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Design by the Yard: Textile Printing from 800 to 1956


textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabrics, apparel, fashion

Embroidery Through the Ages


The artistry and craftsmanship of embroidery from the 14th century through the 20th century is on display in this exhibition, with a focus on Western Europe. Works range from liturgical vestments, wallhangings, and linens embroidered by nuns to garments by modern designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristóbal Balenciaga.  Organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. 
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The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments


On display are original Jacquard fabrics woven by 17 contemporary textile artists at the Rhode Island School of Design—the only school in the United States to own a jacquard loom. 
textiles, fabrics, weaving, 20th century, traveling exhibitions

Contemporary Continuous Pattern


This exhibition presents patterns designed for continuous surfaces, with an aim to bring together a group of works that reflect personal points of view and begin to establish the look of the decade. On view are printed and painted fabrics, wallcoverings, woven fabrics, and preliminary design drawings reflecting a wide range of methods and materials, all created within the past three years.
textiles, fabrics, drawings, patterns, 1980s, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349999

Damask


The exhibition presents damask weaves in silk, linen, and wool from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s collection. Among the objects on view are a 14th-century Chinese satin damask, 16th–19th-century traditional European patterns woven on different types of looms, and a linen napkin made for Napoleon I.
textiles, weaving, fabrics, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350015

Color Light Surface: Contemporary Fabrics


An exhibition devoted to the fabrics of the 1980s. Metallics, pleating, and puckering feature among the 150 textiles on view.
textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabrics, wallcoverings, floor coverings, 1980s, exhibitions

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention


This exhibition presents 500 objects designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced by the Eames office between 1941 and 1984. The objects on view illustrate the spectrum of the Eames's design accomplishments and include furniture, fabrics, environments, and even movies.
Charles Eames, Ray Eames, furniture design, fabrics, 20th century, exhibitions

Band-Aid Revolution


This past weekend was a terrific Cynthia Rowley/Johnson & Johnson extravaganza at Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Cynthia’s show at Lincoln Center was downright gorgeous, with stunning skirts perforated with geometric shapes and cabochon-covered fabrics with transparent cardigans and gauzy stockings.
Cynthia Rowley, fashion design, runway, Show, fabrics, perforation, perforated, transparent, band aid, adhesive bandages, brand

Designing Sustainably Is About to Become Easier


  Two significant tools for American designers seeking to make their design process more sustainable have recently been announced. The first tool, which hopefully will have broad and positive implications for manufacturers of outdoor industry goods, is Eco-Index.  
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Janice Arnold Sketches


During a visit to Cooper-Hewitt about a year and a half ago, West-coast felt-maker Janice Arnold was intrigued by the form of the museum’s conservatory. Its domed roof and iron mullions resemble the radiating struts of the framework of a yurt—the circular tent dwelling of the nomadic tribes who first created felt.
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