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Queer Knits

BY REBECA SCHILLER Lacey Jane Roberts political knit installations Artist and activist Lacey Jane Roberts admits her knitting looks “wonky.” Taught to knit by her grandmother, the young Roberts at first didn’t take well to the task in part because of…

The Alphabet of Sheep

BY ALICE DANA SPENCER The hooked rugs of Patty Yoder I am in love with wool. I love to bury my hands in the living wool of our beloved Border Leicester sheep. I love the feel and smell of new sheared…

Oya – Turkish Needle Lace

BY FRANCES ERGEN A Unique Language among Anatolian Women Handicrafts reflect the culture of a country, and provide a historical document of its development and the formation of its traditions; they are something to be protected and preserved, connecting the past…

When Life Strikes

BY ANNIE WATERMAN Love & Loss “When Life Strikes,” is a touching installation created by textile/fiber artist Sara White, evoking feelings of life and death, hope and loss, love and pain. It was less than two years ago when Sara and her…

Form Follows Action with Afia in Ghana

BY ABIGAIL DOAN Ethical sourcing takes new dimension with place-based exchanges African prints and textiles are undeniably at the forefront of fashion’s current wave of sourcing from cultures that are rich in craft traditions and artisan-based practice. Fair trade fashion is…

The Bird Woman of Brookyn

BY REBECA SCHILLER Ann Wood’s creative repurposing For most people a lot of the items that Ann Wood discovers at flea markets might be considered junk. However, for Wood–a creative and visionary romantic—the delicate, but ruined vintage dresses, the moth-eaten quilts,…

Slow Cloth

BY ELAINE LIPSON Lipson’s Slow Cloth Manifesto spins a new approach to textiles A couple of years ago, I started a blog about textile art, craft, and culture, intending to explore and frame a way of working with textiles that reflected…