Tag: textile art
Yoshiko Wada is an artist, curator, educator, author and textile researcher and, without her, I never would have gone to Japan. Ms Wada has written several books including Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now (One of the best books I have ever read, Yoshiko Wada is more »
Hiroaki Ohya is an enigma of the fashion world. he straddles the line between fashion and art. For instance, his “Ohya The Wizard of Jeanz” series of fabric books that, when unfolded, become articles of clothing such as an origami inspired dress, or a pencil more »
There are so many fashion designers to take inspiration from. The one that has given me the most to aspire to (so far) is Issey Miyake. I first learned of Issey Miyake when I traveled to Japan for the International Shibori Symposium of 2005. We more »
Japanese Shibori is general term that encompasses hundreds of ways to manipulate cloth to achieve colorful, artistic designs on cloth. In really simple terms, shibori is an enhanced version of tie dye that has been around for over 750 years.
Featured Artist- Rise Nagin What are the main materials and techniques you used in creating your art installation at the MF? materials used for, “unwritten”: silk organza, gouache and acrylic paint The process for this installation was very much like making a painting. Techniques were more »
Featured Artist – Atticus Adams Atticus Adams, Rise Nagin and myself were invited to create site specific art installations at the Gestures 12 show at the Mattress Factory in 2009- how cool! I thought I would post features about these 2 other, wonderful fiber/textile artist. more »