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Get excited, fellow crafters and aspiring textile designers! I just stumbled upon this handy DIY resource called Spoonflower.com. You can design to your hearts content, then email spoonflower and get your custom cloth for only $18 per yard, and the option to sell to other customers!Get excited, fellow crafters and aspiring textile designers! I just stumbled upon this... more
LEED 2009 is a new varation of the rating system originally developed in 2000. The new system hopes to set the standard for green building even higher. But when will the new system go into effect?LEED 2009 is a new varation of the rating system originally developed in 2000. The new... more
Expo TV has a video interview with Lee Eisman, the Director of the Pantone Color Institute. In the video, Eisman discusses how Pantone chooses its colors and predicts color trends.Expo TV has a video interview with Lee Eisman, the Director of the Pantone Color... more
Last weekend Pantone and Gap joined foces to open a pop-up shop in the company’s concrept store space on New York’s 5th Avenue. The shop, open until February 8th, sells shirts in a range of official Pantone hues.Last weekend Pantone and Gap joined foces to open a pop-up shop in the company’s... more
Welcome to PGR, one of the nation’s leading design firms. We may have whole webisodes dedicated to our awe inspiring greatness, but don’t let that fool you – we’re just like you. Our team of designers deals with the same cast of characters and annoyances that make office life so, um, unique. PRG, it’s just like your office if it were funny.Welcome to PGR, one of the nation’s leading design firms. We may have whole... more
Reporting from secret farms and not-so-secret grow houses of marijuana cultivators, Lisa Ling goes into their world -- where marijuana is not just a drug but a way of life.
"If a stranger walked up to you and poured pebble like seeds into your hand and then said, 'plant them and your harvest can be made into rope, cloth or paper. It could help the sick or intoxicate.' What would you say? Would you keep the seeds or chuck them away?"
I highly recommend this Explorer. Although it isn't perfect, it has its insightful moments and Lisa Ling shines, as always! :)Reporting from secret farms and not-so-secret grow houses of marijuana cultivators,... more
This film explores the history of the American government's official policy on marijuana in the 20th century. Rising with xenophobia with Mexican immigration and their taste for smoking marijuana, we see the establishment of a wrong headed federal drug policy as a crime issue as opposed to a public health approach. Fueled by prejudice, hysterical propaganda and political opportunism undeterred by voices of reason on the subject, we follow the story of a costly and futile crusade against a substance with questionable ill effects that has damaged basic civil liberties.This film explores the history of the American government's official policy on... more
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Get Latest Technical Textiles Industry News, Technical Textiles Jobs, Technical Textiles Trade Fairs and Technical Textiles Articles and Reviews.Get Latest Technical Textiles Industry News, Technical Textiles Jobs, Technical... more
A Western Australian farmer hopes to export super-fine 'baby hemp' that he claims gives merino wool a run for its money.
Kim Hough is growing hemp at a time of the year when it grows quicker and has longer fibres than conventional hemp, making it ideal for the premium textile market.
He says the export market is keen.
"A lot of people get the wrong idea that hemp is coarse like your bags and things," he says.
"Now hemp has been refined to an extraordinary degree and now we're looking at super-fine fibres with the baby hemp.
"Japan is the place we're looking at at the moment but also China is looking at more high quality fibre."A Western Australian farmer hopes to export super-fine 'baby hemp' that he... more
An energetic curiosity about the world of things unites the work of Craig Fisher, J.A. Nicholls and Debra Swann. Cutting it up, shunting it around and shoving it down in a different way is what they each do with a confidence that runs a road through the familiar. These works transgress referential and material boundaries with a desire at times plainly wanton and at others with the tentative steps of a torchless, night-time adventure. What drives these practices is an appetite for a different kind of sense, new associations offering the possibility of new stories.
Fisher renders the accessories of tough urban life in fabric offering a new take on traditional representations of aggression and hostility. Soft and sensuous collisions of technique, of high and low culture and of pictorial and sculptural space cause slippages in meaning through which new territories can be glimpsed.
Gesturing from the far side, Nicholls’ faux collage paintings concern themselves with the pleasures of referentiality. These works pursue a dynamic dialogue with the remains of meaning, a range of faded visual histories, feeling what the curves and lines of familiar marks might contribute to the making of a new story.
As with Fisher and Nicholls, there is an almost fetishistic fascination with the physicality of materials in Swann’s delicately made and deceitful artefacts. A compulsive authorial shadow asserts its presence in the transformation of resources providing a fantastical gateway to the world of nature.
Inhabiting a point of view both within and at a distance from what’s agreed, the work of these three artists makes the assertion that odd associations have a rightful place, which strays from the requirement that they be competent, able to provide answers in known terms.
An energetic curiosity about the world of things unites the work of Craig Fisher, J.A.... more
Debra Swann (Artist) in London (United Kingdom) from Re-title.com
My work is informed by the physicality of being human and yet the most visible trait comes from a collision between the worlds of reality and fantasy. Taking materials from the everyday and transforming them into fantastical objects or attire, I attempt to investigate my own imagination and explore the boundaries between the everyday and the subconscious or metaphysical worlds of fantasy. I am interested in how science tries to explain or make sense of the world and the way in which we place our trust in what we consider to be fact.Debra Swann (Artist) in London (United Kingdom) from Re-title.com DEBRA'S... more
Born 1976, lives and works in Nottingham and London.
Craig's statement: "Currently I am making large scale sculptural installations using various fabrics that question representations of violence, disaster and macho stereotypes. I reference and make work from cloth (including my recent wallpaintings) due to its rich wealth of associations. I employ textiles/craft, which are traditionally perceived as being associated to women to question people’s assumptions about what I’m allowed to be as a man and how masculinity is defined.
I am particularly interested in playing with boundaries - mixing techniques of art and craft I reference both high and low culture and compose narratives that sit between reality and fantasy. I make work that operates in a space in between disciplines/boundaries ... the work is not identifiable as any one thing, be it image or object, craft/fashion or art, furniture or sculpture, high or low, masculine or feminine, functional or dysfunctional.
I explore these boundaries as potential spaces of slippage, of accidents, which allow for discoveries beyond confined and referenced fields of art production. The audience will hopefully perceive this ‘state-in-between’ as a challenge to their habits of looking. While the individual details of the installations I make may reference the latest in avant garde design, the overall impression is that you are being transported by your TV to the latest media disaster: or is it a film set – Kill Bill meets South Park, The Shining via The Wizard of Oz and then back again through Bowling for Columbine! I am trying to create an aftermath of multiple popular references, which need to be unpicked. Familiarity, confused by representational play recedes leaving a nightmarish playground of soft-edged things to consider."Born 1976, lives and works in Nottingham and London. Craig's statement:... more
Featuring Oakland - Alameda County Artists
May 6 - June 15
Many studio visitors plan their EBOS tour by viewing the over 400 artworks and presentations displayed salon-style in our 2500 square foot gallery. Works are in a variety of media – visitors will see art and fine crafts including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, printing and letterpress, photography, textiles, and glass. Much of the work is for sale – a percentage of which benefits Pro Arts' exhibitions and programs.
East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition
http://www.proartsgallery.org/ebos/gallery.htmlFeaturing Oakland - Alameda County Artists May 6 - June 15 Many studio visitors... more
A Latvian scientist has created a new type of thread made from amber which could be used in heart surgery.
Amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pines and is widely found along the shores of the Baltic Sea. For centuries the opaque, golden resin has been used to make jewellery. But now Inga Lyashenko is carrying out research to see if amber could be manipulated for use in medicine or fashion.
Sonia Legg reports.A Latvian scientist has created a new type of thread made from amber which could be... more
Note: There was so little public attention and notice to the need for a ban on marijuana, or the resulting legislation (Marihuana Tax Act of 1937), that the editors apparently did not realize that it had already been outlawed when they published this article.
AMERICAN farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented which solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products.
http://www.thefreshscent.com/wp-content/post_imgs/1106/billiondollar.jpgPopular Mechanics February, 1938 Note: There was so little public attention and... more