Inside the January/February 2007 Issue
Vol. 33 No. 4
ON THE COVER: Sandra Backlund, handknitted minidress (Perfect Hurts collection), 2005; wool/mohair. Backlund
is interviewed on page 42. Photo: Andreas Kock. ABOVE: Three tops by Catherine Leduc, 2006; cotton,
Lycra; machine double-jacquard knitting. For more about Leduc, a recent textiles graduate, see page 49.
Photo: David Simard.
TO SEE, TO THINK, TO WEAR
by Rhonda Sonnenberg
Theater and philosophy underlie Latifa Medjdoub’s sculptural felted clothing.
PATRICIA PALSON, COOL WEAVER
by Maureen Egan
This New Hampshire designer’s garments dance with vibrant colors and light weaves.
CLARINA BEZZOLA’S BIRTHING INTO THE LIGHT
by Rhonda Sonnenberg
Intense, transformative works that meld fiber sculpture, performance art, poetry, and song.
Democratic art form meets meticulous craftwork in the original garments of Sandra Backlund.
MARKINGS IN YARN
by Jessica Hemmings
Shoes and the body inspire Marina Dempster as she brings her voice to the Huichol craft
THE MONTREAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES:
EMBRACING CREATIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY
by Denis Longchamps
With the purpose of promoting textile creation, this school and research center has become
a leader in the field
News & Notes
SweaterLodge | The Silk Project | Career Transitions | Art Quilt
News | Emerging Artist Awards | Bernadett Páger’s Felt
ON THE WEB: More News & Notes
Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting | TSGNY Turns Thirty | Guild of Book Workers | Laurie Swim’s Art Quilts
Willa Ette Graham’s Piecework
Polly Ullrich on Collecting | Lloyd Cotsen
Barley Massey | Laura Willits
A Showcase of Accessories
ON THE WEB: Sampling: A Showcase of Accessories
Gee’s Bend | Love and War | Hin | Elizabeth Whyte Schulze | Susan Taber Avila | Hair | New Embroidery
Travel & Traditions
Mood Fabrics | Tsutsugaki Textiles | Artemisia Gallery
Catalogs to Order
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
ABOVE: Laura Willits,
Arches Gap, 2005;
glass beads; loom woven; 20" x 133⁄4". Willits
is profiled on page 28. Photo: Philip Arny.