Weaving with glass?
Jenni Kemarre Martiniello is an Australian artist with who is recreating and reimagining traditional forms in a new media: glass. The resulting works are beautiful, and her vision is very interesting. Here she talks about and shows some of her recent works.
Weaving – Solitary and social
Weaving can be such a mix of tradition and innovation. Here, an interesting article on efforts at collaboration between traditional weavers in different towns in India. Brief though the article is, it caused us to reflect on our balance of being social vs. solitary weavers. A good reminder of the importance of keeping weaving community ties strong!
Textile Museum revamped
Private collection, public
It’s an opportunity that comes once a year, for 10 days, and that once is now. We don’t know much about this private collection and art dealership in Wilton, CT, but if we were in the area we’d definitely take a look! Perusing their website finds many interesting works… Interesting too to consider the commercial trade of fiber arts works, and the influences it places on the direction of the fiber arts.
Super real felted feline
We saw a couple of news posts commenting on this super-realistic felted cat mask / costume, and were intrigued. It was on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, but the exhibit has passed. Regardless, it was fun to see this after having so admired the locally made felted costumes from last week’s post. Some commenters thought this kitty costume was so real as to be a little unnerving, but we think it’s really cool!
Fine art works reimagined in fiber arts
This exhibit popped up in our news perusing, even though it’s now past by several years. The Guardian has some excellent representative photos… It was too good not to share. What a creative and fun group is the Materialistics, and they work across fiber arts – crochet, knit, felt, embroider, quilt!
Cat-tastic knitting club!
We haven’t seen this before, but hope to see a lot more! Keeping knitting social, for both humans and kitties, seems like a match made in heaven(ly animal shelter)!
World Record crochet blanket: all for peace
In an effort to raise awareness of the ongoing struggles for equality in South Africa, as well as to provide blankets to those in need, 67 Blankets set out to break a world record. Volunteers from around the globe have contributed to a massive crochet blanket at the foot of Nelson Mandela’s statue at Pretorius Union in South Africa. At over 11,000 square feet, the record is officially broken – with the new record 3 times as large! A heart-warming success amid ongoing struggles.