Posts Tagged 'craft'

Hands-on Textile Immersion in Guatemala with Thread Caravan + Luna Zorro

Textile tour company Thread Caravan is teaming up with Guatemala-based textile designer Luna Zorro to offer a unique week-long experience diving into the world of handmade Guatemalan textiles. The experience starts and ends in Antigua, Guatemala, where participants will be

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Hands-on Textile Immersion in Guatemala with Thread Caravan + Luna Zorro

Textile tour company Thread Caravan is teaming up with Guatemala-based textile designer Luna Zorro to offer a unique week-long experience diving into the world of handmade Guatemalan textiles. The experience starts and ends in Antigua, Guatemala, where participants will be

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Work In Progress: Erik Bergrin

Children’s laughter fills the studio when I enter the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan location on a Wednesday afternoon. After-school programming is in full force. Yet October WIP artist, Erik Bergrin, remains focused. He has just returned from a supply run

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Work In Progress: Erik Bergrin

Children’s laughter fills the studio when I enter the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan location on a Wednesday afternoon. After-school programming is in full force. Yet October WIP artist, Erik Bergrin, remains focused. He has just returned from a supply run

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The Local Fiber Movement

In 2011, Rebecca Burgess took on the challenge to only wear garments grown and designed within a 150-mile radius of her home in the Bay Area, California. As Burgess explains in an interview, she wore one outfit for the first

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The Local Fiber Movement

In 2011, Rebecca Burgess took on the challenge to only wear garments grown and designed within a 150-mile radius of her home in the Bay Area, California. As Burgess explains in an interview, she wore one outfit for the first

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October Fiber Art Picks!

Top: Teeth, 2018, by Martha Tuttle; Bottom: No Such Luck, 2017, by Erin M. Riley Dorsky Gallery Complicated Territory feat. Alex McQuilkin, Erin M. Riley, and Martha Tuttle Curated by Bridget Donlon Dorsky Gallery presents Complicated Territory, a group exhibition

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October Fiber Art Picks!

Top: Teeth, 2018, by Martha Tuttle; Bottom: No Such Luck, 2017, by Erin M. Riley Dorsky Gallery Complicated Territory feat. Alex McQuilkin, Erin M. Riley, and Martha Tuttle Curated by Bridget Donlon Dorsky Gallery presents Complicated Territory, a group exhibition

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Knitting as Therapy

Growing up has its challenges.  Each one of us finds obstacles in our path.  For some of us, including myself, those obstacles came in the form of physical disabilities.  I sometimes like to refer to them as “differences”, and not

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Knitting as Therapy

Growing up has its challenges.  Each one of us finds obstacles in our path.  For some of us, including myself, those obstacles came in the form of physical disabilities.  I sometimes like to refer to them as “differences”, and not

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Work In Progress: Kathleen McDermott

It is nearly 5 p.m. on a Friday when I meet Work In Progress resident, Kathleen McDermott, in the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio. West 8th Street is already beginning to hum with weekend activity as Happy Hour begins, but

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Work In Progress: Kathleen McDermott

It is nearly 5 p.m. on a Friday when I meet Work In Progress resident, Kathleen McDermott, in the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio. West 8th Street is already beginning to hum with weekend activity as Happy Hour begins, but

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A Textile Story in Three Parts

India is an exciting destination for handcrafts with a rich variety of textile traditions. At the core of modern India is a reverence for hand-spun, hand-woven khadi fabric, which Ghandi made central to his fight for Indian independence in the

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A Textile Story in Three Parts

India is an exciting destination for handcrafts with a rich variety of textile traditions. At the core of modern India is a reverence for hand-spun, hand-woven khadi fabric, which Ghandi made central to his fight for Indian independence in the

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September Fiber Art Picks!

This September, Parsons School of Design and Lidewij Edelkoort bring New York Textile Month to the city; a festival “designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness.” Be sure to check out the website’s calendar for an extensive list

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September Fiber Art Picks!

This September, Parsons School of Design and Lidewij Edelkoort bring New York Textile Month to the city; a festival “designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness.” Be sure to check out the website’s calendar for an extensive list

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 5!

In Week 5 of TAC Summer Camp, the campers visited the Museum of Art and Design to see the exhibition: Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft and Care. The core of Aguiñiga’s work is using materials and design to provide care and support

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 5!

In Week 5 of TAC Summer Camp, the campers visited the Museum of Art and Design to see the exhibition: Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft and Care. The core of Aguiñiga’s work is using materials and design to provide care and support

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 4!

In Week 4 of TAC Summer Camp, we took the students to The Children’s Museum of the Arts to see Scale: Possibilities of Perspective. From here the kids took inspiration to create a weaving of varying proportions using different materials

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 4!

In Week 4 of TAC Summer Camp, we took the students to The Children’s Museum of the Arts to see Scale: Possibilities of Perspective. From here the kids took inspiration to create a weaving of varying proportions using different materials

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