AIR Interview: Hannah Schultz

Things have quieted down here at the AIR Studios as we recently bid adieu to our most recent group of Artists in Residents. It was a really lovely group and although we are sad to see them go, we are

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AIR Interview: Hannah Schultz

Things have quieted down here at the AIR Studios as we recently bid adieu to our most recent group of Artists in Residents. It was a really lovely group and although we are sad to see them go, we are

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Work In Progress: Andrew Benincasa

If you walked by our studio in the West Village this past month, you probably noticed the large scale cutting wall by the window, and the amazingly detailed works on paper by current Work In Progress featured artist: Andrew Benincasa. Andrew

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Work In Progress: Andrew Benincasa

If you walked by our studio in the West Village this past month, you probably noticed the large scale cutting wall by the window, and the amazingly detailed works on paper by current Work In Progress featured artist: Andrew Benincasa. Andrew

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Chinese Tapestry & Embroidery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an extensive collection of impressive art work, and one of their current exhibitions, Painting With Threads, is a great addition to the site. This 22 piece exhibition houses a variety of Chinese tapestries and embroideries

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Chinese Tapestry & Embroidery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an extensive collection of impressive art work, and one of their current exhibitions, Painting With Threads, is a great addition to the site. This 22 piece exhibition houses a variety of Chinese tapestries and embroideries

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Introducing Sewing Seeds Summer Resident, Ricki Dwyer!

Ricki Dwyer is our new Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence for the summer! Ricki is a textile artist who comes to us by way of San Francisco. She started her undergrad at Pratt in Brooklyn, NY and completed it for Fibers

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Introducing Sewing Seeds Summer Resident, Ricki Dwyer!

Ricki Dwyer is our new Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence for the summer! Ricki is a textile artist who comes to us by way of San Francisco. She started her undergrad at Pratt in Brooklyn, NY and completed it for Fibers

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Brooklyn Grange + Sewing Seeds!

Sewing Seeds recently partnered with the Brooklyn Grange for the Growing Color project. Growing Color brings awareness about natural dyes to wider audiences through the cultivation and identification of natural dye plants in public spaces. Sewing Seeds offers natural dye plant

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Brooklyn Grange + Sewing Seeds!

Sewing Seeds recently partnered with the Brooklyn Grange for the Growing Color project. Growing Color brings awareness about natural dyes to wider audiences through the cultivation and identification of natural dye plants in public spaces. Sewing Seeds offers natural dye plant

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Vincent Tiley: Fiber, Fashion and Performance

Blending fiber, fashion, performance, painting and sculpture, artist and designer Vincent Tiley creates daring, sensitive and innovative pieces, broadening the horizons of fiber art in Brooklyn. Tiley has been extremely busy this spring and summer participating in a variety of events

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Vincent Tiley: Fiber, Fashion and Performance

Blending fiber, fashion, performance, painting and sculpture, artist and designer Vincent Tiley creates daring, sensitive and innovative pieces, broadening the horizons of fiber art in Brooklyn. Tiley has been extremely busy this spring and summer participating in a variety of events

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