Links of Interest

Lots of wonderful content to share today!

The Barnes Foundation has posted a great series of videos; this one features Contemporary Art and Weaving with Textile Artists Diedrick Brackens and Erin M. Riley

Timeless Textiles Center of Fibre Artisans, Fibre Artist talks
This Australian gallery has a series of gallery talks online; the latest is with Sharon Peoples

How to Safely Store (Most) Textiles: Part 1
The new magazine, Pieceworks, has a lot of articles relevant to fiber artists, including this one by author Christina Garton. Learn tips and techniques to help you properly store extra-special textiles.

Textile Talks, 25 Million Stitches: One Stitch, One Refugee, presented by Surface Design Association
Join project founder, Jennifer Kim Sohn, with guests Elaine Archibald and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner as they share a snapshot of refugee issues, the process of undertaking this project, and stories about the communities of participants. Begun in May 2019, 25 Million Stitches draws attention to the plight of 25 million global refugees. The stitches visually represent the number of people in the world today who are a refugee from their homeland. Two thousand fabric panels were hand-embroidered by over 2,100 people from all across the globe, with each stitch representing one refugee. Juxtaposing textile media, which evoke feelings of familiarity and belonging, with the hardships of stateless refugees, the installation creates an interactive experience that allows visitors to feel the enormity of the situation. It also seeks to emphasize that each refugee is a unique individual human being. The original goal of 25 Million Stitches has already been reached. Panels will be on display in museum settings starting in Sacramento in June 2021.Time

Aug 26, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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For Lily Fulop, Mending is about repairing more than just clothing.
From the American Craft Council:
 Lily Fulop is a designer, writer, and visible mender and one of three craftspeople featured in “Beauty After Damage,” a piece featured in our Beauty issue exploring the practices of conservation, restoration, and repair. Lily is the author of Wear, Repair, Repurpose and is the mender behind the @mindful_mending Instagram account.

The Social Justice Sewing Social Academy is calling all entrepreneurs ages 15-25
Do you know someone who could benefit from this business incubator program?

“Do you have an idea you would like to share with the world? Want to learn more about launching your own business? The SJSA Business Incubator is the place for you! This six-month long virtual program will teach you all you need to know about prototype creation, pitching, branding, pricing, ecommerce, photography, leadership, project management, strategic planning, and more. Through bi-monthly virtual workshops and one-on-one mentorship with industry experts, you’ll learn the entrepreneurial skills needed to make your business dreams a reality.”