This is a great article that traces the history of a great yarn and fiber…Chenille. Chenille means caterpillar in English, forever linking the fuzzy insects that one day become either a moth or butterfly with fluffy yarn and fabrics. The French word was known early on in the United States and can be found inContinue reading “Learning about Chenille”
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”
As I continue to research and discover about Fiber Artists who were “doing their thing” when the craft was considered more of “women’s work “, I love when I find out about women who were making history and being innovator of the craft. Not only were the women making the wears for their family innovatorsContinue reading “Fiber Art of Lenore Tawney”
“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.
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”
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”
The importance of natural dye in textiles.
I had the opportunity to purchase this yarn. It’s a young company but very focused on sustainability in fiber and textile. Now only is the yarn extremely soft but very durable. It is considered a luxury yarn. Currently they are touring local shops and talking and working with fiber artists and enthusiasts to create wearsContinue reading “The Story of MYak”