Lisa KlakulakAmerican Craft caught up with felt artist Lisa Klakulak at the 2013 American Craft Council show in Baltimore. See what she has to say about her materials, travel, and ways to refresh her inspiration.
Ted Hallman and Suspended HarmoniesACC Librarian Jessica Shaykett gets a tour of Ted Hallman's "Suspended Harmonies" exhibition at the James A. Michener Art Museum.
Sunrise Twills with Titles - Part 1 - Dr. Ted HallmanPart 1 - 'The Sunrise Twills with Titles' exhibition recently shown in Windsor, Canada, is currently being considered by additional venues. This collection of weavings by Ted Hallman was inspired by the music of the Star-Scape Singers. Dr. Hallman describes the facets of this project in this video.
Mapping The Planets in Silk and Sound at Newark GatewayMary Edna Fraser's batiks on silk installed at "All That Glitters..." with music by Mark Mercury, collaboration with my daughter Sarah Fraser. Open through March 20, 2014 at Newark Gateway, NJ.
Mary Edna Fraser, Flight Patterns at the Atlanta AirportThis is an excerpt from the video featuring 26 textile artists in the exhibit Flight Patterns. http://davismoye.com/flight-patterns-exhibition-now-open-at-hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-international-airport/
2014--2015, T-North Gallery, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
April 2014--April 2015
Curated by Dorothy Moye, Davis-Moye & Associates
"From Lausanne to Beijing" 7th International Fiber Art Biennale opening celebrationJurors, artists and people of Nantong celebrate the opening of art Biennale in Nantong, China
FiberArts International 2013Society for Contemporary Craft
TISSAGE ATELIER DE SYLVIE BOYER Artiste textile TisserandeDans l'atelier où Sylvie Boyer donne ses stages de tissage et ses formations, on découvre ses créations. Elle parle de sa passion, de ses influences, de sa créativité sans cesse alimentée par ses voyages et sa curiosité. Les racines et les liens sont au centre de ses recherches. La matière et la couleur sont ses instruments pour jouer une partition nourrie de ses rencontres et de ses impressions qu'elle tisse dans ses tapisseries et sculptures textiles.
Reportage télé tourné en mars 2011 par Anne Laure Hascoët.
Rachel John, Extreme Knitting, 1000 Strand KnitRachel John, Extreme Textiles, broke records by knitting with a 1000 strands simultaneously! This video shows the set up of the event and the event itself. This event took place at the Southhill Park Unravel Textiles exhibition in October 2006. - - - - - - -
It is a challenge for all of us to take the waste products that our society produces and to put it to good use. This video was made in order to stimulate that process.
The comments on this video have been an insight into how people view things when taken out of context. For instance - should I be knitting blankets for charity? I do much charitable work - I cannot increase the hours on this as I wouldn't have time to earn the basics for living. I am happy if this stimulates others to find waste and turn it into blankets for needy. Especially as - using my tools - you can make blankets in a twentieth of the time it takes to make one in squares. If you feel there should be more knitting for charity, join your local group, set one up if there isn't one, and see what you can achieve. You may find a whole new community that brings you joy and a feeling of worthiness. I am one person with the same number of hours in my day as you and they are pretty full already!
No yarn was wasted in the making of this installation - the yarn will be put to good use when the piece has finished circulating as a 1st in the world example of taking multi strand to the limits. - - - - -
Over half the yarn in the installation was deemed as waste for shredding - this is normally made into felted pads which is then used in applications such as padding/stuffing for sofas, mattresses etc. - - - - - -
The rest of the yarn was out of fashion yarn that was sitting on the manufacturers shelves. None of the yarn was of the good to best quality that stuff is kept for very practical purposes. - - - - - -
In the making of this we were taking the waste yarn and turning it in to a mattress without the need for reprocessing. - - - - - -
We are very eco conscious and would never waste materials as a matter of course. All trimmings - no matter how small - are collected for use as filler for a variety of purposes such as cushions, so not even a centimetre of yarn is considered waste in this studio. - - - - - -
We also have what we call a spinners collection of fibres. We were very inspired by a lady from New Zealand who collected every single hair, every bit of fibre, all possible spinning material and when her stash was enough she would spin it in to yarn. She would then use the yarn in the normal way. The work she produced was wonderful and always, always practical. She never bought yarn she always made it from sweepings. - - - - - - -
In due course, and when the working schedule allows, we shall be expanding on the theme of finding and making yarn.
Pam Holland at the Festival of Quilts-BirminghamPam Holland takes us to Birmingham, England for the Festival of Quilts. Her eye for detail and design make this short video a true gem.
From Cocoon to Silk - Silkworm processingWorker makes silk cloth from a silkworm. He sells the silk bedcovers at very reasonable prices. His number is +86 139 888 05370 (zeng yonggui)
stitched trailer.movStitched follows three competitive quilters as they race to complete their quilts in time for the nation's largest quilt show. Who will win Best in Show?
Chunghie Lee: 'Pojagi and Beyond' at the 2009 Festival of Quilts, EnglandPojagi ('Po-Jah-ki') Korean traditional wrapping cloths were originally made by nameless women throughout the Choson dynasty. (13921910). In olden times, these womens world was their home, but today their world and work has moved beyond the gate of their houses and country into leading design schools and art festivals, as we find with the work of celebrated Korean Pojagi Artist, Chunghie Lee.
Not satisfied with traditional folding cloth methods alone, Chunghie Lee embraced the classical art form of Pojagi, and further expanded on it with a line of wearable art clothing, wall hangings, and multi-dimensional textiles, often incorporating old photographic images of simple peasant women peering out at us alone and in groups, as Lee puts it "in order to recognize and pay homage to the contribution they made to this traditional art form over the centuries".
"Pojagi and Beyond", as Lee refers to her course at the Rhode Island School of Design and in traveling exhibitions from Hawaii to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is one Korean woman's passion for creative fibre arts and her desire to teach others so that they may find in Pojagi the freedom and expression she finds from this ancient Korean art form.
Liz Cooper caught up with Chunghie Lee and interviewed her at the 2009 Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England.
Filmed and Edited by Andrew Galli • Translations by Donghoon Ryan Lee
Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art | 1 August 2009Banumbirr (Morning star poles) installed in Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2009 | Bark fibre string, cotton, feathers, native beeswax, synthetic polymer paint, natural pigments on wood | From the Bandigan Morning Star and Queensland Art Gallery Collections