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”

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”

#Interweave #YarnFest16

2016 YARN FEST WORKSHOPS March 31 – April 3, 2016 in Loveland, CO Explore the world through the fiber arts! Interweave Yarn Fest brings you innovative, project-based workshops taught by the best artist-instructors from a variety of fiber disciplines. Delve deeper into your favorite fiber art or explore a new one! Below is a scheduleContinue reading “#Interweave #YarnFest16”

How an #Architecture & #Design school is using #Textiles

School of ‪#‎Architecture‬, ‪#‎Design‬ and the Built ‪#‎Environment‬ at NTU Exploring the use of e-textiles with ‪#‎mentalhealth‬ patients. Dr. Sarah Kettley, who is a researcher of smart textiles!

#Needle + #Thraed

Yes the word thraed is spelling right – play on the word trade! I was sent this business by a friend of mine…craft giving back.  Take a peek at what Celia Roach has created and what they have to offer. needle+thræd partners with the Bebe Ravi women’s cooperative that employs 50-100 women based in Nakuru, Kenya –Continue reading “#Needle + #Thraed”

#History on color in dyeing #textiles

Good evening everyone – I just found some information on the history of weaving in Colonel Williamsburg  and found this quick tidbit on color to be worth sharing. Colors made from natural sources Nature provided the colors used in dyeing textiles in the 18th century. Today, Colonial Williamsburg’s weavers use the same 18th-century recipes forContinue reading “#History on color in dyeing #textiles”