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Cooper Hewitt Objects of the Day for Textiles Month

Posted on September 13, 2017

The Cooper Hewitt Museum has invited TSA Members to share their favorite textile pieces. One will be featured each day, through the month of September, as the Object of the Day on the Cooper Hewitt website as part of New York Textile Month. See what has been posted so far, including the sawtooth textile pattern […]

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Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues

Posted on September 4, 2017

By Jasmine Kornel, an MFA candidate in Textile Art at Kent State University. She gained a deep interest in sustainable design practices while earning her undergraduate degree in Fashion Design and is studying traditional craft practices, natural dyes, and the use of up-cycled and non-traditional materials to create wearable pieces, art, and installations. She researches weaving, including Jacquard, […]

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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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Textiles Close Up: Woven Interiors—Late Antique Textiles in DC Collections

Posted on June 21, 2017

By Sarah Molina Sarah Molina was the TSA scholarship recipient for this program. She is a Graduate Intern in the Museum Profession at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., where she works in the Gallery’s education department. Previously, Sarah was an Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago. Friday, April […]

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Steps Towards Decolonizing Craft

Posted on April 23, 2017

By Aram Han Sifuentes, who uses a needle and thread as her tools to examine immigration, citizenship, race and craft. She has exhibited, performed, and demonstrated her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience; Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum; Jane […]

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