Friday, April 1, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Museum exhibit

Went to The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) to see KNITTING NATION Phase 15: Weaving Walls, a time-based installation and live labor performance by textile artist and designer Liz Collins. 
Collins and a "factory crew" of six professional weaving artists and designers will transform the Museum's atrium and lobby into a knitting and weaving factory, creating a continuous soft wall that will climb the Museum stairwell as the day progresses. 
The performance explores the dynamic relationship between textile and architecture, performance and collectivity, and considers apparel manufacturing and human labor.





Saturday, March 5, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pushing the Boundaries of Embroidery



This embroidered bucket is by 
Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė.
More of her work here.


More from Meredith Woulnough here.

Even more artists here.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Beauty - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 

Knitted Pavillion. Can be used outdoors to absorb light from the sun during the day and release it at night.










Miracle Chips by Michael Anastassiades.
These "thin marble discs that successively curl in an abstract study of materiality."
A study in materiality?  What isn't a study in materiality?






Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

New baby arrives

For Omer Rubin, my nephew's Israeli daughter.
Pattern: from the tv show, CALL THE MIDWIFE.
Panda: a good try but not good enough to send.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Potholders

2016 gift for a good cook.


Monday, December 21, 2015

THESE TEXTILES TELL A CULTURAL HISTORY

"MANDELA MANDALA"
Title credit: HRG.

"African textiles are distinctive for their vibrant colors, bold patterns, and batik dyes that give the fabric a unique crackled texture. But I had no idea that some of the trendiest of these prints are actually designed and produced in the Netherlands by a company called Vlisco."



This pattern featuring iPods is another, more recent example of a print that incorporates technology and modern life while maintaining Vlico's classic batik style. This pattern is popular in Nigeria.