Textiles and Ports

Posted on August 25, 2016

By Iviva Olenick Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn born and based artist and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Literature/Psychology from Binghamton University, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Textile/Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. While working as a professional textile designer and weaver for nine […]

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Tracking Traditional Appliqué to Its Source

Posted on August 20, 2016

By Patricia Malarcher Patricia Malarcher is a studio artist and independent writer. She has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has work in museum, corporate, and private collections. She served as Editor of the Surface Design Journal (1993-2011) and has contributed to the New York Times, American Craft, and other periodical […]

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Parallel Threads: Sweden and United States

Posted on August 15, 2016
Helena Hernmarck.Alice Lund Textiles_2014

By Helena Hernmarck Helena Hernmarck is a Swedish-born tapestry artist and weaver best known for her monumental tapestries designed for architectural settings. Her designs derive from sources ranging from photographs, to watercolors, to handwritten letters, and even from the texture of wool itself. She has supported Swedish textile arts throughout her career, collaborating with Swedish […]

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Oryza glaberrima

Posted on August 2, 2016
Jill Kinnear linocut_ with grains in her hair

From top: Jill Kinnear, “With Grains in her Hair” (linocut) and “Oryza glaberrima” (linocut)   By Jill Kinnear Jill Kinnear received her initial degree in textiles from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland.  Following three year’s teaching in Papua New Guinea at the National Art School, she emigrated to Australia where she received both a […]

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What does it mean to arrive in a port?

Posted on July 27, 2016
Janis Jefferies.Pacific Ocean.Photograph by Kelly Thompson

  Port of Charleston Text by Janis Jefferies; photography by Kelly Thompson Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts and Research, Research Fellow at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, associate pro warden for culture and creative industries and member of the School of Culture and Society at […]

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