NYTM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

NYTM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON

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Wikipedia is the 6th most visited website in the world, with over 5 million English language encylopedia articles. Yet this heavily used reference and information source is sadly imbalanced when it comes to topics relating to textiles history, the fiber arts and surface design.

The NYTM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is guided by Richard Knipel, the Wikipedian in residence of the Guggenheim museum and hosted by the FIT Textile and Surface Design department and the FIT Library. This is your chance to contribute your textile knowledge and expertise by adding and editing articles in Wikipedia on topics related to textiles - their history, production and cultural importance.

WHEN

Tuesday, September 29, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

LOCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology - Library - 227 West 27th Street Goodman Center, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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MOOD BOARDS
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

MOOD BOARDS

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The NYTM is celebrating the Mood matter with a day of mood board making lessons in at Mood U School at Mood FabricsTeaching amateurs, artisans and students the skills of trend board making; how to discern trends, how to feel color, how to interpret signs of the times. The selection of fabrics will have central focus. 

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Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM
Sep
27
2:00 PM14:00

Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

 Conversation with a Conservator- The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials

Sarah Scaturro, Head Conservator, and Leanne Tonkin, Research Fellow, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This conversation will feature the third exhibition in a series on textile fibers. Focusing on synthetic fibers and materials found in fashion garments and accessories in the 20th century, the exhibition will explore the development and use of synthetics for performance, aesthetics, and novelty, and the challenges found in preserving them. 

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Tuesday September 27, 2:00-3:00pm, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the largest, most technically advanced facilities for the study and storage of textiles in any major art museum, the Antonio Ratti Textile Center reflects The Met's longstanding commitment to collecting textiles, beginning with its first textile acquisition in 1879. The museum's encyclopedic collection of textiles includes examples from all of the world's civilizations—archaeological fragments, tapestries, carpets, quilts, ecclesiastical vestments, silks, embroideries, laces, velvets, and more—dating from 3000 B.C. to the present.

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NYTM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

NYTM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wikipedia is the 6th most visited website in the world, with over 5 million English language encylopedia articles. Yet this heavily used reference and information source is sadly imbalanced when it comes to topics relating to textiles history, the fiber arts and surface design.

The NYTM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is guided by Richard Knipel, the Wikipedian in residence of the Guggenheim museum and hosted by the FIT Textile and Surface Design department and the FIT Library. This is your chance to contribute your textile knowledge and expertise by adding and editing articles in Wikipedia on topics related to textiles - their history, production and cultural importance.

WHEN

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM and September 29.

LOCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology - Library - 227 West 27th Street Goodman Center, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001

RESERVE YOUR PARTICIPATION (FREE)

HERE

 

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“BLUE FLEA” Indigo & Sashiko stitch workshops
Sep
24
to Sep 25

“BLUE FLEA” Indigo & Sashiko stitch workshops

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Show up anytime between 3 to 5pm wearing something you can get dirty on. You will learn basic shibori & itajime technique and dye one bandana in Japanese fermenting “sukumo” indigo vat.  Each session takes 30 min per person. All material and tools will be provided (no bring-in items).

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THE FUTURE OF FASHION
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

THE FUTURE OF FASHION

Innovative designer, Gabi Asfour, of threeAsfour and Friends of Light artist and designer, Pascale Gatzen, will discuss the influence of the third dimension in fashion and the boundless possibilities of design, construction and production in the textiles and clothes of the future. 

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Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

Conversation with a Conservator- The Secret Life of Textiles: Animal Fibers

Florica Zaharia, Conservator in Charge, Kristine Kamiya and Minsun Hwang, Associate Conservators of the Department of Textile Conservation

This conversation with textile conservators in the exhibition gallery will reveal discoveries and challenges that conservators encounter in their work with fiber identification and related research while curating this exhibition.

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Tuesday September 20, 2:00-3:00pm, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, gallery 599, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the largest, most technically advanced facilities for the study and storage of textiles in any major art museum, the Antonio Ratti Textile Center reflects The Met's longstanding commitment to collecting textiles, beginning with its first textile acquisition in 1879. The museum's encyclopedic collection of textiles includes examples from all of the world's civilizations—archaeological fragments, tapestries, carpets, quilts, ecclesiastical vestments, silks, embroideries, laces, velvets, and more—dating from 3000 B.C. to the present.

 

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TALKING TEXTILES
Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

TALKING TEXTILES

TALKING TEXTILES is a full-day seminar to talk about textiles for fashion and interiors – exploring the important trends, fabrics, yarns and techniques for the seasons to come. Hosted by Lidewij Edelkoort, Dean of Hybrid Studies and featuring a long list of inspiring speakers, this seminar seeks to promote textile education and celebrate September as the first ever New York Textile Month!

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Children’s Museum of the Arts
Sep
19
to Sep 29

Children’s Museum of the Arts

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Founded in Lower Manhattan in 1988, the Children’s Museum of the Arts provides authentic hands-on art experiences for children, both in its art-filled museum and in the community. CMA’s mission is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists.

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LOOP OF THE LOOM
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

LOOP OF THE LOOM

Loop of the Loom is a mindful zen weaving dojo in the NY metro area since 2005. Our method, SAORI is a Zen art of weaving from Japan lets us celebrate the beauty of our imperfections by weaving differing colors and textures into a fabric. It reflects the masterpiece of our own humanity. Loop of the Loom offers classes and workshops of weaving, natural dyeing and origami clothing design with sustainable and no-waste concepts.

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