Links of Interest

Congratulations to Guild member Hope Alcorn!

Her painting, “Colorful Chaos”, 12″ x 11.5″, acrylic on canvas, cut and woven, was 1 of 48 (out of 450) submissions, selected for “Mandatory Color”, the Surface Design Association’s annual member exhibition, being shown at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, from 10/3-12/6/2020.

How Do Americans Feel About the Arts? A New Survey Offers Insights.

A new study reveals trends among US residents, and the impact of respondents’ political leanings, socioeconomic status, gender, and race.

Interview: Danielle Clough Discusses Embroidery’s Lengthy History and the Tenuous Distinction Between Art and Craft.

“I love the space I get to occupy as an embroiderer, which is between a crafter and an artist. Whether I’m seen by somebody else as a crafter or as an artist, it’s really none of my business. I love that space because it gives me room to create without necessarily having to evoke meaning.”

Mulyana: The art of playful crochet

 Discover more about the benefits and joys of crochet as a textile medium and find out how Mulyana creates his large and exciting installations using this traditional technique.

Arresting Sculptural Reliefs by Artist Anne Samat Layer Everyday Objects with Meticulously Woven Threads.

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.

Seldom seen – Archaeological Textiles in the Eastern United States

From Deborah Harding, the Collection Manager of the Section of Anthropology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Arline Fisch: Hanging Gardens

“I began to use weaving and knitting directly in metal. Experiments with a wide variety of textile techniques continued over many years, leading to collections of work in woven gold, braided silver, loom woven patterns in silver, machine knitted collars and bracelets, crocheted lace and ruffles, and most recently, installations of multiple sea forms and hanging flowers.

Whimsical, Giant Nests Take Root in Reina Sofia’s Crystal Palace

Spiders inhabit Petrit Halilaj’s installation in Madrid’s Crystal Palace, or so suggest the webs clinging to the poplar thickets. For the exhibition, To a raven and hurricanes, that, from unknown places, bring back the smell of humans in love, Halilaj transformed the 19th-century landmark into a deconstructed nest…

Textiles of the World: Khadi

Khadi, which simply refers to a handspun and handwoven textile from a natural fiber, is one of the many Indian textiles. While khadi often refers to cotton, you’ll also find khadi wool and khadi silk. Traditionally, it makes NO USE of any external power for the machinery that creates it—definitely eco friendly!

Quilting as a Radical Act: An Exhibition Examines the Art Form’s Revolutionary Impact

A new exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, “Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change,” gathers over 30 quilts from the mid-19th century to the present that have rallied for social causes.