April 17, 2019

Generally when we think of tassels, little tufts of ratty thread hanging from the key to the china cabinet or the curtains of your grandmother's house come to mind; fussy little objects which are always an addition to something else rather than an art form in themselve...

April 4, 2019

In recent years the beautiful, haunting crochet sculptures of Caitlin McCormack have gone viral online. We know the images but what is the story behind them? This week on TextileStories artist Caitlin McCormack gives an honest and vulnerable insight into her creative j...

March 7, 2019

Starting out as a creative soul unsure of which path to take in life, after completing her very hands-on studies in costume design at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an internship at the prestigious Hand & Lock embroidery workshop in 2010 led to a successful...

February 27, 2019

From a child with mis-matched socks to being recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s 2018 Chicagoans of the year,

Sky Cubacub is the founder - and heart and soul – of Rebirth Garments; "a clothing line for people on the full spectrum of gender, size and ability". Reb...

February 20, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I posted some SEM photographs of threads taken from 17th Century needle laces on Instagram and it sparked quite a bit of discussion and many questions, so for this episode of TextileStories I wanted to tell the story of some of the research I have...

December 15, 2018

An interview with Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine about “Between Systems and Grounds”; their unique project, process and their specially designed lace music box.

As I begin wrapping up our coverage of the major lace events of 2018, it was wonderful to be able to interview Devon Thein, the curator of Lace not Lace. As a woman who is deeply passionate about lace and promoting the art her discussion of the process of creating the...

November 10, 2018

As an experienced lace maker and collector, I was prepared to find the current show, Lace – not Lace, at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ, interesting and entertaining, but assumed that it would be no more than that. Instead I was blown away by the diversity and...

October 10, 2018

Part 2 Lace Camp In part 1 I looked at Jane Atkinson’s exhibition Ebb’n’Flow: Lace, Place & Climate, here I want to discuss why the whole event was so important

September 19, 2018

Part 1

Lace, Place & Climate 

In a year of important events in the world of lace, Jane Atkinson’s exhibition Ebb ‘n’ Flow: Lace, Place & Climate marks an important shift in the way in which lace is presented to and perceived by the general public. Having been fortunate e...

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