Definition of lace from Merriam- Webster: An openwork usually figured fabric made of thread or yarn and used for trimmings, household coverings and entire garments.
Lace is a product that invokes associations to many different concepts or objects, including Victorian clothing and interior design, labor-intensive toil, pattern, decoration, opulence, history, skill and fine craft. Lace dates back to at least the mid-15th century; it has been revered ever since, by the clergy, the aristocracy and royalty including Queen Victoria, who was married in...
The aim of “Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles” at the Marta Hewett Gallery is to explore “traditional and alternative textile materials.” Despite the diversity of what’s on view, the exhibition can be divided into artists who use traditional techniques and materials, and others who use alternative materials but still work with basically traditional techniques.
(Above) Orly Genger, Untitled (black), nd, rope and paint, crocheted, 38” x 28” x 1.5”. Courtesy of Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell.
“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones,” Taft Museum of Art, through February 18, 2018.
December 23rd, 2017 | Published in *, December 2017 | Karen S. Chambers
Jones sees modern quilting as “look(ing) at traditional quilting and then do(ing) its own thing.” 1 For this quilt maker, “its own thing” marries tradition and contemporary abstract art in quilts that are meant to be used and “paintings”—smaller pieced works stretched over wood supports.
Heather Jones, “Something in Your Eyes”, 2017, pieced cotton...