Author Archives: Lynn Hunter

About Lynn Hunter

Lynn Hunter has been working in textiles and instructing at the Textile Arts Center since she returned to NYC after a long stint exploring Europe & Asia in 2013. Outside of TAC, Lynn splits her time between creatively directing at Heirloom, an antique rug company and exploring her erotic rope project Tight Rope.

Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Interview with Textile Sculptor Gabriella Loeb

Written by guest blogger Wilma Tesch portrait of the artist Florida born, Colorado raised Gabriella Loeb is a New York-based sculptor with a background in fashion from FIT in New York and textiles from Konstfack; Stockholm University of Arts, Craft,

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Interview with Textile Sculptor Gabriella Loeb

Written by guest blogger Wilma Tesch portrait of the artist Florida born, Colorado raised Gabriella Loeb is a New York-based sculptor with a background in fashion from FIT in New York and textiles from Konstfack; Stockholm University of Arts, Craft,

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Farming in Kansas: An Update with Neil Goss

Neil Goss spent a month last year as TAC’s Sewing Seeds Resident Artist. During that month, he wove a very tall and naturally dyed totem installation that hung in TAC’s old Sewing Seeds garden on Dean and 4th ave. Recently,

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Farming in Kansas: An Update with Neil Goss

Neil Goss spent a month last year as TAC’s Sewing Seeds Resident Artist. During that month, he wove a very tall and naturally dyed totem installation that hung in TAC’s old Sewing Seeds garden on Dean and 4th ave. Recently,

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TAC Pattern Box on the Road!

Whenever I’m on the road, I love to send postcards to my friends and family. I’ll pick them up from anywhere: used bookstores, tacky tourist shops and even the free giveaways from bookstores and coffee shops. Those I tend to

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TAC Pattern Box on the Road!

Whenever I’m on the road, I love to send postcards to my friends and family. I’ll pick them up from anywhere: used bookstores, tacky tourist shops and even the free giveaways from bookstores and coffee shops. Those I tend to

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Adolescent Nostalgia: Collages of Kelly McCafferty

This past summer,  some pals and I adventured to Wassaic – a small town in the Hudson Valley. We were headed to the annual Wassaic Arts Festival, which has been promoting and celebrating contemporary art with their extensive residency program, community

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Adolescent Nostalgia: Collages of Kelly McCafferty

This past summer,  some pals and I adventured to Wassaic – a small town in the Hudson Valley. We were headed to the annual Wassaic Arts Festival, which has been promoting and celebrating contemporary art with their extensive residency program, community

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National Alpaca Farm Days 2014!

Image: By the way… I can’t imagine many things more fun for a textile artist than visiting a farm full of cute animals frolicking, awaiting for their yearly shearing. That’s right, I’m talking alpaca. Farms full of alpaca. This weekend spend

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National Alpaca Farm Days 2014!

Image: By the way… I can’t imagine many things more fun for a textile artist than visiting a farm full of cute animals frolicking, awaiting for their yearly shearing. That’s right, I’m talking alpaca. Farms full of alpaca. This weekend spend

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Sew Your Own Book Signature!

I made some sweet and simple twenty-page blank notebooks today. Now I’d like to show you how I did it! First, gather your materials: Ten sheets of paper cut to the same exact size. Mine were 6 x 9″ each.

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Sew Your Own Book Signature!

I made some sweet and simple twenty-page blank notebooks today. Now I’d like to show you how I did it! First, gather your materials: Ten sheets of paper cut to the same exact size. Mine were 6 x 9″ each.

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Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver’s Pattern Book at Clifton Benevento Gallery

New York abstract artist, Polly Apfelbaum, is currently showing an installation at the Clifton Benevento Gallery of 50 colorful weaver’s “pattern swatches”. However, these are hardly reminiscent of a standard pattern book that invites careful consideration and constant touching. The 50

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Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver’s Pattern Book at Clifton Benevento Gallery

New York abstract artist, Polly Apfelbaum, is currently showing an installation at the Clifton Benevento Gallery of 50 colorful weaver’s “pattern swatches”. However, these are hardly reminiscent of a standard pattern book that invites careful consideration and constant touching. The 50

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August Adventure Time! Bundle-Dyed Beach Tent

As I’ve mentioned before, I am super partial to summer adventures. I love going to the beach, but as a pale gal I can’t handle too much of the sun’s rays and decided I needed a simple beach tent to

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August Adventure Time! Bundle-Dyed Beach Tent

As I’ve mentioned before, I am super partial to summer adventures. I love going to the beach, but as a pale gal I can’t handle too much of the sun’s rays and decided I needed a simple beach tent to

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The Natural Sculptural Properties of Crochet

My favorite quality about crochet is it’s innate sculptural capacity. Unlike hand knitting which requires two needles, crochet involves one hook that creates stitches by pulling loops through loops. Essentially, all that’s needed is one stick, yarn and two hands.

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The Natural Sculptural Properties of Crochet

My favorite quality about crochet is it’s innate sculptural capacity. Unlike hand knitting which requires two needles, crochet involves one hook that creates stitches by pulling loops through loops. Essentially, all that’s needed is one stick, yarn and two hands.

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