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Shine Bright, Like a Liebes
Author: Erica Warren In celebration of the third annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Bespoke Weaving
Author: Mae Colburn September is New York Textile Month! In celebration, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles...
Practical, Spiritual, Useful, and Beautiful…
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Cooper Hewitt is dedicating select Object of the Day entries to the work of women designers in our collection. “We use materials to satisfy our practical needs and our spiritual ones as well. We have useful things and beautiful things – equipment and works of art.” [1] Artist, weaver,...
Adapting Art
Remoulade developed out of a hand-woven wall hanging Jack Lenor Larsen made during the summer of 1954 at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, where he remains an Honorary Chair. The original hanging, a weft-faced weave, used over seventy different yarns, including cotton, silk, wool, jute, and Lurex, inserted randomly, to create a richly...
Larsen in the Limelight
We’re celebrating the lead-up to the National Design Awards gala with a week-long tribute to Jack Lenor Larsen, winner of this year’s Director’s Award. Using objects from the museum’s collection, we will highlight some of Larsen’s many roles in the design community: master weaver, textile designer, entrepreneur, collector, scholar, author, and advocate for the world’s...