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The Textile Cuisine
"Living in an old city of textile industry in Poland, I create subtle pieces of art in every form possible. From small ornaments to great wallhangings, everything I create starts from a scrap of textile.

It is a contemporary way to involve art in our everyday life, to let it into our houses, on the tables. My creations are mostly inspired by the charm of small things and are made to give the same feeling of beauty. See my works to see inspiration coming from nature, food, kitchen or... old stories!"
glvo  textiles  sewing  bozenawojtaszek  blogs  quilts  quilting 
june 2015 by robertogreco
The Process: Bloom Blanket » The Kickstarter Blog — Kickstarter
"One thing was clear: my friends at the tiny Barcelona factory would never be able to sew so many blankets so quickly. My intention was to make 40 beautifully handmade blankets but after being backed by 947 people the entire production process had to be revisited."
manufacturing  sewing  process  2015  biancachengcostanzo  production  glvo  quilting  bloomblanket  kickstarter  logistics 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Constellation Quilt by Emily Fischer — Kickstarter
"Touch the stars and celebrate your place in the universe with a handmade quilt of the constellations by Haptic Lab."

[See also: http://www.hapticlab.com/ ]
quilts  quilting  space  astronomy  sewing  kickstarter  2013  hapticlab  emilyfischer 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Jimmy McBride's Interstellar Quilts | American Craft Council
"Jimmy McBride's art quilts are really out of this world. Made from salvaged textiles (collected while working for a salt and vinegar shipping company called Intergalactic Transport), the quilts are hand-stitched and hand-quilted. As McBride puts it: "There's no log cabins or poinsettias around, so I just stare out the window until something catches my eye."

Back on Earth, McBride is based in Brooklyn, and also recently launched a line of Roycroft Quilts. If you'd like to see him talk more about his intergalactic travels, make sure to check out this video."

[See also: http://jimmymcbride.com/home.html
http://intergalactictransport.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/quilt
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/handmade-portraits-stellarquilts/
https://vimeo.com/18669372 ]

[Related: "1876 Ellen Harding Baker's "Solar System" Quilt" http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_556183 ]
via:annegalloway  2013  quilts  quilting  sewing  glvo  astronomy  space  art  textiles  brooklyn  sciencefiction  video 
april 2013 by robertogreco
On the Virtues of Preexisting Material | Contents Magazine
"What I want to do is try to explain why making work with preexisting materials is more interesting than making work with materials that seem newer. And at the same time, I want to look critically at some ways we think, and that I have thought, about appropriation. I’ll begin with my manifesto, which goes like this:

1. Why add to the population of orphaned works?
2. Don’t presume that new work improves on old
3. Honor our ancestors by recycling their wisdom
4. The ideology of originality is arrogant and wasteful
5. Dregs are the sweetest drink
6. And leftovers were spared for a reason
7. Actors don’t get a fair shake the first time around, let’s give them another
8. The pleasure of recognition warms us on cold nights and cools us in hot summers
9. We approach the future by typically roundabout means
10. We hope the future is listening, and the past hopes we are too
11. What’s gone is irretrievable, but might also predict the future
12. Access to what’s already happened is cheaper than access to what’s happening now
13. Archives are justified by use
14. Make a quilt not an advertisement"
rickprelinger  archives  preexistingmaterial  contentsmagazine  2013  manifestos  cv  future  history  wisdom  recognition  culture  buildingblocks  whyreinventthewheel?  quilting  poetry  creativity  remixing  creation  recycling  rediscovery  remixculture 
february 2013 by robertogreco
K A T H R Y N C L A R K
"In addition to featuring my art, I created this blog to inspire and inform other artists who work in the unique genre I call articraft. I feature artists who use craft and craftspeople who make art."
art  craft  articraft  glvo  cv  kathrynclark  artists  blogs  quilting  quilts 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Victoria and Albert Museum - Patchwork: Pattern Maker
"Welcome to the Victoria and Albert Museum Patchwork Pattern Maker. Using these pages, you will be able to upload any image and convert it instantly into your own, personalised quilt pattern. Let creativity be your guide."
sewing  quilting  design  crafts  patterns  quiltmaking  glvo  projectideas  software  patternmaking  images 
april 2011 by robertogreco
GetRobo Blog English: Marriage of Robotics with Handicraft
"Engineer and electronics shop owner Osamu Iwasaki who's been building robots for some time is currently interested in using "soft material" for his machines. His newest work is the RoboKnit which is a collaboration with Hanakomet who did the knitting. A little while ago, Iwasaki-san worked with textile artist Tomoco Mouri to make the Kinetic Quilt. He used a Lilypad Arduino, one $12 servo motor and piano wire and it took him about an hour to build this. ... So why combine handicraft with robotics? People's reactions to these kinds of robots is what motivates Iwasaki-san. The RoboKnit is "Cute!" and many children gathered around when he was filming the video at the park. On the other hand, the general impression of the Kinetic Quilt was "Creepy~~." "If they were just made of motors and metal, people would've reacted differently. I'm curious to find out what kind of movements and structure make people react in certain ways," he says."
glvo  crafts  edg  srg  robots  knitting  quilting  arduino  lilypad  roboknit 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Blankets : Haptic Lab
"Soft-Maps (c) are quilted maps of neighborhoods and parks that represent someone's unique place in the city. Each map is meant to be used: wrap your children in them, have a picnic, pull them close during the next Nor'easter. Not only beautiful, these blankets can be used as a mnemonic tool. As your child grows up with a Soft Map, they learn to read their neighborhood and its landmarks in a tactile, easily remembered way."

[via: http://www.purselipsquarejaw.org/2009/10/soft-maps-lived-spaces.php ]
design  art  maps  mapping  diy  glvo  quilts  quilting  sewing 
october 2009 by robertogreco
A Ervilha Cor de Rosa: quilted planet
"Quilted Planet: A Sourcebook of Quilts from Around the World...é uma espécie de história mundial dos quilts, aliás colchas, organizada por regiões e profusamente ilustrada. Não sendo uma obra científica, inclui uma boa bibliografia e apresenta bas
books  sewing  glvo  quilting  design  art 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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