Posts Tagged 'art'

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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April Fiber Art Picks!

Photo Courtesy of Copper Hewitt Design Museum Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Through April 23rd 2017 The title says it all. This exhibition explores different ways to be mindful of the environment as a textile

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April Fiber Art Picks!

Photo Courtesy of Copper Hewitt Design Museum Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Through April 23rd 2017 The title says it all. This exhibition explores different ways to be mindful of the environment as a textile

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Textiles Highlights of the 2017 Armory Show

The Armory Show is a renowned art fair, used to showcase emerging artists and display popular visuals of the 20th and 21st century. – Photo Courtesy of The Armory- The first Armory Show, presented by the Association of American Painters and

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Textiles Highlights of the 2017 Armory Show

The Armory Show is a renowned art fair, used to showcase emerging artists and display popular visuals of the 20th and 21st century. – Photo Courtesy of The Armory- The first Armory Show, presented by the Association of American Painters and

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Textile Framework: A New Investigation into Contemporary Textile Art

Today marks the launch of Textile Framework, an online resource dedicated to contextualizing work being done in the contemporary textile world. During my internship at TAC, I came up with the idea to create an online archive that acts to

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Textile Framework: A New Investigation into Contemporary Textile Art

Today marks the launch of Textile Framework, an online resource dedicated to contextualizing work being done in the contemporary textile world. During my internship at TAC, I came up with the idea to create an online archive that acts to

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February Fiber Art Picks!

Events + Talks:   Left to right: Sheila Pepe – Photo by Rachel Stern; niv Acosta – Photo by Amos Mac; LJ Roberts (Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York)   Queer Art at the Edge  Museum of

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February Fiber Art Picks!

Events + Talks:   Left to right: Sheila Pepe – Photo by Rachel Stern; niv Acosta – Photo by Amos Mac; LJ Roberts (Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York)   Queer Art at the Edge  Museum of

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AIR 8 Highlights: PLAY

Over the past two months, the AIR Cycle 8 residents have been experimenting with new textile techniques, and pushing their work into innovative, unexplored territory. Each AIR cycle, the first three months of the curriculum are dedicated to the Play

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AIR 8 Highlights: PLAY

Over the past two months, the AIR Cycle 8 residents have been experimenting with new textile techniques, and pushing their work into innovative, unexplored territory. Each AIR cycle, the first three months of the curriculum are dedicated to the Play

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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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Craftivism While Crossing: The AMBOS Project

One of the biggest influences in my personal life has been my teacher, mentor, and friend, Tanya Aguiñiga. Earlier this year she began a large, multi-national collaborative project, which in my opinion, is an excellent example of using fibers as

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Craftivism While Crossing: The AMBOS Project

One of the biggest influences in my personal life has been my teacher, mentor, and friend, Tanya Aguiñiga. Earlier this year she began a large, multi-national collaborative project, which in my opinion, is an excellent example of using fibers as

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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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