Posts Tagged 'knit'

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: LJ Roberts

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? My maternal grandmother taught me to knit at age 7, but I didn’t really take to it at that age.  I developed an interest in sculpture in high school and

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Work In Progress: LJ Roberts

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? My maternal grandmother taught me to knit at age 7, but I didn’t really take to it at that age.  I developed an interest in sculpture in high school and

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

Scraps of fabric have been used by artists and craftsman throughout the world to varying degrees for centuries. The word, “scrap,” can be defined as a rejected piece of a larger whole, and usually connotes a sense of uselessness. The

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

Scraps of fabric have been used by artists and craftsman throughout the world to varying degrees for centuries. The word, “scrap,” can be defined as a rejected piece of a larger whole, and usually connotes a sense of uselessness. The

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part I

Presenting: the work of four residents in our current AIR cycle. Through the fall, the artists in AIR have been learning a variety of textile techniques, including, machine knitting, natural dyeing, weaving, and screen printing. This is a showcase of

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part I

Presenting: the work of four residents in our current AIR cycle. Through the fall, the artists in AIR have been learning a variety of textile techniques, including, machine knitting, natural dyeing, weaving, and screen printing. This is a showcase of

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Presenting DUALITY: AIR Cycle 8 Final Exhibition

The Textile Arts Center is pleased to present DUALITY, the final exhibition of the 8th cycle of Artists in Residence, on view from October 19th to the 22nd at Gowanus Loft  in Brooklyn.   DUALITY “Understanding not as concepts of

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Presenting DUALITY: AIR Cycle 8 Final Exhibition

The Textile Arts Center is pleased to present DUALITY, the final exhibition of the 8th cycle of Artists in Residence, on view from October 19th to the 22nd at Gowanus Loft  in Brooklyn.   DUALITY “Understanding not as concepts of

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Following Threads: Interview with Mandy Kordal, AIR Cycle 4

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with former AIR Cycle 4 resident, Mandy Kordal, who since her time at TAC has created her own women’s knitwear clothing line, Kordal. In addition to touring her studio, I was able

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Following Threads: Interview with Mandy Kordal, AIR Cycle 4

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with former AIR Cycle 4 resident, Mandy Kordal, who since her time at TAC has created her own women’s knitwear clothing line, Kordal. In addition to touring her studio, I was able

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SHOP and MAKE: Handmade Markets and Classes

Shopping handmade and local helps put some more cheer into your season. Not only are you getting unique goods to share with your loved ones, you also get a chance to support artisans and makers in your community! Here are

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SHOP and MAKE: Handmade Markets and Classes

Shopping handmade and local helps put some more cheer into your season. Not only are you getting unique goods to share with your loved ones, you also get a chance to support artisans and makers in your community! Here are

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DIY: Knit Rings

You’re waiting for a friend who’s running late, sick of looking at dreary people on the subway, or just bored out of your mind. Whatever the case, you can use those otherwise unproductive minutes to knit a ring (and I

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DIY: Knit Rings

You’re waiting for a friend who’s running late, sick of looking at dreary people on the subway, or just bored out of your mind. Whatever the case, you can use those otherwise unproductive minutes to knit a ring (and I

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Materials for Living / Andrea Zittel

I am eternally fascinated by artists who exist at the intersection of making and living, blurring the lines between work and play, and elevating the everyday to a heightened state of performance. When I first learned about Andrea Zittel, and

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Materials for Living / Andrea Zittel

I am eternally fascinated by artists who exist at the intersection of making and living, blurring the lines between work and play, and elevating the everyday to a heightened state of performance. When I first learned about Andrea Zittel, and

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National Alpaca Farm Days 2014!

Image: By the way… I can’t imagine many things more fun for a textile artist than visiting a farm full of cute animals frolicking, awaiting for their yearly shearing. That’s right, I’m talking alpaca. Farms full of alpaca. This weekend spend

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National Alpaca Farm Days 2014!

Image: By the way… I can’t imagine many things more fun for a textile artist than visiting a farm full of cute animals frolicking, awaiting for their yearly shearing. That’s right, I’m talking alpaca. Farms full of alpaca. This weekend spend

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