Do you know about Nest?

I am a researcher -more lately with my work around textile and fiber design and history. When I found out about Nest co-op, I instantly became a member back in December. Founded by Rebecca van Bergen in 2006, she followed her passion to turn craft, the 2nd largest employer of women globally, into a meansContinue reading “Do you know about Nest?”

1/20 @ 2pmET: Textile Talk: Surface Design Association

Natural Dyes & the Natural Dye Garden January 20 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET for the next Textile Talk! Register. Why use natural dyes? The winter months are a perfect time to plan next year’s natural dye garden. Please join our guests Catharine Ellis, Kim Eichler-Messmer, and Kenya Miles and Rosa Chang of the Baltimore NaturalContinue reading “1/20 @ 2pmET: Textile Talk: Surface Design Association”

Dyes In America| Jan 8th

Botanical Colors FEEDBACK FRIDAY with Kathy Hattori talking about and demoing Dyes of the Americas. We’ll go through some native colors from North, Central and South America that are included in our new dye kit, Dyes of the Americas, as well as some locally grown specialties from our network of dye growers.FREE. RSVP through link.Continue reading “Dyes In America| Jan 8th”

Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue

Cast On, published quarterly, is the official publication of The Knitting Guild Association.  We welcome design and article submissions from everyone but give preference to our members.  A Call for Design email is sent to designers three months before the publication date to solicit design submissions.  The Call for Design will indicate the deadline forContinue reading “Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue”

Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

If you are not aware of the work of Elizabeth Lay, please take the time on Friday, January 15, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about her and from her during the Smithsonian Associates Program. Elizabeth Lay will be one a lecturer for Fiber With A Cause workshop in the summerContinue reading “Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series”

Navajo Way of Life…Weaving

Join Orenda Tribe and Stockpiler and Watch Weaving the Future, a conversation featuring four contemporary Diné Weavers filmed by Diné filmmaker, Shaun Price. This conversation highlights the authentic voices of these young Diné weavers who are holding and sharing cultural knowledge that has been preserved for generations. You can learn how you can support byContinue reading “Navajo Way of Life…Weaving”

Textiles of Japan

I had the pleasure of sitting in on a lecture and discussion  with collector and independent researcher Thomas Murray of the book Textiles of Japan, published in 2019 with co-author Virginia Soenksen. The book focuses on aboriginal #Ainu in #Hokkaido and Sakhalin in the north, and the brilliantly colored cotton kimonos of #Okinawa to the far southContinue reading “Textiles of Japan”

NY Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival Ends October 18th

Virtual this year but still some great sessions, @nysheepwool goes until tomorrow, Oct 18th. Today at 3pm!“Sustainability in the Crafting Community” with Kathy Hattori, Clara Parkes, Sonya Philip, Katrina Rodabaugh, Adrienne Rodriguez, Hannah Thiessen, and Kristine Vejar. * Saturday, October 17th @ 3:00pmET. https://www.virtual.sheepandwool.com/40yearsOfRhinebeck #sustainability #thisiscraft #fiberart #nysheepandwool