Posts Tagged 'activism'

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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Textile Arts Center Manifesto

Textile Arts Center is a safe space, but not a silent space. We can be a respite, but we are not just an escape. TAC is a place for critical thinking and dialogue. Toni Cade Bambara once said: “The role

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Textile Arts Center Manifesto

Textile Arts Center is a safe space, but not a silent space. We can be a respite, but we are not just an escape. TAC is a place for critical thinking and dialogue. Toni Cade Bambara once said: “The role

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Quilting as Storytelling

Creating quilts has traditionally been used to tell a narrative through cloth, often made collaboratively through the collection of many scraps of fabric, hand stitched or sometimes not. Artist, Hayley Berrill, started using painting and drawing as a way to organize

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Quilting as Storytelling

Creating quilts has traditionally been used to tell a narrative through cloth, often made collaboratively through the collection of many scraps of fabric, hand stitched or sometimes not. Artist, Hayley Berrill, started using painting and drawing as a way to organize

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5.4 Million and Counting Project Update!

counting Whole Women silent needles make each line a voice to hear, she stitches loudly. she punctures the cloth feeling fearful and amazed, absorbing her tears. sensing the figure decrease, expand, grasping the vastness of millions. women and stitches, audaciously

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5.4 Million and Counting Project Update!

counting Whole Women silent needles make each line a voice to hear, she stitches loudly. she punctures the cloth feeling fearful and amazed, absorbing her tears. sensing the figure decrease, expand, grasping the vastness of millions. women and stitches, audaciously

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5.4 Million and Counting: Embroidery Project with Chi Nguyen

On March 2nd, 2016, the United States Supreme Court will hear the most important reproductive rights case in almost 25 years. The decision will determine whether Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state and prevent

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5.4 Million and Counting: Embroidery Project with Chi Nguyen

On March 2nd, 2016, the United States Supreme Court will hear the most important reproductive rights case in almost 25 years. The decision will determine whether Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state and prevent

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Ruth Asawa

This story begins, like they all typically do, with falling down the blackhole that is the internet / tumblr. I don’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Ruth Asawa, I am just so happy that I did… While her techniques

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Ruth Asawa

This story begins, like they all typically do, with falling down the blackhole that is the internet / tumblr. I don’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Ruth Asawa, I am just so happy that I did… While her techniques

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Open Call: OBJECT | SUBJECTS [Constructive Conversations]

Lucia Cuba is seeking participants for a series of conversations on the agency of clothes: OBJECTS | SUBJECTS [CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS] is the first of a series of conversations among a diverse group of people to exchange —through open dialogues and garment

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Open Call: OBJECT | SUBJECTS [Constructive Conversations]

Lucia Cuba is seeking participants for a series of conversations on the agency of clothes: OBJECTS | SUBJECTS [CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS] is the first of a series of conversations among a diverse group of people to exchange —through open dialogues and garment

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