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Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Gabbeh, Poetic Protest

Gabbeh, Poetic Protest

Heirloom works to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of handmade rugs. We strive to keep this ancient tradition relevant to this generation and the next. We supply rugs to everyone from the sets of feature films to boutique hotels to local New Yorkers.

Almost three decades ago, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, one of the most popular post-revolutionary Iranian directors, was approached by a local organization to make a documentary about the nomadic Qashqa'i tribe from southern Iran. With the intention to promote the sale of gabbeh rugs, more coarsely knotted, thick, village rugs, often depicting animals and humans in a more simple geometric design. 

While this project has the content of a staged documentary of the Qashqa'i tribe, Gabbeh is a visually enticing experience exploring the creation of a local carpet, and the weaver's and their community that literally weave their life stories into the rug. As with gabbeh carpets, color is a key visual element in this film, and at the time, a protest to the recently tightened dress code of black for all women. Makhmalbaf connects the illegality of colorful clothing with the suppression of nature and life. Taking after the poetic tradition of Rumi, Hafez and Attar, Gabbeh longs for the realm of imagination, of heightened colors and magical elusions of time and space.

Gabbeh is an epic tale of the forbidden passion that shapes the legend of a magical carpet. 
"Dazzling! The bold, almost psychedelically vivid images are woven together with a dreamlike density as pure as that of 'The Blood of a Poet' or 'Natural Born Killers'" - Entertainment Weekly, 1995.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

A talk on Bizarre Silks and Ikat traditions

A talk on Bizarre Silks and Ikat traditions

Established by Yosi Barzilai in SoHo in 1989, Sarajo is a destination for those in search of exquisite antique textiles and ethnographica.  Culled from the four corners of the earth, the gallery showcases an assortment of over 1,500 one-of-a-kind items.  Over the course of nearly three decades, Sarajo has established itself as a treasured source for designers, collectors and museums.

Join Yosi Barzilai for a talk on Bizarre Silks and Ikat traditions in their Soho store 31 Howard Street on September 27.

Ikat textiles are made by applying a pattern onto a textile by resist dying the yarns before they are woven into the fabric.  A predetermined amount of yarns are tightly wrapped and then dyed in one color.  Then the binding is altered and the yarns are dyed again in a different color.  This process can be repeated several times to produce polychromatic patterns once the dyeing is finished and the yarns are woven into fabric.

Bizarre silks were popular in Italy, France, and England at the end of the 17th century through the beginning of the 18th century. Antique bizarre silk textiles are easily identifiable with their strange asymmetrical design, bold colors, and lavish use of gold and silk threads.  They are woven on a draw loom, with the motifs brocaded in supplementary weft or with floating pattern weft (lampas).

 

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak

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Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak

To celebrate the launch of the Vibrant Connections Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak- an ethical brand of Tibetan fibers, we are excited to host two hand knitting workshops with Kirsten on the weekend of 22-23 September. A great opportunity to work with a wonderful designer and learn new skills in a beautiful setting.

Learn bottom up, yoked sweater construction. In this class we will learn how a bottom up yoked sweater is made, discuss color selection, and learn how to work stranded colorwork, with tips and tricks to prevent puckering.

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Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak

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To celebrate the launch of the Vibrant Connections Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak- an ethical brand of Tibetan fibers, we are excited to host two hand knitting workshops with Kirsten on the weekend of 22-23 September. A great opportunity to work with a wonderful designer and learn new skills in a beautiful setting.

Learn bottom up, yoked sweater construction. In this class we will learn how a bottom up yoked sweater is made, discuss color selection, and learn how to work stranded colorwork, with tips and tricks to prevent puckering.

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Sep
14
to Sep 21

SUPERNATURAE : Artisanal Anthropology

SUPERNATURAE : Artisanal Anthropology


specially sourced, hand-woven and hand-dyed artisanal textiles from India.

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thank you so much!


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Supernaturae is the culmination of many years research into artisanal textiles. Born to suit a discerning traveler, they use exquisitely hand woven organic cottons and silks, including some special embellished pieces made in West Bengal for a wearable but beautiful loungewear line. All of the collection is made in small villages across India, from the fiber up and with a focus on historical textile practices. 


For NYTM we are offering a special preview of the Summer 19 collection. Open to the public by appointment - please email info@supernaturae.com  


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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Kurdish Rugs: A Devotion to Color

Kurdish Rugs: A Devotion to Color

Heirloom works to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of handmade rugs. We strive to keep this ancient tradition relevant to this generation and the next. We supply rugs to everyone from the sets of feature films to boutique hotels to local New Yorkers.

Please join Zach Zaman and the Heirloom team for an evening celebrating the exquisite craft of Kurdish weaving from Anatolia to Iran. During the evening, Heirloom will have their extensive collection of Kurdish rugs on display and will be offering some snacks and refreshments with a connection to the region. There will also be a short presentation.

While Kurdish peoples inhabit areas mainly from Eastern Anatolia in modern-day Turkey through to Northwestern Iran, they also have smaller numbers in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Syria. Perhaps due to a lack of national identity, labeling rugs as 'Kurdish' has been lacking in most literature until more recently. With their large geographic spread, they have a great variety of designs and structures, with the most freely designed nomadic rugs to the most minutely drawn and executed city-woven Senneh pieces. The coloring in Kurdish rugs often stands out, as they are renowned for their natural dyeing ability and are able to achieve the most spectacular jewel tones. From the most delicate and fine weave of Senneh pieces to the extraordinarily playful Anatolian village weaves, Kurdish rugs certainly stand out.

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

SHOP Cooper Hewitt collaborate with Matilda McQuaid

SHOP Cooper Hewitt collaborate with Matilda McQuaid

In celebration of New York Textiles Month, SHOP Cooper Hewitt is thrilled to collaborate with Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Head of Textiles on a wonderful selection of accessories by designers whom she has worked with over the years. Many of them are included in Cooper Hewitt's collection and represent an incredible range of technology and ingenuity. Visit SHOP Cooper Hewitt on Wednesday, September 12th, from 6PM to 7PM for a special shopping event where Cooper Hewitt members will receive 25% off their purchase.

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Sep
10
to Oct 4

Steam Stretch at Issey Miyake Tribeca

Steam Stretch at Issey Miyake Tribeca

 

Steam Stretch is a technique by which creases are woven into A Piece Of Cloth using heat reactive thread which shrinks when steam is applied to the garment. The two techniques combined to form the basis of Steam Stretch are: PLEATS, which was born in the late 1980s as a result of a constant quest for new material and technique development; and A-POC – an acronym for A Piece Of Cloth - is the approach developed in the late 1990s where garments are made by a single-form creation process. Clothes are first made into shapes and then pleated. Using this “stretchable thread,” both vertically and horizontally in the weave, it enables the fabric to be stretched or shrunk in any direction. By the simple application of steam to the cloth, the fabric that was at first flat, instantly transforms to take on a 3D form with countless surfaces, following the contours of the designed creases.

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

M'Afrique at Moroso Soho

M'Afrique at Moroso Soho

In an age when all is virtual, and appearance glorified, Moroso goes back to routes of tradition and handcraft with M’Afrique. Started as a social project in Dakar, Africa, in 2009, the handwoven outdoor pieces designed by international talents have become integral part of the brand’s collections. Inspired by local nature and colors, each piece can be replicated but carries the unique of the handcraft process by using traditional fishing cords to weave patterns and structures.

The Moroso showroom will display it’s M’Afrique creations in the flagship showroom located at 146 Greene Street, New York.

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Sep
1
to Sep 9

Tony Vaccaro's iconic Marimekko photography from 1964

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Tony Vaccaro's iconic Marimekko photography from 1964

On show at Marimekko's NYC flagship store August 13th - September 9th 2018

Photographer Tony Vaccaro (born in 1922) has captured a broad range of our world during his almost 80-year career. He is best known for his photos taken in Europe in the 1940s. Later, he became a renowned fashion and lifestyle photographer. 

Tony Vaccaro has photographed kings and queens, presidents and popes, writers and actors, artists and scientists. In 1964, LIFE magazine sent him to Finland - to Marimekko.

This photoshoot gave us one of the most iconic sets of Marimekko photography, which today acts as an enchanting visit to the joyous and colourful 1960s, the origin of Marimekko. One of the models, Anja, was to become Tony Vaccaro's wife. What a story!

Please join at our flagship store to view in person.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store, 135 Wooster Street, NYC, on September 27th, 2017 at an evening party to celebrate her exclusive DVF Studio collaboration. Places are free but limited so sign up to reserve your spot HERE.

Born in Berlin and raised in Turkey, 27-year-old Desire Moheb-Zandi now lives in Brooklyn, where she makes arresting and all-consuming wall hangings that combine traditional weaving and materials with severely unconventional found items and techniques. “In my work, I try to juxtapose natural textiles with more severe, urban materials. It’s a way for me to break from traditional textile art techniques and provoke a wide range of emotions in the viewer,” she says.

Growing up in the Middle East in an all-female household, Desire has always questioned gender roles and the often-stifling expectations of women. After a childhood spent watching her grandmother weaving at home, she studied in Boston, and then Miami, and eventually decided to take up the practice herself when she moved to New York aged 22. Through her newfound skill, she began to explore and attempt to communicate ideas of gender roles and societal norms connected to domesticity.

To celebrate New York Textile Month 2017, DVF commissioned Desire to make two wall hangings that incorporate textiles from the Fall 17 collection. “I was drawn to the Elsden print, it has a background of light salmon pink, with this bright clear ocean blue. With the accents of coral, it’s like a sunset and the ocean.” For her weavings she interwove collection fabrics, including silk twill, paillettes, and faux fur, with customary noble yarns and atypical materials such as rubber and plastic.

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

Desire Moheb-Zandi at DVF Soho

Desire Moheb-Zandi at DVF Soho

Raised in Turkey, Desire Moheb-Zandi weaves enormous wall hangings from an unexpected mixture of found and sourced materials that challenge artistic—and, by extension, societal—norms. 

Artist Desire Moheb-Zandi currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Since a young age, Desire has always been fascinated by textures and craftsmanship. Her curiosity with textiles began as a child when she would observe her grandmother weaving for hours at home in Turkey. By weaving with unorthodox materials and techniques, Desire breaks the traditional role of women in society. Using textile art as a symbolic image allows her to examine the role of women in history and dive into matters such as gender and domesticity.  

Desire challenges the status quo through her work by mixing noble fabrics such as wool with industrial materials including rubber and plastic. Through her process, she is developing traditional textile techniques and provoking thoughts to question social norms associated with domesticity and femininity.  

Born in Berlin in 1990 to a Turkish mother and an Iranian father, aged six she relocated to Turkey where she spent most of her childhood. In 2010, she moved to New York to pursue her studies at Parsons School of Design, graduating in 2013.

For her DVF commission, in conjunction with New York Textile Month, Desire is creating two custom wall hangings using textiles from the Fall 17 collection. The works will be on show for one month and available for sale. 

Desire will appear in store on September 27th for an evening party to celebrate her exclusive artwork for DVF. 

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Future Is Handmade

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The Future Is Handmade

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Co-presented with International Folk Art Alliance Join Us…

The Future Is Handmade

World renowned futurist Lidewij Edelkoort and abc visionaries Paulette Cole & Colleen Newell join IFAA creative director Keith Recker for a forward thinking look at a folk art driven tomorrow where culture, ethics & creativity come together

Lidewij Edelkoort, trend forecaster, dean of hybrid studies at Parsons School of Design

Paulette Cole, ceo + creative director, abc carpet & home

Colleen Newell, sr. director of design & merchandising at abc carpet & home

Keith Recker, IFAA creative director, founder + editor, HAND/EYE Magazine

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

FAD Market x City Point

FAD Market x City Point

FAD Market – a roving Fashion, Art and Design pop-up marketplace – celebrates New York Textile Month with a specially curated market of New York’s best up-and-coming textile and fabric makers. Happening at the newly-launched City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, visitors can look forward to a stunning selection of unique apparel, fashion accessories, home textiles and furnishings from the city’s top independent designers. 

The prominent Textile Art Center presents an exciting series of demonstrations highlighting the intricate techniques behind various textile art forms such as loom weaving, screen printing and machine knitting. Non-profit textile recycling company FABSCRAP joins the market with a pop-up fabric shop and educational workshops. 

A capsule exhibition showcases a collection of two-dimensional and sculptural textile art, featuring prominent New York artists including interdisciplinary artist Evan Paul English. 

For more details, visit fadmarket.com

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Sep
21
to Sep 30

Angles In Cubism by Sebastien Courty

Angles In Cubism by Sebastien Courty

Inspired by the most extreme forms of Cubism and by removing visible subject matter entirely “Angles in Cubism” is depicted in a game of lights, textures and colors.

“Accepting abstraction” - A central issue despite the diverse period and subject in cubism; less significance and yet more sensitivity known as “Cristal Cubism” - Maurice Raynal

Dynamic compositions of 2D textile artworks as well as a lighting installation will be presented.

In conjunction with New York Textile Month

ON VIEW FROM SEPTEMBER 21ST TO SEPTEMBER 30TH 2017 AT THE WANTEDDESIGN STORE, 6 FULTON STREET

Opening reception Thursday September 21 from 6 to 9pm rsvp : rsvp

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Anni Albers On Weaving Book Launch and Design Conversation

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Anni Albers On Weaving Book Launch and Design Conversation

SIGN UP FOR THE BOOK LAUNCH HERE! 

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation is delighted to announce a new, expanded, full-color edition of Anni Albers’s On Weaving, published by Princeton University Press. This updated version of the pivotal 1965 book will be available in September.

Please join us for the launch party and a public conversation, moderated by Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The participants will be Glenn Adamson, curator and theorist who works across fields of design, craft, and contemporary art; Christina Kim, artist, textile designer, and founder of the Los Angeles-based clothing brand dosa; and Billie Tsien, architect and partner at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

A reception will follow the discussion, giving you a chance to speak with the panelists as well as Albers Foundation staff members and discover “the event of a thread” in Anni Albers’s own words. 

On Weaving, which will be for sale at the book party, is now available for preorder.

The talk and reception are free and open to the public. Registration for the talk is required and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Special thanks to Vitra for their kind generosity.

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Anni Albers was one of the 20th century’s most innovative and influential textile artists, creating subtle abstract works of art, bold wall hangings, and sophisticated architectural fabrics, in addition to experimental jewelry and prints. In On Weaving she gathered her vast knowledge and observations about the art of weaving and its implications for modern design. The new, expanded edition of On Weaving features new photography and gorgeous full-color illustrations, paying homage to the original book's design while introducing new essays by Manuel Cirauqui, T'ai Smith, and Nicholas Fox Weber.

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Image: Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937, photograph by Helen M. Post. Courtesy of the Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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Sep
19
to Sep 24

Casa Beyt Home Pop Up Shop

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Casa Beyt Home

Case Beyt Home, a pop up shop curated by Denise Maroney, features designers from the Middle East and Central America, who create home decor using a mix of innovative as well as traditional designs and techniques in textiles. The pop up shop will also host two workshops, led by participating designers:

Embroidery from the Middle East (September 22, 6:30-8:30pm) and

Weaving in Central America ( September 20, 6:30-8:30pm)

To learn more or register for workshops, please visit: www.casabeythome.com

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Sep
16
to Sep 24

Out Of Fashion - The New Fashion - Dressing The Soul

OUT OF FASHION - THE NEW FASHION - DRESSING THE SOUL

After 30 years of working in the ever changing fashion industry, designer, artist, author and photographer Birgitta de Vos took some time out. One year became many years. She traveled the world and rediscovered her initial passion for textiles. She captured her observations and reflections in a 412 colorful illustrated book Out of Fashion | the New Fashion. Her latest work Dressing the Soul are assemblages, drawings with thread and painting with textiles, mixing scraps of fabrics she collected on her travels. 

Homestories will host the work Dressing the Soul in an exhibition at their concept store in Brooklyn. Birgitta de Vos will be present the 16th of September 15.00/17.00 to sign her book Out of Fashion | The New Fashion. The exhibition will run from 16th - 24th of September 2017.

 

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Sep
12
to Sep 25

Pleats Please Issey Miyake

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake

'Pleats' was introduced into ISSEY MIYAKE in 1989, and has been developed every season thereafter. By 1993, it was ready to be launched as a complete and stand-alone brand and appeared as PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE for the Spring-Summer collection.

This is a line that is positioned to embody one of the most fundamental concepts of Issey Miyake - where the true value of design lies in its integration into the everyday life and comfort of the wearer. An evolution of traditional techniques of processing and of pleating material into a highly functional modern product - light in weight and easy to wear and handle. The PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE store in Soho will feature an installation demonstrating this pleating process.

On Display Sept 12 - 25

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE
126 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Celebrate The Issey Miyake Autumn Winter 2017

Celebrate The Issey Miyake Autumn Winter 2017 And The Launch Of The 2nd NYTM

Please join us for a celebratory launch of the Autumn Winter 2017 ISSEY MIYAKE collection & the second annual New York Textile Month.

September 8th

8 pm – 10 pm

ISSEY MIYAKE, 119 Hudson Street, New York, NY

RSVP by September 6th

RSVP@issey.com

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

Steam Stretch At Issey Miyake

Steam Stretch At Issey Miyake

Set against the backdrop of a landmarked cast-iron building in the TriBeCa, the New York ISSEY MIYAKE flagship store features a titanium intervention by Frank Gehry that winds throughout the space.

The US flagship store features all ISSEY MIYAKE collections - ISSEY MIYAKE, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, HaaT, CAULIFLOWER, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE,132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE, and HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE.

ISSEY MIYAKE is a place in which to experience the thrill of new discoveries and the process of making clothes; a place for new talent, the unexpected, and the excitement that lies within the power of creation. In honor of the second annual New York Textile Month, ISSEY MIYAKE will feature a display of their proprietary textile, Steam Stretch. 

This AUTUMN WINTER 2017 collection, titled “Chromatic Fantasia” was inspired by the spectacular beauty of the Aurora Borealis, expressed through various colors. The series “AURORAS” further pursues this lightness through our Steam Stretch technology, layering colors that release an aurora-like shimmer.

STEAM STRETCH TECHNOLOGY

The “Steam Stretch” technique starts with a single piece of cloth in which creases have been incorporated in advance using heat-reactive thread. By the simple application of steam to the cloth, the fabric that is at first flat, instantly transforms to take on a three-dimensional form with countless surfaces, following the contours of the designed creases. Using stretchable thread, both vertically and horizontally, in the weave, it enables the fabric to be stretched or shrunk in any direction. 

Hours

Monday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm

Closed Sunday

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