Friday Fibers Roundup
March 10, 2017
This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features an SDA member exhibition, a book about translating digital photographs into textiles—also by an SDA member—and so much other great stuff!
1) The SDA show Fiber Fusion just opened and features over 80 artists from across Washington. The show is on display at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA until April 15th, 2017.
2) “Beyond Repair: Styles of Mending, Cultures of Wounding” by Nicole Archer explores what it means for something to be “beyond repair” and the cultural impacts mending can have (via SFAQ).
3) Need some inspiration for new projects? Creative Boom recently put out a list of their “Top 10 Inspiring Craft Projects” from 2016.
4) “The Fruits of Downfall” by Sara Artuso looks at the declining creation of Italian handmade fabrics in Venice (via Luigi Bevilacqua).
5) Artist Windy Chien created a daily ritual where she learned a new knot every day for a year. 366 knots might seem like a lot, but it’s small compared to the 3,900 Chien created in her go-to knot manual—The Ashley Book of Knots, which took nearly 11 years to compile (via Colossal).
6) “Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos & Fabric” book by SDA member Wen Redmond teaches you how to compose, create, and print innovative art quilts starting from your own digital photographs.
7) The exhibition Late Antiques Textiles and Modern Design compares foliate patterns from historical pieces to similar motifs in postcards by garment designers from around the same time—all drawn from the museum’s collection. The show is on display at the MET until October 1st, 2017.
8) The video, Sewing Music into Visual Art by Elena Berriolo features a concert with sewing machine, violin and piano.
9) This interview with textile artist Edith Meusnier looks at her choices to both exhibit in galleries as well as install out in nature, allowing her work to be susceptible to the elements (via Metal).
10) Humayrah Bint Altaf’s embroidered beetles and butterflies take needlepoint and stitching to a whole new level (via Creators).