Posts Tagged 'knitting'

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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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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AIR Interview: Sarah Finkle

Sarah Finkle, one of our AIR Cycle 8 residents, works with wool roving and natural fibers to create soft and inviting sculptures. Her technique of choice at the moment is crochet, with no hooks or needles, which allows her the

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AIR Interview: Sarah Finkle

Sarah Finkle, one of our AIR Cycle 8 residents, works with wool roving and natural fibers to create soft and inviting sculptures. Her technique of choice at the moment is crochet, with no hooks or needles, which allows her the

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March Fiber Art Picks!

                                                         Photo courtesy of SPRING/BREAK SPRING/BREAK Art Show Mar 1 – 6, 2017

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March Fiber Art Picks!

                                                         Photo courtesy of SPRING/BREAK SPRING/BREAK Art Show Mar 1 – 6, 2017

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Premiere Vision NYC: An International Textile Event

Premiere Vision is a massive textile event which travels internationally and seeks to connect professionals in the industry. On January 17th-18th, Premiere Vision made its way to NYC at Pier 94 with some 360 different exhibitors from all over the

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Premiere Vision NYC: An International Textile Event

Premiere Vision is a massive textile event which travels internationally and seeks to connect professionals in the industry. On January 17th-18th, Premiere Vision made its way to NYC at Pier 94 with some 360 different exhibitors from all over 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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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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AIR 8 Highlights: PLAY

Over the past two months, the AIR Cycle 8 residents have been experimenting with new textile techniques, and pushing their work into innovative, unexplored territory. Each AIR cycle, the first three months of the curriculum are dedicated to the Play

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AIR 8 Highlights: PLAY

Over the past two months, the AIR Cycle 8 residents have been experimenting with new textile techniques, and pushing their work into innovative, unexplored territory. Each AIR cycle, the first three months of the curriculum are dedicated to the Play

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DIY T-Shirt Yarn Tutorial!

If you’re like me, you could get lost for hours looking at DIY projects on Pinterest! Since moving to New York from Kansas, my love for creating has not disappeared, however my funds for projects have. As an artist who’s focus

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DIY T-Shirt Yarn Tutorial!

If you’re like me, you could get lost for hours looking at DIY projects on Pinterest! Since moving to New York from Kansas, my love for creating has not disappeared, however my funds for projects have. As an artist who’s focus

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Work in Progress: Lisa Batacchi

Lisa Batacchi, our April Work in Progress (WIP) resident, creates work that traverses boundaries. Coming from a fashion background, she has incorporated knitwear into her recent body of work, “Soulmates (within time),” now on display in our Manhattan storefront. Not

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Work in Progress: Lisa Batacchi

Lisa Batacchi, our April Work in Progress (WIP) resident, creates work that traverses boundaries. Coming from a fashion background, she has incorporated knitwear into her recent body of work, “Soulmates (within time),” now on display in our Manhattan storefront. Not

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ICA: Fiber Sculpture 1960 – Present

They say ignorance is bliss – and it is. My trip to the Boston ICA was no less enlightening than an epiphany. It not only validated what textiles as an art form could be, but also assured that textiles can,

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ICA: Fiber Sculpture 1960 – Present

They say ignorance is bliss – and it is. My trip to the Boston ICA was no less enlightening than an epiphany. It not only validated what textiles as an art form could be, but also assured that textiles can,

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