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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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Dapper Dan & The Soul of Fashion in Hip Hop

Hip Hop was synonymous with fashion, both emboldened and emphasized through one another.                         (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, Courtesy of Fuse TV) Hip Hop was a genre that embodied

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Dapper Dan & The Soul of Fashion in Hip Hop

Hip Hop was synonymous with fashion, both emboldened and emphasized through one another.                         (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, Courtesy of Fuse TV) Hip Hop was a genre that embodied

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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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