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”
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”
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”
The importance of natural dye in textiles.
Weaving Practice. More than a trend.
Good Saturday! I stumbled upon this designer through Twittter and Vogue Knitting Live. She’s actually right in DC. Check out Kochaii
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”
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!
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”
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”