Browsing articles in "Exhibition Textiles"

Colette Boulet –

May 21, 2016 | Leave a Comment

French weaving, bespoke scarf, handwoven textile

The best introduction to Colette Boulet comes via a mesmerizing video on her website. It shows weaving as a dance, a science, and a meditation. From her artist statement:

I make discoveries by working with fibre through touch, repetition, rhythm, appearance and aroma. When weaving, rhythm is created by the repetition of motif, beating, passing the shuttle and the pedal pattern. My work is embedded in the realm of the senses, such as the aroma of natural fibres and the sustained use of touch when working with different fibre types and textures.

To see some of her textiles off the loom click here.

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Jean Lurcat –

Aug 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Jean Lurcat, European tapestry, modern tapestry, French tapestry

Every once in a while I discover a major hole in my collection of textile-related names on this site. Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) is one of them! Above, a detail from a Lurcat tapestry sold by Nazmiyal Collection.

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Native Line –

Apr 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

contemporary weaving, native american inspired textile, textile hanging,

Here’s a wall full of inspiration – at once visually strong, ethereal, contemporary, and ancient –  from Justine Ashbee of Native Line.

Via The Future Perfect.

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Hiroko Takeda –

Feb 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

textile designer, textile art, handwoven,

The March issue of Dwell spotlights Hiroko Takeda, a textile designer, artisan, and weaver with an international reputation and clientele. With a clear emphasis on texture, shape, and structure, Takeda creates textiles that are as timeless as a spider’s web.

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Interwoven Globe –

Sep 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

textile exhibit, textile exhibition, interwoven globe, cross cultural textile

Based on this glowing review by The New York Times it sounds like The Metropolitan Museum’s new textile exhibition Interwoven Globe encapsulates everything I find most compelling about textiles as artistic transmitters of cultural, aesthetic, and social history. Now it’s just a matter being magically transported to Manhattan before January 5th…

Above: “A hanging depicting a conflict between colonialists and indigenous locals in southern India”.

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What a $33,765,000 Carpet Looks Like –

Jun 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

sotheby's carpet, sickle-leaf carpet, 17th century carpet, Persian carpet

On Wednesday Sotheby’s sold a 17th Century Persian “Sickle-Leaf” carpet for $33,765,000 — decimating the auction estimate of $5-7 million and easily setting an all-time record for “most expensive carpet ever sold”. Read more about the sale here, and watch a video of the auction here.

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Vernal Bogren Swift –

May 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

contemporary batik, exhibit batik, surreal batik

There’s very limited biographical information available for Vernal Bogren Smith online, but her surreal batik work is enough to prove her artistic credentials. The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. is currently showing a few of her pieces within a larger exhibition titled Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains. Additional images can be found with a quick Google image search.

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Travis Meinolf –

Mar 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment

street textile, urban weaving, social textile

Here’s a great article by my friend Elizabeth Essner about “action weaver”, teacher, and activist Travis Meinolf.

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Dashing Tweeds –

Feb 14, 2013 | Leave a Comment

english tweed, wool tweed, worsted wool

While Dashing Tweeds is primarily a company devoted to menswear they also sell their cloth by the yard (or meter in this case). Their extensive collection of checks, plaids, tweeds, and herringbone should satisfy anyone shopping for British wool.

Via The World Of Interiors.

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