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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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Aesthetics of Pleasure

Posted on January 2, 2017

By Dr. Yolanda Sánchez Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Sánchez immigrated to the United States in February 1960. She obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and has practiced and taught psychology at the graduate level for over 30 years. In her mid-thirties, Dr. Sánchez returned to school, obtaining a BFA and subsequently, […]

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Embroidery and Bondage

Posted on January 2, 2017

By Erlend Helling-Larsen Erlend Helling-Larsen is a Norwegian artist who studied at the Oslo School of Painting and Drawing and at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. Embroidery is one of many media he uses. By stitching directly on torn out pages from magazines such as Playboy, he at times […]

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Common Coin

Posted on October 20, 2016

By Joshua Callandret Joshua Callandret is a writer residing in Savannah Georgia. He develops online courses for the Savannah College of Art and Design while also pursuing his MFA in writing through SCAD eLearning. His interests revolve around the intersection of space, culture, and digital media, and in particular how both well-established and burgeoning technologies […]

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Reflections

Posted on October 18, 2016

By Margaret Hubert Margaret Hubert started in the needle arts business in 1963, as co-owner of a small yarn shop. She later became the needlework instructor for Bloomingdale’s in White Plains, New York. She has written 25 + books on knitting and crocheting, two of the most recent being Customize Your Knitting and Customize Your Crochet. […]

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