Do you know the Textile Arts Center?
''The Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. TAC aspires to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven -- common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.'' -TAC
This chapter gifted me a new fiber-art family, and I had the opportunity of being part of wonderful things. Since there is way too much goodness to fit in this blog, I will share highlights of the last few months through my next posts. Take a peek at the launch of the TAC Magazine, and... a bit about the project I'm developing for our AIR Cycle 5 Exhibition which opens on November 6th, 2014 at Showroom Gowanus.
And, if you haven't do so already, I invite you to go visit TAC in person. Whether you decide to take one of their classes (they have morning series, after-work sessions, weekend intensives, and month-long courses), take advantage of their fantastic Sewing Seeds program, or rent studio time. You can also engage virtually through their blog and web-shop.
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