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Category - Art Speaks

Art Speaks / Baskets: Woven Treasures

Art Speaks Series: January 2015 Every other month, Art Speaks features a member organization or guild whose collection is housed in Textile Center’s library. The purpose of the Minnesota Basket Weaver’s Guild is to bring together the various elements that make up…

Art Speaks: Amazing Rugs

Art Speaks Series: October 2014 Pre-Islamic Carpets and Textiles from Eastern Lands by Fredrich Spuhler contains research of carbon dated carpet pieces from the 2nd – 4th centuries CE. He describes these rare art pieces in detail, relating…

Art Speaks / Buttons: Tiny Marvels Worth Collecting

Art Speaks Series: September 2014 Every other month, Art Speaks will feature a member organization or guild whose collection is housed in Textile Center’s library. The Minnesota State Button Society was established in 1943, and is dedicated to…

Art Speaks: The Intrigue of Color

Art Speaks Series: August 2014 A monthly series that focuses on fiber art topics as a way to explore the Library’s extensive circulating collection. The Story of Colour in Textiles, in its examination of fiber, color, dyeing and…

Art Speaks: Art vs. Craft

Is there truly something to argue about? Art Speaks Series: July, 2014 “Over the last five to ten years, museum curators, gallerists, art historians, are all beginning to realize that there is a very, very fine line between…

Art Speaks: Sustainable Thoughts

A monthly series that focuses on fiber art topics as a way to explore the Library’s extensive circulating collection. Sustainable Thoughts: Our three featured books this month talk about sustainability in fiber art. Sustainable Fashion Handbook by Sandy…

Art Speaks: Fiber and Orphans

A new series from the Textile Center Library: ART SPEAKS This monthly series focuses on a different fiber art topic as a way to explore the Library’s collection. Fiber and Orphans Opening in 1741, London’s Foundling Hospital admitted…