Dyeing to Weave: Catharine Ellis + Woven Shibori

Although I don’t like to do it often, sometimes falling down the internet rabbit hole for hours on end can be a rewarding experience. When I last fell into the digital abyss, I came up for air only to realize

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Dyeing to Weave: Catharine Ellis + Woven Shibori

Although I don’t like to do it often, sometimes falling down the internet rabbit hole for hours on end can be a rewarding experience. When I last fell into the digital abyss, I came up for air only to realize

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NYC-based Artists Unite! MAD Exhibition

This July, the Museum of Arts and Design is exhibiting NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, which aims to highlight creative communities in NYC today. I visited the show last weekend and was blown away by the level of craftsmanship and skill

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NYC-based Artists Unite! MAD Exhibition

This July, the Museum of Arts and Design is exhibiting NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, which aims to highlight creative communities in NYC today. I visited the show last weekend and was blown away by the level of craftsmanship and skill

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VARIATIONS ON A THEME: Alicia Scardetta

It seems like it was just yesterday that Alicia Scardetta was interning at the Textile Arts Center and beginning to conceive of some really stellar new ideas of wrapping yarn while weaving. But it wasn’t yesterday – it was three

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VARIATIONS ON A THEME: Alicia Scardetta

It seems like it was just yesterday that Alicia Scardetta was interning at the Textile Arts Center and beginning to conceive of some really stellar new ideas of wrapping yarn while weaving. But it wasn’t yesterday – it was three

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Basketry! Inspiration Board

I’ve always wanted to learn the ancient craft of basket making, and with the addition of our Coiled Baskets After Workshop with Erin Considine and Basketry 101 Weekend Intensive with Katherine Levinton in August + September, I am fueling up

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Basketry! Inspiration Board

I’ve always wanted to learn the ancient craft of basket making, and with the addition of our Coiled Baskets After Workshop with Erin Considine and Basketry 101 Weekend Intensive with Katherine Levinton in August + September, I am fueling up

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Calling All Crochet Artists! Farm/Art Dtour Crochet Challenge with Isabelle Garbani

Isabelle Garbani, the Brooklyn-based artist behind Knit for Trees at Governor’s Island back in 2011, was selected to create an installation as part of the Farm/Art DTour in Wisconsin this fall and needs the help of a few crochet-savvy hands. The

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Calling All Crochet Artists! Farm/Art Dtour Crochet Challenge with Isabelle Garbani

Isabelle Garbani, the Brooklyn-based artist behind Knit for Trees at Governor’s Island back in 2011, was selected to create an installation as part of the Farm/Art DTour in Wisconsin this fall and needs the help of a few crochet-savvy hands. The

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Woven Landscapes: The Art of Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson is an artist heavily inspired by the world around her. She works in a variety of media, but I find her work with warp painting  - a combination of weaving and painting – to be the most

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Woven Landscapes: The Art of Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson is an artist heavily inspired by the world around her. She works in a variety of media, but I find her work with warp painting  - a combination of weaving and painting – to be the most

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Staff Picks: Bobbin Lace Weekend Intensive

One of my favorite aspects of working for a growing textile community is the exposure to uncommonly practiced artistic mediums. Case in point: lacemaking. Bobbin Lace is a traditional textile technique involving the braiding and twisting of threads wound on

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Staff Picks: Bobbin Lace Weekend Intensive

One of my favorite aspects of working for a growing textile community is the exposure to uncommonly practiced artistic mediums. Case in point: lacemaking. Bobbin Lace is a traditional textile technique involving the braiding and twisting of threads wound on

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Maven Collection: Beautiful Textiles, Ethically Sourced.

Recently I came across Maven Collection, a lifestyle brand dedicated to ethically sourced, handmade products from artisans all around the world: It all began with the adventurous spirit of Laura Hebden, founder of Maven Collection. From her experiences in several

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Maven Collection: Beautiful Textiles, Ethically Sourced.

Recently I came across Maven Collection, a lifestyle brand dedicated to ethically sourced, handmade products from artisans all around the world: It all began with the adventurous spirit of Laura Hebden, founder of Maven Collection. From her experiences in several

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DRAFT NOTATION: New Book by Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is a friend of the Textile Arts Center, and she’s just come out with some new work: Draft Notation is her latest artist book put out by Granary Books. Bervin made these typewriter works after the studies Anni

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DRAFT NOTATION: New Book by Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is a friend of the Textile Arts Center, and she’s just come out with some new work: Draft Notation is her latest artist book put out by Granary Books. Bervin made these typewriter works after the studies Anni

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Summer Machine Knitting Inspiration!

As a knitter, I’m constantly looking for summer inspiration so that all my knitting gusto doesn’t get zapped out of me by March. I couldn’t have conjured up a better source for summer knits than Mandy Kordal‘s Spring 2014 collection.

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Summer Machine Knitting Inspiration!

As a knitter, I’m constantly looking for summer inspiration so that all my knitting gusto doesn’t get zapped out of me by March. I couldn’t have conjured up a better source for summer knits than Mandy Kordal‘s Spring 2014 collection.

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