Work in Progress: Brooklyn Lace Guild

For the month of November, the Brooklyn Lace Guild has brightened up TAC Manhattan as our Work in Progress residents. Founded by lacemakers, Elena Kanagy-Loux and Kaelyn Garcia, the Brooklyn Lace Guild is a recently-formed organization that works to preserve the tradition

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Work in Progress: Brooklyn Lace Guild

For the month of November, the Brooklyn Lace Guild has brightened up TAC Manhattan as our Work in Progress residents. Founded by lacemakers, Elena Kanagy-Loux and Kaelyn Garcia, the Brooklyn Lace Guild is a recently-formed organization that works to preserve the tradition

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Textile Arts Center Manifesto

Textile Arts Center is a safe space, but not a silent space. We can be a respite, but we are not just an escape. TAC is a place for critical thinking and dialogue. Toni Cade Bambara once said: “The role

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Textile Arts Center Manifesto

Textile Arts Center is a safe space, but not a silent space. We can be a respite, but we are not just an escape. TAC is a place for critical thinking and dialogue. Toni Cade Bambara once said: “The role

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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

After years of crochet, weaving, and sewing projects, I’m all too familiar with the scraps that pile up after each new project.  While some of my scraps become rag rugs, patchwork quilts, and scrap yarn blankets, many seem too oddly-shaped

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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

After years of crochet, weaving, and sewing projects, I’m all too familiar with the scraps that pile up after each new project.  While some of my scraps become rag rugs, patchwork quilts, and scrap yarn blankets, many seem too oddly-shaped

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TAC Afterschool Presents: DIY House Stuffies!

Here at TAC Afterschool, we offer a variety of fun and educational classes for kids ages 5-11 in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Take a peek at what our Brooklyn students recently created in their Sewing & Soft Sculpture class! In Sewing

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TAC Afterschool Presents: DIY House Stuffies!

Here at TAC Afterschool, we offer a variety of fun and educational classes for kids ages 5-11 in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Take a peek at what our Brooklyn students recently created in their Sewing & Soft Sculpture class! In Sewing

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Twofold Tokyo Tour & Indigo Dyeing Retreat!

Twofold, a company founded by Jessica Warner to explore textiles around the globe, has just announced a new small-group trip to Japan in spring of 2017. This is the company’s second Tokyo Tour & Indigo Retreat, which promises a rich,

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Twofold Tokyo Tour & Indigo Dyeing Retreat!

Twofold, a company founded by Jessica Warner to explore textiles around the globe, has just announced a new small-group trip to Japan in spring of 2017. This is the company’s second Tokyo Tour & Indigo Retreat, which promises a rich,

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Work in Progress: Tachi Tachi

We have loved hosting Tachi Tachi as our Work in Progress residents for the months of September and October. The brainchild of AIR cycle 6 alums, Anne-Marie Lavigne and Hannah Schultz, Tachi Tachi creates bold, color-changing textiles for home and

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Work in Progress: Tachi Tachi

We have loved hosting Tachi Tachi as our Work in Progress residents for the months of September and October. The brainchild of AIR cycle 6 alums, Anne-Marie Lavigne and Hannah Schultz, Tachi Tachi creates bold, color-changing textiles for home and

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TAC 2.0: An Interview with Annie Coggan

This past summer at TAC Brooklyn marked the largest studio remodeling project we’ve undertaken since we first opened our doors in 2009. We can’t wait to show you the fresh face of our flagship headquarters! Our Director, Kelly Valletta, recently had the

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TAC 2.0: An Interview with Annie Coggan

This past summer at TAC Brooklyn marked the largest studio remodeling project we’ve undertaken since we first opened our doors in 2009. We can’t wait to show you the fresh face of our flagship headquarters! Our Director, Kelly Valletta, recently had the

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Craftivism While Crossing: The AMBOS Project

One of the biggest influences in my personal life has been my teacher, mentor, and friend, Tanya Aguiñiga. Earlier this year she began a large, multi-national collaborative project, which in my opinion, is an excellent example of using fibers as

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Craftivism While Crossing: The AMBOS Project

One of the biggest influences in my personal life has been my teacher, mentor, and friend, Tanya Aguiñiga. Earlier this year she began a large, multi-national collaborative project, which in my opinion, is an excellent example of using fibers as

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Get Out of Town! A Weekend of Wool + Color

I met Sarah Ryhanen of SAIPUA back in February, when she visited Oaxaca to further explore plant intelligence, sensitivity and the paranormal. As a well-known soap and flora aficionado, with a 100-acre farm upstate and gorgeous studio in Red Hook,

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Get Out of Town! A Weekend of Wool + Color

I met Sarah Ryhanen of SAIPUA back in February, when she visited Oaxaca to further explore plant intelligence, sensitivity and the paranormal. As a well-known soap and flora aficionado, with a 100-acre farm upstate and gorgeous studio in Red Hook,

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Teaching, Textiles, and Time: Interview with Simone Evans

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Simone Evans, TAC Brooklyn’s Summer Camp Craft Instructor. You could always find Simone with a huge smile on her face in her brightly colored classroom, with flags and

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Teaching, Textiles, and Time: Interview with Simone Evans

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Simone Evans, TAC Brooklyn’s Summer Camp Craft Instructor. You could always find Simone with a huge smile on her face in her brightly colored classroom, with flags and

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