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When Design Burst From Cloth

Last summer, TSA organized a New York Textile Study Day, the highlight of which was a visit to the studio of Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher. Tillett and Rauscher have developed a range of curiously expressive textile printing techniques, some of which they demonstrated for the group. In addition to their own work, they also showed some work by Seth’s parents, D.D. and Leslie Tillett, who had a small but exclusive hand-printing studio in New York in the 1950s and 60s. It turns out TSA was getting a sneak preview of a new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett.
The exhibition includes original design drawings, hand-printed fabrics and fashions designed by D.D., which together showcase the eclectic yet harmonious interests and talents of this designing couple.  Read more in this NYTimes Article.

Thanks again to Seth and Nicole for hosting TSA so generously, and congratulations on the exhibition!

submitted by Susan Brown

Associate Curator, Cooper-Hewitt