Posts Tagged 'mending'

Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Work in Progress: Heidi Hankaniemi

For the month of May, we have loved hosting Heidi Hankaniemi as our Work in Progress resident. Heidi is a Finnish artist based in New York, and her practice incorporates the tactile and the performative, ultimately arriving at a body

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Work in Progress: Heidi Hankaniemi

For the month of May, we have loved hosting Heidi Hankaniemi as our Work in Progress resident. Heidi is a Finnish artist based in New York, and her practice incorporates the tactile and the performative, ultimately arriving at a body

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In Defense of Mending

Answers You Don’t Want to Know to Questions You Are Probably Afraid to Ask About the Textile Industry Many of us here in the enlightened city consider ourselves environmentally responsible consumers in more ways than one. Maybe we shop at

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In Defense of Mending

Answers You Don’t Want to Know to Questions You Are Probably Afraid to Ask About the Textile Industry Many of us here in the enlightened city consider ourselves environmentally responsible consumers in more ways than one. Maybe we shop at

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Artists in Residence: First Round of Critiques

  This week at TAC, the artists in  residence finished their first round of critiques. In just a short amount of time it is amazing how the artists have already begun to explore whole new directions in their practice. The

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Artists in Residence: First Round of Critiques

  This week at TAC, the artists in  residence finished their first round of critiques. In just a short amount of time it is amazing how the artists have already begun to explore whole new directions in their practice. The

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Boro + Sashiko – The Art of Mending

There are some things that I personally think should not be lost to the convenience of low-cost/high-speed consumer production. Most of the fabrics that make up my life (sheets, jeans, jackets, blankets, socks) all get pretty roughed up and, although

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Boro + Sashiko – The Art of Mending

There are some things that I personally think should not be lost to the convenience of low-cost/high-speed consumer production. Most of the fabrics that make up my life (sheets, jeans, jackets, blankets, socks) all get pretty roughed up and, although

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Bundles of Happiness at Haystack

I like to think I’m lucky. And in fact, most of the times, I really am. Just got back to Brooklyn, after 5 days spent in wonder, awe and truthful joy in Haystack. For those of you who haven’t heard

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Bundles of Happiness at Haystack

I like to think I’m lucky. And in fact, most of the times, I really am. Just got back to Brooklyn, after 5 days spent in wonder, awe and truthful joy in Haystack. For those of you who haven’t heard

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From Waste to Waste Baskets

We’ve been yearning for a Basketry class at TAC for a while now – basketry experts based in NYC, where are you? And we are also mending, altering and re-purposing enthusiasts. So I couldn’t help falling in love with Cordula

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From Waste to Waste Baskets

We’ve been yearning for a Basketry class at TAC for a while now – basketry experts based in NYC, where are you? And we are also mending, altering and re-purposing enthusiasts. So I couldn’t help falling in love with Cordula

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Textile Weekend Photo Report

The Textile Arts Center was busy busy this weekend as you know. And despite the weather, it was a lot of fun! For everyone who couldn’t make it, here´s the photo report of the workshops at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Textile Weekend Photo Report

The Textile Arts Center was busy busy this weekend as you know. And despite the weather, it was a lot of fun! For everyone who couldn’t make it, here´s the photo report of the workshops at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Artists Highlight: Louise Bourgeois & Fabric Drawings

I had the chance to see the Louise Bourgeois show at Cheim and Read this weekend and immediately wanted to go home and sew. The show, The Fabric Works, is a selection from one exhibition curated by Germano Celant for

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Artists Highlight: Louise Bourgeois & Fabric Drawings

I had the chance to see the Louise Bourgeois show at Cheim and Read this weekend and immediately wanted to go home and sew. The show, The Fabric Works, is a selection from one exhibition curated by Germano Celant for

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Mending Streets

The Mending Circle is back tomorrow and I’m looking forward to see what projects Spring will inspire. Maybe some dresses will get shortened? In the meanwhile, I came across other mending project this week. A street mending project. Do you

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Mending Streets

The Mending Circle is back tomorrow and I’m looking forward to see what projects Spring will inspire. Maybe some dresses will get shortened? In the meanwhile, I came across other mending project this week. A street mending project. Do you

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