There's an expression Mottai-nai! in Japanese, which we say to remind ourselves not to let anything go to waste. The idea has origins in ancient Buddhist philosophy but has long since become part of our everyday thinking, an attitude of respect toward nature and care toward the material things we use.
In her painterly, sculptural and architectonic idiom of weaving, Hiroko Takeda expresses deep sensitivities and incongruous harmonies. Celebrate New York Textile Month with this exhibition of her new, large-scale work.
Join Marimekko Artwork Studio Manager, Petri Juslin, for an in-depth look at how hand printing influenced pattern design in the 1950s and 1960s, and how this heritage is carried out by present designers.
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.
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.
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
On Saturday, September 17, WE GATHER will host Open Studio hours from 11am-5pm, during which anyone can come to the WE GATHER studio, view our equipment and supplies, and see some of the steps of our dyeing and weaving processes. Visitors will have the opportunity to sit down at our loom and weave with some of our hand-dyed yarns, contributing to a "community cloth." The community cloth will then be sold on wegathergoods.com with all proceeds being donated to a Women For Women, an international charitable organization that works directly with women in eight countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.
Principal and creative director of her New York-based studio, Lori is most known for her contributions to the world of textiles and wallcoverings. Combining modern techniques with unconventional materials, she travels the globe in search of meaningful collaborations to create products that are imbued with a soul.
You’re invited to come chat with the team from Eileen Fisher at Garnet Hill’s new Mobile Boutique, located in New York City’s South Street Seaport. Learn about Eileen Fisher’s home line made exclusively for Garnet Hill, and hear about the inspiration for upcoming collections
Sarah Zapata @ Marimekko is a site-specific installation created by Zapata for the Flagship storefront of Marimekko in NYC. Zapata is currently a resident artist in the Artist Studios Program at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), a program that supports artists in their work and brings them together with visitors to the museum in an innovative model of interactivity and engagement.
'Pleats' was introduced into ISSEY MIYAKE in 1989, and has been developed every season thereafter. By 1993, it was ready to be launched as a complete and stand-alone brand and appeared as PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE for the Spring-Summer collection.
tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE is always a place in which to experience the thrill of new discoveries and the process of making clothes, always unexpected. During the month of September, site-specific installations will illustrate the materials within the collections
With the primary focus of selecting the finest materials in conjunction with TOMORROWLAND's founder Hiroyuki Sasaki, we will be introducing a 'new standard' of luxurious goods. This year we have produced a beautiful selection of silk scarves and hand design tote bags that we believe best embodies the spirit of New York Textile Month.