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Meet + Greet with Elodie Blanchard: HBF Textiles

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Meet + Greet with Elodie Blanchard: HBF Textiles

HBF Textiles and designer Elodie Blanchard will present a special exhibit of Blanchard's unique textile art opening night Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30-8:00 at the HBF& HBF Textiles showroom. Blanchard began designing clothes and organizing fashion shows in her teens before moving to Paris to study sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts and fashion at the Duperré School of Design and Fashion. In 1999, she won the young designer prize at the International Fashion Arts Festival of Hyeres, which gave her the opportunity to sell her eponymous clothing line at the famed French La Redoute store. After studying at CalArts in Los Angeles, her interests expanded to performance projects, including collaborations with musicians and dancers. Later, Blanchard delved into a variety of endeavors including prototype product development, trend forecasting, special event design, and costume and set design. She has also taught at Parsons in NY. She is the founder of Elodie Blanchard Studio specializing in textile design and fabrication. Her aesthetic is modern and whimsical: each unique piece showcases her ability to take everyday objects - an heirloom quilt, a utilitarian moving blanket, a favorite pair of pants - and transform them into extraordinary textiles with diverse design applications.


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Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

String Yarns: Rowan MODE Handknit Collection Event at String

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String Yarns: Rowan MODE Handknit Collection Event at String

Representatives from Rowan and Quail Studios are coming from England directly to String to present the new MODE concept collection. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while runway models show off the garments from the collection, and take home a gift bag – or, if you’re lucky, a special raffle prize!

2 sessions 1-3pm and 5:30-7:30pm

$20 registration fee, applicable to a purchase that evening. 

Please call String 212-288-9276 or email info@stringyarns.com

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Sep
23
10:45 AM10:45

String Yarns: Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Private Tour and Special Shopping Event

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String Yarns: Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Private Tour and Special Shopping Event 

Join Stacy Charles and Lisa Hoffman for a special day of design and culture at the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s “Nature by Design” exhibit. Attendees will be taken for a private tour through this extraordinary juxtaposition of naturally occurring patterns that influence design in all forms. Throughout history, designers have observed nature, investigated its materials, and imitated and abstracted its patterns and shapes. Textiles, jewelry, furniture, cutlery, and more show how designers have interpreted nature’s rich beauty and astonishing complexity. Across scales from microscopic to monumental and in forms familiar and unusual, tour guests will be invited to discover how nature and design have intersected in the past and continue to converge in our world.

After this fascinating walk through the inspiration of nature, a boxed lunch will be provided and if weather permits, guests are welcome to eat in the calming garden at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Attendees are also welcome to eat inside the museum; if you’d like to take your lunch to String Yarns, we’ll be waiting with open arms!

After lunch, everyone will meet at String to enjoy a special event day discount for shopping to satisfy the inspiration you got from our morning at the museum, and the day wouldn’t be complete without a special souvenir gift for all who can join us. 


Details: 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Meet at the Cooper Hewitt at 10:45am

Tour begins at 11:00am until about 11:45am.  

$75 per person (includes private tour, lunch, and souvenir gift)

Guests will enjoy a special discount at String for the event day

Please call String 212-288-9276 or email info@stringyarns.com

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Talent! exhibit showcasing the finalists for the Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize

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Talent! exhibit showcasing the finalists for the Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize

Mohawk proudly sponsors this prize to support emerging textile designers

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and fellow curator Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the creation of a new international design prize to be awarded to a textile or fashion design student who exhibits innovative thinking and inspiring creativity in textiles.

The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize honors Dorothy Waxman, the original driving force behind Trend Union and EDELKOORT INC. in the United States and contributing reporter to the magazines View on Colour, Textile View and Viewpoint. Waxman’s insatiable curiosity and discerning eye for the avant-garde has inspired Edelkoort and her team for decades. Waxman also introduced the American fashion industry to European textile partners with her work at the Fashion Group. As an avid textile aficionado, she believes that creative fabrics can change the design landscape in profound ways.

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Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk: Lost/Found, TAC AIR Cycle 10 Final Exhibition

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Artist Talk: Lost/Found, TAC AIR Cycle 10 Final Exhibition

Lost/Found is the culminating exhibition of the 10th cycle of the Textile Arts Center's Artists in Residence (TAC-AIR) , on view from 12-24 September 2019 in the TAC Project Space at the Textile Arts Center.

We are living through wild times. When there’s so much being lost, our personal becomes political, and political becomes personal.

In “Lost/Found”, a large scale tapestry tells a story of the stranglehold of addiction; the tailored shirt is enlarged, warped, and dismantled, commenting on gender normativity and patriarchal oppression; used garments gain new identities in the form of painterly compositions. An installation of prints playfully explores the idea of “cuteness” and its relation with consumption in a post-internet society; body-centric modular fabric structures propose new solutions for intimacy in domestic spaces. Flesh like knitted forms hang heavily in tension reminding us of the emotional and political challenges women still face in the context of an unwanted pregnancy. A collection of hand knitted and woven works inspired by textile traditions, motherhood and inherited legacies provides a vision of intergenerational dialogue and collaboration. A dinner party table setting incites revolution.

The work featured in Lost/Found results of nine months of questioning and reflection, throughout which the eight artists used textiles to voice their truth, reconnect with their collective history and, collaboratively, find new narratives of empowerment.

Artists in “Lost/Found” are Romina Chuls, Dance Doyle, Familien Iglesias, Tiantian Lou, Erin Palumbo, Noah Pica, Winnie van der Rijn and Shihui Zhou.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Hand Embroidery Workshop with Haptic Lab

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Join Haptic Lab at their 10th anniversary Pop-Up for a workshop on hand embroidery. Learn Haptic Lab’s technique to embroider your initials on your own constellation quilt or quilt coat.

Free with the purchase of a new Organic Constellation Quilt or Quilt Coat

Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop At Tatter: Shisha / Indian Mirrorwork Embroidery With Shahnaz Khan

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Workshop At Tatter: Shisha / Indian Mirrorwork Embroidery With Shahnaz Khan

Tatter workshop: Indian mirror work, known as Shisha, is the ancient Indian embroidery technique of attaching tiny mirrors onto fabric. Developed during the 17th century, it is practiced widely throughout India and the East and has many variations.

In this class, students will learn the basic Shisha technique, along with a couple of complimentary stitches. Students will have the opportunity to complete a project incorporating a single mirror, which can be worn as a pendant, and begin work on a small design of their choosing.

Students will be encouraged to add their own creative flair to their projects, while reflecting on the cultural significance of embroidery, and what it can teach us about the history and traditions of our own and other cultures.

What to bring: All materials are provided in this course. Students will have the opportunity to purchase additional mirror pieces and embroidery floss if more is desired.



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Sep
21
to Sep 22

Workshop at Tatter: Narrative Mending With Karen Stevens

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Workshop: Narrative Mending With Karen Stevens

Tatter workshop: As long as there has been cloth, there has been mended cloth, or cloth that has needed mending. Historically, the more laborious or time-consuming the making of the cloth, the more urgent was the desire to repair and preserve it. Today, where cloth is more easily procured, and not always made by hand, mending has often fallen by the wayside.

Recently there has been a resurgence in the interest in mending. Borrowing from cultures like India and Japan, where a mending practice is still part of daily life, techniques for the repair of torn cloth are abundant. Mending comes with the satisfaction of keeping our garments alive and well, and out of the waste cycle.

As we wear our clothes, they become naturally imbued with the stories of our lives. Memories become part of the experience of our garments. Tears or holes can sometimes be the evidence of the plot lines of our day. Some aberrations of the fabric come with bold story, an event. Others are caused by the more mundane, habitual motions of our bodies as we move through our daily tasks. But all of these delicate, time-worn fabric events give us a recording of our selves.

What does it mean to mend in a narrative way? ‘Narrative Mending’ still retains its base in function - to preserve the usability of our garments. In Narrative Mending we take our repair work one step further - as we fix the broken cloth, we add consciously to the story, adding pictorial elements or other decorative markers. Over time, the story of our garment begins to deepen. Our garment becomes something of a visual journal.

In this workshop you will become a fearless mender. All of the techniques for structurally repairing your garment will be shown. Additionally, discussion in how to add design or figurative elements will be suggested and described, so that you will learn to see the holes and frays not simply as things to be fixed, but as opportunities to highlight your personal story.



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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Revolution Dinner Party: Lost/Found, TAC AIR Cycle 10 Final Exhibition

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Revolution Dinner Party: Lost/Found, TAC AIR Cycle 10 Final Exhibition

Lost/Found is the culminating exhibition of the 10th cycle of the Textile Arts Center's Artists in Residence (TAC-AIR) , on view from 12-24 September 2019 in the TAC Project Space at the Textile Arts Center.

We are living through wild times. When there’s so much being lost, our personal becomes political, and political becomes personal.

In “Lost/Found”, a large scale tapestry tells a story of the stranglehold of addiction; the tailored shirt is enlarged, warped, and dismantled, commenting on gender normativity and patriarchal oppression; used garments gain new identities in the form of painterly compositions. An installation of prints playfully explores the idea of “cuteness” and its relation with consumption in a post-internet society; body-centric modular fabric structures propose new solutions for intimacy in domestic spaces. Flesh like knitted forms hang heavily in tension reminding us of the emotional and political challenges women still face in the context of an unwanted pregnancy. A collection of hand knitted and woven works inspired by textile traditions, motherhood and inherited legacies provides a vision of intergenerational dialogue and collaboration. A dinner party table setting incites revolution.

The work featured in Lost/Found results of nine months of questioning and reflection, throughout which the eight artists used textiles to voice their truth, reconnect with their collective history and, collaboratively, find new narratives of empowerment.

Artists in “Lost/Found” are Romina Chuls, Dance Doyle, Familien Iglesias, Tiantian Lou, Erin Palumbo, Noah Pica, Winnie van der Rijn and Shihui Zhou.

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Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

MAD Talks | The Tulle Artistry of Benjamin Shine

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MAD Talks | The Tulle Artistry of Benjamin Shine

Multidisciplinary artist Benjamin Shine discusses and presents examples of his pioneering work with tulle to create ethereal three-dimensional portraits. Shine manipulates a single length of lightweight, fine netted material to fabricate carefully formed faces and figures that suggest ideas of energy, impermanence and explore the relationship between the spiritual and the superficial. 

Shine's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Crafts Council UK and The London Design Museum. Clients and collaborations include Givenchy, Maison Margiela, Bergdorf Goodman, Beyonce, Barclays Wealth, Vogue, and Google. Benjamin has also won a number of awards including the Red Dot Design Award, The Enterprising Young Brit Award, and the Arts Export Award in Australia.

Free with Museum Day ticket

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

The Onion Dance

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The Onion Dance

The Onion Dance, lead by Tess Murdoch, an experience that will challenge your observation and sensory perception.

We will then explore together the colors of the onions in a workshop lead by the collective of the show, with a focus on itajime, a Japanese pressure resist dyeing techniquedyeing technique lead by Terumi Saito. Participants will receive a silk scarf and a natural dyes zine.

Finally, we will have a panel in which the artists will discuss their work for this exhibition, while we enjoy refreshments and snacks.

Access to the exhibition and participation in all the events is free and open to the public thanks to support from the National Onion Association but participants will get their materials on a first-come-first-serve basis and will need to RSVP beforehand.

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

Onion Society, Fragmentario

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Onion Society

Onion Society presents work from an international and multi-disciplinary group who seek to explore, through the lens of onions, themselves and their cultures.

Using onion skins for color, Liuxu Luo (China), Terumi Saito (Japan), Tess Murdoch (U.S.A.) and Samyukta Easwaran (India), developed original textile and audiovisual work, exploring their own voice through onions, as citizens from countries that dominate the international onion marketplace.

By contrast, audio compilations by Michele Condò (Italy) and Martina Bruni (Italy), imagine the sound of southern Italian onions. Reflecting on the soft power of Italy in the onion landscape, where it cemented an onion brand identity, without being a major producer of the crop.

Onion Society was inspired by the travels of María Elena Pombo (Venezuela), curator of the show, to the south of Italy and the esteem shown by the Calabrian people for their local Tropea onion, the protagonist of different events she has organized there at La Guarimba Film Festival.

Onion Society will be shown in New York during New York Textile Month on September 21st and 22nd at Issue 00 in 41 Varick Ave. in Brooklyn.

The name of the project is a wink to the cosmopolitan and creative lifestyle of the Café Society from the early 20th century.


María Elena Pombo / Fragmentario

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Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Box Kite Workshop with Haptic Lab

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Box Kite Workshop with Haptic Lab

JJoin kite maker Emily Fischer at the Haptic Lab Pop-Up on Saturday, September 21st to make your own elegant box kite out of basic hardware store materials. Box kites, known for their high lift, hold some of the top records for altitude in kite flying. Materials will be provided, all ages welcome. Space is limited, so sign up in advance!

All Proceeds to benefit the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. RWA is a non-profit dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding, respect and connection between the community and the Rockaway waterfront. 

Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cara Marie Piazza Cosmic Colorant Natural Dye Class at Industria

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Cara Marie Piazza Cosmic Colorant Natural Dye Class at Industria

In this class learn how to transform petals, lemons and multitudes of natural dyestuffs into cosmic patterns on silk. We will experiment with bundle dyeing and pH modifiers on silk to make your fabric look like the night sky.

Take aways: A small swatch collection, silk bandana and new friends.

A little bit about our sponsors:

Industria

Industria has been at the heart of the New York creative industry since 1991. With headquarters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and locations in the West Village, Manhattan, we offer multi-functional photo studios and event spaces to leading and emerging brands and talents. 

This summer, Industria is expanding the Williamsburg South 5th location with 4,000 sq ft of space. The new column-free studios boast 25 ft high ceilings and the functionality and sleek aesthetics that Industria is known for.

Tease Tea, providing complimentary tea:

Established in 2013, blending teas out of her condo in Toronto while working a full-time job, Tease truly began as a side hustle and creative outlet for our CEO and Founder, Sheena Brady. Today, Tease continues to grow out of our head quarters in Ottawa, Canada while serving customers in over 30 countries.

 

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop

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Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop at M.PATMOS

Join us for a garment repair workshop with Miron Kiselev, founder of Miron Intercontinental. at M.PATMOS

New York-based Russia native and Rhode Island School of Design alumnae, Miron Kiselev, is passionate about the correlation between fashion and waste and how to decrease this occurrence. 

“My objective is to continue learning and investigating what Apparel Design could be, and how emotional attachment to clothes can decrease the rate of consumption and waste.”

“I believe as an apparel student, that there has been done serious damage to our planet through pollution of the fast fashion industry, therefore it is a choice that one has to make working sustainably and leaving a small imprint.” 

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Open Studio: We Gather

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Open Studio: We Gather

WE GATHER Weaving Circle and Pop-Up Shop, Celebrate the magic of making textiles by hand and join us at WE GATHER’s Weaving Circle and Pop-Up Shop. Bring your own loom or come as you are and use one of ours. All skill levels are welcome, from complete beginner to total master. WE GATHER owner and textile artist Whitney Crutchfield will offer short tutorials on basic weaving skills, and we'll have some of our favorite studio yarns on hand for textile experimentation. You'll also be able to shop in person all of our DIY weaving, dyeing, and stitching kits, as well as one-of-a-kind finished goods. Stay all afternoon or just for a few minutes, and enjoy the company of others and the satisfaction of creating cloth. This event is free and open to the public, though limited spaces are available. Kindly RSVP to reserve a spot. WE GATHER is a Brooklyn-based educational textile studio and brand of hand-dyed, handwoven textiles. Whether through thoughtfully and ethically-made products made right in the Brooklyn studio, at-home weaving and dyeing kits, or workshops and private events that put the skills directly in your hands, our goal is to bring the magic of textiles to all.

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Purl Soho: Sashiko Workshop With Atsushi Futatsuya

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Purl Soho: Sashiko Workshop With Atsushi Futatsuya

Purl Soho is thrilled to host third-generation Sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya for a very special workshop! He will expose you to the rich tradition of beautiful Sashiko embroidery,teaching the ins and outs of this meditative art with hands-on instruction. This workshop includes all the materials you'll need to complete an indigo printed pattern (which you can later turn into a tote bag, a pillow, a wall hanging, or whatever you like!). A full day of wonderful learning from a wonderful teacher, plus a midday break to explore neighborhood lunch spots... Please join us!

  • Skills Covered: Hands-on instruction in the practical application of traditional Sashiko methods

  • Experience Required: None

  • Instructor: Atsushi Futatsuya

  • Location: Please note that this class will be held at Purl Soho's Studio Space, a short distance from our shop. Please meet us at 403 Broome Street, New York City!

  • Supplies: All necessary materials are included with the cost of the class! Each student will receive a traditional Sashiko needle and thimble, plenty of Sashiko thread, as well as an indigo printed pattern

  • Classes are designed for students age 14 and older, but children ages 10-13 are also welcome in the company of an adult. Please be sure to reserve a spot for both of you! And we're sorry, but we can not accommodate children under 10.

  • Contact: If you have questions, please check out Class FAQs; or call us at (212) 420-8796,12-6 weekends, 12-7 weekdays; or email us at classes@purlsoho.com.

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Sep
20
to Oct 9

Construction; Molly Haynes And William Storms

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Construction; Molly Haynes And William Storms

Coming to complimentary conclusions, weavers Molly Haynes’ and William Storms’ self-expression at the loom explores contemporary form through a timeless craft. Construction showcases this investigation of woven modernity. Haynes and Storms, having both worked in the Textile Industry, use their technical experience coupled with inventive hand technique to create bodies of work that blur the lines between art, craft and industrial sensibility.

Construction comprises a crossover of tactile artworks on the wall and sculptural rugs displayed as freestanding objects in the round. While both artists retain their own personal aesthetics, the exhibit is unified by an emphasis on exaggerated woven structure and use of unconventional materials: wire, marine rope, clothesline, and deadstock yarns from the Textile Industry. The evidence of experimental hand-manipulation while on the loom is imperative to both practices, revealing the work of an artist, over that of a machine. Restricted color palettes of mainly black and white further assert the materials’ character and modern take on an ancient craft.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 20th at 6pm. Beverages will be served.

Weekdays by appointment, open Saturdays

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio Workshop

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Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio Workshop

Join Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studio for an evening quilting workshop. With Kiva’s guidance, each student will learn the process of free form experimental hand quilting and will work on a piece that can then be used in a larger quilt or on its own. Antique and recycled fabrics will be provided along with all other materials, however students are encouraged to bring any special fabrics that they would like to incorporate into their piece. All skill levels are welcome!

Kiva Motnyk founded Thompson street studio as an outlet for her love of textiles and a dedication to making objects created with hand-made authenticity.

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Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studio: Eskayel

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Open Studio: Eskayel

Open studio and Q& A with creative director Shanan Campanaro with light refreshments

Eskayel is a New York-based textile design studio that weaves fine art with exacting craftsmanship. Dedicated to sustainable innovation and lasting beauty, it treats all environments conscientiously.  Each of Eskayel’s one-of-a-kind designs originates from a painting inspired by nature or travel and created by studio founder Shanan Campanaro.  Using eco-friendly methods, including water-based pigment ink, regional production and sustainably sourced materials, Eskayel evolves these artworks into hand-tied rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more. Working with trusted, transparent production partners, the studio makes each item to order to eliminate stock waste and ensure superior quality.

In partnership with One Percent for the Planet, Eskayel donates one percent of its total sales to environmental organizations, specifically: Union of Concerned Scientists, Mission Blue, 5Gyres, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Surfrider Foundation, Greenpeace and Vital Action Project.

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Sep
20
2:30 PM14:30

Open Studio: Lori Weitzner, Color Worlds

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Open Studio: Lori Weitzner, Color Worlds

Take a journey to Lori Weitzner's inspirational Chelsea based "white box sanctuary", where you can learn about the creative process behind the eponymous Weitzner brand of textiles and wallcoverings. Experience the color worlds' behind Lori's book, Ode to Color, the 10 Essential Palettes for Living and Design and see Lori's latest venture - a textile infused accessory collection. The jewelry is comprised of unique beaded and embroidered pieces rooted in age old artisan techniques, remade for the modern woman.

Lori Weitzner entered the arts program at Syracuse University as an aspiring painter, a path she had dreamed of since early childhood. She credits a professor at the school with redirecting her away from fine arts and toward textiles, where, to her surprise, she discovered the beauty and complexity of working with the materials that embellish our everyday lives and elevate our spirits. Despite her instinctive understanding and mastery of color, her paintings “never would have made it into a gallery,” she now laughs. The same cannot be said of her textiles; examples of her work are housed in the permanent collections of museums such as the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Montreal, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. Her innovative design techniques and use of surprising and beautiful environmentally-conscious materials have garnered her multiple design awards, including a nomination for the Chrysler Innovation Award.

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Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Manonik Open Studio and Mini Collection Talk

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Manonik Open Studio and Mini Collection Talk

A discussion about Yoshiyuki Minami's practice at Manonik and his current mini collection.

Yoshiyuki Minami will be talking about his practice at Manonik and his mini collection (wip) to be release later this year. At the studio, process conceives all designs. Manonik independently developes weaving techniques, three-dimensional pattern weaving, where components of a garment are woven on the loom as volumes, rather than cutting patterns out of a flat cloth.The processes employed at Manonik reflect the studio’s commitment to critical design and sustainability, taking into account all possible steps of production from farming, to processing of raw materials, all the way through production, to the life of its creations.

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Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE 2019

  • The Auditorium, Parsons, The New School (map)
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As part of New York Textile Month, the 2019 Talking Textiles Conference hosts a line-up of acclaimed international speakers revealing the knowledge and techniques behind the most inspiring of fashion and interior fabrics.

Colour continues as a major force in both fashion and interior textiles, announcing trends through a hue, well ahead of time. The red carpet has seen an array of dresses line up in monochrome, from white to lilac and yellow and most recently in green; however colour in design goes much deeper than mere fads - its essence can retell the anthropological roots of humankind through textiles and natural pigments that trace back millennia. See this year's speakers below!

PROGRAMME

09:30 welcome

09:40 NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH with LIDEWIJ EDELKOORT 

10:20 BRIGHT COLOUR with LIZ COLLINS 

10:50 TRUE COLOUR with KEITH RECKER 

11:30 touch break & book signing

12:00 NATURAL COLOUR with MARÍA ELENA POMBO 

12:30 NO COLOUR with SARA HEALY & JESSI HIGHET 

01:00 touch break & book signing

02:00 PINK with VALERIE STEELE 

02:30 YELLOW with RILEY JOHN DONNEL 

03:00 RED with ELENA PHIPPS 

03:30 2019 Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize Finalists & Announcement with Philip Fimmano & Dorothy Waxman - presented by Stacey Gerbman from Mohawk Group

04:00 approximate end 

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Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Textile Conservation Colloquium: Recent Research

  • The Met Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education (map)
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Textile Conservation Colloquium: Recent Research

“Gain an inside perspective on the fascinating work of The Met’s Department of Textile Conservation. From investigating silk production in Japan and block printing in India to conserving precious tapestries and exploring applications for new technologies, conservators share their research and discoveries from the past year. To further highlight the broad scope of the department’s interests, the colloquium also features a presentation of traditional Indian block printing by guest artist Sufiyan Ismail Khatri, a tenth-generation artisan whose family has been involved in the art of Ajrakh printing since the fifteenth century.”

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Sep
19
9:30 PM21:30

A Textile Future: Craft Meets Technology

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A Textile Future: Craft Meets Technology

In partnership with New York Textile Month, this event will explore the intersection of craft and technology in textiles, with speakers from various background and specialties. A strong focus will be given to the discussion of raw materials, textile-making, and the breadth of opportunities for a new global textile landscape of the future.

Key topics and speaker sessions:

  • NYTM and The Importance of Textiles

  • Raw Materials of the Future

  • New Materials: Technology & Craft

  • Technology for Good

  • The Modern Maker

  • Future Textiles

  • The Next Generation

  • Parsons MFA Studio Site Visit


More information on the sponsors:

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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Textile Art Center: Make It, Mend It

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Textile Art Center: Make It, Mend It

Join us for the Make It, Mend It Club every third Thursday at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn Studio! A social gathering for makers who love to work with fiber. We'll supply needles, sewing machines, yarn, and more. Bring clothing to mend or start a new project in a welcoming space where you can bring old friends, meet new ones, and share ideas & techniques! Any donations towards materials are greatly appreciated

At the September meeting of "Make It, Mend It," patternmaking educator Louisa Owen Sonstroem will share a few pattern manipulation techniques that will empower you to create infinite new styles from a preexisting sewing pattern. After several demonstrations, attendees will be invited to experiment with these techniques, so bring along any pattern you already like, or feel free to play with one we'll have on hand. Let's celebrate the power of our hands to draw patterns in the shapes of our bodies and our dreams.

 Whether drafting sewing patterns with a pencil and paper or hand-stitching "slow fashion" clothing, Louisa Owen Sonstroem believes there is little more powerful than working with one's hands, because manual skills are egalitarian, enduring, and slow. She works in technical design for sustainable fashion leader Eileen Fisher by day, and spends her evenings and weekends teaching patternmaking and hand sewing. This summer, Louisa held "Patternmaking in Public Places," a series of free patternmaking events in parks throughout all five boroughs of NYC. This project seeks to democratize access to patternmaking by removing barriers of geography, economics, age, language, and intimidation.

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sarajo: A Conversation on Fiber Textile Art

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Sarajo: A Conversation on Fiber Textile Art

Sarajo is delighted to once again host an event in conjunction with Textile Month NYC. Yosi Barzilai, owner of Sarajo, a gallery of antique textiles and ethnographic art, will present a talk at his SoHo gallery is presented in partnership with New York Textile Month.

When one thinks of natural fibers, one is naturally inclined to think of the most common sources: wool, silk and linen, but it is the less obvious and more exotic plant derived fibers, those having their origins mostly in tropical climes, which will be discussed during the Sarajo presentation.

Among the textiles to be discussed and on display will be examples from Sub Saharan Africa, Ivory Coast, Congo, Madagascar, the Philippines, Japan, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In an era of increased globalization, it is fascinating to consider how and why some of these textiles have managed to break out of their original environments to enjoy a far-flung popularity and appreciation, while others, against all odds, have managed to retrain their rarefied status. A preference for using “green” materials by those inclined towards environmental friendliness is certainly one very good reason.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

NY Textile Study Group guest Lina Puerta

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RADISHES IN A HEADRESS

RADISHES IN A HEADRESS

Lina Puerta will be the guest artist speaking at the monthly meeting of the Textile Study Group of New York

The mission of non-profit Textile Study Group of New York Inc. is to educate and promote a wider appreciation of fiber art among the larger art community and the public in general and to inspire and support artists who share a mutual commitment to fiber as a medium for artistic expression.

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