Posts Tagged 'natural dyes'

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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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

After years of crochet, weaving, and sewing projects, I’m all too familiar with the scraps that pile up after each new project.  While some of my scraps become rag rugs, patchwork quilts, and scrap yarn blankets, many seem too oddly-shaped

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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

After years of crochet, weaving, and sewing projects, I’m all too familiar with the scraps that pile up after each new project.  While some of my scraps become rag rugs, patchwork quilts, and scrap yarn blankets, many seem too oddly-shaped

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Twofold Tokyo Tour & Indigo Dyeing Retreat!

Twofold, a company founded by Jessica Warner to explore textiles around the globe, has just announced a new small-group trip to Japan in spring of 2017. This is the company’s second Tokyo Tour & Indigo Retreat, which promises a rich,

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Twofold Tokyo Tour & Indigo Dyeing Retreat!

Twofold, a company founded by Jessica Warner to explore textiles around the globe, has just announced a new small-group trip to Japan in spring of 2017. This is the company’s second Tokyo Tour & Indigo Retreat, which promises a rich,

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Interview with Sasha Duerr, Author of ‘Natural Color’

Despite being busy with the release of her newest publication, we were lucky enough to receive a gift in the mail from our friend Sasha Duerr – an advance copy of ‘Natural Color,‘ all the way from sunny California. We

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Interview with Sasha Duerr, Author of ‘Natural Color’

Despite being busy with the release of her newest publication, we were lucky enough to receive a gift in the mail from our friend Sasha Duerr – an advance copy of ‘Natural Color,‘ all the way from sunny California. We

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Quilting as Storytelling

Creating quilts has traditionally been used to tell a narrative through cloth, often made collaboratively through the collection of many scraps of fabric, hand stitched or sometimes not. Artist, Hayley Berrill, started using painting and drawing as a way to organize

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Quilting as Storytelling

Creating quilts has traditionally been used to tell a narrative through cloth, often made collaboratively through the collection of many scraps of fabric, hand stitched or sometimes not. Artist, Hayley Berrill, started using painting and drawing as a way to organize

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Compost Dyeing at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket!

The last Saturday in April brought some nice weather, so the Textile Arts Center decided spend it by heading down to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket to do some natural dyeing demonstrations! There, we helped shoppers learn how to dye

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Compost Dyeing at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket!

The last Saturday in April brought some nice weather, so the Textile Arts Center decided spend it by heading down to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket to do some natural dyeing demonstrations! There, we helped shoppers learn how to dye

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Work In Progress: Karla Belinda Amezcua

Karla Belinda Amezcua, our Work in Progress resident for the month of January, is one busy artist. Karla runs two textile businesses based in Mexico City, Taller Textil Dos Coyotes and Lavanda, and her practices include weaving, crochet, felting, natural

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Work In Progress: Karla Belinda Amezcua

Karla Belinda Amezcua, our Work in Progress resident for the month of January, is one busy artist. Karla runs two textile businesses based in Mexico City, Taller Textil Dos Coyotes and Lavanda, and her practices include weaving, crochet, felting, natural

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Work In Progress: Ali Smith from Salt & Still

We had an especially inspiring fall at TAC Manhattan with  Work In Progress resident, Ali Smith, of Salt and Still!     Ali works with traditional techniques such as quilting, embroidery and natural dyeing, inspired from the natural and magic world. Her creations, including quilts,

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Work In Progress: Ali Smith from Salt & Still

We had an especially inspiring fall at TAC Manhattan with  Work In Progress resident, Ali Smith, of Salt and Still!     Ali works with traditional techniques such as quilting, embroidery and natural dyeing, inspired from the natural and magic world. Her creations, including quilts,

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Exploring Natural Color: Cara Marie Piazza

Long time friend of TAC, Cara Marie Piazza, is one of those artists you could follow for the process photos alone. Photos on her Instagram show delicately dyed fabric laid against exposed brick accompanied with some bright and voluptuous fruit;

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Exploring Natural Color: Cara Marie Piazza

Long time friend of TAC, Cara Marie Piazza, is one of those artists you could follow for the process photos alone. Photos on her Instagram show delicately dyed fabric laid against exposed brick accompanied with some bright and voluptuous fruit;

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