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Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Designer Talk for TEXTILETHINKING Exhibition

Designer Talk for TEXTILETHINKING Exhibition

Please join us Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00pm for a Designer Talk lead by Pratt Institute School of Design’s Dean Anita Cooney. Dean Cooney will discuss with faculty members, Annie Coggan, Alex Goldberg, Jeannine Han and Deborah Schniederman how textiles inform and shape the Fashion and Interior Design Program’s curriculum and student work. The talk will be in the gallery at Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn and will celebrate the TEXTILETHINKING exhibition of textile work in the Pratt Institute School of Design as well as New York Textile Month.

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Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

CONDUITION: A Conversation Between Liz Collins, Elissa Auther

CONDUITION: A Conversation Between Liz Collins, Elissa Auther and Li Edelkoort

LMAKgallery is thrilled to invite you to a conversation between Liz Collins and Elissa Auther (author and curator at MAD, Museum for Arts & Design) as part of the exhibition  Conduition and the New York Textile Month. In her work, Collins incorporates a variety of textiles, vivid colors, dynamic patterns, and inventive shapes and structures, blurring the lines between art and design.  Known for her ongoing expertise in this undefined area, Auther focuses on the wide range of the use and understanding of textile, art and design, connecting them through her extensive writing and curatorial practice. In this conversation Collins and Auther will talk about Collins' work in relation to the infinite identities of textile, and the relationship of her work to other artists, to the history of textile, and other ideas. (press release)

If you'd like to join us please send an email to RSVP@LMAKgallery.com  

Please note, initially the conversation was between Liz Collins, Elissa Auther and Lidewij Elderkoort. Unfortunately Edelkoort had to cancel her participation, due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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Liz Collins, Blue Explosion (detail), 2018, Needlepoint with assorted yarns, 20 x 20 inches (unframed)

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

NYS Regional Yarn Sourcebook Launch

NYS Regional Yarn Sourcebook Launch

Join Textile Lab at the Dennings Point Distillery for the launch of the NYS Regional Yarn Sourcebook. We will gather together to welcome new farms to the publication and celebrate the featured farmers, designers, brands, and projects that used the book this past year to inform regional sourcing. Local food and refreshments will be served.

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Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Self-Taught Genius Bar | Rosé Wines & Rose Quilts

Self-Taught Genius Bar | Rosé Wines & Rose Quilts

AT THE SELF-TAUGHT GENIUS GALLERY LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS

The American Folk Art Museum is extending rosé season into September this year with this special Self-Taught Genius Bar program, sponsored by Archer Roose Wines! Begin your evening with a crash course in Rosé 101. Learn about the varietals and processes behind the wine, and put your knowledge to the test with ample tasting pours.

You will discover that the beauty of rosé is that it pairs with everything—even quilts! The presentation will be followed by a short gallery talk on rose motifs in quilts that delves into the history and symbolism of the iconic bloom.

Please note that this program takes place on the second floor, which is accessed by stairs. For participants who require an elevator, please email stggallery@folkartmuseum.org to make arrangements in advance.

Named for Edith Wharton’s Newland Archer and Teddy Roosevelt, Archer Roose Wines is inspired by the boundary pushers, feather rufflers, and unconventional explorers. Co-founders Marian and Dave purposefully designed their wines to be as well-suited for fine dining as they are for unrefined adventuring. By becoming their own importers and using alternative packaging, Archer Roose is able to ship wine in bulk to the United States at a much lower cost, meaning luxury-at-a-discount-wines in planet-friendly formats. Since 2015, Marian and Dave haven’t lost the clear ambition and adventurous spirit on which Archer Roose was founded. They continue to scour the best wine regions in the world to find partners who produce varietals every bit as luxurious as they are respectful to the environment.

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Sep
27
10:30 PM22:30

DESIGN BY HAND | FORM WORKSHOP WITH SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS

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DESIGN BY HAND | FORM WORKSHOP WITH SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS


Through their masterful examination of elasticity of form in their Vegetables project, Scholten & Baijings will guide participants through a process of transforming complex forms into simple shapes.

Founded in 2000 by industrial designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, the studio is known for its minimalist aesthetic and rich explorations in graphics and color informed by investigations of hand craftsmanship. Works by the atelier have been highlighted in major museums around the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the V&A, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Rijksmuseum.

ABOUT THE DESIGN BY HAND SERIES
Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in fall 2013, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.

Design by Hand is made possible by the support of Van Clef & Arpels.

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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
7:00 PM19:00

FRINGE: Critical Insights into New Fashion Systems

FRINGE: Critical Insights into New Fashion Systems

Presented by Kordal Studio

In conversation with:

Arianne Engelberg, Creative Director of The New Denim Project

Jaadi Fonseca, BFA Fashion Design student at Parsons School of Design

Carmen Gama, Renew Designer at Eileen Fisher

Khira Goins-Paxton, Founder of Portion Magazine

Moderated by Brittany Dickinson, designer and educator

Please join us for a special evening celebrating circular fashion systems with a positive impact on our world. This invitation-only event, part of the Kordal Studio pop-up at the Wythe Hotel, will bring together designers, students, makers, systems thinkers, and other fashion activists who are seeking ways to shape their careers without compromising their ethics.

In fashion, and in society today, there are rarely prescribed linear pathways with clear end goals but rather an ever-shifting series of unexpected events which must be navigated in creative ways. In this spirit, we are bringing together a panel of four inspiring women who are each crafting innovative pathways at the fringes of the fashion industry. We hope this discussion will inspire both young creatives and industry professionals to challenge the status quo and reimagine their participation in the fashion system.

Tickets are $20 and include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and opportunities for insightful conversations and new connections.


When:

Thursday September 27 2018

7:00-7:30pm: Check-in

7:30-9:00pm: Panel Discussion + Q&A

9:00-10:00pm: Reception



Where:

Wythe Hotel Screening Room & Bar

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249



Prior to the event, please visit our pop-up shop in the hotel lobby and get 20% off by presenting your ticket to this event!

Please check out our calendar of workshops leading up to the event: https://kordalstudio.com/blogs/journal/on-the-fringe-pop-up

Address: 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States

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Sep
27
6:15 PM18:15

Textile Design Workshop: Embroidery for Change

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Textile Design Workshop: Embroidery for Change

In this workshop we will explore the tactile medium of embroidery as a way to address public as well as personal issues during this time of social discord.

Working with simple embroidery stitches, up-cycled fabric and thread, workshop participants will create their own personalized embroidered button to take home at the end of the night.

Join us, as we harness the power of craft in a communal setting to create change and healing. No experience necessary, beginners are welcome!

This is a free event. Space is limited. Registration is required

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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
27
5:30 PM17:30

Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric

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Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric
A lecture by the Author Linzee Kull McCray  

In the United States in the 1940s, more than three million men, women, and children wore clothing made of feed sacks, the generic name for the cotton bags that once held everything from animal feed and agricultural seed to flour and sugar to hams, laxatives, and ballots. In an era where nothing went to waste, feed sacks were seen as “free fabric” and prized by women on farms and in town. 

It didn’t take long for manufacturers to realize the opportunities this created for industry and marketing. What were once plain sacks printed with a company logo evolved into bags stamped with cut-and-sew dolls and embroidery patterns. By the late 1930s it was possible to buy sacks printed with patterns that rivaled those found in the latest fashions—more than 18,000 different prints and colorways have been documented. Manufacturers joined forces with the cotton industry to keep sewists loyal to cotton sacks, sponsoring feed sack-sewing contests at county and state fairs, with prizes for national winners that included automobiles and trips to Hollywood. 

Author Linzee McCray’s lecture features historic photos, vintage advertising, and fabric patterns, as well as actual sacks and the clothing, quilts, and other items made from them. It will be of interest to lovers of fashion, textiles and design, historians, and those with an interest in sustainability.

Linzee Kull McCray is a writer with a focus on textile-, craft-, and art-related topics. She is the author of Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric (UPPERCASE, 2016) and of Art Quilts of the Midwest (University of Iowa Press, 2015).  She has spoken nationally and internationally on topics related to both books, and served as an independent curator for exhibitions at the National Quilt Museum, Iowa Quilt Museum, and Texas Quilt Museum. She continues to research feed sacks, and regularly writes profiles and features for several magazines and blogs. She grew up in California and now resides in Iowa.  

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Sep
27
9:30 AM09:30

Experience Story Cloths

Experience Story Cloths

“The threads, the scraps of cloth, the wool, the lace, and the stitching are all manifestations of beauty, resistance, courage and the possibility to embroider the world with grace and light.” ~Marjorie Agosin 

Explore the concepts of resistance, courage, and beauty through this interactive presentation about the Storycloth Database, an online compilation of narrative textile collections.  We will discuss some of the historical, cultural, political and therapeutic aspects of creating stories in cloth. There will be an opportunity for hand sewing to illustrate some of the points of the presentation.  Lisa Raye Garlock is an artist, art therapist and full-time assistant professor at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. As a credentialed and licensed art therapist, she has worked with adults, adolescents and children in hospitals, schools, community-based organizations and shelters. She works with the international non-profit, Common Threads Project, co-training therapists in using story cloths to help survivors recover from the trauma of gender-based violence.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

DESIGN BY HAND | DESIGN TALK WITH SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS

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DESIGN BY HAND | DESIGN TALK WITH SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS

Carole Baijings, of the Amsterdam-based design studio Scholten & Baijings, will be the featured speaker for Cooper Hewitt’s 2018 Design by Hand series. Founded in 2000 by industrial designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, the studio is known for its minimalist aesthetic and rich explorations in graphics and color informed by investigations of hand craftsmanship. Baijings will discuss the uses of color, form, and material in the studio’s work; the guiding ethos and philosophy of the design process, and the nuances of art and design in practice. Scholten & Baijings designs have been highlighted in major museums around the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the V&A, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the TextielMuseum and the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands.

Lecture, followed by "Scholten & Baijings: Lessons From the Studio" Exhibition Viewing.


ABOUT THE DESIGN BY HAND SERIES
Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in fall 2013, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.

Design by Hand is made possible by the support of Van Clef & Arpels

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk + Workshop | Natalia Nakazawa: Unarchiving Woven Histories

Artist Talk + Workshop | Natalia Nakazawa: Unarchiving Woven Histories

American Folk Art Museum Self-Taught Genius Gallery

Natalia Nakazawa is a Queens-based artist working across multiple disciplines, including painting, textiles, and social practice. In conjunction with Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, Natalia will present “Unarchiving Woven Histories,” an artist talk, exhibition walk-through, and collaborative quilt-making workshop that explore the stories embedded in everyday materials and things.

This three-part program begins with a presentation on Natalia’s practice, touching on Orhan Pamuk’s “Modest Manifesto for Museums.” Her current traveling tapestry project, Our Stories of Migration, reconsiders objects from the collections of major institutions as tangible and intimate textiles for individuals to engage with through personal mapping and hand sewing. In the gallery, Natalia and exhibition curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo will unpack a selection of works on view, examining what material, pattern, and motif can reveal about quilts and the women who stitched them. To wrap up the program, participants will be invited to create a quilt square using materials brought to the workshop for their history and personal significance. Completed quilt squares will be cataloged and digitized to create a zine that will be distributed to participants and entered into the American Folk Art Museum archive. Following the program, light refreshments will be served.

Free; registration recommended. Capacity is limited for the workshop component.

To be placed on the waitlist, send an email to: stggallery@folkartmuseum.org

Please Note: this program takes place on the second floor, which is accessed by stairs. For participants who require an elevator, please email to make arrangements in advance: stggallery@folkartmuseum.org

Natalia Nakazawa received her MFA in studio practice from California College of the Arts, a MSEd from Queens College, and a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), The Noyes Museum of Art (Atlantic City, NJ), Old Stone House (Brooklyn, NY), Project for Empty Space (Newark, NJ), The Space for Public Art (New York, NY), Blackburn 20|20 Gallery (New York, NY), Casa de la Ciudad (Oaxaca, Mexico), Queens Museum of Art (Queens, NY), Topaz Arts Inc. (Queens, NY), and ISE Cultural Foundation (New York, NY).

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab welcomes Dutch Textile Artist Claudy Jongstra

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Parsons Healthy Materials Lab welcomes Dutch Textile Artist Claudy Jongstra

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab is excited to welcome Dutch Textile Artist, Claudy Jongstra, for a lecture at The New School. Claudy Jongstra's holistic practice is intertwined with the natural cycle of her native landscape.

Jongstra's artworks and architectural installations embody environmental advocacy, placing ancient materials and processes within the contemporary context of global ecological degradation. Her work parallels closely with the tenets that support the work of Parsons Healthier Materials Lab, which is dedicated to fostering knowledge and raising awareness about toxics in the products that surround us, advocating for a world in which human and environmental health is placed at the center of all design decisions.

Each hand-felted piece, composed of Drenthe Heath sheep wool and biodynamic botanical dye pigments, stimulates the local ecology and economy.

Lidewij Edelkoort, internationally recognized design forecaster, strategist and educator, she is Dean of Hybrid Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, and founder of MFA Textiles program at Parsons which is currently in its first year. Lidewji has also initiated a September celebration of textile culture - New York Textile Month.

Reception to follow.

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Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Conserving Tapestries at The Met

Conserving Tapestries at The Met
Kisook Suh, associate conservator, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kisook Suh cares for tapestries in the Medieval Art and The Cloisters collections in the Department of Textile Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met). She will discuss conservators’ role and the complexities of historic tapestry conservation. She will also present highlights of major medieval tapestry projects from the last four decades that reflect the changes and advancement of ethics and methodologies within the practice of textile conservation. 

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

“Pixels, Carpets, Knots, and Knowledge” An artist’s talk by Faig Ahmed

“Pixels, Carpets, Knots, and Knowledge” An artist’s talk by Faig Ahmed

In conversation with faculty from The New School

Lidewij Edelkoort, fashion & design trend forecaster; Dean of Hybrid Studies, Parsons/The New School; Founder, New York Textile Month  
Pamela Liou, Creative Technologist; Eyebeam Resident; and Lecturer, The New School
Seph Rodney, art critic, Hyperallergic; Lecturer, The New School
Marisa Jahn, artist, Assistant Prof, The New School

A conceptual artist from Baku, Azerbaijan, Faig Ahmed has been recognized for integrating memes from digital culture and the visual language of carpets to reimagine contemporary sculpture and question ways of knowing. Ahmed represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennial in 2013 and 2007, exhibited work in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, Mumbai, Rome, Sydney and Dubai. In 2013, he was nominated for the Jameel Prize 3 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His works are in public collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, RISD Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago; Chrysler Museum of Art, VA, Art The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; Arsenal art contemporain Montréal, Canada; as well as various private collections.

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Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

'Meet The Artist' Piecework Collective

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'Meet The Artist' Piecework Collective

Several participating artists will be at the gallery during these hours for an intimate gathering to discuss their work. It is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists and learn more about their process. This is a free event with no rsvp necessary. Attending artists include :
Abigail Booth of Forest + Found
Lindsay Degen of DEGEN
Coulter Fussell of YaloRUN Textiles
Lesley Gold
Ruby Hoppen
Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studio
Kyle Parent of KTWP Quilts
Lindsay Stead

Piecework Collective brings together artists from around the world, using unique aesthetics, processes, and materials to explore traditional patchwork and quilting. The Collective exists as a means to showcase work by contemporary artists - united by a love of the art form, a sense of community, and its connection to history - in order to communicate and strengthen the value of textiles and craftsmanship. The goal of the Collective is to inspire, educate, and foster community through art.

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Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Repair and Re-dye: Breathe new life into old textiles through sewing and dyeing

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Repair and Re-dye: Breathe new life into old textiles through sewing and dyeing

Workshop description

Add new life to your old textiles through mending and dyeing. Bring your tattered and worn favorite garments and try mending techniques from traditional japanese sashiko, felting, or improvisational stitching. Indigo vats will be available for on site dipping. Learn about the economic benefits and the shift in consumer behavior from disposable fashion to one of personally embedded value. Through sharing knowledge, materials, we build a community of caring and move toward a sustainable future. All levels welcome, bring your garments and supplies, some additional material available in the workshop. Pre-registration is encouraged as this event has limited capacity.

Morning Session 11 am - 1 pm
Afternoon session 2 pm - 4 pm

Organizer description

Laura Sansone is a textile designer, activist, and consultant. She is the creator of Textile Lab, a design and consulting company that supports environmentally responsible textile methods, and regional systems of production. Laura is currently an Assistant Professor of Textiles at Parsons The New School For Design. She has developed initiatives that bring NY designers and farmers together with the goal of creating products that have social and environmental value. Textile Lab’s NYS Regional Textile Initiative is a collection of locally sourced and produced yarns and textiles that are intended to link apparel, product and interior designers to the regional network of farms and fiber processing mills; including spinning, weaving and knitting. This initiative is recognized internationally as a significant economic revitalization effort on the East Coast of the US. In addition, she has designed woven textiles for the following companies: Maharam, New York, NY, American Silk Mills, New York, NY and Burlington House Fabrics, New York, NY.

Donna Maione is a designer, artist, educator and sustainability consultant focused on system change and closed loop design. She continuously seeks to improve the creative and business process to adapt to the environment.
She was the founding designer of her own clothing line and had designed for national brands. Currently, she serves as a sustainable development consultant for Brick by Brick Partners, an NGO committed to improving lives in rural communities in Uganda, There, she advises on program development, training and implementation of strategy and policy. She teaches Sustainable Systems part-time at Parsons The New School For Design, and is a visual artist exploring environmental, ethical and practical issues in the textile industry.
Donna holds an MS in Organizational Change Management, and a Certificate in Sustainability Strategies from The New School. She studied at NYU and has a BA with a concentration in Organizational Behavior, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology with an AAS with a specialization in Knitwear Design.

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Lidewij Edelkoort & Christie Wright Discuss Moooi's Extinct Animal Collection

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Lidewij Edelkoort & Christie Wright Discuss Moooi's Extinct Animal Collection 

Come celebrate our launch of the Extinct Animal Fabric collection, during New York Textile Month!

Watch Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Forecaster and Initiator & Editor of New York Textile Month and Christie Wright, Art Direction at Moooi, discuss textiles during a panel moderated by Metropolis Magazine’s editor-in-chief Avinash Rajagopal.

While you enjoy cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, discover how we push the boundaries withnew textile production processes, how we created a fabric collection inspired by theMuseum of Extinct Animals and how our sketches became reality!

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

TINY PRICKS: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump

TINY PRICKS: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump

Tiny Pricks is a project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Pieces are donated to a travelling collection to be exhibited around the country. The methodology of the project is based on social media sharing, participatory political protest, and craftivism. To view over 100 pieces created to date, please follow the series on Diana Weymar. Tiny Pricks counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, social media, and Trump’s overall approach to politics.

 

This is a special workshop co-hosted by Planthouse Gallery artist and activist Diana Weymar. Information on creation, documentation, and sharing of your Tiny Prick piece will be outlined at the workshop but here’s a brief introduction to the project. If you are unable to make the workshop, you can email diana@weymar.com for complete instructions and participate remotely.

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE :

 


1. Picking a quote. I generally use Trump’s recent Twitter feed as a guide but have occasionally, as many others have, quoted statements he’s made over the decades. If you have a creative source or other reference material, please let me know. As long as it has a context to the series, it will work. For example, I used a James Comey quote for a piece.
2. Picking a textile. I use inherited textiles from my grandparents, donated by friends and strangers, and iconic textiles relating to the content of the piece. Things to consider when picking your textile: How is it to stitch into? Will the text be easy to read? If not using a hoop - handheld - is it thick or stiff enough to use (see examples of handkerchiefs folding into smaller squares with stitching through all four layers)? Can a washable fabric marker be used on it? (Ink is blue.) Is it the right size for my quote? Can it fit the entire quote? How much “blank space” is there for stitching? Does the design of the textile resonate with the content of my quote? 3. Merging quote and textile. I generally used washable transfer markers (available at craft stores) but I have also used a pencil and, in rare cases with thick textile, a thin Sharpie. Map out your piece, trace the shape of your textile onto a piece of paper, practice spacing and style of your quote on the paper, and then outline final version with a sharpie, lay textile over it, trace the text onto the textile with a washable marker.

 


ONCE YOUR PIECE IS FINISHED:

 After your piece has been stitched, washable marker removed, ironed, and photographed, it’s ready to be published. As you can see from my Instagram account, all pieces are given a number in the series. From there, pieces can have titles, hashtags, quotes, explanations, links, historical documentation, personal statements, or, one of my favorite, lyrics from pop songs. This is your moment to further share the thoughts that didn’t come out in the thread. If you like. I can also provide documentation for your pieces. You’re also welcome to share your piece on social media if you’re on it and to invite others to join you in making pieces.


All original pieces are mailed to me - I provide my contact information in the complete instructions and become a permanent part of the collection. You are credited as the artist of your piece in all documents and exhibits with an Index.

 The ultimate goal is to have thousands of Tiny Pricks created from around the world as a global reaction to this presidency. Making something beautiful out of something unpleasant and, to be frank, that has set off for many a kind of unraveling of values and security. Certainly, this is a way of creating something out of confusion.

 Please email me with questions, comments, concerns ... this project is in its early stages and it grows and evolves as others join it. diana@weymar.com. I am always collecting textiles for the project so please let me know if you have some to donate.

 Thank you,

 Diana Weymar

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Sep
20
to Sep 23

THREE WALLS AIR 9 Final Exhibition

THREE WALLS AIR 9 Final Exhibition

The Textile Arts Center is pleased to present Three Walls, the culminating exhibition of the 9th cycle of Artists in Residence.  

During the nine months residency, the eight artists worked alone, together. Their studios comprised only 3 walls; the lack of a fourth wall necessitated that their practices be shared and that their work inspired and conversed with each other.

Sculptural eyes seem to read hidden hand woven messages; a quilt designed to be worn meets a fiber depiction of a body, both crafted to protect; garments that research the dynamic relationship between maker/wearer and explore the complexities of function/value; and found images, layered and transformed, turn into paintings, while found materials are repurposed into sculptures.

The  artists in Three Walls come from a range of creative backgrounds, and the collective body of work featured reflects this variety of experience. However there’s a sense of unity. An empathetic identification. In concept, form, and process, they are companions.

Artists in Three Walls are Jamie Boyle, Rhonda Khalifeh, Junyu Li, Lily Moebes, Meghan O'Sullivan, Cory Siegler, Hannah Whelan and Chang Yuchen.

OPENING RECEPTION: September 20, 6-9pm
ARTIST TALK: September 23, 7pm

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Curating Tapestries at The Met

Curating Tapestries at The Met
Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elizabeth Cleland works as a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is responsible for the museum’s world-class collection of tapestries. She organized 2014’s exhibition Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry, and Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissancecurrently on view at The Met; right now, she is preparing another big exhibition celebrating the art of The Tudors. At Harrison, she will recount some of the excitements and the challenges encountered in her job, including the nuts and bolts of putting together major loan exhibitions, writing catalogues, acquiring art works, and interacting with the public.

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Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

HINSON: Burnishing the ON in icONic

HINSON: Burnishing the ON in icONic

HINSON: Burnishing the ON in icONic. When Donghia, Inc. acquired HINSON in 2014 it got a storied brand whose name and product brought wistful memories into the minds of some of the world’s top designers, along with a handful of quirky yet much-adored textiles. Though hearts were full, knowing that the brand would go on, sales weren’t quite reflecting the love. The question quickly become, “Where do we go from here?”

Join David Toback, Donghia’s Director of Textiles, and team HINSON for an informative talk and festive inside look at the process and product associated with restoring relevance to an iconic brand. Also, be among the very first to see HINSON’s latest collection, “Star Power.”

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Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Folk + Feminism Book Club | Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

Folk + Feminism Book Club | Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

AT THE SELF-TAUGHT GENIUS GALLERY LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS

Criminality and handcraft coexist as the predominant themes of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace. The book is based on the true crime account of nineteenth-century author Susanna Moodie. Atwood constructs an imagined biography of infamous murderess Grace Marks (1828–c.1873), an Irish-born Canadian domestic servant, convicted in 1843 of murdering her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. The novel unfolds through a series of conversations between Grace and fictional psychiatrist Dr. Simon Jordan. Sedately stitching away, Grace reveals fragments of her memories, piecing together details of her life story and alleged crime that come together like the blocks of a patchwork quilt.

In the spirit of the novel, this Folk + Feminism Book Club explores craft and crime, and memory and history, through a two-part talk inspired by the idea of the quilt as a metaphor. First, dilettante and cultural historian Sara Clugage will address the sociopolitical context of Atwood’s novel, delving into systems of gender, craft, and labor in the mid-nineteenth century. Following, New York Times bestselling novelist Kimberly McCreight will unpack the craft of psychological crime fiction, speaking to the ways that writers piece together narratives across time, merging memory and experience to bring new meaning to the present.

Please be assured that familiarity with Alias Grace is not required to attend this inaugural Folk + Feminism Book Talk. This program is organized in conjunction with Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, an exhibition prompting visitors to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please note that this program takes place on the second floor, which is accessed by stairs. For participants who require an elevator, please email stggallery@folkartmuseum.org to make arrangements in advance.

 

Sara Clugage is a dilettante. She lives and works in Brooklyn, where she is the editor-in-chief of Dilettante Army, an online publication for art and critical theory. In addition to weaving and writing, she acts as a director for the Craft Advanced Research Projects Agency (CARPA), is part of the Leadership Collective for the Wikipedia campaign Art+Feminism, and hosts a series of salon dinners themed on the artistic production models and culinary histories of diverse times and places. She holds an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kimberly McCreight  is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, optioned for film by HBO and Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films; Where They Found Her; and The Outliers, a young adult trilogy. The Collide, the final book in The Outliers trilogy, was published this July. Ms. McCreight has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Alex Awards. She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Textile Design Workshop — Explore Weaving Techniques

Textile Design Workshop  — Explore Weaving Techniques

Make your own textile with San Francisco-based designer PJ Gubatina Policarpio! Learn the traditional indigenous back strap weaving technique, and leave with your own sample weaving. All materials will be provided. Recommended for audiences 18 years and older. Registration is required. $30 General Admission; $20 Cooper Hewitt Member, Student, Educator; $10 Seniors.

This event is free. Registration is not required. (official page)

Celebrate NYC Textile Month with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center! Join us on Saturday, September 15 at Brooklyn’s Industry City, 220 36th Street, for design workshops. We invite all audiences to come gain exposure to design and the design process. No prior experience with design is needed to participate.

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PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO is a San Francisco-based artist, educator, curator, programmer, writer and community organizer. His multidisciplinary practice utilizes research, writing, collaboration, programming, publications, pedagogy and public engagement as both art and tool. PJ creates intersections for meaningful connections between communities and art, especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. His publication Textiles of the Philippines is in the collection of The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

SUSAN BROWN is Associate Curator of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where she has organized numerous highly successful exhibitions with accompanying publications, including Fashioning Felt,  Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, Quicktakes: Rodarte, David Adjaye Selects, and Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse. She has published articles in Hali, Surface Design, American Craft, TextilForum, and Modern Carpet and Textile, and also teaches in the Masters’ Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies offered by Cooper Hewitt with Parsons/The New School for Design.

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Textile Design Pop-Up Exhibition by Jefferson Textile Designers

Textile Design Pop-Up Exhibition by Jefferson Textile Designers

The Lori Weitzner Design studio is hosting a one-day, pop-up exhibition of imaginative work created by Textile Design students from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). The curated designs showcase undergraduate and graduate Textile Designers’ innovations, highlighting the marriage of artisanal processes and the latest technologies. Sustainability, international cultures and maker spaces are emphasized. Join alumni, faculty and students for this exclusive look into the Jefferson Textile Design Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs.

12pm - 1pm

2pm-3pm

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Textile Design Workshop — Explore Color and Pattern

Textile Design Workshop — Explore Color and Pattern

Participants will play with color, pattern and other design elements to design textiles with San Francisco-based designer PJ Gubatina Policarpio and Cynthia Alberto, Founder and Director of Weaving Hand. This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages. Children must be over the age of 5 to participate.

This event is free. Registration is not required.

This event is free. Registration is not required. (official page)

Celebrate NYC Textile Month with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center! Join us on Saturday, September 15 at Brooklyn’s Industry City, 220 36th Street, for design workshops. We invite all audiences to come gain exposure to design and the design process. No prior experience with design is needed to participate.

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PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO is a San Francisco-based artist, educator, curator, programmer, writer and community organizer. His multidisciplinary practice utilizes research, writing, collaboration, programming, publications, pedagogy and public engagement as both art and tool. PJ creates intersections for meaningful connections between communities and art, especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. His publication Textiles of the Philippines is in the collection of The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

CYNTHIA  ALBERTO is Filipina, an artist, weaver, weaving activist,  teacher, and founder/director of the Brooklyn-based weaving studio, Weaving Hand.  Her personal work as a fiber artist bridges traditional and contemporary weaving: drawing inspiration from ancient communities of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Cynthia honors the artisanal process of weaving while using unconventional materials to create expressions of form, structure, and function, often addressing themes such as femininity, age, and beauty as it relates to our culture today. 

nspired by her studio practice and teaching, Cynthia continuously explores diverse relationships between weaving, healing, inclusive art, craft, and sustainability.  In 2014 at Weaving Hand, Cynthia developed "Weaving Together":  a series of ongoing collaborative weaving events that focus on healing the community and create interpersonal relationships through the act of weaving together. Members of different communities are invited to bring recycled materials to weave alongside their neighbors. "Weaving Together" events were held at Pioneer WorksQueens MuseumAce Hotel, and Bldg 92 Brooklyn Navy Yard

SUSAN BROWN is Associate Curator of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where she has organized numerous highly successful exhibitions with accompanying publications, including Fashioning Felt,  Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, Quicktakes: Rodarte, David Adjaye Selects, and Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse. She has published articles in Hali, Surface Design, American Craft, TextilForum, and Modern Carpet and Textile, and also teaches in the Masters’ Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies offered by Cooper Hewitt with Parsons/The New School for Design.

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Cooper Hewitt Conversations

Cooper Hewitt Conversations

Join Cooper Hewitt curator Susan Brown in conversation with PJ Gubatina Policarpio to discover how the rich history of textiles informs current techniques and innovations. Geek out on the past, present, and future of textile design! This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages.

This event is free. Registration is not required. (official page)

Celebrate NYC Textile Month with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center! Join us on Saturday, September 15 at Brooklyn’s Industry City, 220 36th Street, for design workshops. We invite all audiences to come gain exposure to design and the design process. No prior experience with design is needed to participate.

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12:00 PM–2:00 PM: TEXTILE DESIGN WORKSHOP— EXPLORE COLOR AND PATTERN

Participants will play with color, pattern and other design elements to design textiles with San Francisco-based designer PJ Gubatina Policarpio and Cynthia Alberto, Founder and Director of  Weaving Hand. This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages. Children must be over the age of 5 to participate.

2:30–3:00 PM: COOPER HEWITT CONVERSATIONS

Join Cooper Hewitt curator Matilda McQuaid in conversation with PJ Gubatina Policarpio to discover how the rich history of textiles informs current techniques and innovations. Geek out on the past, present, and future of textile design! This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages.

3:00–4:00 PM: TEXTILE DESIGN WORKSHOP— EXPLORE WEAVING TECHNIQUES

Make your own textile with San Francisco-based designer PJ Gubatina Policarpio and  Cynthia Alberto, Founder and Director of Weaving Hand! Learn the traditional indigenous back strap weaving technique, and leave with your own sample weaving. All materials will be provided. Recommended for audiences 18 years and older. Registration is required. $30 General Admission; $20 Cooper Hewitt Member, Student, Educator; $10 Seniors.

PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO is a San Francisco-based artist, educator, curator, programmer, writer and community organizer. His multidisciplinary practice utilizes research, writing, collaboration, programming, publications, pedagogy and public engagement as both art and tool. PJ creates intersections for meaningful connections between communities and art, especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. His publication Textiles of the Philippines is in the collection of The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

SUSAN BROWN is Associate Curator of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where she has organized numerous highly successful exhibitions with accompanying publications, including Fashioning Felt,  Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, Quicktakes: Rodarte, David Adjaye Selects, and Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse. She has published articles in Hali, Surface Design, American Craft, TextilForum, and Modern Carpet and Textile, and also teaches in the Masters’ Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies offered by Cooper Hewitt with Parsons/The New School for Design.

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Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion | Queens Memory Program: Quilting Memories of Migration

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Queens Memory Program: Quilting Memories of Migration

Gather with a team of quilters and storytellers to celebrate the completion of Common Thread, a twelve-week series of workshops to create a community story quilt. Organized by local artist Naomi Kuo, Common Thread invited several local quilting instructors to teach participants quilting basics, and help them explore their own family traditions of craft and creativity. The result is a community project illuminating stories of migration—memories that are illustrated visually through the quilts themselves, and relayed aurally through embedded electronics that play recorded oral histories.

Join us to hear participants reflect on their experience contributing to Common Thread, and share your own memories of migration to Queens. Alisa Martin, vice president of educational operations at the Tenement Museum (New York), will be moderating this discussion. Following the panel discussion, take a look at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery’s current exhibition, Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, and add your own Queens memory to the ongoing participatory embroidery project, Our Queens. Light refreshments will be served. Come celebrate with us!

Common Thread was the second “story quilt” workshop series developed by the Queens Memory Program as part of the Memories of Migration initiative, funded by a grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services. Memories of Migration was conceived by the Santa Ana Public Library (Santa Ana, CA) in partnership with Queens Library (Queens, NY), West Hartford Public Library, (West Hartford, CT), the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM). It is a three-year community memory project that gives voice to immigrant communities through the digitization and dissemination of oral histories that develop cultural heritage collections around the shared stories of migration in America.

Alisa Martin, vice president of educational operations at the Tenement Museum, is a senior arts and cultural administrator and project consultant with expertise working in organizations to align internal operations and product offerings with their strategic goals and branding efforts. Alisa led brand management and visitor services at the Brooklyn Museum, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Baruch College and The New School. Alisa has led cross-functional teams through change management, process improvement, and audience research initiatives. Her consulting clients include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center Education, BAM Local Development Corporation, and Columbia University. Before shifting her focus to the arts, Alisa spent the early years of her professional life in marketing, service quality, and human resources at MetLife and American Express. She is a graduate of Vassar College and New York University.

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Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Iconic Textiles

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Iconic Textiles

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Textiles have the power to brand a collection, communicating a company’s heritage far beyond the talents of mere marketing. Traditional fabrics have traveled from region to region throughout history, recognisable because of their unique motifs, their authentic weaves, and their local colour. Today, luxury houses build empires on the strength of their textiles, allowing the fabrics to do all the talking, narrating stories and advertising craftsmanship just like a woven billboard. Prints, tweeds, stripes and pleats are just some of the mediums that brands claim as their own; putting textiles front and centre as a business strategy in itself.

As part of NYTM, the 2018 Talking Textiles Conference will host an array of international speakers revealing the secrets and techniques behind the seams of their garments and home textiles; fuelling trends and creating icons for the decades to come.

ICONIC TEXTILES

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TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE

Full-day Ticket: $150 per person

Students & Faculty: FREE! (with valid ID)

Textiles have the power to brand a collection, communicating a company’s heritage far beyond the talents of mere marketing. Traditional fabrics have traveled from region to region throughout history, recognizable because of their unique motifs, their authentic weaves, and their local colour. Today, luxury houses build empires on the strength of their textiles, allowing the fabrics to do all the talking, narrating stories and advertising craftsmanship just like a woven billboard. Prints, stripes and pleats are just some of the mediums that brands claim as their own; putting textiles front and center as a business strategy in itself.

As part of NYTM, the 2018 Talking Textiles Conference will host an array of international speakers revealing the secrets and techniques behind the seams of their garments and home textiles; fuelling trends and creating icons for the decades to come.

9:00
Doors Open


9:30
WELCOME TO NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH 2018
Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Forecaster, Trend Union & Dean of Hybrid Studies, Parsons


10:00
THE TEXTILE SKIN OF MOROSO
Mirko van den Winkel, Executive Vice President, Moroso USA


10:30

PLEATS, PRINTS & THE MAGIC OF FORTUNY
Mickey Riad, Creative Director, Fortuny Venezia


11:00
Touch Break


11:30
THE PRINTS THAT BRAND US
Peter Koepke, Owner & Director, Design Library, Hudson Valley and London

12:00

ICONS FROM SCANDINAVIA: the print vocabulary of Marimekko
Anna Hakkarainen, Marimekko North America


12:30
A BRAND MADE BY HAND
Natalie Chanin, Founder & Designer, Alabama Chanin


1:00
Lunch Break


2:00
MORE PLEATS PLEASE: the folded textiles of Issey Miyake
Philip Fimmano, Director, Edelkoort Inc.


2:30
HEAVENLY TEXTILES: Divine Inspiration at the Met
Mellissa Huber, Assistant Curator, The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art


3:00
PAPISM: an iconoclastic shade of crimson
Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Forecaster, Trend Union & Dean of Hybrid Studies, Parsons


3:15
Touch Break


3:45
THE IMPACT OF THREAD
Bernie Leahy, Artist


4:00
THE POWER OF CLOTH: the printed work of Marguerita Mergentime
Virginia Bayer, Author & Granddaughter of Miss Mergentime


4:30
2018 Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize Finalists & Winner Announcement
Philip Fimmano & Dorothy Waxman; presented by Justin Hicks, Mohawk Group


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