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Kids of TAC: Woven Scarves!

Cycle 2 of TAC Afterschool began with weaving scarves. We limited our materials to our own hand dyed cotton muslin, and an impressive array of chenille. These materials weave quickly, so seasoned and novice weavers alike could make long, warm

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Kids of TAC: Woven Scarves!

Cycle 2 of TAC Afterschool began with weaving scarves. We limited our materials to our own hand dyed cotton muslin, and an impressive array of chenille. These materials weave quickly, so seasoned and novice weavers alike could make long, warm

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Sculptural Fashion: Volume, Structure, and the Body

Fashion necessitates a body. What is fashion without a body beneath? The interaction between the two is one that, as trends and materials come and go, will always remain. The nature of the interaction, at least on the runway, is

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Sculptural Fashion: Volume, Structure, and the Body

Fashion necessitates a body. What is fashion without a body beneath? The interaction between the two is one that, as trends and materials come and go, will always remain. The nature of the interaction, at least on the runway, is

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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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Textile Science: More Than Just Wearable Tech

Science & Textiles For many people, “textile science” brings to mind immediate thoughts on wearable technology and “smart” textiles. And it’s true! Over the past 60 years or so, the textile industry has completely revolutionized at a pace never before

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Textile Science: More Than Just Wearable Tech

Science & Textiles For many people, “textile science” brings to mind immediate thoughts on wearable technology and “smart” textiles. And it’s true! Over the past 60 years or so, the textile industry has completely revolutionized at a pace never before

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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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