Fiber Wow. That’s about all I can say after reading how Kerri Pajutee creates her miniature animal sculptures. Burro and Foal polymer clay, acrylic paint, border leicester wool, alpaca fiber and flocking Pajutee, who only makes a limited number of sculpts a year to ensure she is able to keep balance in her life, covers aluminum foil armatures with polymer clay, bakes the 1:12 scale miniatures (1″ = 1′) and then gets busy. Wooden Textiles : Beautiful Innovation by Designer Elisa Strozyk Initially when you look at these pictures you might think that it could be paper, but in fact it’s actually wood. How cool is that ? These amazing pieces were created by Elisa Strozyk, a young designer from Germany, that is able to turn blocks of wood into delicate paper-like material.
10 Textile Artists Who Are Pushing the Medium Forward In lieu of fabric and thread, Ghanaian artist Anatsui creates monumental, shimmering tapestries out of folded liquor bottle caps and copper wire. “The amazing thing about working with these metallic ‘fabrics,’” Anatsui explains, “is that the poverty of the materials used in no way precludes the telling of rich and wonderful stories.” While abstract in composition, Anatsui’s assemblages touch upon a wide array of narratives, from the stories of the consumers who purchased the bottles, to the tale of Anatsui’s early life in Ghana watching family members weave traditional African kente cloths, to the history of alcohol distribution during the African slave trade. Anatsui works with a team of about 30 assistants to methodically crush, link, and twist each bottle cap, eventually producing sculptures that can weave and bend like cloth.
ETN: Basic information ETN is a non-profit organisation with its seat in Strasbourg and a secretariat in Hannover. Informally the Network was set up in 1991 in Erfurt and founded as an International Association after Alsacian law in 1993 under the auspices of the Council of Europe as the Carrier Network for the European Textile Routes in the frame of the Council of Europe´s Cultural Itineraries programme. The members (institutions, groups and individuals) a) Artists, crafts people and designers (associations) b) Individuals/institutions taking care of cultural heritage (museums etc.) c) Lecturers/institutions for education and research The aims 1. Development of European co-operation for the field of textile culture 2. Furtherance of East-West integration within all fields of ETN activities 3.
Textile Tiles, Textile Clouds Tiles, Unique Furniture Arrangement, Artistic Expression, Soft Textiles, Textile Innovation, Fibre2fashion Fluffy white clouds moving in the soft breeze would bring out the poet in one's mind. How about bringing them inside the house; that too in fabulous hues? Blue skies and white clouds drifting over a mountain ridge would inspire anyones spirits. Now, these puffy white clouds can be incorporated into our homes through the 'changing clouds installation'. An innovative interior design; these clouds are made of textile pieces attached with each other through rubber bands.
The Velvet Highway - Time and Line: brief history of Modern Tapestry Tapestries being woven with discontinuous weft on vertical loom also known as high warp (haute lisse), have been seen illustrated on Egyptian grave goods found in the grave of Beni-Hassan (1700-2000 B.C)[i]. Low warp ((basse lisse) weaving on a horizontal plane develop at a later period. Today the distinction in the two forms of Tapestry is often referred to as Goblin (high warp) or Aubusson (low warp), but it is the use of the discontinuous warp that identifies it as tapestry. The inserting (interlacing) of coloured yarn to build shape, shading, and line, beside a different colour yarn that builds another shape etc. etc. etc., beside yet another coloured yarn to create the tapestry picture. “Tapestry: a piece of tissue or handiwork used for decorating a bedroom or any other room of a house. In the beginning of the 20th century the state of tapestry weaving was in a somewhat disorganized and failing state.
TECHMATT 2 Elisa Strozyk‘s Wooden Textiles are a manifestation of how waste can be the source of a new process of creativity and innovation. German based designer Elisa Strozyk started experimenting with off-cuts of wood veneer from a workshop that was closing. Most often we use textiles to skin surfaces. Strozyk’s work considers these while adding a new dimension and surprise. The wooden textile intends to look at the new ways wood can be manipulated from its hard physical property to a fluid form when combined with fabric. Providing flexibility to wood allows us to connect with it in new ways.