Posts Tagged 'knitting'

Work In Progress: Ýrúrarí

The day was cold and icy, but it was normal for Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, also known as Ýrúrarí, an Icelandic artist who works with knits. Ýr learned how to hand knit as a child in Iceland, stopped as a teenager, (as teenagers

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Work In Progress: Ýrúrarí

The day was cold and icy, but it was normal for Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, also known as Ýrúrarí, an Icelandic artist who works with knits. Ýr learned how to hand knit as a child in Iceland, stopped as a teenager, (as teenagers

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Artists in Residence Cycle 10: Show & Tell

For the last two months, our 10th Cycle of TAC AIR residents have been learning new techniques, getting familiar with the studio and equipment at TAC  and taking a different approach to their practice. This play period is meant to

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Artists in Residence Cycle 10: Show & Tell

For the last two months, our 10th Cycle of TAC AIR residents have been learning new techniques, getting familiar with the studio and equipment at TAC  and taking a different approach to their practice. This play period is meant to

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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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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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New York Textile Month Exhibitions

  Summer is winding down, and September (aka New York Textile Month), is fast approaching. In addition to TAC’s AIR 9 exhibition “Three Walls“ opening on September 20 at the Gowanus Loft, Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn is hosting a collection

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New York Textile Month Exhibitions

  Summer is winding down, and September (aka New York Textile Month), is fast approaching. In addition to TAC’s AIR 9 exhibition “Three Walls“ opening on September 20 at the Gowanus Loft, Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn is hosting a collection

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Work In Progress: Emma Hasselblad

Surrounded by sparkly sequins and pink yarn scraps, I recently got the chance to step into the world of our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of June, Emma Hasselblad. We talked about her background in textiles, artistic

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Work In Progress: Emma Hasselblad

Surrounded by sparkly sequins and pink yarn scraps, I recently got the chance to step into the world of our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of June, Emma Hasselblad. We talked about her background in textiles, artistic

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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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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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April Fiber Art Picks!

Pop-up Studio and TAC Maker Space Bard Graduate Center Through May 13, 2018 Textile Arts Center has partnered with the Bard Graduate Center to set a pop-up studio and maker space in the BGC Gallery space, as part of the

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April Fiber Art Picks!

Pop-up Studio and TAC Maker Space Bard Graduate Center Through May 13, 2018 Textile Arts Center has partnered with the Bard Graduate Center to set a pop-up studio and maker space in the BGC Gallery space, as part of the

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Work in Progress: Fiorella Gonzales Vigil

We were recently pleased to host Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil as our January Work-in-Progress resident! I met up with her at TAC’s Manhattan studio to discuss the different stages of her artistic process, her reimagination of Anillado, a traditional Peruvian knitting technique, and

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Work in Progress: Fiorella Gonzales Vigil

We were recently pleased to host Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil as our January Work-in-Progress resident! I met up with her at TAC’s Manhattan studio to discuss the different stages of her artistic process, her reimagination of Anillado, a traditional Peruvian knitting technique, and

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