These Things No.48 · Miss Moss
oh! it seems that i skipped last friday for a These Things round-up. i just… i just don't know where the days are going. my mom kindly reminded me the other day that the wedding is 20 weeks away…
New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza
Peruvian artist Ana Teresa Barboza has previously been drawn to recreating full landscapes with yarn and thread, embroidering large tapestries with rivers, valleys, and waves that spill out from the wall and rest on the floor. Barboza continues her exploration of installation-based tapestry with a n
Women of The Bauhaus and their textiles
Bauhaus in Germany means “house of construction” but it could be a movement that happened in an Art School of Germany. Bauhaus was famous of their new approached in design and fine arts…
Pick me up wall hanging
A little more about my recent weaving commission, KURUKURU, a result of the brief by Landfill Editions to create a work 'that referenced in some way Eduardo Paolozzi's...
Gunta Stölzel and the Art of the Loom
The Bauhaus movement named just one woman worthy of the title of master—modernist weaver Gunta Stölzel. Are arts and crafts still so gender-specific?
More quilt design, tapestry diary and four selvedge weaving going on
My days are filled with weaving. Still in creative doldrums but have decided to use this time in a fractured way by having several tapestry...
History Lesson - Gunta Stölzl
Gunta Stölzl (1897- 1983) was a highly influential German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the Bauhaus school curriculum and history. The Bauhaus was a new design and art school, with a fresh set of rules and approaches, and no boundaries to age or sex. Prior to enrolling in the school, she first studied decorative painting, glass painting, ceramics, art history and style at a school of applied arts in Munich. Gunta joined the Bauhaus as a student in 1920, became a junior…
Art History: Ancient Practice of Textile Art and How It Continues to Reinvent Itself
Textile art is an ancient practice that got its start with some of the first humans. Throughout the years, fiber art has continued to reinvent itself.
Very pleased to have won the Irene Davies award presented by the fantastic organisation Australian Tapestry Workshop for my #smalltapestry To Houshi Onsen. My weaving traveled to be part of the awards...
Fringed Cusco Rug
New Friends is the passion project of Alexandra Segreti and Kelly Rakowski, whose shared love of ancient weaving techniques inspire their line of textiles for the home. The pair's eclectic, yet sophisticated creations - think large- scale tapestries and color-blocked pillows - are designed in their Brooklyn studio. This flat weave rug is handcrafted from locally sourced, plant-dyed wools and threads.
Why Designers are Ditching the Screen for Looms
The famed Bauhaus textile designs of Ani Albers and Gunta Stölzl weren’t the kind of tapestries that homeowners in the 20s and 30s were accustomed to—no ruffles, decorative swirls, or sentimental embroidery in sight. Geometric, modern, vibrant, and abstract, these compositions rivalled the crisp gra