Friday Fibers Roundup: Excavated Pattern
February 23, 2018
This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a blend of articles focusing on cultural histories, archaeology, and pattern.
1) “Decolonizing Photography: A Conversation With Wendy Red Star” by Abaki Beck shows how Wendy Red Star uses her photography to challenge mainstream representations of Native Americans, but on her own terms (via Aperture).
2) “Japanese Artist Crafts Miniature Antique Dollhouse Furniture by Hand” by Emma Taggart spotlights How Kiyomi brings some interior design chic to the world of dollhouses, with a range of handmade miniature antique furniture and accessories (via My Modern Met).
3) Goran Konjevod blends his background in mathematics and theoretical computer science with the folds of his elegant Origami paper sculptures (via Colossal).
4) “Indigenous Weaving Traditions Carry On in Interwoven Radiance” by Jennifer Lagdameo looks at a new exhibition that celebrates the Native Women Artists of the Northwest Coast (via Portland Mercury).
5) A 1,400-Year-Old Loom Discovered in Northern Iraq during recent excavations in northern Iraq led by Dirk Wicke of Goethe University.
6) Conservators at Kensington Palace have been blogging about their efforts to preserve this recently acquired piece, newly added to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection (via Pictorial).
7) “How Small-Space Design Is Reinventing the Concept of Housing” by Joseph Neighbor examines how the Urban Cabin (from MINI LIVING) illustrates how we might live in the future (via Vice).
8) This video shows how Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent State University Art Professor) has built her career by bringing the art of weaving into the 21st century.
9) This short film by Foxfire tells the story of how a rare Rocker Beater Loom was returned to its original working condition through reclamation, fabrication, and restoration.
10) Botanical paper artist Kate Kato uses found and recycled paper to build intricate natural dioramas. Rather than striving for exact scientific replication, Kato allows the original material to show through, lending a spirit of handcrafted whimsy to her work (via Colossal).