Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories

Join curator Jennifer Swope for a digital exploration of the exhibition Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from October 10, 2021, through January 17, 2022.

The Yarn Industry and the Environment

“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”

Weaving History Conference

This is new to me but so glad Weaver House sent this along in their newsletter this week! October 25-27, 2021 The 26th Annual Weaving History Conference is excited to invite you to this year’s virtual conference! We have a fabulous lineup of speakers in store, presenting on a wide range of fascinating topics, whichContinue reading “Weaving History Conference”

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”

Do you know about Nest?

I am a researcher -more lately with my work around textile and fiber design and history. When I found out about Nest co-op, I instantly became a member back in December. Founded by Rebecca van Bergen in 2006, she followed her passion to turn craft, the 2nd largest employer of women globally, into a meansContinue reading “Do you know about Nest?”

Navajo Way of Life…Weaving

Join Orenda Tribe and Stockpiler and Watch Weaving the Future, a conversation featuring four contemporary Diné Weavers filmed by Diné filmmaker, Shaun Price. This conversation highlights the authentic voices of these young Diné weavers who are holding and sharing cultural knowledge that has been preserved for generations. You can learn how you can support byContinue reading “Navajo Way of Life…Weaving”

Weaving As Mediation

When I starting back using fiber, it was to learn to knit. The exact way Sarah describes the way her anxiety seemed to go away, I felt they same way with the level of relaxation that knitting offered me. When I started to weave, I didn’t initially feel that it was mediative as all! ItContinue reading “Weaving As Mediation”

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.