Archive for the ‘Knitting+felting+sewing’ Category

cutting and folding felt/crocheting

Friday, March 20th, 2009




“Fashioning Felt” Exhibition

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Thought the class would get a kick out of this: Fashioning Felt at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, March 6–September 7, 2009.


This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise and is an extremely versatile material. The exhibition will begin with historic examples of felts, showcase innovations in handmade felts, and feature contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings. The exhibition is being organized by Susan Brown, assistant curator, Textiles.

Knitting + Felting, piece 2; Cutting + Folding, piece 4

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Knitting and Felting, piece 1

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Hand felting on a crochet frame. Gray mohair yarn and natural wool roving.

Josh Jakus - Eggflat

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Crochet Coral Reef

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Designed and curated by IFF co-directors:
Christine and Margaret Wertheim

The Institute For Figuring is crocheting a coral reef: a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world.

See the installation at Track 16 Gallery, January 10-February 28, 2009:

Track 16 Gallery
Smart Art Press
2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1
Santa Monica, CA 90404 
Telephone: 310-264-4678
Fax: 310-264-4682

Regular gallery hours during exhibitions are from Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM