Inside the Summer 2008 Issue
Volume 35 Number 1
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.
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
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
Fridamania | Knitting and Stitching Show and Festival of Quilts | Radiance in
Sarah Hewitt: WOMADelaide 2007
Guidelines for the Care of Textiles
Elana Herzog | Mary Beth Bellah
A Showcase of Textiles Inspired by Tradition
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
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
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.