Posts Tagged 'surface design'

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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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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Teaching, Textiles, and Time: Interview with Simone Evans

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Simone Evans, TAC Brooklyn’s Summer Camp Craft Instructor. You could always find Simone with a huge smile on her face in her brightly colored classroom, with flags and

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Teaching, Textiles, and Time: Interview with Simone Evans

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Simone Evans, TAC Brooklyn’s Summer Camp Craft Instructor. You could always find Simone with a huge smile on her face in her brightly colored classroom, with flags and

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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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Presenting FRAY: AIR Cycle 7 Final Exhibition

This September, we are proud to present FRAY, the final exhibition of our Cycle 7 of Artists in Residence.     Fray is the unravelling edge of a textile, exposing the structure of the material, through time. The exhibition FRAY

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Presenting FRAY: AIR Cycle 7 Final Exhibition

This September, we are proud to present FRAY, the final exhibition of our Cycle 7 of Artists in Residence.     Fray is the unravelling edge of a textile, exposing the structure of the material, through time. The exhibition FRAY

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AIR Interview: Fanny Gentle

Fanny Gentle, one of our AIR Cycle 7 residents, has a sensibility of history and delicacy that infuses all of her work. Fanny has a successful career in commercial illustration, and she came to TAC to explore a fine art

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AIR Interview: Fanny Gentle

Fanny Gentle, one of our AIR Cycle 7 residents, has a sensibility of history and delicacy that infuses all of her work. Fanny has a successful career in commercial illustration, and she came to TAC to explore a fine art

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The Heat Press: A Love Story

Did you know that the Textile Arts Center has a heat press? Neither did I. Despite the fact that this behemoth of a machine takes up a decent portion of our precious studio counter space here in Brooklyn, I spent

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The Heat Press: A Love Story

Did you know that the Textile Arts Center has a heat press? Neither did I. Despite the fact that this behemoth of a machine takes up a decent portion of our precious studio counter space here in Brooklyn, I spent

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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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Tibetan Prayer Flags

With our current cycle of TAC After-School Classes coming to an end, I’d like to take a look back at one of our previous fun projects in the Printing and Dyeing class. Prayer Flags are often rectangular pieces of colored

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Tibetan Prayer Flags

With our current cycle of TAC After-School Classes coming to an end, I’d like to take a look back at one of our previous fun projects in the Printing and Dyeing class. Prayer Flags are often rectangular pieces of colored

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Studio Visit with Lala Abbadon

Wave on Wave from the Meta Weave Series, Lala Abbadon. This week I had the opportunity to speak with artist, Lala Abbadon, in her Long Island City studio. Abbadon’s highly interdisciplinary works combine digital art, photography, and craft, fusing digital age

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Studio Visit with Lala Abbadon

Wave on Wave from the Meta Weave Series, Lala Abbadon. This week I had the opportunity to speak with artist, Lala Abbadon, in her Long Island City studio. Abbadon’s highly interdisciplinary works combine digital art, photography, and craft, fusing digital age

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