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Sep
1
to Sep 29

MAD’s Artist Studios : Jennie Maydew

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MAD’s Artist Studios : Jennie Maydew

Artist and educator Jennie Maydew employs traditional craft methods to achieve modern utility. At MAD, Maydew will construct a system of customizable, egalitarian, and modular storage components for garments titled Wearable Auxiliaries. The system is constructed from a no-waste pattern, a sustainable method of design that utilizes all of the fabric, including the scraps. The components are machine washable, sourced from reclaimed materials, and include a DIY button kit that teaches consumers to sew buttons on their existing garments in support of the continuity of craft.

Maydew holds a BFA in textiles and art education from Colorado State University and was awarded the Windgate Fellowship in 2016 from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. She is a 2019-2020 fellow with Art21 and currently teaches youth and adults in Brooklyn.

Visit Jennie in MAD’s Artist Studios Sundays, 10 am–5 pm.


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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
7
to Sep 28

MAD’s Artist Studios : Paolo Arao

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MAD’s Artist Studios : Paolo Arao

Paolo Arao explores the queering of geometric abstraction through sewn paintings, fabric collage, and textile constructions. Using secondhand clothing, hand-dyed fabrics, and used canvas drop cloths, Arao creates compositions of bold color and repeated geometries that disrupt perceived symmetries and ask audiences to reconsider their expectations of what queerness looks like. At MAD, Arao will create a series of multi-dimensional works that are intimate in scale.

Arao has presented solo exhibitions at Glass Box, Western Exhibitions, Barney Savage Gallery, Franklin Artworks, and Jeff Bailey Gallery. Arao is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Visit Paolo in MAD’s Artist Studios on Saturdays, 10 am–5 pm.

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Sep
7
to Sep 28

MAD’s Artist Studios : Max Colby

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MAD’s Artist Studios : Max Colby

Max Colby creates maximal works of textiles, embroidery, and painting that examine social themes through a queer lens. Their series of intricate embroideries and textile assemblages subvert craft forms and techniques traditionally tied to domestic, religious, and ceremonial settings. At MAD, Colby will further develop a new series that considers trans and non-binary identity and is inspired by funeral wreaths and ceremonial altarpieces.

Colby has exhibited at the International Print Center, TEMP Gallery, Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, and the Danforth Museum of Art. They were awarded the Queer Artists’ Fellowship at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and a residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in 2018. They received their BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.

Visit Max in MAD’s Artist Studios on Wednesdays, 10am–5pm.

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Sep
7
to Sep 28

MAD’s Artist Studios : Anthony Akinbola

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MAD’s Artist Studios : Anthony Akinbola

The Museum of Arts and Design has selected Anthony Akinbola as its eighth MAD Artist Fellow. Created in 2016, the fellowship is dedicated to promoting emerging artists from historically underrepresented communities. MAD Fellows work on site fulltime in a dedicated studio space and receive a solo exhibition at the Museum at the end of their fellowship.

A first-generation American of Nigerian origin, Anthony Akinbola’s layered and multifaceted compositions celebrate and reconcile the cultures that compose his identity. At MAD, Akinbola will continue his exploration of the use of durags—fiber scarves used in the maintenance of black hair—as both a material for art-making and a commentary on larger issues of identity, respectability, and commodification of African American culture.

In 2018, Akinbola created a monumental wall collage for the Queens Museum and his work has been included in group exhibitions at Denny Dimin Gallery, New Image Art Gallery, Bronx River Art Center, Miranda Kuo Gallery, and The Verbeke Foundation in Belgium. Akinbola received a BA in communications and media from SUNY Purchase College.

Visit Anthony in MAD’s Artist Studios on Wednesdays 3–6 pm, Thursdays 5–9 pm, Fridays 3–5 pm, and Saturdays 12–6 pm.

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Sep
7
to Sep 28

MAD’s Artist Studios : Amanda Thackray

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MAD’s Artist Studios : Amanda Thackray

Amanda Thackray creates her own netting, cording, and paper rope using methods adapted from the traditional Korean handmade paper process of hanji to build installations and sculpture meant to evoke the muscles, membranes, and other tissues of the human body. At MAD, Thackray will introduce color and texture to her paper rope pieces using Japanese suminagashi marbling and printmaking methods.

Thackray teaches at SUNY Purchase College and Rutgers University. Trained in traditional and contemporary printmaking methods, her work ranges from installation and sculpture to cast glass multiples, artists’ books, drawings, and mixed media works on paper. Thackray received an MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in printmaking and painting from Rutgers University.

Visit Amanda in MAD’s Artist Studios on Fridays, 10am–5pm.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
26
to Dec 18

A special tour for NYTM : Copy of Pattern and Process, Selections from the Kravet Archive

FMoteau & Deminiere (France), 19th c. Sketch reference page Collaged Gouache and ink paintings on paper

FMoteau & Deminiere (France), 19th c. Sketch reference page Collaged Gouache and ink paintings on paper

A special tour for NYTM : Pattern and Process, Selections from the Kravet Archive

 Kravet Inc. is known for its comprehensive archive of textile design, which documents the history of textile manufacture dating back centuries and originating from cultures across the globe. Encompassing textiles, paintings, artifacts and other historic documents, the Kravet archive is an important resource for researchers, designers and historians. For the first time, the Kravet Archive is the subject of an exhibition that presents its history and complexity for designers, design enthusiasts and visitors new to the subject alike to enjoy. More than 80 examples from this vast repository of textile design history are on view as part of Pattern and Process: Selections from the Kravet Archive at the NYSID Gallery. 

“It is so exciting to share all of the wonderful treasures collected over the years with the design community,” said Ellen Kravet, Chairman, Board of Trustees, NYSID. “The New York School of Interior Design is the perfect organization to partner with on this endeavor offering an exclusive glimpse into the rich history of the textile world. We hope these incredible materials serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation of interior designers.” 

The Kravet archive, located at Kravet Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Bethpage, Long Island, is incredibly diverse—the oldest object is a Coptic textile fragment dating from 200 BC, but it also includes contemporary pieces such as recent indigo-dyed fabrics from Japan. It is drawn from around the world, with textiles originating on six continents and encompassing historical and contemporary production techniques. 

About The New York School of Interior Design 

New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. Consistently ranked one of the top interior design programs in the United States, students study both residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit NYSID.edu. 

About Kravet Inc. 

Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in to-the-trade home furnishings. This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. The family's commitment to innovation has helped the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader, representing brands and designers from all over the world. In 2015, Kravet Inc. introduced curatedkravet.com, a to-the-trade only e-commerce site offering designers unique furniture and accessories curated from around the globe. Kravet Inc. owns Kravet, Lee Jofa, Groundworks, GP & J Baker and Brunschwig & Fils, all high-end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design. With locations in North America and worldwide, Kravet Inc. offers the highest level of customer service, quality products and web technology for today's design professional. For further brand information, please refer to kravet.com. 


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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
2:00 PM14:00

Open Studio: Jeannine Han at the Queens Museum

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Open Studio: Jeannine Han at the Queens Museum

Visit the studio residents at the Queens Museum where Jeannine Han incorporates her talents as a filmmaker and sculptor. Her film work deconstructs traditional narratives and genres, often physically inverting them into full installations or living sets. Featured prominently in these interiors are Jeannine’s textile works which tend to both feature and subvert the complex technical processes used to create them while always leaving space for an ever-present but elusive body. This corporeality presents itself as an extension of the machine, as a performer, as a model, as a character and ultimately as a creator and subject of the work itself. Jeannine studied at UCLA, The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm and holds a Masters from The Swedish School of Textiles. She has exhibited at Entrée Gallery, Norway; Sculpture Center, New York; Bard Graduate Center of Material Studies, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art in London with Tamara Henderson; and Performa 13, New York. Jeannine is currently an Associate Professor at FIT, Pratt and Parsons, The New School.

Meet at the front desk, facing the park side


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Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

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
15
1:00 PM13:00

Haptic Lab Constellation DIY Kit 101

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Haptic Lab Constellation DIY Kit 101

Join Haptic Lab at our 10th anniversary Pop-Up for a tutorial on our DIY Constellation Kit on Sunday September 15th. Learn basic construction tips and embroidery techniques needed to complete the constellation quilt. No embroidery experience necessary.

$85 includes a DIY Constellation kit to take home & materials to practice Haptic Lab’s star embroidery techniques*.

*Does not include materials needed to complete a Constellation Quilt

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
14
1:30 PM13:30

Textile Techniques | Weaving Workshop At Industry City hosted by the Cooper Hewitt

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Textile Techniques | Weaving Workshop At Industry City hosted by the Cooper Hewitt

Celebrate New York Textile Month with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Join us Saturday, September 14 at Brooklyn’s Industry City, 51 35th Street, near the entrance to Innovation Alley. We invite all audiences to gain exposure to design and the design process. No prior experience with design is needed to 

Play with color, pattern, and other design elements to create your own sample weaving with Scott Bodenner. This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages. Children must be over the age of 5 to participate.

Scott Bodenner is a Brooklyn-based textile designer and the founder of the Bodenner Collection of textiles for interiors.


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Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio: Helena Hernmarck

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Open Studio: Helena Hernmarck

Tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck is celebrating New York Textile Month with an open studio 1-4pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019. 

Witness weaving in progress against the backdrop of Hernmarck’s 420-square-foot wall of brilliant, lustrous rya wool, and learn about the material choices, working methods, and creative questions that have informed her remarkable career and the ‘spectacular illusion’ for which she is known. 

A pioneer of photorealistic tapestry in the 1960s, and the first to apply camera optics to handweaving in the 1970s, Hernmarck is credited with revolutionizing tapestry’s aesthetics and relationship to modern architecture. Her tapestries enhance buildings around the world and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and other major institutions.

Hernmarck’s studio is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Please consider transportation options before RSVPing to this event. The studio is a 15-minute drive from Purdy’s train station on MetroNorth’s Harlem Line. Address and driving directions will be emailed to registered attendees one week prior to the event. Capacity is limited to 25.

This Event is in Ridgefield, CT  

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Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

Hudson Valley Textile Tour: Design Library

Hudson Valley Textile Tour: Design Library - NY Textile Lab - Little Creek Alpaca Farm

NYTM is proud to announce the first Hudson Valley Textile Tour. Organized by NYTM (including transportation), this will be a rare opportunity to see some of the most exciting textile related activity in the Hudson Valley. 

Design Library: This will be the first time the Design Library will open its doors to the public. The Design Library has the world’s largest and best organized collections of documentary fabrics. From original paintings to wallpapers, embroideries and yarn dyes, their collection numbers over seven million designs. The collections date from the 1750s to the present and are sorted into over 1200 categories for easy access. The move to Wappingers Falls from Vermont unlocked vast sections of the collection. At last, the entire archive was united under one roof and fully accessible to clients.

New York Textile Lab Is a design and consulting company. They design yarns and textiles that connect designers to fiber producers and mills to help grow an economically diverse textile supply ecosystem. The resources that they provide give designers agency to make better decisions about their social and environmental investments. Their textiles embody deep value through their sourcing and production practices. The fibers they use are grown on healthy, climate beneficial soil within their region, and they partner with mills and manufacturers that are local, transparent, and ethical. 

Little Creek Alpaca Farm: Join a conversation about the Carbon Farm Initiative over local wine and cheese. Regenerative textile systems represent a positive approach to material sourcing and a solution to reverse climate change. These systems actively rebuild soil health during the growing and processing of yarns used in textiles. The restored health of our soil supports the sequestration of carbon which mitigates the harmful effects of climate change. 



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Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

Haptic Lab Free Embroidery Day!

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Haptic Lab Free Embroidery Day!

To kick off Haptic Lab's 10th Anniversary we are offering free hand monogramming* with the purchase of a quilt or quilt coat at our Pop-Up Shop in Gowanus on September 12th from 1-6PM.

*Free custom embroidery includes one monogram, (3 letters only/no shapes). In person only/limited to stock and styles available in the pop-up. First come first served. Hand embroidery is time intensive, so please expect a short wait.

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
30
10:00 AM10:00

Victoria Manganiello, Artist Studios at the MAD

Victoria Manganiello, Artist Studios at the MAD

Exploring the intersections between materiality, space, philosophy, and storytelling, An artist-in-residence at the Museum of Arts and Design, Victoria Manganiello (@victoriamanganiello) makes installations, abstract paintings, and performances with hand-woven textiles, using hand-spun yarn and hand-mixed natural and synthetic dyes. Visit Victoria every Sunday at @MADMuseum’s Artist Studios. #MADArtistStudios 

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Jesse Harrod MAD artist-in-residence

Jesse Harrod MAD artist-in-residence

Using rope to create sculptural installations, Museum of Arts and Design artist-in-residence, #JesseHarrod manipulates and transforms materials to animate their sexual and sensual qualities and explore the intersections between queer kinship, support, and sexuality. In her sculptural installations, she works with rope as a pliable element that she regards much like a drawing tool, specifically utilizing knot-making techniques such as macrame in ways that can be understood as simultaneously restraining and supporting. Visit Jesse Harrod every Friday at @MADMuseum’s Artist Studios.

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Lily Moebes MAD artist-in-residence

Lily Moebes MAD artist-in-residence

Lily Moebes’s (@lolmoebes) is an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Arts and Design. Her practice includes textile arts, printmaking, and sculpture which she uses to study how dissociation affects agency in the traumatized body and explores the politics of details and their erasure, with a focus on the body, the family, and the public sphere. Visit Lily every Wednesday at @MADMuseum’s Artist Studios. #MADArtistStudios 

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Sep
24
to Sep 30

Josh Faught At MAD

Josh Faught At MAD

Featured in the Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibitions, #MADCollects and the #BurkePrize, Josh Faught (@hjfaught) combines textiles and fiber with found cultural objects to create highly ornamented works that weave together personal and social narratives exploring the history of the queer body. See Josh’s works in ‘MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1’ and ‘The Burke Prize: The Future of Craft Part 2’ at @MADMuseum.  

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Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio: Jeannine Han

New York Textile Month is pleased to announce an invitation to Jeannine Han’s Open Studio on September 23rd from 1pm - 4pm. She has participated in our annual open studios in the past and this year she will discuss her current work in hand weaving processes. There will be light refreshments served, all are welcome!

Jeannine Han, lives and works in NY

Jeannine Han is an artist and designer living and working in New York where you’ll
often find her in the studio exploring materiality through textiles, fashion and film. Her
works have also involved developing highly technical sound sensor textile materials
developed a way of creating new instrument interfaces, synthesizer sources, and
tones in music harmony. Currently Jeannine is teaching at several different academic
institutions in NYC; Parsons, FIT and Pratt Institute in various disciplines and
technologies. She focuses on opening a trans-disciplinary dialogue in fashion and
textile forms.
Jeannine holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Swedish School of
Textiles and completed a post studies program at The Royal Institute of Art,
Stockholm in Fine Art, and holds a B.F.A degree in Design/ Media Arts from
University of California Los Angeles(UCLA). Her most recent works have
been exhibited at Entrée Gallery, Bergen, Norway, Sculpture Center, NY,
Bard Graduate Center of Material Studies, NY, ICA London (in collaboration
with Tamara Henderson), and Performa 13

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio experimental quilting workshop

Kiva Motnyk, founder of Thompson Street Studio, invites you to her Soho studio for a tour and short experimental quilting workshop. We will learn the hands on process of creating a small quilted textile using repurposed, or naturally dyed materials in free form way. Materials will be provided however Students are invited to bring meaningful textiles they would like to incorporate into the piece. 

Thompson Street Studio designs objects for the home with a focus on experimental textiles. We explore connections between art, industry and nature through a process of conception, collaboration and innovation. 

Our goal is to inspire community, building on traditional techniques to create heirlooms with modernist sensibility.

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Introducing Kathleen Mcdermott September's Work In Progress Resident

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Introducing Kathleen Mcdermott September's Work In Progress Resident At Tac

Kathleen McDermott is a media artist with a background in installation and sculpture. She uses a combination of textiles, sculptural materials and open-source electronics to craft absurd wearable technology pieces that aim to explore the relationship between human bodies and technology, in both real and imagined scenarios. In addition to her artistic practice, she is an advocate for accessible technology education, sharing tutorials for working with DIY electronics on urbanarmor.org. 

During her time at the WIP Residency, McDermott will be completing a large skirt covered in speakers, titled Urban Armor #8: The Public Speaker. Production research for this project has included the creation of numerous custom speaker experiments using materials such as conductive thread and magnets. The current iteration of the project uses low-cost, pre-fabricated speakers, individually soldered to mini-amplifiers, and sewn into the garment. The Public Speaker will ultimately be linked to a microphone, and will playback sounds it picks up as the wearer moves through the city, as a kind of mockingbird/surveillance machine. The Public Speaker is part of Urban Armor, a larger series of experimental wearable electronics which respond to environmental and urban data in unique and ridiculous ways, in an effort to bridge the gap between speculative, virtual and physical spaces.  

Kathleen holds a BFA in Sculpture from Cornell University, an MFA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is currently a Visiting Industry Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

A Joint Open Studio at Brooklyn Fire Proof Studios

Fragmentario – Ste 417

Before the mid-nineteenth century, plants and other natural sources were used across all cultures to color fiber. After the discovery of synthetic dyes, natural dyes were quickly replaced and an important part of civilization was forgotten. Fragmentario seeks to explore natural dyes in a modern context and inspire conversations about cultural heritage and collective memory. 

Fragmentario was founded in Brooklyn in 2016 by Maria Elena Pombo, a fashion design graduate from Parsons School of Design who has worked at Michael Kors and other New York based designers.

@Fragmentario_

 

Pouch NYC – Ste 317

Founded in 2017, Pouch is a New York-based furniture design studio in the business of reconceptualizing comfort. In collaboration with artisans in Chalate, El Salvador, the Pouch design collective consists of New York-based artisans and designers contributing their craft and creative perspectives to a common platform. The resulting product integrates timeless handwoven techniques from Central America with endless customization options for an elevated style of hammocks that challenges existing modern environments. Pouch extends the versatility of hammocks and hanging chairs, aiming to make the physical experience of leisure readily available within the parameters of contemporary living.

@ pouchnyc

 

Anthemia – Ste 305

Anthemia is created by farmer, herbalist, and artist Barrie Cohen. 

 Barrie grew up in New York City but always felt a deep connection to nature. In her early twenties, she began working on organic vegetable farms, first in New Zealand, and then across the U.S., from California to New York. Through years of farming and study, Barrie became increasingly well-versed in plants and their medicinal properties, eventually falling in love with the traditional practice of plant dyeing.

 Today, Barrie works out of her studio in Brooklyn but still frequents local farms where she collects flowers and dye plants. Through Anthemia , Barrie combines her artistry in dyeing with her training in tarot. The result is one-of-a-kind garments that reflect the magic possibilities of dressing with intention

@anthemia.co

 

Laine + Alliage NY – Ste 301

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Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Open Studio: Lori Weitzner

Lori Weitzner Design Studio Tour

Meet Lori Weitzner and view her inspirational Chelsea based "white box sanctuary", where you can learn about the creative process behind the eponymous Weitzner brand of textiles and wallcoverings.

In addition, get a first look at Lori's latest venture-a jewelry collection launching in November. Unique beaded and embroidered pieces rooted in age-old artisan techniques- made for the modern woman.

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Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Open Studio: Suzanne Tick

Open Studio: Suzanne Tick

Suzanne Tick is the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc., specializing in materials brand strategy, product design, development, and direction for commercial interiors. Suzanne is currently partnering with Tarkett on Brand Strategy and Product Development, Creative Director for LUUM textiles, and Design Consultant for Tandus Centiva.

Tick Studio operates out of a townhouse in the East Village, where Suzanne works and lives. The building was the site of the Reuben Gallery in the late fifties and early sixties, where Anita Reuben invented art Happenings and where artists such as Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Robert Whitman, Claes Oldenburg, Red Grooms, and many more exhibited their work. This rich tradition of creativity and exploration carries on into the present day, where the newly renovated Tick Studio develops a range of products including glass, floorcovering, upholstery, drapery, and wallcovering. Suzanne also maintains a fine art hand weaving practice and creates woven sculptures from repurposed materials that are collected and exhibited worldwide.

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Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Introducing Kathleen Mcdermott September's Work In Progress Resident

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Introducing Kathleen Mcdermott September's Work In Progress Resident At Tac

Kathleen McDermott is a media artist with a background in installation and sculpture. She uses a combination of textiles, sculptural materials and open-source electronics to craft absurd wearable technology pieces that aim to explore the relationship between human bodies and technology, in both real and imagined scenarios. In addition to her artistic practice, she is an advocate for accessible technology education, sharing tutorials for working with DIY electronics on urbanarmor.org. 

During her time at the WIP Residency, McDermott will be completing a large skirt covered in speakers, titled Urban Armor #8: The Public Speaker. Production research for this project has included the creation of numerous custom speaker experiments using materials such as conductive thread and magnets. The current iteration of the project uses low-cost, pre-fabricated speakers, individually soldered to mini-amplifiers, and sewn into the garment. The Public Speaker will ultimately be linked to a microphone, and will playback sounds it picks up as the wearer moves through the city, as a kind of mockingbird/surveillance machine. The Public Speaker is part of Urban Armor, a larger series of experimental wearable electronics which respond to environmental and urban data in unique and ridiculous ways, in an effort to bridge the gap between speculative, virtual and physical spaces.  

Kathleen holds a BFA in Sculpture from Cornell University, an MFA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is currently a Visiting Industry Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU

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Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Open Studio: Hand Knit Workshops at Raw Material No.52

NYTM Open Studio: Hand Knit Workshops at Raw Material No.52

Raw Material No.52, LLC is specialising in luxury yarn for hand knitting. Our
new AllStar line offers ethically sourced Silk, Mohair, Merino, Cashmere,
Recycled Cashmere ReVerSo (tm), high-twist Cotton, and Linen yarns, spun
exclusively for us by mills in Japan, Italy, South Africa, and the USA. In
collaboration with Botanical Colors, LLC we offer DIY Kits which pair our
AllStar yarns with botanical dyes.
RMN52 is focused and committed to sustainability, innovation and luxury for
the needle craft community. We aspire to partner with Detroit-based The
Empowerment Plan (TEP) to train and mentor associates in the craft of hand
and machine knitting. RMN52 knits Italian cashmere beanies on hand looms
in NYC exclusively branded for Detroit Denim. In the future, we will further
develop original design for DIY Kits for hand knitting. We thrive for a future
of philanthropic partnerships and creative collaborations with like-minded
visionaries.
At the NYTM Open Studios, RMN52 will feature three 2 hour Hand Knit
Workshops with accomplished Influencers and Instructors. The Beginner and
Intermediate level Workshops are free to those who aspire to join. AllStar
yarn will be available for purchase, however, feel welcome to bring your own
yarn as well. The Workshops will be offered to groups of 5-7 and will be held
in our West 57th Street Studio location. Look for the class posting and
details for Sept 15th weekend.

Intermediate/ Beginner Level Knitting- Intro to Color Work, Intro to Cables

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio: WE GATHER

WE GATHER Weaving Circle

Celebrate the magic of making textiles by hand and join us at WE GATHER’s Weaving Circle. 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. Stay all afternoon or just for a few minutes, and enjoy the company of others and the satisfaction of creating cloth. 

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.    This event is free and open to the public, though limited spaces are available. Kindly RSVP to reserve a spot. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Open Studio: Hand Knit Workshops at Raw Material No.52

Open Studio: Hand Knit Workshops at Raw Material No.52

Raw Material No.52, LLC is specialising in luxury yarn for hand knitting. Our
new AllStar line offers ethically sourced Silk, Mohair, Merino, Cashmere,
Recycled Cashmere ReVerSo (tm), high-twist Cotton, and Linen yarns, spun
exclusively for us by mills in Japan, Italy, South Africa, and the USA. In
collaboration with Botanical Colors, LLC we offer DIY Kits which pair our
AllStar yarns with botanical dyes.
RMN52 is focused and committed to sustainability, innovation and luxury for
the needle craft community. We aspire to partner with Detroit-based The
Empowerment Plan (TEP) to train and mentor associates in the craft of hand
and machine knitting. RMN52 knits Italian cashmere beanies on hand looms
in NYC exclusively branded for Detroit Denim. In the future, we will further
develop original design for DIY Kits for hand knitting. We thrive for a future
of philanthropic partnerships and creative collaborations with like-minded
visionaries.
At the NYTM Open Studios, RMN52 will feature three 2 hour Hand Knit
Workshops with accomplished Influencers and Instructors. The Beginner and
Intermediate level Workshops are free to those who aspire to join. AllStar
yarn will be available for purchase, however, feel welcome to bring your own
yarn as well. The Workshops will be offered to groups of 5-7 and will be held
in our West 57th Street Studio location. Look for the class posting and
details for Sept 15th weekend.

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Introducing Kathleen Mcdermott At Tac

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Introducing Kathleen Mcdermott September's Work In Progress Resident At Tac

Kathleen McDermott is a media artist with a background in installation and sculpture. She uses a combination of textiles, sculptural materials and open-source electronics to craft absurd wearable technology pieces that aim to explore the relationship between human bodies and technology, in both real and imagined scenarios. In addition to her artistic practice, she is an advocate for accessible technology education, sharing tutorials for working with DIY electronics on urbanarmor.org. 

During her time at the WIP Residency, McDermott will be completing a large skirt covered in speakers, titled Urban Armor #8: The Public Speaker. Production research for this project has included the creation of numerous custom speaker experiments using materials such as conductive thread and magnets. The current iteration of the project uses low-cost, pre-fabricated speakers, individually soldered to mini-amplifiers, and sewn into the garment. The Public Speaker will ultimately be linked to a microphone, and will playback sounds it picks up as the wearer moves through the city, as a kind of mockingbird/surveillance machine. The Public Speaker is part of Urban Armor, a larger series of experimental wearable electronics which respond to environmental and urban data in unique and ridiculous ways, in an effort to bridge the gap between speculative, virtual and physical spaces.  

Kathleen holds a BFA in Sculpture from Cornell University, an MFA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is currently a Visiting Industry Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU

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Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings

Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings

As part of the second annual New York Textile Month, Weaving Hand and Designtex will propose a community oriented weaving event which will shed light on waste produced by the textile industry. The two part event will take place at the Designtex headquarters in SoHo giving visitors a look into how textiles are made through participatory weaving events.

Part 2: The Sewing Gathering September 28, 2017 4pm-­7pm

Part two of the evert will focus on making products out of the textiles woven during the Weaving Gathering. For this part of the event we will partner with Black Girls Sew, a non for profit which focuses on providing a positive influence on the lives of young girls through sewing, design, and entrepreneurship. During the Sewing Gathering, participants will have the opportunity to sew a tote bag, a pillow, or a coin purse from the zero waste textiles produced earlier in the month. Volunteers from Black Girls Sew will be there along with Weaving Hand and Designtex to provide sewing instructions for everyone.

We have called these events the Weaving and Sewing Gathering because traditionally weaving and sewing were done in a community environment. The physical craft provided a place for exchanging ideas, techniques, cultures, crafts, communities, and more. We feel that by emulating this type of community we can better help people understand the complexities of the textile industry and as well of the power of collaborative work environments. We look forward to engaging with different communities through the simple joys of hand making.

Click here for the Weaving Gathering

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Sep
26
to Sep 28

Tea With Martyn Thompson

Tea With Martyn Thompson

Join multi disciplinary outfit Martyn Thompson Studio for an open studio and afternoon tea at their SoHo loft and showroom. An opportunity to explore and discuss the studio’s collection of US-woven jacquard designs, all borne from Martyn’s photography, as well as the studio’s range of collaborative projects. 

Photographer, Martyn Thompson, began his career making clothes before deciding to document them instead. He worked as a fashion photographer in Paris prior to moving to London where his scope broadened into the world of interiors and still life. Over the past 30 years Thompson has collaborated with several designers - most notably a long relationship with Ilse Crawford. He has worked to create the visual messaging of leading global brands such as Hermés and Ralph Lauren while also authoring two books, “Interiors” and “Working Space: An insight into the Creative Heart”.

A resident of New York now for many years, Thompson founded Martyn Thompson Studio, a multidisciplinary outfit that has branched out from Thompson’s distinctive photography practice into a number of creative expressions. An aesthetic, anchored in the touch of the hand, stems from Thompson’s love of craft, and runs through his studio’s work, defined by a tactile and painterly language that is a visual push me, pull me between nostalgia and now.

The studio has evolved to include textile and wallpaper design, homewares, limited edition art, as well as art direction for editorial projects. In addition Martyn Thompson Studio works with a number of brands as a creative consultant giving direction on the areas that help shape and define a visual identity: color, mood and tactility.

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Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Jeannine Han Open Studio

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Jeannine Han Open Studio

Artist, designer and educator Jeannine Han will be housing an open studio with works on view for New York Textile Month. Her work examines the intersection of materiality, technology and social practice via an interdisciplinary studio practice involving fashion, textiles, sculpture and film. Jeannine will present her multiform approach to her studio practice which also involves curating shows from the artist's studio. She will discuss how working with local communities of artist and designers provides a critical framework for making and thinking for cultural knowledge. The works on view are comprised of a collection of textiles as interior and wearable objects, to explore materiality and it’s ability to communicate multiple meanings.

Jeannine Han is an artist, designer and lecturer of Fashion Design at The New School, Parsons. Her most recent exhibition was Time Flies When Slipping Counter Clockwise, Norway, Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New at The Sculpture Center, NY. Her work has also been exhibited at Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Performa 13 in New York, and at Salzburg Kunstverein in Austria. She holds a MFA from the Swedish School of Textiles, and a BFA from University of California, Los Angeles

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Domestic Performance Agency Visit Tour

Domestic Performance Agency Visit Tour

The Domestic Performance Agency (DPA) is a project/space incubating experimental dance practices and economies with the presence of food, cloth, and hospitality.

For NYTM, founding artist of Domestic Performance Agency--Athena Kokoronis--will give a performative Introduction to DPA projects highlighting the collaborative textile designing with her daughter as well costume collaborations with other dance choreographers. 

Kokoronis will personally present these material works as well as the conceptual nature these materials support within the Domestic Performance Agency. Refreshments will be offered.

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

the Community Rug event WORKSHOP

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the Community Rug event WORKSHOP

WE GATHER, in collaboration with FAD Market, will offer an interactive Community Cloth experience from 1-4pm on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 at City Point BKLYN STUDIOS, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Join us as we create a zero-waste Community Rug using traditional latch hook techniques and salvaged materials from the textile industry. Everyone is invited to do their part to create a beautiful and sumptuous new functional textile out of wool off-cuts from Wallace Sewell and industrial materials donated by Tenax. Participants will be given a short tutorial on basic latch hook technique and the opportunity to contribute to this large scale Community Rug.

Proceeds from the Community Rug will be donated to organizations benefiting women and girls in New York City, causes that build love, community, and the value of human-to-human compassion.

Community Cloth is a part of the WE GATHER business that is close to the heart. We invite anyone to join us, whether you’re sitting at one of our looms, dyeing in one of our vats, or adding to a latch hook piece. Community Cloth is created by the hands of countless strangers-turned-friends, each contributing their little bit of labor, curiosity, and energy to creating a larger whole.

This event is made possible through the collaborative efforts of DesigntexWallace SewellTenax, and FAD Market.

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Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Threads of Origin: Historic Textiles from India, Pakistan, and Britain

Threads of Origin: Historic Textiles from India, Pakistan, and Britain

In conjunction with Museum Day Live, join Bard Graduate Center doctoral candidate Antonia Behan on Saturday, September 23 at 1 pm to explore the history of textiles through Bard Graduate Center’s study collection of South Asian textiles and the John Lockwood Kipling exhibition. In this exclusive workshop, participants will take a discussion-based tour of the exhibition focusing on the intertwined textile histories of India, Pakistan, and Britain. Participants will also handle objects from the study collection to investigate the stories textiles can tell about themselves through their materials and techniques.

Antonia Behan is a doctoral candidate at Bard Graduate Center in design and textile history. She has worked in conservation and collections management for private and public textile collections.

Advance registration required here

Adults $8 / Students and Seniors $5

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Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Textile Arts Center Studio Visit

Textile Arts Center Studio Visit

The Textile Arts Center is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults, residency programs and access to equipment.

Come tour the Textile Arts Center Brooklyn studio during Textile Trek to see our classes in action; our new studio spaces and equipment, such as our new 10 yard yardage table, dye lab, looms, knitting machines, and more.

 

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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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