“On some level the (large-scale) craft industry and the textile industry share the same supply streams until the final stages,” Dale Washburn, founder of yarn company Bellatrista, says in an email. “That is, the production of the raw fiber, the large-scale dyeing, etc. are indistinguishable. They only really diverge when the finished fiber/thread is spun into yarn or sent to be woven into cloth and sewn into garments. So,Continue reading “The Yarn Industry and the Environment”
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
Shown on PBS with multiple topics on craft. Enjoy! Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do,Continue reading “Good Sunday Doc: Craft In America”
“This exhibition reminds us that artists today are redefining a traditional art form in multiple ways that prove the enduring appeal of the fiber medium,” says Pieranna Cavalchini, the Museum’s Curator of Contemporary Art. Find out more here.
Thriving At High Altitude—The Bolivian Textiles of Andi’Art Truly stunning photos from photojournalist Anne-Laure Camilleri, who visited the Bolivian Altiplano to document Andi’Art — a design collaboration between indigenous weavers and a French designer.
Family Matters: 2018 SDA Annual International Exhibition In Print. Each year, the SDA International Exhibition In Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber art and/or textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists are featured in the winter 2018 issue of theContinue reading “National Exhibition: Call for Fiber + Textile Artists”
Greeting everyone! My weaving instructor sent this over this week. Lately, more articles are appearing about the healing that fiber art techniques offer, even though those of who are in the craft know this…but it’s always good to have the support. Happy reading! Many of us knit, weave, crochet, or otherwise find time with fiberContinue reading “Healing powers of knitting and weaving – Fiber Arts News”
Materials innovation startup Bolt Threads introduced its second biomaterial today – a leather made from mycelium, the roots of a mushroom. Mycelium is the underground root structure of mushrooms. It grows as tiny threads that form vast networks under the forest floor. We developed Mylo™ from mycelium cells by creating optimal growing conditions for it to self-assembleContinue reading “New Innovation in Textile…Mushrooms”
Call for Entries The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the 2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition. The active link is currently available at http://www.workhouseartscallforentry.com/. Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States. All artists who use fiber or fiber techniques in their art areContinue reading “Fiber National 2018 – Call for Entries”