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Threaded Events

Posted on: Monday, December 31, 2012


A contemplative moment at 'event of a thread' (photo by Abigail Doan)

It is true. Everyone is talking about Ann Hamilton's installation, 'event of a thread' at The Park Avenue Armory in NYC, and with good reason – it is modern interactive textile magic.

I particularly loved this quote from the exhibition's statement flyer: "Anni Albers, in writing for Encyclopedia Brittanica, reflected that all weaving traces back to the event of a thread."

How apropos for the times that we are living in and the efforts of so many who are trying to re-connect us with the warp and weft of identifying, sharing, and reviving thread traditions.

Here are just a few selections of what I consider to be exquisite events of a thread:







Moshekwa Langa

Щастлива Нова Година! Happy New Year and 2013!

Fete for the Senses 2012

Posted on: Tuesday, December 25, 2012

'Fete for the Senses' table top installation by Abigail Doan


Settling into life in NYC again has been a bit surreal. I feel fortunate to have been re-introduced to the creative spirit of this vibrant city with the collaborative effort of artists, designers, and makers featured at Fete for the Senses. I am still processing all of the goodness that transpired and hope to write more about the event soon. Until then, here is a sampling of images and views, with more photos on Tumblr and Pinterest.



'Fete for the Senses' table top detail by Abigail Doan


Details and surfaces from BALMASEDA and Sassa Bjorg

EKO-LAB recycled glass bottle and cord necklace

Handmade Herkimer rock crystal and organic cotton neck piece by EKO-LAB

Marion + Willson textile collection debut at 'Fete for the Senses'


Wishing everyone a joyful and peaceful conclusion to 2012.

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