Kibibi Ajanku’s Indigo Journey

Indigo dye has a history that spans many continents. When I learned about Baltimore Dye Initiative, I learned about artist and Master Dyer, Kibibi Ajanku. Her work is amazing! Yet, my interest in her work comes with uncovering the indigo dye production in America from West Africa. So if you are into the history andContinue reading “Kibibi Ajanku’s Indigo Journey”

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”

Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live

My first time at Vogue Knitting Live NYC was last weekend…such a great experience! With all the changes in events due to the pandemic, I get hesitant about virtual events that are so based in a human experience – the reason I enjoy my knitting and weaving community. However, the more intimate lectures and workshopsContinue reading “Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live”

Good Sunday Doc: Craft In America

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”

Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time

“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.

National Exhibition: Call for Fiber + Textile Artists

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”

Healing powers of knitting and weaving – Fiber Arts News

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”

New Innovation in Textile…Mushrooms

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”