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Moschino Sent Model Marionettes Sashaying Down the Runway, as Tiny Fashion Editors Looked On Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott enlisted Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to create his Spring-Summer 2021 show on a miniature set populated entirely by marionettes. https://worldofwonder.net/moschino-sent-model-marionettes-to-sashay-down-the-runway-as-tiny-fashion-editors-looked-on-watch/ https://youtu.be/UWtvC3P0_Ts Two Fabric Homes by Artist Do Ho Suh Float Above an Atrium in Incheon International Airport. Living and working in London, Korean artist Do Ho Suh (previously) is concerned with “home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectivity,” ideas he evokes in his life-sized fabric sculptures and installations. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/10/do-ho-suh-home-within-home/ Studio Visit: Textile Artist Billie Zangewa on Gaining Inspiration Through Tidying Up and Why She Found Kusama an Acquired Taste. Johannesburg-based Malawian artist Billie Zangewa—an on-the-rise textile creator—is best known for her powerful collages depicting scenes of domestic life in hand-stitched scraps of silk. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/billie-zangewa-1912709 Little Amal: An Enormous Puppet is Traveling 8,000 km to Shed Light on the Refugee Crisis The 3.5-meter…

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The Pandemic Won’t Stop These Artists from Creating Guild member LaVerne Kemp is included in a new exhibition by Women of Visions that chronicles their thoughts, moments and imagination during the stay-at-home orders. https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/the-pandemic-wont-stop-these-artists-from-creating/ Weavings and wall hangings by Igshaan Adams In his first solo museum exhibition in the US, running until November at SCAD, Adams lines the walls and floors of the expansive Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery.  https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/igshaan-adams https://youtu.be/60as3d2npHA A Tribute to a Lace-Knitting Legend: Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova Olga realized that without worldwide access to its techniques, Orenburg-style lace knitting would be writing its final chapter. Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova made sure that it did not happen. https://pieceworkmagazine.com/a-tribute-to-a-lace-knitting-legend-olga-alexandrovna-fedorova/ Monarchs, Milkweed, and You Milkweed plants not only support threatened monarch butterfly populations, they produce several types of spinnable fiber! https://spinoffmagazine.com/monarchs-milkweed-and-you/ Lacy, spray-painted murals are the gorgeous work of Warsaw based artist NeSpoon. From Sicily to Spain, France to Croatia she is bringing…

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Call for Participation

Here’s an important Call for Participation from members of the Guild. Please share to any artist friends who might want to participate.                                   Call for Participation Virtual 10/27 commemoration organized by Jewish Family & Community Services. I hope it is helpful! Last year JFCS organized some different activities for the community and it was very meaningful (here is a NY Times story in case people would like to know more). Community members helped to stuff backpacks for children going to immigration court, helped make blankets for newly arriving refugee families, and created felt hearts for themselves or their community (the last two events were organized by the Outreach Committee of the FiberArts Guild). This year, due to Covid-19 we are not able to host an event in person. This year, JFCS is hoping to provide an online space for the community to connect with each other, with the theme of “Create…

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Studio Visit: Rising Textile Art Star Bisa Butler on How to Use Fabric Like Paint and the Kind of Art She Finds Irredeemably Boring Bisa Butler is having a well deserved moment in the sun. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/studio-visit-bisa-butler-1909491 Rosie Lee Tompkins’s Textiles Offer Windows Into Other Worlds Tompkins’s quilts are at turns abstract beauties, political statements, faith-based texts, and textile craft. https://hyperallergic.com/588839/rosie-lee-tompkins-a-retrospective-bampfa/ Textured Embroideries Capture the Thick patchwork of Scenic Farmland and Forests Victoria Rose Richards creates minature worlds through embroidery. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/victoria-rose-richards-embroideries/ Bees Encase Raw-Material Embroideries with Honeycomb in New Encaustic Works by Ava Roth A fascinating use of materials and resources. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/honeybee-artworks-ava-roth/ Ghanaian Artist Patrick Quarm Weaves Together Vibrant Tapestries That Reflect His Personal Experiences. Quarm earned his MFA in Texas before returning to his native country, where he lives and works. https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/patrick-quarm-salvaged-imperial-1908691 Christine Mayer is a Berlin-based fashion designer has built a fashion career on re-purposing clothing and breathing new…

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