Links of Interest

An interview with Diane Weymar, the woman behind the Tiny Pricks project:

A coral reef project by Vanessa Barragao:

An interview with Ali Ferguson, who  replicates handwriting taken from old letters and postcards, by meticulously hand stitching them onto scraps of fragile and discarded old textiles.

Sophia Narrett traces her embroideries to “playing with dolls”. In the artist’s works from this year, you might see a hallucinatory experience of isolation, or a fairly run-of-the-mill orgy.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces that Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to advance the field of craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support, as well as an acquisitions fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent collection.

The threads of Ivorian artist Joana Choumali’s body of work intricately weave together emotions, memories, thoughts, and dreams.

Silvia Levenson’s “Strange Little Girls” mixed media series: “I refuse thinking to the childhood as the “Golden Age” to be looked back with nostalgia … Here, my Strange Little Girls, living in an era where the edge between dreams and reality is very evanescent. ”

In her fiber-based reliefs, Malaysian artist Anne Samat disrupts classic woven patterns with unusual objects: toy soldiers, rakes, and plastic swords are intertwined in the multi-color threads that fan outward and billow down onto the floor.

San Antonio Museum of Art acquires first works by contemporary Native American artists.  The museum’s collection now includes a mixed-media garment by Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw and Cherokee) that combines Indigenous weaving techniques with pop cultural and queer iconography.

The Singular Practice of Sonya Clark will be showcased for the first time with a full-scale survey at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. A textile and social practice artist, Clark explores issues of race, identity, visibility, and Blackness, expressing herself in a variety of mediums, from mixed-media and installation to sculpture and performance.