Lia Cook "Spatial Ikat II" 1977

Friday Fibers Roundup

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features forward-thinking indigenous art from SITE Santa Fe, a massive pattern library, and some goofy fibers to hopefully brighten your week.


Dorothy McGuinness Zig Zag 1 (2016) diagonal twill basket weaving

1) “10 Pioneering Textile Artists, from Sheila Hicks to Nick Cave” by Sarah Gottesman looks at the renaissance textile art has undergone since the 1970s Feminist Art Movement, and integration of textiles into the realm of fine art (via Artsy).

2) SITE Santa Fe’s Biennial, much wider than a line, addresses themes of cross-cultural and indigenous identity from non-colonial ideologies (via Hyperallergic).

3) Design Library, the world’s largest collection of patterns (located in the Hudson Valley village of Wappingers Falls), holds more than 7 million different documentary fabrics, original paintings, wallpapers, embroideries, and yarn dyes inside a huge 12,000-square foot converted fabric mill (via Fast Company).

4) Cara Marie Piazza uses commercial flower waste to create magical, naturally dyed clothing.

5) Utilizing vibrantly colored quilled paper that look like stitches, artist and illustrator Yulia Brodskaya creates unique three-dimensional portraits that reflect the beauty found in old age (via Colossal).

6) Nep Sidhu’s Paradise Sportif, a non-commercial clothing line, brings change to the community by the empowerment of young girls, who are the building blocks to their future.

7) These captivating photos of people knitting encompass the beauty of the everyday (sitting, walking, driving, or in a hair salon) (via Atlas Obscura).

8) Designers Adam Blencowe and Marine Duroselle hacked a CNC-router to blend digital fabrication with traditional wool felting to create beautiful rugs.

9) Melbourne-based artist, Phil Ferguson’s wonderful ongoing series of food-based crocheted headwear is the perfect way to end such a rough week. Check out more of his creations on his Instagram account @chiliphilly (via My Modern Met).

10) Just stay calm and watch this adorable, meditative knitting gif.

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