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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
29
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
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!

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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
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
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
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
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
21
6:00 PM18:00

OPEN STUDIO | FRANCESCA FONTANA

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OPEN STUDIO | FRANCESCA FONTANA

Fiber and textile artist Francesca Fontana opens her studio to showcase a new body of sculptural wall hangings. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome, no registration required.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

In my practice, I am drawn to vulnerability and softness. I work with fiber and fabric -- materials tethered to the ideals of domesticity and passive femininity -- to tell broader stories of desire, independence, and devotion through sculptural wall hangings.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

The Onion Dance

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The Onion Dance

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

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

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

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

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

Onion Society, Fragmentario

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Onion Society

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

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

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

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

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

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


María Elena Pombo / Fragmentario

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Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Box Kite Workshop with Haptic Lab

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Box Kite Workshop with Haptic Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cara Marie Piazza Cosmic Colorant Natural Dye Class at Industria

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Cara Marie Piazza Cosmic Colorant Natural Dye Class at Industria

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

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

A little bit about our sponsors:

Industria

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

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

Tease Tea, providing complimentary tea:

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

 

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop

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Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop at M.PATMOS

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

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

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

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

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Open Studio: We Gather

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Open Studio: We Gather

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

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio Workshop

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Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio Workshop

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

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

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Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studio: Eskayel

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Open Studio: Eskayel

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

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

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

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Sep
20
2:30 PM14:30

Open Studio: Lori Weitzner, Color Worlds

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Open Studio: Lori Weitzner, Color Worlds

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

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

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Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Manonik Open Studio and Mini Collection Talk

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Manonik Open Studio and Mini Collection Talk

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

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

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Sep
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
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
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
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 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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