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May Fiber Art Picks!

Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care The Museum of Art and Design May 8, 2018 to October 2, 2018 Event: In Conversation: Tanya Aguiñiga and Art Made Between Opposite Sides ,The Theater at MAD, May 12, 2018,  4:00 pm to 5:30

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May Fiber Art Picks!

Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care The Museum of Art and Design May 8, 2018 to October 2, 2018 Event: In Conversation: Tanya Aguiñiga and Art Made Between Opposite Sides ,The Theater at MAD, May 12, 2018,  4:00 pm to 5:30

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Staff Picks: Bobbin Lace Weekend Intensive

One of my favorite aspects of working for a growing textile community is the exposure to uncommonly practiced artistic mediums. Case in point: lacemaking. Bobbin Lace is a traditional textile technique involving the braiding and twisting of threads wound on

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Staff Picks: Bobbin Lace Weekend Intensive

One of my favorite aspects of working for a growing textile community is the exposure to uncommonly practiced artistic mediums. Case in point: lacemaking. Bobbin Lace is a traditional textile technique involving the braiding and twisting of threads wound on

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Staff Picks: Book Arts 101 Weekend Intensive

From ancient Egypt, to the Mayans, to the fifth century when books started to be bound between hardcovers: bookbinding has been around FOREVER. There are an overwhelming amount of book binding techniques to explore. Here is just a small sampling:

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Staff Picks: Book Arts 101 Weekend Intensive

From ancient Egypt, to the Mayans, to the fifth century when books started to be bound between hardcovers: bookbinding has been around FOREVER. There are an overwhelming amount of book binding techniques to explore. Here is just a small sampling:

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Staff Picks: Flower Crowns

When I was a kid, summer meant living outside. It meant exploring the forest (the elephant ears in my grandmother’s backyard) with my wolf (our huskie), Critter, as my companion. I would wake up before the sun, not returning to

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Staff Picks: Flower Crowns

When I was a kid, summer meant living outside. It meant exploring the forest (the elephant ears in my grandmother’s backyard) with my wolf (our huskie), Critter, as my companion. I would wake up before the sun, not returning to

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Staff Picks: Bead Weaving Bracelets

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but when I come across a piece that speaks to me I will wear it every day for months on end. I attribute this to the fact that I am a very sentimental

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Staff Picks: Bead Weaving Bracelets

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but when I come across a piece that speaks to me I will wear it every day for months on end. I attribute this to the fact that I am a very sentimental

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Staff Picks: Sashiko Embroidery

Photo Credit: Craftsy These decorative stitching patterns, while visually gorgeous are also… wait for it… TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL. Sashiko means “little stabs” in Japanese. It is a decorative reinforcing technique traditionally used to repair worn places or tears with patches, usually utilizing

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Staff Picks: Sashiko Embroidery

Photo Credit: Craftsy These decorative stitching patterns, while visually gorgeous are also… wait for it… TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL. Sashiko means “little stabs” in Japanese. It is a decorative reinforcing technique traditionally used to repair worn places or tears with patches, usually utilizing

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Staff Picks: Katazome Weekend Intensive

Katazome means magic. Well, not literally. The word “Katazome”  (型染め) in Japanese means “stencil to dye,” but the results are nothing short of magical. STEP 1: Design and create a cut paper stencil. STEP 2: Mix a traditional rice resist paste.

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Staff Picks: Katazome Weekend Intensive

Katazome means magic. Well, not literally. The word “Katazome”  (型染め) in Japanese means “stencil to dye,” but the results are nothing short of magical. STEP 1: Design and create a cut paper stencil. STEP 2: Mix a traditional rice resist paste.

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Staff Picks: Design A Bag

In this city each day, we are urban adventurers, setting out at the crack of dawn, flitting about from one thing to the next and seldom returning home until the wee hours. We carry with us all the supplies to

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Staff Picks: Design A Bag

In this city each day, we are urban adventurers, setting out at the crack of dawn, flitting about from one thing to the next and seldom returning home until the wee hours. We carry with us all the supplies to

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Staff Picks: Basketry 101

I always loved baskets. When I was kid, I remember my great grandmother making them, and I had a (small) collection that I’d proudly bring everywhere with my precious possessions. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to learn the craft from

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Staff Picks: Basketry 101

I always loved baskets. When I was kid, I remember my great grandmother making them, and I had a (small) collection that I’d proudly bring everywhere with my precious possessions. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to learn the craft from

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Staff Picks: Hapa Zome – The Art of Smashing Flowers!

I’ve been on a bit of a surface design bender. For my clothing label STATE, (more specifically  for our Secret Summer Catalog collection) I went nuts experimenting with painting silk. We painted large dots, sprinkled dry dye pigment, dipped dyed, and

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Staff Picks: Hapa Zome – The Art of Smashing Flowers!

I’ve been on a bit of a surface design bender. For my clothing label STATE, (more specifically  for our Secret Summer Catalog collection) I went nuts experimenting with painting silk. We painted large dots, sprinkled dry dye pigment, dipped dyed, and

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