Artist Highlights

Stories of Scale, Selvages and Sublimity: Ethel Stein, Lenore Tawney, and Mary Atwater

The traditional English Dictionary describes yarn as a thread which is spun and is used for textile making (weaving, knitting, knotting, etc). Yet, a different definition of yarn also means to tell an informal tale or a story. The twofold

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Stories of Scale, Selvages and Sublimity: Ethel Stein, Lenore Tawney, and Mary Atwater

The traditional English Dictionary describes yarn as a thread which is spun and is used for textile making (weaving, knitting, knotting, etc). Yet, a different definition of yarn also means to tell an informal tale or a story. The twofold

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Jamie Boyle

   Above photos by Mariel Rolwing Montes on 35 mm film with Canon Rebel 2000   Jamie Boyle is a visual artist who has frequently collaborated on the creation of material stuff for performances. Most recently, she designed the garments

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Jamie Boyle

   Above photos by Mariel Rolwing Montes on 35 mm film with Canon Rebel 2000   Jamie Boyle is a visual artist who has frequently collaborated on the creation of material stuff for performances. Most recently, she designed the garments

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Work in Progress: Tai Hwa Goh

I recently sat down with the Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of March, Tai Hwa Goh, at Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio to discuss her artist process as well as current projects, like her Not Yet Installed DIY kit.

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Work in Progress: Tai Hwa Goh

I recently sat down with the Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of March, Tai Hwa Goh, at Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio to discuss her artist process as well as current projects, like her Not Yet Installed DIY kit.

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Sculptural Fashion: Current Conversations

My previous research piece explored sculptural fashion and how volume and structure can be used to study its interaction and influence by or on the body. By taking a look at established brands and the work of select designers, examples

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Sculptural Fashion: Current Conversations

My previous research piece explored sculptural fashion and how volume and structure can be used to study its interaction and influence by or on the body. By taking a look at established brands and the work of select designers, examples

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Celebrating Female Contemporary Artists during African American History Month

There have been several, but not enough, conversations around craft-practitioners who are using textiles in many forms and shapes. Practitioners of today understand that multiple histories have existed in the same space, and recognizing this space becomes an essential part

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Celebrating Female Contemporary Artists during African American History Month

There have been several, but not enough, conversations around craft-practitioners who are using textiles in many forms and shapes. Practitioners of today understand that multiple histories have existed in the same space, and recognizing this space becomes an essential part

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Work in Progress: Fiorella Gonzales Vigil

We were recently pleased to host Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil as our January Work-in-Progress resident! I met up with her at TAC’s Manhattan studio to discuss the different stages of her artistic process, her reimagination of Anillado, a traditional Peruvian knitting technique, and

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Work in Progress: Fiorella Gonzales Vigil

We were recently pleased to host Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil as our January Work-in-Progress resident! I met up with her at TAC’s Manhattan studio to discuss the different stages of her artistic process, her reimagination of Anillado, a traditional Peruvian knitting technique, and

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part II

Here’s the second half of our two-part Artists-in-Residence Show & Tell series, where we interviewed the artists in our 9-month residency program about work they created at TAC and their overall AIR experience. Read Part I of the series, and

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part II

Here’s the second half of our two-part Artists-in-Residence Show & Tell series, where we interviewed the artists in our 9-month residency program about work they created at TAC and their overall AIR experience. Read Part I of the series, and

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Interview with Fran Aldea of Minka Inhouse

Fran​ ​Aldea​ ​is​ ​the​ ​owner​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​mind​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​wonderful​ ​store​ M​​inka​ ​Inhouse​,​ ​based​ ​in Santiago,​ ​Chile. I​ ​met​ ​Fran​ ​through​ ​Instagram​ ​about​ ​a​ ​year​ ​ago.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​mindlessly​ ​scrolling​ ​one​ ​day,​ ​as​ ​one does,​ ​and​ ​stumbled​ ​across​ ​her​

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Interview with Fran Aldea of Minka Inhouse

Fran​ ​Aldea​ ​is​ ​the​ ​owner​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​mind​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​wonderful​ ​store​ M​​inka​ ​Inhouse​,​ ​based​ ​in Santiago,​ ​Chile. I​ ​met​ ​Fran​ ​through​ ​Instagram​ ​about​ ​a​ ​year​ ​ago.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​mindlessly​ ​scrolling​ ​one​ ​day,​ ​as​ ​one does,​ ​and​ ​stumbled​ ​across​ ​her​

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Damien Davis: Patterns, Play, and Sticky Spaces

I first fell in love with fiber art in the context of textile printing. While creating my first patterns, I discovered how shapes and symbols function as a language to explore histories and generate new narratives. It’s this connection between

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Damien Davis: Patterns, Play, and Sticky Spaces

I first fell in love with fiber art in the context of textile printing. While creating my first patterns, I discovered how shapes and symbols function as a language to explore histories and generate new narratives. It’s this connection between

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Following Threads: Interview with Whitney Crutchfield, AIR Cycle 1

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to meet with one of our first AIR residents, Whitney Crutchfield. She received me in her Brooklyn studio, and we talked about her career after AIR , her own business, We Gather, and her

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Following Threads: Interview with Whitney Crutchfield, AIR Cycle 1

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to meet with one of our first AIR residents, Whitney Crutchfield. She received me in her Brooklyn studio, and we talked about her career after AIR , her own business, We Gather, and her

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