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Design Dictionary: Tapestry Weaving Video

This from Cooper Hewitt...

Published on Jun 17, 2014

See how tapestry weaving works in this short video.

Nadia Yaron demonstrates three types of tapestry joins in her Brooklyn storefront studio, Nightwood. What differentiates tapestry weaving from plain weaving is that in a tapestry, the weaver changes weft threads at will as she weaves them across the piece. By doing this, she can create patterns and images on the surface of the weaving.

This tapestry took about 12 hours total to weave.

About this series:
Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt video series that vividly illustrates a wide variety of creative techniques. Covering everything from glassblowing to bobbin lacemaking to 3D printing, the series aims to demystify the making of objects by providing a highly visual, behind-the-scenes look into designers' studios, schools and homes as they work. Each video in the fourteen-part series is under 3 minutes long and features a different designer or artisan hand-picked to demonstrate their skill in action. All videos were shot entirely on-location in New York City.

“Por Supuesto” – Podington Bear
from The Sound of Picture Production Library



April 18–19, 2015
381 North Broadway (Route 9)
Sleepy Hollow, NY

From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things woolly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques. Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving. See NYGH member Linda Sax in costume.

In the site's Manor House, experience Wearable Wealth: The Values of Cloth and Clothing in the 18th Century.
The Art of Reproduction: Recreating Period Textiles uses pieces from the HHV collection to spotlight this often overlooked area of historic study.

Learn more at www.hudsonvalley.org or call 914-366-6900.

Unconventional and Unexpected by Roderick Kiracofe

Book Unexpected UnconventionalFascinating talk by Roderick Kiracofe about his new book Unconventional and Unexpected at the Textile Study Group meeting April 15, 2015.

The book talks about quilts that were made in the last half of the 20th century are often forgotten in the discussion of quilting history. If you loved Gees Bend quilts, you will LOVE THIS!

75 Scarves for 75 Years

April 2015
75 scarves for 75 yearsWe are still collecting 75 scarves for 75 years for Partnership for the Homeless and have not reach our goal just yet---keep weaving!"
a scarf to be donated

Download the special label we created.

When the seventy five are complete, Newsletter Editor Ria Koopmans plans to write about our project as our Roving Reported for Handwoven magazine.

Ria has had two articles about our Guild published in Handwoven already; we can all look forward to a third, I am sure, and to warming many hearts with our donation.

75 scarves labelI am so proud of the generosity and skill of our members; the beauty of the scarves is surpassed only by the spirits of those donating. Remember to bring your hand woven contribution to our next meeting! —Gail Gondek

Hand exercises with Colette Smith

Hand Exercises for Knitters, Crocheters, and other Handcrafters with Colette Smith

From Lion Brand Yarns

Fiber Exhibit by Ke-Sook Lee

"Ode to Sprouts"
March 21-Apr 25, 2015
Reception, Apr 2, 6-8pm

Ke-Sook Lee


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