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Jun
12
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Lingua Franca Presents Tiny Pricks Project by Diana Weymar

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Lingua Franca Presents Tiny Pricks Project by Diana Weymar

 Lingua Franca is thrilled to present Tiny Pricks Project, a public art project by artist/activist Diana Weymar, on view at 382 Bleecker Street from June 12 to September 3. Tiny Pricks is an ongoing community project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique textiles to create a material record of his presidency—and the movement against it. Since Weymar started the collaborative project in January of 2018, over 700 people across the world have submitted unique, hand-stitched contributions. This exhibition marks the first time the work will be on display in New York. As a call to action, Weymar and Lingua Franca invite the public to participate by contributing a work to the series, which will enter the Tiny Pricks public archive. 

Tiny Pricks Projects holds a creative, accessible and cathartic space during a tumultuous political climate. The series counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, other social media, and Trump’s statements by utilizing vintage textiles as a memory making timeline. Weymar references the key role embroidery played in the women’s suffrage movement, and notes it is symbolic of warmth, comfort, craft, civility, care, and a shared history. 

“This project is about witnessing, recording, taking note in thread, and paying attention,” said Weymar. The purpose is to empower people with something they've made themselves, and to reclaim the humanity that we're struggling up against.” 

“Diana’s work and the organic network that Tiny Pricks Projects ignited serves as a quiet yet poignant form of resistance,” said Lingua Franca’s Rachelle Hruska MacPherson. “I’m thrilled to showcase this work at our shop and hope it helps us bear witness to this unprecedented political moment, and remind us of the power of language.”  

Concurrent to the exhibition, a series of limited-edition Tiny Pricks t-shirts made from recycled plastic and cotton will be available for sale at the Lingua Franca shop. Insert further details here. 

Diana Weymar is a textile artist and activist. She has worked on projects with Build Peace (Nicosia, Bogota and Zurich), the Arts Council of Princeton, the Nantucket Atheneum, the W.E.B Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst, the University of Puget Sound, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), the Peddie School, Open Arts Space (Damascus, Syria), Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC), New York Textile Month, the Textile Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY), and The Wing (NYC). She has exhibited her work in both Canada and the United States. Interwoven Stories and Tiny Pricks Project, both international projects, are open for public participation.

Lingua Franca is a line of sustainably-sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC. Founded by Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Lingua Franca serves as a platform to inspire change – a portion of LF proceeds support activists and organizations who are working for a better world. 

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Aug
27
to Sep 30

B&B ITALIA partners with 10 Corso Como to celebrate the Up Series 50th anniversary

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B&B ITALIA partners with 10 Corso Como to celebrate the Up Series 50th anniversary

Italian concept store 10 Corso Como, which opened its first U.S. location at New York’s Seaport District in September 2018, will debut a special in-store display of B&B Italia’s iconic Up Series that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

In 1969, B&B Italia teamed up with renowned designer Gaetano Pesce for one of the most notable collections in the history of furniture design, titled the Up Series. B&B Italia celebrates the 50th anniversary of the renowned collection by partnering with 10 Corso Como New York, the city’s premier experiential retail destination that features an ever-changing blend of design, art and fashion alongside a gallery and an Italian restaurant. Beginning

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

Dosa Inc flyingfishprojects

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flyingfishprojects Christina Kim’s new area of work, one that I have been thinking about for a while. She see it as an extension of dosa but with a focus on individual pieces, limited series, and installations, made at different scales and more fully considered. 

Christina Kim hopes to use my hands more while continuing to collaborate with artisans and artists. her intention is to make work that engages visually and tactilely to communicate ideas, stories, or a point of view. The projects will emphasize work made by hand, guided by intuition, focused on the edges as much as the whole, informed by the process of making, and open to chance and change. She sees flyingfishprojects as non-categorical work, existing somewhere between my design practice and my interest in making art. I will continue with dosa's ethos of making work that is organic, recycled, and off the grid; maintaining a goal of zero waste; and always trying to think outside the box.

The first flyingfishproject, "desert flora from moorten botanical garden in palm springs," are translations, in appliqué and embroidery, of nine sketches made at the garden in 2018. The handwork was done at Devi studio in Kolkata, India, using leftover Jamdani fabric. She was introduced to Moorten while preparing for the exhibit “Scraps” at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center. Charmed by the plants and drawn to the spirit and whimsy of the place, I made repeated joy-filled excursions there. 

By appointment only: asaka@dosainc.com , 212 431 1733

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

Open Studio: Loop of the Loom at the new Dumbo Studio

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Open Studio: Loop of the Loom at the new Dumbo Studio

Join NYTM by experiencing the SAORI weaving with us! New York Textile Month (NYTM) is a month-long city-wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness. During NYTM, Loop of the Loom is offering a short trial session for FREE throughout the month of September in our brand new studio in Dumbo. No appointment needed, just drop in.

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

Purl Soho in collaboration with Lidewij Edelkoort Color Trend 2020

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Purl Soho in collaboration with Lidewij Edelkoort Color Trend A/W 2021-22

In honor of NYTM Lidewij Edelkoort, the founder of NYTM selected six color palets of yarns from Purl Soho’s yarns selection. The palets reflect Edelkoort’s forecast for A/W 2012-20 color trend

Purl Soho: Their clients indulge in extremely soft and sensuous materials; sampled and designed with tenderness and intent. Founded by a best friend and two sisters (Page Marchese Norman and Joelle and Jennifer Hoverson) Purl Soho started out at the beginning of this century as if it forebode how the world would soon be in dire need of craft, quality and humanity. Following their first small stores selling knitting and quilting supplies, they now have a large flagship; a well-kept secret, miraculously proving that the Soho district can still contain one place of integrity to satisfy customers’ creativity.

Together with their favorite suppliers, they blend fiber, twist yarn and give color. Great colorists themselves, the store vibrates with mellow tones of tinted neutrals and muted brighter hues. Yarns are derived from yak, camel and cashmere goats but also woolens, of course, play a dominant role. In the business of developing yarns for knitting and weaving, they are a rare sight in today’s culture of the ready-made. Surrounded by luxury retailers, they use a sotto voce to narrate another vision of what defines luxury today; a quiet, almost still approach to color and a slow manifest for making. meditative mentality and a tree-hugging lifestyle, where noble yarns might embrace twigs as if embodying beauty in its raw form; delivering the different shades related to nature’s most precious organic material. This wool and wood dance in unison, and in slow motion, rendering materials in their essential spirit.

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Sep
2
to Sep 30

Purl Soho: Make A Community YoYo Quilt Event

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Purl Soho: Make A Community YoYo Quilt Event

Come make a yo-yo for our community quilt at Purl Soho! Make a what? A yo-yo! You know, the little fabric circles that look like adorable squashed bonnets... We're assembling them into a quilt in our window all month long to celebrate New York Textile Month! Stop by our shop to make a yo-yo (or two or three or twenty!). We'll have instructions and free materials available every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday in September from 4-6pm. Join in the fun, learn a new skill, make some friends, and watch our quilt grow!

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Sep
3
to Sep 30

A Milliner's Studio: Handmade Hats by the Milliners Guild

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A Milliner's Studio: Handmade Hats by the Milliners Guild

To celebrate NY Textile Month, the Milliners Guild will have hats on display in the Garment Center’s 38th Street window, sponsored by the Garment District Alliance. The space will be designed as a vignette of a milliner’s studio with hats displayed throughout.

The Milliners Guild is comprised of professional hat makers from around the US. This exhibition will showcase the designs of 24 Guild members, each creating a Fall hat using using our Guild brand colors. There will be a range of innovative millinery techniques and beautiful textiles including fur felts, silk, leather and wool.

Please stop by the window and take a look when you visit the Garment District during Textile Month.

The Milliners Guild is a non-profit organization committed to increasing the public profile of millinery as well as the public's awareness and interest in millinery products. Through a collective website, special events and educational seminars the Guild provides communication about this thriving and contemporary industry to the public, press and students of the craft.

Participating milliners include:
Linda Ashton (NY), Kathy Anderson (NY), Laura Moser (KY), Ellen Christine (NY), Evetta Petty (NY), Wanda Chambers (NY), Katie Props-Allen (NC), Jennifer Hoertz (NY), Lisa McFadden (NY), Sally Caswell (NY), Amy Fowler (CA), Judith Solodkin (NY), Sheree Tams (NY), Laura Del Villaggio (TX), Barbara Volker (NY), Kim Fraser (NC), Monika Stebbins (NJ), Amina Hood (MO) Lisa Shaub (NY), Michael McCants (NY), Maria Koruz (NY), June Gumbel (NY), Maria Etkind (LA), Karen Morris (MN)


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Sep
6
to Sep 25

String Yarns: Rowan MODE Handknit Collection Trunk show

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String Yarns: Rowan MODE Handknit Collection Trunk show 

MODE is a new concept collection by Rowan focusing on contemporary, wearable handknits in chic shades. As a Rowan Flagship Store, String Yarns is proud to present the full line of MODE yarns and pattern books, as well as several sample garments on display, all leading up to an exclusive event at the end of the trunk show

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Sep
7
to Sep 30

M.PATMOS hosting Molly Haynes

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Please join in welcoming artist, Molly Haynes, as the premiere fall artist at the M.PATMOS space in Boerum Hill. Molly Haynes is a Brooklyn-based textile artist pursuing weaving as a form of sculpture through a language of controlled yet expressive materials.

She experiments within the restrictions of a loom to weave layered compositions which, when hung on the walls or in space, reflect a sense of awe one may feel when witnessing natural phenomena intersecting with the built environment.

Hefty materials, oftentimes humble and unexpected, dictate the final form of each piece. Sisal twine, salvaged marine rope, cotton clothes line, and mill-end wools make for enlivened surfaces, yet abide by the strict control of the weave structure and austere color palette. The material becomes a physical marker of place and time.

Each weft is manually inserted row by row on a warp of carefully organized threads. After weaving, certain materials such as the sisal twine distort and curve as they absorb moisture in the air, resulting in an undulating form which does not want to be tamed into a flat wall hanging. Through embracing the materials’ difficult nature, the piece gains a spirit of its own. The sisal is oftentimes untwisted to reveal the inner character of the plant fiber, resulting in a burst of fringe. Such bursts and distortions activate space in the same way marsh grasses blow in the wind or the burl of a tree might grow through a fence. We are constantly observing sublime acts of natural force—large and small. The weavings become controlled landscapes which embody the sensory events.

Sustainable modular design, eco-friendly solutions.

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Sep
17
to Sep 26

Special Exhibit: HBF Textiles + Elodie Blanchard

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Special Exhibit: HBF Textiles + Elodie Blanchard

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
25
to Oct 25

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
to Oct 2

Urban Zen: MONU'IA, a journey by Tiago Valente Opening and special screening

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Urban Zen: MONU'IA, a journey by Tiago Valente Opening and special screening

Please join us at Urban Zen for the presentation of the project MONU’IA, textile installation and documentary by Tiago Valente, followed by a special screening and discussion with the artist .

MONU’IA tells an intimate story of a life changing journey by Tiago Valente, a multidisciplinary artist and researcher, who travels through the islands of the South Pacific Ocean, to coexist with different ethnic groups on Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu.

For this particular project, Valente spent two months in the islands of Vanuatu, living with four different tribal groups. Each one presenting a specific level of exposure to what we understand now as modern civilization. The initial object of this study was to observe and understand the impact of this phenomenon and how this affected these groups’ interactions with the modern world.

Following a last minute strike of intuition, Valente decided to bring with himself one of his textile installations, with no clear further intentions. He decided to display his installation in these villages, to observe and document their reactions to the work, as part of his study. 

This entire experience changed him forever. Not only it exceeded his initial expectations about social studies, but his entire life and understanding of the human core of connection.

Opening and special screening; September 25th, 6-8 pm

Tiago Valente is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, thinker and professor.

Following a holistic approach, he draws from Anthropology and explores activism and sociological issues with his work. The theatrical magic in his creative universe is unveiled through a variety of mediums, crafted with extreme attention to detail, merging artisanal techniques with the latest technologies. Valente articulates unique narratives through architectural installations and even wearable sculptures. 

Relevant projects include immersive multi sensory experiences at unexpected public spaces to challenge the perception of the viewer that may choose - or not - to be part of such encounters.

His award winning work has been showcased internationally in a rich contrast of cultures. Most recently, he has been invited to present his work at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in the context of Bilbao Bizkaia Design Week in the fall of 2019.

Lives and works in New York.

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

A rare glimpse of exclusive textile designers at Cristina Grajales Gallery

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A rare glimpse of exclusive textile designers at Cristina Grajales Gallery

The practice of weaving and creating textiles is at best one meticulously planned down to the color, shape, and pattern and better yet something that evolves as the designer weaves and bends the piece to meet the reality of its creator's dreams. This relation between organic and inorganic forms of control when designing textiles, breeds the most beautiful results. Varying combinations of planning and improvisation does not guarantee successful textiles but carries the potential, when navigated by a master, to produce works under the most exceptional and extraordinary circumstances. Cristina Grajales Gallery has the pleasure of presenting designers on both the median and polar sides of the meticulous-reactionary-spectrum. Our designers vary in strategy and even more so in medium, from Hechizoo who weaves in metals and polymers, Madeline Weinrib who takes traditional methods to whole new painterly level, Betil Dagdelin who builds iron frames of chairs and furniture and uses them as a loom, to The Doug and Mike Starn who use bamboo and rope to weave dwellings, furniture and more. Join us in celebrating the varying manifestations of textiles and the masters who create them.

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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Stitches of Love Benefit at Knoll Showroom

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Stitches of Love Benefit

KnollTextiles and Milliken cordially invite you to a special reception to support the Love Quilt Project. Please join us during New York Textile Month as we celebrate how textiles can bring the world closer together. All proceeds will benefit The Love Quilt Project, a non-profit organization that connects children in the US and South Africa who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization also offers financial assistance to fund the cost of sending these children to school to brighten their lives and provide valuable skills for long-term support.

We look forward to a wonderful evening filled with South African wine & cuisine, music, and a special VIP reception. Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort will be our keynote speaker and Actor & Singer Patrick Wilson will sing a Broadway song. Guests will be able to help us create a special Love Quilt to be sent to a vulnerable child in South Africa. And many of the handmade quilts filled with messages of love created by the children will be on display, too!

Keynote remarks by

Li Edelkoort - Trend Forecaster

Special Guest

Patrick Wilson - Actor & Singer Will Thomas - Emcee & News Anchor Barry Dixon -World renowned Interior Designer

The Love Quilt Project builds relationships between South African and American children through education that teaches kindness, tolerance, and compassion to both groups. The children express what they have learned by drawing messages of love on small fabric squares that are stitched into quilts and distributed to individual children in South Africa’s hardest hit communities and to American children living in poverty many of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The children who receive a Love Quilt are not only wrapped with the warmth of the blanket but also feel the support through the beautiful messages that have been stitched into their quilt. This psychological “hug” that the child feels knowing this quilt is only for them is priceless.

For each South African child who receives a quilt, a donation is made to help support their primary school education needs. Giving a South African child the emotional support of their Love quilt and providing the necessary education fees are both critical to accomplishing the mission of LQP.

Stitches of Love will celebrate the thousands of children we have reached while raising the necessary funds to provide the programs to more vulnerable American and South African children.


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Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Woven Rugs: Inspiration and Customization with Kasthall at 100 Franklin

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Woven Rugs: Inspiration and Customization with Kasthall at 100 Franklin

A woven rug combines texture, color, and pattern to create visual impact and emotion. Kasthall has been weaving rugs in the Swedish countryside for 130 years and continually pushes boundaries by asking, how can you translate inspiration into a rug? Can you harness a dynamic movement, catch a sun-faded memory, or evoke the feeling of a favorite painting in a woven design?


Even though Kasthall has been weaving for generations, there are still new designs to be discovered! With over one hundred solid yarn colors and multiple patterns to choose from, the possibilities are endless. We want you to join us for a night of inspiration and customization. Come see custom rug samples and the inspirations that urged their creation. Then, using your own inspiration, twist and combine wool yarns as you select colors and patterns for your own 6” x 6” rug sample. Please bring color swatches, fabric samples, or any other design inspirations. We also invite you to collaborate on a custom Rug Designer runner, we hope with an exciting result!
Kasthall’s history of solid craftsmanship and use of high-quality wool and linen results in creations that are not only beautiful but are durable enough to walk on and can be passed down from one generation to the next. Kasthall believes beloved custom designs can be an antidote to throw away fashion.


The workshop will be hosted in the DDG-designed building at 100 Franklin Street, in an apartment furnished by The Future Perfect. Rugs by Kasthall.



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Sep
27
to Sep 29

String Yarns: NYC Yarn Crawl @ String

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String Yarns: NYC Yarn Crawl @ String

Enjoy two special days of fun this NYC Yarn Crawl at String! Enjoy unbeatable sale prices, and participate in a yarn tasting where you’ll get to try your hand at knitting with several of String’s latest offerings. If you drop by any time during Yarn Crawl, you can enter a raffle for one of two grand prizes – baskets of yarn from String and Rowan! 

Free, drop in any time during store hours Friday

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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop with Calico Wallpaper at 100 Franklin

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Workshop with Calico Wallpaper at 100 Franklin

Join the co-founder and creative force behind Calico Wallpaper, Rachel Cope, for an intimate, hands-on linen painting workshop. Building on some of Calico's textile-inspired collections as well as sister brand Cope's fabrics, participants will create small artworks on linen that sit between landscape and abstraction, gesture and pattern.

The workshop will be hosted in the DDG-designed building at 100 Franklin Street, in an apartment furnished by The Future Perfect with some of Calico and Cope's own products.

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Sep
28
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
28
1:00 PM13:00

Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

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Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

Buffy is hosting a series of (natural!) tie-dye workshops across the country and we’re coming to your city next!

About this Event

Join natural dye expert Maria Elena Pombo (Fragmentario) to tie-dye your very own Buffy pillowcases with plant-based ingredients—like turmeric, pomegranate, and walnut shells.


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Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

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Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

Buffy is hosting a series of (natural!) tie-dye workshops across the country and we’re coming to your city next!

About this Event

Join natural dye expert Maria Elena Pombo (Fragmentario) to tie-dye your very own Buffy pillowcases with plant-based ingredients—like turmeric, pomegranate, and walnut shells.


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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
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
16
to Sep 20

Material ConneXion Opens To The Public

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Material ConneXion Opens To The Public

Leading Materials-Driven Platform Announces Partnership with New York Textile Month in honor of this September’s festival. Material ConneXion, the leading materials-driven resource and partner to the most innovative brands in the world will open their library headquarters to the public for a week of self-guided tours and exciting material inspiration.

Located at the heart of Midtown, the New York library is home to over 2,000 physical material and process samples from around the world. Otherwise accessible only to Material ConneXion members, the library will host several visitors during the week of September 16th -20th 2019.

Material ConneXion’s partnership with New York Textile Month marks the first occasion where the library will be open to the public. Material ConneXion (materialconnexion.com), a SANDOW company, is a global materials and innovation platform that connects clients with over 10,000 materials and technologies to help create the products and services of tomorrow. Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies, as well as forward thinking agencies and government entities. With locations in Bangkok, Bilbao, Daegu, Milan, New York, Skövde, Tokyo, and North Carolina, Material ConneXion’s international network of specialists provides a global, cross industry perspective on materials, design, new product development, sustainability, and innovation.

To reserve a date at the library, or to learn more, visit Materialconnexion.com

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Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Dried Rose and Safflower: ODDOBODY x CMP Launch

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Dried Rose and Safflower: ODDOBODY x CMP Launch

ODDOBODY x Cara Marie Piaza will celebrate the launch of the limited edition collection Cara Marie Piazza will lead guests in creating herbal sachets inspired by the ODDOmanual, Vol. 3: Cycles. There will be mimosas and small bites.

To celebrate the launch of Vol. 3, ODDOBODY has developed a limited-edition capsule collection with natural dye artisan, Cara Marie Piaza.

Piaza has hand-dyed a small batch of ODDOBODY underwear with organic rose—a flower historically used to treat symptoms throughout one’s menstrual cycle—and safflower. The result is a one-of-a-kind botanical pattern reflective of one’s changing moods throughout their cycle. 25% of proceeds from the capsule collection will be donated to PPNY.

ODDOBODY’s debut collection is comprised of 3 meticulously-designed underwear styles ($22-24), each based on Wheeler’s mother’s collection of 1970s bikinis, and 1 tank-camisole ($40). Each pair of underwear is made of cotton responsibly-sourced, cut and sewn by a mother-daughter owned team in Peru. The Tank is made of 100% Japanese cotton and cut and sewn locally in Long Island City.

ODDOrenew is offered at launch: subscribers have the option to have fresh intimates delivered every 2, 3, or 4 months at 15% discount and free shipping.

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Purl Soho: Rug Hooking Workshop

  • 403 Broome Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)
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Rug Hooking Workshop with Rose Pearlman

Learn the fundamentals of punch-needle rug hooking with Rose Pearlman! Using her beautiful Object-Art Rug Hooking Kit, Rose walks you through this traditional technique in one three-hour class. You'll learn all the special skills and creative possibilities of punch-needle rug hooking, creating your own designs or using Rose's templates. Each student will receive one of Rose's Kits, which includes 6 beautifully hand dyed yarns, a wooden frame with pre-stretched monks cloth, a punch needle, optional templates for design inspiration, a complete set of illustrated instructions, and a silk screened cotton pouch for easy storage (all included in the price of the class!).

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

  • The 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
13
to Sep 15

A Journey To Mount Fuji

  • 601 West 26th Street, 13th Floor New York, NY United States (map)
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A Journey To Mount Fuji

Designers & Agents are pleased to present a special exhibition as part of New York Textile Month. Staged during D&A’s spring / summer 2020 market.

A Journey to Mount Fuji brings weavers from Japan’s Yamanashi region to the United States for the first time.

Visitors to the trade show are invited to explore this unique area’s textile products, woven and manufactured by boutique mills in the foothills of Mount Fuji. The installation takes the form of an imaginary outdoor setting conjuring up the experience of Yamanashi’s foothills. The selected products reflect this journey: a linen dress for collecting flowers on a hike; a silk-cashmere scarf for a cool breezy evening; a sturdy umbrella for a sudden spring shower; textile pouches for a traveler’s toiletries and wellness products; organic cotton pajamas for an overnight stay; linen toweling for after a hot ryokan bath; and a linen-cupro blanket for an improvised picnic.

In the navy and blues synonymous with this famous volcano and its streams – accented by the optimistic brights that today’s consumers crave – the products on show recall the naïve happiness of summer travels. In addition, organic cottons, linen and cupro tell a fabric story in wholesome beige tones that connect with nature and the outdoors. Yamanashi textiles cater to international collections from Comme des Garçons to Eileen Fisher. Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort admires the weavers’ sustainable approach and philosophy: “A way of working in which humanity is present, altruism flourishes and beauty prevails; an innovative region able to continue producing cultural cloth on a human scale; created in a hospitable place where time slows down to invest energy and creativity into the making process – a path to the kind of green thinking we so desperately need.” For press information, interviews & visual assets, please contact Kaori Ieyasu: kaori@trendunion.com

This event is for fashion professionals & buyers only

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Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

String Yarns: Handknitting and Fashion Presentation with Carla Scott of Vogue Knitting Magazine

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String Yarns: Handknitting and Fashion Presentation with Carla Scott of Vogue Knitting Magazine

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet Carla Scott, editor-in-chief of Vogue Knitting, in the intimate setting of String on the Upper East Side. Ms. Scott will present a slide fashion show and talk about the garments featured in the upcoming issue of Vogue Knitting. 

Free, pre-registration required

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

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Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Haptic Lab Pop- Up Shop

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Haptic Lab Pop- Up Shop

Haptic Lab, the Brooklyn based textile design company best known for their quilted maps and sailing ship kites celebrates 10 years with a pop up Storefront + Gallery in Gowanus for the month of September (September 7-28th). The Storefront and Gallery will showcase new Haptic Lab launches like their coveted quilt coats and organic constellation quilts, as well as work from its larger community of alumni artists.

Haptic Lab is a textile design company with a mission to craft meaningful connections between people and planet, to benefit positive climate action. Best known for our quilted maps, we make projects that playfully explore the sense of touch.

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Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

Purl Soho: Free Learn-To-Knit Event

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Purl Soho: Free Learn-To-Knit Event

If you’ve never picked up a pair of knitting needles, this is your chance! Celebrate New York Textile Month at Purl Soho with our free learn-to-knit night! Instructors will be on hand to give you a taste of knitting's basics: casting on, creating a knit stitch, and binding off. Dip your toes in the water... You may find out you want to swim! Space is limited, so please sign up early to be included!

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Sep
3
to Sep 5

Koigu Pencil Box Trunk Show at String Yarns

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Koigu Pencil Box Trunk Show at String Yarns

This trunk show celebrates the Pencil Box, a collection of ten vibrant hand-painted mini-skeins of yarn selected by the master dyers at Koigu Wool Designs. Beautiful garments from Koigu will be on display to serve as inspiration as you browse the variety of Pencil Box colors available at String.

Free, drop in any time during store hours 11am-6pm

No registration required.

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Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Purl Soho: Beginning Loom Weaving, Rigid Heddle

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Purl Soho: Beginning Loom Weaving, Rigid Heddle

This one-day workshop covers the ins and outs of using a rigid heddle loom. Through demonstrations, as well as hands-on practice, you will leave with an understanding of how to create a beautiful hand-woven textile and with the confidence to continue to explore the incredible art of weaving!

  • Skills Covered: Warping a rigid heddle loom, weaving and finishing techniques

  • Experience Required: None

  • Instructor: Rachel Hearn

  • Location: Purl Soho, 459 Broome Street, New York City

  • Supplies: For a complete list of required supplies, please click the Product Details tab, above.

  • The 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
27
7:30 PM19:30

Gabbeh, Poetic Protest

Gabbeh, Poetic Protest

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

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

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

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

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

A talk on Bizarre Silks and Ikat traditions

A talk on Bizarre Silks and Ikat traditions

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

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

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

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

 

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak

  • 132 Perry Street, #2B, New York, NY 10014 United States (map)
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Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak

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

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

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Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Knitwear Capsule Collection by New York designer Kirsten Kapur for mYak

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

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

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Sep
14
to Sep 21

SUPERNATURAE : Artisanal Anthropology

SUPERNATURAE : Artisanal Anthropology


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

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


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


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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Kurdish Rugs: A Devotion to Color

Kurdish Rugs: A Devotion to Color

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

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

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

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

SHOP Cooper Hewitt collaborate with Matilda McQuaid

SHOP Cooper Hewitt collaborate with Matilda McQuaid

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

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Sep
10
to Oct 4

Steam Stretch at Issey Miyake Tribeca

Steam Stretch at Issey Miyake Tribeca

 

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

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

M'Afrique at Moroso Soho

M'Afrique at Moroso Soho

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

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

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Sep
1
to Sep 9

Tony Vaccaro's iconic Marimekko photography from 1964

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Tony Vaccaro's iconic Marimekko photography from 1964

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

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

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

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

Please join at our flagship store to view in person.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store

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

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

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

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

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

Desire Moheb-Zandi at DVF Soho

Desire Moheb-Zandi at DVF Soho

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Future Is Handmade

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Co-presented with International Folk Art Alliance Join Us…

The Future Is Handmade

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

FAD Market x City Point

FAD Market x City Point

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

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

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

For more details, visit fadmarket.com

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Sep
21
to Sep 30

Angles In Cubism by Sebastien Courty

Angles In Cubism by Sebastien Courty

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

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

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

In conjunction with New York Textile Month

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

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

 www.sebastiencourty.com

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