Review

National African American Quilt Convention, July 12 – 15, 2017

Posted on July 19, 2017

By Dawn Williams Boyd, a visual artist who changed her primary medium from acrylic paints on various mediums to fabric in 2001. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO (BFA studio) in 1974 and lives with her husband, artist Irvin Wheeler and two cats in Atlanta, GA. All images courtesy of the author. The […]

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The 10th International Shibori Symposium

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Beatrijs Sterk, former publisher of Textile Forum Magazine and founder and secretary general of the European Textile Network (ETN) until May 2015. She currently writes for the Textile Forum Blog, where she published a longer version of this post with additional photographs. The symposium, “10iss,” in Oaxaca, Mexico November 16-20, 2016, attracted nearly 300 participants […]

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TEXTILE CLOSE UP: INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET by Dr. Margaret Gbemi Areo

Posted on September 9, 2015

TEXTILE CLOSE UP: INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET – SANTA FE, JULY, 9 – 12, 2015 The Santa Fe Textile Close Up began on Thursday evening with an interactive session, involving two artists; Danyalal Kudecha from India who specializes in production of handwoven silk and cotton shawls and stoles; and Carmen Maldonado Garcia (Multicolours) from Guatemala, […]

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Bauhaus Weaving Theory REVIEW by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

Posted on April 21, 2015

Author: T’ai Smith University of Minnesota Press, 2014 ISBN 978-0-8166-8724-4 Published text validates the writers’ pursuits and imbues their work with clarity and purpose. In Bauhaus Weaving Theory, author T’ai Smith chronicles the Bauhaus weavers’ journey to identify and justify their work through writing. The book is organized in six parts: an introduction, summarizing the […]

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Maya Threads REVIEW by Mary A. Littrell

Posted on April 21, 2015

Authors: Walter F. Morris, Jr., Carol Karasik, & Janet Schwartz Thrums Books distributed by Small Press United, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-9838860-6-8 Dramatic change in dress is underway among the Maya of Chiapas, Mexico. Since arriv- ing in Chiapas over 40 years ago, questions regarding textile design innovation have intrigued Walter F. Morris (Chip)—changes that have escalated […]

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