Category Archives: Social Context

2013 SDA Exhibition – Kathryn Clark

Foreclosure QuiltsThis is the intro members got before viewing Kathryn Clark’s work:“Clark’s life as an architect and urban planner influences her work as an artist. As the foreclosure crisis spiraled out of control, this exhibit took its form from foreclosure maps that marked the disintegration of neighborhoods in major U.S. cities.”Many of us had also […]

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Articulated Materials: Bridging Waters Exhibition by Articulation and Material Girls

The 1st showing in Canada of the Articulated Materials: Bridging Waters exhibition opens in a month, at the Cre8ery Gallery in Winnipeg. The name of the exhibition explains how the it came about and also it’s content. Articulated Materials – Articulation, a Canadian group of fibre artists teamed up with a similar group called Material Girls, […]

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Inspiration for Fundy Post Cards

The inspiration for Post Cards # 4 and #5 came from the Age of Sail Museum http://www.ageofsailmuseum.ca/, the sailor’s costume for Post Card #4 and these woolen quilts for Post Card #5. The quilts appear to be made from woolen clothing, particularly men’s suits. One of my favourite textile researchers is Anne Hollander. She has written extensively on the […]

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Post Cards From Fundy – Research

Last post I was wondering which braid to put on the post card. Margaret sent me her opinion in that post’s comments and I have gone with what her suggestion.My research told me the heavier braid was right because the period covered by the post card was the industrial revolution when all sorts of textile related machines were invented. Many […]

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Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts

I just got word the Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts has started to set up their web site, http://www.jctextilearts.com/ This will be a very interesting site to watch because of the innovative contemporary work the students are producing.Presently I am working my way through the 10th of 18 modules towards a BA(Hons) in Embroidered […]

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