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From Traditional To Digital Tools, Grethe Sorensen 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

From Traditional To Digital Tools, Grethe Sorensen

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

By the invention of digital thread control and digital subject processing programs, quite new possibilities for creating woven textiles have come into existence.

I will describe my way from the traditional to the digital tools. A development that over the last ten years has lead me to new expressions in woven textiles—elusive optical phenomena, color gradations and a new weave-construction based on digital technology.

It was the absorption in digital subject processing that inspired me to explore the possibilities of developing new methods for creating weave-constructions.

The similarity between pixelated pictures and the graphic expression for a weave-construction gave ...


Traversing Locality/Navigating Borders, Kelly Thompson 2010 Concordia University

Traversing Locality/Navigating Borders, Kelly Thompson

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

What is it to be located? What are the markers of communication that travel with us, or that we seek locally? Recent art practices that address notions of geography, migration, settlement and travel in an increasingly ‘globalized’ and mediatized world are presented in this paper. With Montreal, Canada as the site of location, this research explores ways in which experience intermingles in the poetics of visual translation of ‘real world’ imagery into textile-based responses. Travel and ‘the local’ suggests a map, a rhizome, consisting of multiple entry points “entirely oriented toward an experimentation in contact with the real”, as Deleuze ...


Hooked: Between Personal And Public Space, Patricia Tinajero 2010 University of Tennessee

Hooked: Between Personal And Public Space, Patricia Tinajero

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

This paper explores the proliferation of sculptural forms made exclusively by crocheting. Crochet is explored as a tool and medium that create sculptural forms and installations of grand scale.

My presentation compares and contrasts the connections between personal and private space as they are presented in the artwork of Andrea Zittle “Uniform Project” with the public and collective artwork of artist, Jennifer Marsh, and her “International Fabric Collective” project. The scope and scale in which these artists work present two different methodologies for developing large-scale projects that are based on the use of crochet techniques.


Chinese Blue And White Itajime (Jiaxie): Folk Tradition Of Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing In Zenjiang Province, Tomoko Torimaru, Ana Lisa Hedstrom 2010 Association of Fukuoka District Vocational Training

Chinese Blue And White Itajime (Jiaxie): Folk Tradition Of Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing In Zenjiang Province, Tomoko Torimaru, Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

This is a report on our field studies taken to identify and observe in China the process of itajime shibori, or carved board clamp resist dyeing known as Jiaxie in Chinese and Kyokechi in Japanese. There is very little known history of this craft as generally not much attention is paid in China to their folk traditions.

In 2003 and 2004, we visited Yishan, Cangnan, Zhejiang Province at a workshop which is now officially designated as Zhongnuo Minjian Gongyi Jiaxie Zuofang, or roughly ‘Chinese People’s Art Craft Jiaxie Studio’. As this designation suggests, we observed some interest by the ...


Performing The Quilt: The Block To The Blog And Back Again, Sarah E. Tucker 2010 independant scholar

Performing The Quilt: The Block To The Blog And Back Again, Sarah E. Tucker

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

This paper will examine the work of three contemporary Australian quiltmakers in terms of a Deleuzian ‘smooth space’. It will be argued that the patchwork quilt represents a material manifestation of a concept which marks out networked, relational and transversal thought and, has the potential to link both the most similar and the most disparate of ideas. A weblog (hhtp://quilted-out-ofspace.blogspot.com) will document the process and in turn be analysed to explore parallels with the processes of making a quilt— including the potential for alternative social networks such as ‘cybermovements’, ‘submerged networks’, and ‘counterpublics’.

The quilts of Emma ...


Zaher Va Baten: Outer Form And Inner Meaning In Iranian Textile Designs, James Turner 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Zaher Va Baten: Outer Form And Inner Meaning In Iranian Textile Designs, James Turner

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

The distinction between zaher and baten, outer and inner, is a fundamental duality encountered in the philosophical, psychological, religious and mystical aspects of Iranian thought. The metaphysical desire to go beyond sensory apprehension of transient external forms to intellectual comprehension of their lasting inner significance may be considered the central theme of Iranian visual art including textile designs. A close examination of four textiles from the modern period reveals some of the concealed personal motivations and cultural meanings embodied in their patterns. Beyond all practical concerns, these weavings have in common the aim of unifying the duality of ordinary sight ...


Woven Blooms Of Nationalism: Russian Handwoven Tapestry-Technique Shawls 1825-1855, Tanya Wetenhall 2010 Tanya Williams Art Services

Woven Blooms Of Nationalism: Russian Handwoven Tapestry-Technique Shawls 1825-1855, Tanya Wetenhall

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Russian handwoven, tapestry-technique shawls of the nineteenth century form an understudied group of textile art, especially when compared to Russia’s widely-known printed shawl industry. Often considered by Western textile and fashion historians to be a parallel industry to the production of woven shawls of the Kashmir style in France and Britain, further investigation suggests the contrary. The manufacture of Russian tapestry-technique shawls developed as a distinctly separate industry, addressing nineteenth-century Russia’s established shawl trade and shifting geopolitics. The Russians continued the production of these extravagant shawls long after the Kashmir shawl’s fall from fashion grace in the ...


A A Rice Sacks Secrets: Once Hidden From Ourselves And Others, Flo Oy Wong 2010 Asian American Women Artists Association

A A Rice Sacks Secrets: Once Hidden From Ourselves And Others, Flo Oy Wong

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

In this paper I will discuss the intersections of art and history with a focus on family and community and will examine immigration, resettlement, loyalty, and mental health concepts in a traditional Chinese American perception.

During my 30 year career as an artist, I have used oral history as a foundation to explore the impact of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Law on my family and community, including later immigrants; I have transformed these little-known chronicles into art that speaks to the universality of adjustment to space and place. The iconic materials that I have used to convey these narratives are ...


Woven Color In China/ The Five Colors In Chinese Culture And Polychrome Woven Textiles, Zhao Feng 2010 Donghua University

Woven Color In China/ The Five Colors In Chinese Culture And Polychrome Woven Textiles, Zhao Feng

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

There existed the yin-yang theory and the five color system, including red, blue, yellow, black and white, in ancient Chinese culture. Each color refers to one of the five directions, east, west, north, south and middle, also one of the five planets, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn, as well as one of the five materials, metal, wood, water, fire and earth. This idea was also widely used in the Chinese polychrome woven textiles from the Han dynasty (2c. BC-2c. AD), to the Ming dynasty (14-17c). Based on the analysis of all available samples of polychrome woven silks with cloud ...


Figured Velvets From Simple Looms: Velvet Pick-Up And Related Techniques For Handweavers, Wendy Landry 2010 Concordia University

Figured Velvets From Simple Looms: Velvet Pick-Up And Related Techniques For Handweavers, Wendy Landry

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Much historical velvet was designed to be figural, often in elaborate curvilinear floral motifs, and multiple colours. These complex patterns could be efficiently designed for and executed on the available drawlooms and their successors, the jacquard looms. Faced with such complexity, and the unavailability of jacquard looms and drawlooms, few handweavers have attempted to add velvet technique to their repertoire. However, the basic principles and weave structures of velvet are relatively simple and can be executed on simpler handlooms. Pick-up techniques and simple loom modifications make figured velvet accessible for weavers without access to complex jacquard velvet looms, allowing them ...


Cloth Settlers: Fine Art Dolls Populating The Textile Art Landscape, Shelley Thornton 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Cloth Settlers: Fine Art Dolls Populating The Textile Art Landscape, Shelley Thornton

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

This presentation will offer a view of the work of a group of renowned world-class artists who have chosen dollmaking as their mode of expression and textiles as their medium. Art-quality images will portray work by contemporary artists creating cutting-edge textile dolls today as well as some earlier artists active as far back as the nineteen forties who, working in a more traditional vein, helped set high standards for doll artistry and built the foundation for the current state of the art form. Dolls of this caliber have found their way into the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and the ...


View From The Shoulders Of Thar Masters: New Space For Ply-Split Braiding, David W. Fraser 2010 The Textile Museum

View From The Shoulders Of Thar Masters: New Space For Ply-Split Braiding, David W. Fraser

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Men of the Thar Desert in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat and the Pakistan state of Sindh have been the traditional masters of ply-split braiding. They have focused on trappings for camels, including elaborately decorated girths, bridles and other accoutrement, made of goat hair or cotton. Particularly since the 1998 publication of Collingwood’s The Techniques of Ply-split Braiding, fiber artists have explored other possibilities for using ply-split braiding to create vessels and other three-dimensional structures. Most of those innovations have been done in what Collingwood calls single-course oblique twining (SCOT), which allows great freedom in color patterning ...


Anna Von Mertens: Azmt & Aura, Concurrent Exhibitions, The Project Room 2010 Textile Society of America

Anna Von Mertens: Azmt & Aura, Concurrent Exhibitions, The Project Room

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Project Room & Dushan Creative
www.projectroom.us www.dushancreative.com
(402) 617-8365 (402) 420-0941


Anna Von Mertens: AZMT & Aura
Oct. 1st, First Friday: 7 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2nd: noon to 4:00
Special open hours: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8th and 9th: noon to 4


Anna Von Mertens pays tribute to a pioneer quilter, Anna Zerissa Morse Thurston, who traveled from Maine to California in the 1880s, almost certainly going through Nebraska on the Oregon Trail. Using computer technology to chart the star pattern at dawn on the day the woman was born in Maine and ...


Binary Fiction: Digital Weaving 2010, Concurrent Exhibitions, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery 2010 Textile Society of America

Binary Fiction: Digital Weaving 2010, Concurrent Exhibitions, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery
www.unl.edu/art/facilities_eisentrager-howard.shtml
Richards Hall, 1st floor
Stadium Dr. & T St.
(402) 472-5025


Binary Fiction: Digital Weaving 2010
October 4 - 29, 2010


The artists in this exhibition, Laurie Addis, Catharine Ellis, Gail Kenning, Chia-Hui Lu, Christy Matson, Vita Plume, Michael Radyk, Ismini Samanidou, Ruth Scheuing, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart and Bhakti Ziek, use weaving combined with the generative capabilities of the computer to create planar
objects imbued with beauty and meaning. Drawing on various sources of inspiration mediated by digital technology, they transform virtual designs into material form using the matrix of threads on the loom. The ...


Textiles And Tradition In The Marketplace, Philis Alvic 2010 philis@philisalvic.info

Textiles And Tradition In The Marketplace, Philis Alvic

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Textiles and traditional textile techniques have been part of economic crafts development in many countries for a long time. Many of the schemes for helping the poorest of the world’s poor involve using or adapting textiles and creating products to appeal to the tourist and export markets. Individual styles become marketing tools because they are unique to a particular culture. In coming up with items that will sell, rarely does the product honor the culture that it came from.

While any TSA member would realize the value of traditional textiles, most customers prefer that the fabric be used to ...


Catullus 70, James Taber 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Catullus 70, James Taber

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Una Etapa De Alcoholismo / Alcoholism, Nadia Bercovich 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Una Etapa De Alcoholismo / Alcoholism, Nadia Bercovich

mOthertongue

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Rara, Kathuska Jose 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rara, Kathuska Jose

mOthertongue

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Penguins, Heather Maes 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Penguins, Heather Maes

mOthertongue

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Pug, Heather Macs 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pug, Heather Macs

mOthertongue

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