Posts Tagged ‘ weaving ’

WPD Paper Sphere Tutorial w/Potluck Revival

March 26, 2012

Becca is the master behind much of the decor for The Adventure School‘s parties up in Seattle, so we of course had to have her on to demonstrate how she manifests some of her creations. This tutorial on how to make paper spheres on her blog, Potluck Revival, is a good lesson in math and...
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DIY World Party Day Invitation w/Amy from Pikaland!

March 19, 2012

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first in our series of World Party Day tutorials! We are thrilled to have such talented contributors over the next two weeks to get us prepared for our celebrations on April 3rd. From food to favors to decor to parties-on-the-go, some of our favorite bloggers and artists will be...
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patchwork

January 23, 2012

nick emailed me with some wonderful images tonight, including the lovely and highly-collectible boro, a type of patched japanese textile composed of recycled and reused fabrics that literally means “rag.” japanese textiles have always been a source of inspiration for me, so after researching boro, i was excited to discover sri, a textile gallery in brooklyn...
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chill cats

September 2, 2011

chilkat blankets!!! originally created by the tsimshian people of the pacific northwest coast & alaska, it was the tlingit that really adopted the style and started producing these blankets, which were quite expensive and indicated the high status and wealth of the wearer. with the flattened faces of animals, eyes, and natural forms, these precious...
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i rug u

May 18, 2011

our new friend nick sung emailed me with these images of antique rugs from the nazmiyal collection. coincidentally, jake, daniel, zoe, nico & i spent a good chunk of our friday night looking up cool rugs on the internet. how productive! there are so many gems to choose from on nazmiyal, so i went...
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collectible

March 30, 2011

while at the museum of craft and folk art a few weekends ago, this cover of american craft, with the the knotted rope and urchin spine necklaces, called my name from the pile of sale magazines. the cover story features fiber artist kay sekimachi and her foray into jewelry using her collection of beachcombed...
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and that’s a fact!

November 19, 2010

data visualization seems to be getting pretty popular and insane these days. the time of simple bar charts and pie graphs has been replaced with fireworks explosions depicting carbon output and complicated webs of red vs. blue states. nathalie miebach‘s sculpture work is an impressive example of how numbers and data can be transformed...
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anni get your loom

November 6, 2009

Sheep May Safely Graze, 1958, Cotton, 38.1 x 60.96 cm (15 x 24 inches) American Craft Museum, New York City just checked a ton of books out of the library on anni albers, wife of bauhaus’ infamous josef albers. she’s an expert weaver, designer, and all around incredible artist. this couple is such a...
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