Textile Museum

Textile Museum

Textile Museum

  • Oct 31 at 10:27 AM
    Happy #Halloween! This altar frontal from Peru features a skeleton wearing a Papal crown (right), and one wearing a royal crown (left). The date is thought to be about 1621, because both the king of Spain and the pope died in that year. #TextileTuesday
  • Oct 27 at 0:39 PM
    Spend this weekend finding beauty in the ordinary, even the #shadows. Kyoko Nitta @abariami uses hemp yarn, wire, and knotting to create the physical work of art, but also considers the shadows a part of her art. ""Clothes: Bag Circulation"" is on view now in ""The Box Project"" #UncommonThreads #KyokoNitta #shadowart #shadoweffect #fiberart #hempyarn #wire #knotting
  • Oct 25 at 6:48 PM
    Were thrilled to welcome Box Project artist Pat Hodson in todays Instagram #takeover: The fact that I was given a box to fill, suggested book to me, because historically, boxes protected precious books. Over time, books became a cheap, throw away vehicles for words. Now, in these days of electronic reading, are paper books obsolete; or can books evolve be seen as treasured, tactile art objects? One problem with a book, is that only one page can be viewed at a time, so a few years later, I took up the threads of the idea, and using similar techniques designed an artwork which folds like a book, but when hung, can be seen as a whole. In these artworks I made the act of looking a game an interplay of patterns and marks which are illusory, with those which are real part of the tactile surface, Likewise, the interweaving of dye colour laid within the surface, and digital colour, printed over the surface. #PatHodson #UncommonThreads #fiberart
  • Oct 23 at 6:50 PM
    Before bus, segway, and duck tours, there were good old-fashioned automobile tours! In 1904, the Seeing Washington Automobile Company offered a new way to tour the city for $1 per passenger. This brochure is one of the new objects displayed in A Collectors Vision,"" our exhibition curated in-part by students from GW''s #PhiAlphaTheta chapter. #dchistory

Oct 31, 10:27 AM

Happy #Halloween! This altar frontal from Peru features a skeleton wearing a Papal crown (right), and one wearing a royal crown (left). The date is thought to be about 1621, because both the king of Spain and the pope died in that year. #TextileTuesday

Oct 27, 0:39 PM

Spend this weekend finding beauty in the ordinary, even the #shadows. Kyoko Nitta @abariami uses hemp yarn, wire, and knotting to create the physical work of art, but also considers the shadows a part of her art. ""Clothes: Bag Circulation"" is on view now in ""The Box Project"" #UncommonThreads #KyokoNitta #shadowart #shadoweffect #fiberart #hempyarn #wire #knotting

Oct 25, 6:48 PM

Were thrilled to welcome Box Project artist Pat Hodson in todays Instagram #takeover: The fact that I was given a box to fill, suggested book to me, because historically, boxes protected precious books. Over time, books became a cheap, throw away vehicles for words. Now, in these days of electronic reading, are paper books obsolete; or can books evolve be seen as treasured, tactile art objects? One problem with a book, is that only one page can be viewed at a time, so a few years later, I took up the threads of the idea, and using similar techniques designed an artwork which folds like a book, but when hung, can be seen as a whole. In these artworks I made the act of looking a game an interplay of patterns and marks which are illusory, with those which are real part of the tactile surface, Likewise, the interweaving of dye colour laid within the surface, and digital colour, printed over the surface. #PatHodson #UncommonThreads #fiberart

Oct 23, 6:50 PM

Before bus, segway, and duck tours, there were good old-fashioned automobile tours! In 1904, the Seeing Washington Automobile Company offered a new way to tour the city for $1 per passenger. This brochure is one of the new objects displayed in A Collectors Vision,"" our exhibition curated in-part by students from GW''s #PhiAlphaTheta chapter. #dchistory