Appliqué Methods - check out some techniques used around the world along with video tutorials and cultural examples of variations: needle turning, fusibles and cutwork.
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Silvia Piza-Tandlich of Galeria Octagono exhibiting in Poland at the 8th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial, Krosno 2014. The exhibit goes through 2015.
Our modern botanical alchemists study how local dyes can be used on fabric, yarn, and threads. Featured artists represent US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. TAFA has many, many members working with both botanical and commercial dyes. This post just points to a few wonderful projects!
Canadian textile artist, Morgen Bardati, spent her childhood years in South Africa. Xhosa, Zulu and other tribal designs inform her work in cloth. Morgen dyes, prints, sews and embellishes. The end result is simple and striking, yet born of complex processes that involve knowledge, experimentation, layers of methodology and acute vision.
Dolapo James of Urbanknit shares her journey in textiles, from Lagos to London, giving us some insights into current trends in African textiles. Born in Nigeria and living in England, Dolapo has insight into how both cultures meet and influence each other. She sells through her own site and on Etsy.
by Aliona Carpov Aliona Carpov I come from Moldova (Eastern Europe) and am passionate about every art-related technique, especially silk dyeing, oil painting, and carpet design. …
An umbrella from Ghana is the centerpiece in Ellie’s living room. Ellie Schimelman lives in Brookline, Massachusetts (USA), but spends part of each year working in Ghana …