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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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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)
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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 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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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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A Weaving Circle with ‘friends of light’
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

A Weaving Circle with ‘friends of light’

We invite you to come and sit with us and exchange conversation, laughter and thought as we work together on new garments for our ongoing series, ‘with light.’ Weaving tools will be provided for those who wish to participate or learn. Sara Healy of Buckwheat Bridge Angoras will accompany us as special guest.

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WE GATHER - WEAVING BEE
Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

WE GATHER - WEAVING BEE

On Sunday, September 18, from 12pm-3pm, the WE GATHER studio will host a Weaving Bee, which is a brunch-time installment of our ongoing creative series, Crafts And Laughs. We will host up to 10 people for this event. This is a time when anyone can bring their own frame loom or rigid heddle loom (or any other portable weaving device) and sit with other textile-minded people for an afternoon of weaving, laughing, learning, and chatting. The goal is to strengthen the textile community, make new friends, share weaving tips and wisdom, and enjoy each other's company. Any level of experience is welcome, though each participant should bring their own loom and desired yarns/materials. WE GATHER will offer up portions of our yarn stash for sampling, and we will provide light snacks and beverages. 

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THE WEAVING CENTER
Sep
17
to Sep 18

THE WEAVING CENTER

The Weaving Center in Tarrytown, NY is a non-profit community center that was established nearly 40 years ago by Sister Bianca Haglich of Marymount Convent to encourage the artistic us of fibers in general and weaving in particular.  The Center has more than 20 floor looms and provides weaving instruction on an individual basis and in workshops.  Beginners as well as experienced weavers are most welcome.  More information can be found on the Weaving Center’s website:  theweavingcenter.org   

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