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Image features a Length of woven textile in which jagged columns of blue/black alternate with areas in which a brushstroke-like pattern appears on a subtly graded ground of red, pink, yellow, and light blue. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Palpable Color
Author: Janice Lessman-Moss 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...
Image features a bookmark woven to show commemorative pictures, inscriptions. Top to bottom: a coat of arms of York; large building topped with flags, inscription "Yorkshire Fine Arts and Industrial Exhibition opened July 1866 Rt. Hon. James Meek Lord Mayor of York, President", garlanded portrait of a man, Roman ruins, and the inscription: "MULTANGULAR TOWER Each ivi'd arch and pillar lone, plead haughtily for glories gone." At bottom, heart-shaped motif with floral accents in red and blue. Colors: black, grey, orange, purple, green, on white ground. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
A Rather Peculiar Looking Jacquard Loom
This silk bookmark was made by the workshop of Thomas Stevens to commemorate the 1866 Yorkshire Fine Arts and Industrial Exposition. From the top down, the bookmark shows the coat of arms of the city of York, an image of the pavilion built for the exposition, a portrait of the Mayor of York, James Meek,...
Image features: Rows of ten images related to the history of digital culture, including a portrait of Jacquard, punch cards, a guillotine, an automaton, a design for a prosthetic hand, and microchip, binary code. Predominately woven in shades of blue, grey and brown with metallic gold and silver. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
A Permutation Unfolding
Eve Andrée Laramée is an installation sculptor whose work challenges assumptions about the authority of history, science, and art. This textile, which Laramée designed as the focal point of A Permutational Unfolding, her 1999 exhibition at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center Gallery, confronts the standard history of the computer as a descendant of calculating or...
Design Talks | New Frontiers of Finnish Design
Two breakthrough Finnish designers from Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial discuss their explorations of design, memory, and making with Triennial curator Andrea Lipps. Tuomas Markunpoika made his piece Engineering Temporality to honor his grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He welded steel rings over a traditional wooden cabinet and then burned away the wood, leaving behind...
Jacquard Weave X-Change
Felt Lace X-Change 2010-3-1 Company: Studio Structure Designed by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart Woven by The Oriole Mill 2008 Medium: merino wool Technique: fulled double cloth with hand finishing Place made: North Carolina, U.S.A. One of the favorite parts of my job is inspecting all of the new acquisitions coming into the textile collection. Earlier this year...