Peters Valley began as an experimental colony, eventually evolving into a craft school of prominent women blacksmiths, ceramicists, and fiber artists.
More than 40 textile works dating from the 1950s to her death in 2007, at age 100, float in the artist’s retrospective at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center is working in support of a generative, living tradition of storytelling through textiles.
The Immigrant Yarn Project, a fiber arts collective, crafts and sells knitted totems to benefit immigration aid organizations.
While Mrinalini Mukherjee radically used textiles to negotiate the deep roots of symbolic Indian art and craft, her visual vocabulary sought independence from traditional roles within her culture.
With artists spanning all corners of the globe, Vitamin T is a timely contribution to dismantling the division between art and craft.
Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field reimagines the Museum of Arts and Design’s third floor gallery space as an artist’s studio for two, both demystifying the process of fiber art making and allowing the artists to dialogue with a curious public.
The American Folk Art Museum in New York is exhibiting wartime quilts made by British soldiers from their uniforms in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Museum of Arts and Design marks 10 years of Margaret and Christine Wertheim’s “Crochet Coral Reef” project, a vibrant response to the destruction of our ocean life.
The ancient Inca had no known written language, but they may have used an intricate language of knots.
In the first major retrospective of her sculptural bundles of yarn and found objects, the late Judith Scott is celebrated not just for having found a way to creatively express herself late in life, after being institutionalized with Down syndrome and undiagnosed deafness; instead, the Brooklyn Museum’s Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound honors her powerful, tactile acts of making.
Despite being a craft dating back over 30,000 years, fiber work only started to get sculpturally experimental in a serious way in the 1960s and 70s.