Posts Tagged 'craftivism'

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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TAC Book Club Holiday Gift Guide!

The first time I entered TAC’s Resource Library, I felt I could stay and read there forever. The shelves are crammed with every imaginable tidbit of textile knowledge, from the history of Guatemalan weaving to intricate batik instructions and the

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TAC Book Club Holiday Gift Guide!

The first time I entered TAC’s Resource Library, I felt I could stay and read there forever. The shelves are crammed with every imaginable tidbit of textile knowledge, from the history of Guatemalan weaving to intricate batik instructions and the

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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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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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Knit-A-Boob 2.0 – Need Instructors!

  If you are a knitter and interested in volunteering to help on April 20, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Jordana at jordana@oakknitstudio.com to volunteer or participate!

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Knit-A-Boob 2.0 – Need Instructors!

  If you are a knitter and interested in volunteering to help on April 20, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Jordana at jordana@oakknitstudio.com to volunteer or participate!

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