Posts Tagged 'eco friendly'

On the Hunt: Sourcing Materials as an NYC Textile Artist

As a new resident of New York City, and a textile artist myself, I’ve found it difficult to continue using re-salvaged materials in my practice. Being from the west coast where some up-cycling centers are open to individual creatives, NYC

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On the Hunt: Sourcing Materials as an NYC Textile Artist

As a new resident of New York City, and a textile artist myself, I’ve found it difficult to continue using re-salvaged materials in my practice. Being from the west coast where some up-cycling centers are open to individual creatives, NYC

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Advanced Textiles

The world of fiber has long been affiliated with the world of technology. Fusing together, they create textiles useful in problem solving and climbing the technological ladder. Examples of this are seen largely in the scientific world, where fabrics are

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Advanced Textiles

The world of fiber has long been affiliated with the world of technology. Fusing together, they create textiles useful in problem solving and climbing the technological ladder. Examples of this are seen largely in the scientific world, where fabrics are

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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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Interview with Sasha Duerr, Author of ‘Natural Color’

Despite being busy with the release of her newest publication, we were lucky enough to receive a gift in the mail from our friend Sasha Duerr – an advance copy of ‘Natural Color,‘ all the way from sunny California. We

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Interview with Sasha Duerr, Author of ‘Natural Color’

Despite being busy with the release of her newest publication, we were lucky enough to receive a gift in the mail from our friend Sasha Duerr – an advance copy of ‘Natural Color,‘ all the way from sunny California. We

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Compost Dyeing at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket!

The last Saturday in April brought some nice weather, so the Textile Arts Center decided spend it by heading down to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket to do some natural dyeing demonstrations! There, we helped shoppers learn how to dye

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Compost Dyeing at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket!

The last Saturday in April brought some nice weather, so the Textile Arts Center decided spend it by heading down to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket to do some natural dyeing demonstrations! There, we helped shoppers learn how to dye

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Textile Recycling in 2016

Throughout my life, I’ve had the privilege of living in two of the most environmentally conscious locales: San Francisco, California, and nestled under the Green Mountains in Vermont. By default I became somewhat of a recycling and composting devotee because

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Textile Recycling in 2016

Throughout my life, I’ve had the privilege of living in two of the most environmentally conscious locales: San Francisco, California, and nestled under the Green Mountains in Vermont. By default I became somewhat of a recycling and composting devotee because

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AIR Interview: Colette Aliman

Weaving, sewing, dyeing… These are methods that immediately come to mind for most when they think textile arts. Our AIR Cycle 7 resident, Colette Aliman, practices all of these methods, but the medium that really stokes her passion is inflation!

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AIR Interview: Colette Aliman

Weaving, sewing, dyeing… These are methods that immediately come to mind for most when they think textile arts. Our AIR Cycle 7 resident, Colette Aliman, practices all of these methods, but the medium that really stokes her passion is inflation!

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Madesmith Sustainable Fashion Business Incubator

Attention designers and creative entrepreneurs! Our friends at Madesmith Academy are offering a special class discount to the TAC community. Now through February 15th, TAC members may take $800 OFF registration for Madesmith Academy’s Sustainable Fashion Business Incubator with code:

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Madesmith Sustainable Fashion Business Incubator

Attention designers and creative entrepreneurs! Our friends at Madesmith Academy are offering a special class discount to the TAC community. Now through February 15th, TAC members may take $800 OFF registration for Madesmith Academy’s Sustainable Fashion Business Incubator with code:

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Exploring Natural Color: Cara Marie Piazza

Long time friend of TAC, Cara Marie Piazza, is one of those artists you could follow for the process photos alone. Photos on her Instagram show delicately dyed fabric laid against exposed brick accompanied with some bright and voluptuous fruit;

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Exploring Natural Color: Cara Marie Piazza

Long time friend of TAC, Cara Marie Piazza, is one of those artists you could follow for the process photos alone. Photos on her Instagram show delicately dyed fabric laid against exposed brick accompanied with some bright and voluptuous fruit;

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From Farm to Fabric with Manufacture New York

This past weekend, Manufacture New York hosted a 2-day weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices. This event included hands on workshops and panel discussions that furthered the dialogue surrounding locally sourced materials in the fashion supply

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From Farm to Fabric with Manufacture New York

This past weekend, Manufacture New York hosted a 2-day weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices. This event included hands on workshops and panel discussions that furthered the dialogue surrounding locally sourced materials in the fashion supply

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