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Anni Albers: Material and Meaning

When the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, Anni Albers and her husband, Josef, left Germany to accept an invitation to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Always fascinated with Pre-Columbian art during their time in Europe, the

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Anni Albers: Material and Meaning

When the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, Anni Albers and her husband, Josef, left Germany to accept an invitation to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Always fascinated with Pre-Columbian art during their time in Europe, the

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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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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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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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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Zero Waste Fashion Design

Scraps of fabric have been used by artists and craftsman throughout the world to varying degrees for centuries. The word, “scrap,” can be defined as a rejected piece of a larger whole, and usually connotes a sense of uselessness. The

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

Scraps of fabric have been used by artists and craftsman throughout the world to varying degrees for centuries. The word, “scrap,” can be defined as a rejected piece of a larger whole, and usually connotes a sense of uselessness. The

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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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