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Fiberarts - Summer 2008
Summer 2008

 
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Contents
Sampling: Textiles Inspired by Tradition
Hear Consuelo Jiménez Underwood, Valarie James, and Vic De La Rosa talk about their work “at the Border.”
U. K. Travel Recommendations beyond London
Updated Textile Tours
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Inside the Summer 2008 Issue

Volume 35  Number 1
War Torn by Urh and Iva Sobocan - Fiberarts

ON THE COVER: Elana Herzog, Plaid, 2007; wool fabric, metal staples, painted drywall on plywood panel constructions; dimensions variable. Installation at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, September 29–November 11, 2007. Herzog is profiled on page 28. Photo: Etienne Frossard. ABOVE: Urh Sobocan in collaboration with Iva Sobocan, War-torn 2, 2007; colored yarns; lace; 15" x 11". Read about Sobocan’s multi-media collaboration with his grandmother on page 44. Photo: Nina Inkret.

Features

THE SOU•SOU IMPULSE
by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
Using traditional Japanese design and techniques, SOU•SOU creates garments with a youthful flair locally.

CLOTH AND CULTURE NOW: NEW SPACE NEW POSSIBILITIES
by Oliver Lowenstein
Cloth & Culture NOW is the fourth exhibit organized by Lesley Millar, a professor at University College for the Creative Arts in Farnham, South England, which addresses traditional craft practice and newer renditions of the craft.

THE FLEETINGNESS OF FAIRY TALES
by Barbara Predan and Boris Benko
Illustrator Urh Sobocan and lacemaker Iva Sobocan’s combining of contemporary illustration and traditional lacemaking, enriched by the unlikely teaming of two generations—grandson and grandmother—has produced a unique form of illustration.

ARTISTS AT THE BORDER
Moderated and edited by Vic De La Rosa
The textile-based artworks of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Valarie James, and Vic De La Rosa speak to the complex issues related to the United States–Mexico border. In March, they discussed their work and how it intersects with conscience, community, and tradition.
On the Web: Audio excerpts from the Artists at the Border discussion

ADAPTING THE PAST: ANDEAN TAPESTRY INSPIRES NEW FORMS
by Mary Lane
In a workshop, sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance and taught by Susan Martin Maffei, twelve tapestry artists studied the past to inspire their futures.

News & Notes
Fiber in Philadelphia | International Quilt Study Center and Museum Opening | Crafting Protest | Namita Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland | Artist Awards | Shibori DVD | and other tidbits from the fiber world

Previews
Fridamania | Knitting and Stitching Show and Festival of Quilts | Radiance in the Rainforest

Creative Process
Sarah Hewitt: WOMADelaide 2007

Collecting
Guidelines for the Care of Textiles

Profiles
Elana Herzog | Mary Beth Bellah

Sampling
A Showcase of Textiles Inspired by Tradition

Reviews
Huipiles: A Celebration | Tales in Fabric | Nell Battle Booker Sonnemann

Travel & Traditions
The Rebozo: A Mexican Tradition | A Long London Weekend | African Folklore Embroidery | On the Web: Textile Tours | Travel Beyond London

Curtains
Alizah Lelah

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Exhibition Catalogs
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
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Kathy Sosa, Metate Kathy Sosa, Metate, 2007; oil painting collaged onto textiles; 48" x 36". Sosa’s paintings are part of Huipiles: A Celebration reviewed on page 54. Photo: Chuck Maurer.

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