Posts Tagged 'craft'

Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Work in Progress: Barbara Miñarro

Barbara Miñarro is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but the January Work in Progress (WIP) resident artist came to the United States at age 11. The first place she lived as a new American was McAllen, Texas, a border town that

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Work in Progress: Barbara Miñarro

Barbara Miñarro is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but the January Work in Progress (WIP) resident artist came to the United States at age 11. The first place she lived as a new American was McAllen, Texas, a border town that

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Give Back Holiday Market Dec. 15 + 16

Saturday + Sunday, December 15 + 16 12pm – 6pm TAC Brooklyn, 505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215   Mark your calendars for December 15 +16, when our newly expanded Brooklyn studio will be transformed into the third annual Give

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Give Back Holiday Market Dec. 15 + 16

Saturday + Sunday, December 15 + 16 12pm – 6pm TAC Brooklyn, 505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215   Mark your calendars for December 15 +16, when our newly expanded Brooklyn studio will be transformed into the third annual Give

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Work In Progress: James Hsieh

James Hsieh’s colorful soft sculptures are deceptively childlike. There’s a playful tension between their cute forms and creepy details. At first glance, you might see a cuddly ant or flower but take a closer look: that ant has gnashing teeth

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Work In Progress: James Hsieh

James Hsieh’s colorful soft sculptures are deceptively childlike. There’s a playful tension between their cute forms and creepy details. At first glance, you might see a cuddly ant or flower but take a closer look: that ant has gnashing teeth

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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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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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