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The Complex Art of Cambodian Ikat

Upon arriving in the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh for a week-long school service trip 2016, I had no idea that I was also beginning a journey into the world of traditional Cambodian textiles. My trip was mainly focused on

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The Complex Art of Cambodian Ikat

Upon arriving in the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh for a week-long school service trip 2016, I had no idea that I was also beginning a journey into the world of traditional Cambodian textiles. My trip was mainly focused on

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Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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Hiding in the Light

Clandestine information practices and forms of resistance through textiles have a long, shared history. Taking advantage of society’s attitude that women’s work is “low” or “unintellectual,” the wielders of needle and thread have been masters of steganography, or the practice

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Hiding in the Light

Clandestine information practices and forms of resistance through textiles have a long, shared history. Taking advantage of society’s attitude that women’s work is “low” or “unintellectual,” the wielders of needle and thread have been masters of steganography, or the practice

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The Local Fiber Movement

In 2011, Rebecca Burgess took on the challenge to only wear garments grown and designed within a 150-mile radius of her home in the Bay Area, California. As Burgess explains in an interview, she wore one outfit for the first

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The Local Fiber Movement

In 2011, Rebecca Burgess took on the challenge to only wear garments grown and designed within a 150-mile radius of her home in the Bay Area, California. As Burgess explains in an interview, she wore one outfit for the first

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Knitting as Therapy

Growing up has its challenges.  Each one of us finds obstacles in our path.  For some of us, including myself, those obstacles came in the form of physical disabilities.  I sometimes like to refer to them as “differences”, and not

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Knitting as Therapy

Growing up has its challenges.  Each one of us finds obstacles in our path.  For some of us, including myself, those obstacles came in the form of physical disabilities.  I sometimes like to refer to them as “differences”, and not

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A Textile Story in Three Parts

India is an exciting destination for handcrafts with a rich variety of textile traditions. At the core of modern India is a reverence for hand-spun, hand-woven khadi fabric, which Ghandi made central to his fight for Indian independence in the

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A Textile Story in Three Parts

India is an exciting destination for handcrafts with a rich variety of textile traditions. At the core of modern India is a reverence for hand-spun, hand-woven khadi fabric, which Ghandi made central to his fight for Indian independence in the

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A Guide to Sourcing Natural Dyes in NYC

When shopping for clothing or fibers, most people don’t consider where the bright colors and pigments that have altered the material come from or how we are able to have every color of the rainbow draped across our bodies. In

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A Guide to Sourcing Natural Dyes in NYC

When shopping for clothing or fibers, most people don’t consider where the bright colors and pigments that have altered the material come from or how we are able to have every color of the rainbow draped across our bodies. In

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Workshop + Book Signing with Emily Katz of Modern Macrame!

This Summer at TAC, we’re excited to host Emily Katz of Modern Macrame for a wall hanging workshop + book signing!   Macramé — the fine art of knotting — is an age-old craft that’s undergoing a contemporary renaissance. At the

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Workshop + Book Signing with Emily Katz of Modern Macrame!

This Summer at TAC, we’re excited to host Emily Katz of Modern Macrame for a wall hanging workshop + book signing!   Macramé — the fine art of knotting — is an age-old craft that’s undergoing a contemporary renaissance. At the

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Cloth as a Record Keeper of Memory

But where identity is concerned, this can result in curious sense of unselving (Alexander, 1999) I have always been curious about the relationship between clothing and family photographs. As fashion changes are typically described in the 20th century with every

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Cloth as a Record Keeper of Memory

But where identity is concerned, this can result in curious sense of unselving (Alexander, 1999) I have always been curious about the relationship between clothing and family photographs. As fashion changes are typically described in the 20th century with every

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Hannah Whelan

What was your trajectory like as an artist? I went to N.C.A.D., National College of Art and Design, for four years where I  specialized in textile design, it was a very open ended course, which was compelling to me. We

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Hannah Whelan

What was your trajectory like as an artist? I went to N.C.A.D., National College of Art and Design, for four years where I  specialized in textile design, it was a very open ended course, which was compelling to me. We

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