Posts Tagged 'knitting'

AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Familien Iglesias, A Family Endeavor

Familien Iglesias: A Family Endeavor By Christine Sloan Stoddard     Photo credit: Christine Sloan Stoddard ( @Christine.Stoddard ) For Familien Iglesias, art is often a family affair. Their installation MotherLove is part of Lost/Found, the culminating exhibition presented by the 10th cycle of

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Familien Iglesias, A Family Endeavor

Familien Iglesias: A Family Endeavor By Christine Sloan Stoddard     Photo credit: Christine Sloan Stoddard ( @Christine.Stoddard ) For Familien Iglesias, art is often a family affair. Their installation MotherLove is part of Lost/Found, the culminating exhibition presented by the 10th cycle of

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Romina Chuls

My conversation with artist Romina Chuls ranged from stories of her father taking her on trips in the Andes and their traditional embroidery, to ideas around the decolonization of art museums and her time in residence at TAC. To condense

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Romina Chuls

My conversation with artist Romina Chuls ranged from stories of her father taking her on trips in the Andes and their traditional embroidery, to ideas around the decolonization of art museums and her time in residence at TAC. To condense

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Hiding in the Light

Clandestine information practices and forms of resistance through textiles have a long, shared history. Taking advantage of society’s attitude that women’s work is “low” or “unintellectual,” the wielders of needle and thread have been masters of steganography, or the practice

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Hiding in the Light

Clandestine information practices and forms of resistance through textiles have a long, shared history. Taking advantage of society’s attitude that women’s work is “low” or “unintellectual,” the wielders of needle and thread have been masters of steganography, or the practice

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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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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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