What Is Sashiko?

"Sashiko" means "little stabs", the verb "sasu" means "to pierce". This type of needlework is used in traditional Japanese quilting, and utilizes a long running stitch to form geometric patterns for...

Needle Exchange: Quillwork

Welcome back everybody! The last few months we've been looking at contemporary fiber artists, this time I thought we'd look at a tradition that is wholly North American.  Míkmaq...

Needle Exchange: Hannah Ryggen

Hi everybody! Last time we looked at the work of Claes Oldenburg, this time I thought we'd look at the tapestries of Norwegian artist, Hannah Ryggen.  "I am a painter, not a weaver; a painter...

Needle Exchange: Claes Oldenburg

Hi everybody! Welcome back! Last time we looked at Joseph Beuy's fiber work, this week I thought we take a look at Claes Oldenburg. These days, when we hear the phrase "Soft Sculptures", most of...

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