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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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Velvet Conquest

What do Napoleon Bonaparte and a 90s rock band have in common?  From runways to department stores, museums to living rooms, if you look closely it seems like velvet took silently, and softly, over the world. Dresses, jackets, trousers, shoes,

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Velvet Conquest

What do Napoleon Bonaparte and a 90s rock band have in common?  From runways to department stores, museums to living rooms, if you look closely it seems like velvet took silently, and softly, over the world. Dresses, jackets, trousers, shoes,

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On the Hunt: Sourcing Materials as an NYC Textile Artist

As a new resident of New York City, and a textile artist myself, I’ve found it difficult to continue using re-salvaged materials in my practice. Being from the west coast where some up-cycling centers are open to individual creatives, NYC

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On the Hunt: Sourcing Materials as an NYC Textile Artist

As a new resident of New York City, and a textile artist myself, I’ve found it difficult to continue using re-salvaged materials in my practice. Being from the west coast where some up-cycling centers are open to individual creatives, NYC

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Textile Travel: Vietnam’s ‘Silk Village’

This past winter, I was lucky enough to visit Vietnam on vacation. While there were many places I wanted to explore, one that particularly enticed me was the ambient former port city of Hoi An, located on the eastern coast

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Textile Travel: Vietnam’s ‘Silk Village’

This past winter, I was lucky enough to visit Vietnam on vacation. While there were many places I wanted to explore, one that particularly enticed me was the ambient former port city of Hoi An, located on the eastern coast

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Artist Spotlight: Billie Zangewa

Bold, meticulous, and honest tapestries are a reflection of Billie Zangewa’s interaction with her environment and emotions.  A drawing a childhood friend had made inspired Zangewa to spend her days perfecting the skill in elementary school. Her love of art

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Artist Spotlight: Billie Zangewa

Bold, meticulous, and honest tapestries are a reflection of Billie Zangewa’s interaction with her environment and emotions.  A drawing a childhood friend had made inspired Zangewa to spend her days perfecting the skill in elementary school. Her love of art

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Quilting in America – A Brief History

Quilting has been enjoying a resurgence thanks to a renewed interest in craft and process driven arts. The fast pace of modern life, our short attention span and lack of tactile contact, and the disposable nature of most everything we

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Quilting in America – A Brief History

Quilting has been enjoying a resurgence thanks to a renewed interest in craft and process driven arts. The fast pace of modern life, our short attention span and lack of tactile contact, and the disposable nature of most everything we

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Advanced Textiles

The world of fiber has long been affiliated with the world of technology. Fusing together, they create textiles useful in problem solving and climbing the technological ladder. Examples of this are seen largely in the scientific world, where fabrics are

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Advanced Textiles

The world of fiber has long been affiliated with the world of technology. Fusing together, they create textiles useful in problem solving and climbing the technological ladder. Examples of this are seen largely in the scientific world, where fabrics are

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Textiles and Politics

Weaving, stitching, and knitting have always had a place in politics. As an act of defiance or solidarity, art gives way to expose a reality, make a statement, and in turn form a community. During World War II, knitting was

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Textiles and Politics

Weaving, stitching, and knitting have always had a place in politics. As an act of defiance or solidarity, art gives way to expose a reality, make a statement, and in turn form a community. During World War II, knitting was

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For Trans Women by Trans Women: Gogo Graham

Gogo Graham in her studio with model Aurel Haize Odogbo. Photo by Teddy Wolff. Stylist: Sarah Zendejas (Courtesy of W Magazine)   The presence of an honest production run by transgender women in the fashion industry is unprecedented. Although trans

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For Trans Women by Trans Women: Gogo Graham

Gogo Graham in her studio with model Aurel Haize Odogbo. Photo by Teddy Wolff. Stylist: Sarah Zendejas (Courtesy of W Magazine)   The presence of an honest production run by transgender women in the fashion industry is unprecedented. Although trans

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