Posts Tagged: craft

Craft in the Current Moment

In the Fall of 2017 I was invited to write a short essay for the BFA catalogue for the thesis show at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. It was a really fun project, and the essay can be

Craft in the Current Moment

In the Fall of 2017 I was invited to write a short essay for the BFA catalogue for the thesis show at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. It was a really fun project, and the essay can be

Secret Stash: Textiles, Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulation and Craft

In this essay, I look first at the history of hoarding and bring this discourse up to date to examine the recent pathologization of hoarding as a mental disease through its 2013 acceptance into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of

Secret Stash: Textiles, Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulation and Craft

In this essay, I look first at the history of hoarding and bring this discourse up to date to examine the recent pathologization of hoarding as a mental disease through its 2013 acceptance into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of

Quilts for the 21st Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting

“Quilts for the Twenty-First Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting” In Handbook of Textiles, eds. Janis Jefferies, Hazel Clark and Diana Wood Conroy. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014, pp. 197-210. In this chapter, I begin by exploring the rich

Quilts for the 21st Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting

“Quilts for the Twenty-First Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting” In Handbook of Textiles, eds. Janis Jefferies, Hazel Clark and Diana Wood Conroy. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014, pp. 197-210. In this chapter, I begin by exploring the rich

Craftivism

  with Maria Elena Buszek. Craftivism: A Special Edition of Utopian Studies, (Penn State Press) volume 22, no. 2, 2011. Coined by artists and collectives in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the

Craftivism

  with Maria Elena Buszek. Craftivism: A Special Edition of Utopian Studies, (Penn State Press) volume 22, no. 2, 2011. Coined by artists and collectives in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the

Extra/ordinary

Rebellious Doilies and Subversive Stitches: Writing a ‘Craftivist’ History Focusing on knitting, this essay briefly examines what might be gained and what is lost through the erasure of a historical trajectory of radical practice. To get at this question I

Extra/ordinary

Rebellious Doilies and Subversive Stitches: Writing a ‘Craftivist’ History Focusing on knitting, this essay briefly examines what might be gained and what is lost through the erasure of a historical trajectory of radical practice. To get at this question I

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims: Textiles, Craft and Copyright Debates over copyright and craft are particularly thorny, jumping as they do from notions of a common shared history of quilting bees and knitting circles that should be open and welcoming

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims: Textiles, Craft and Copyright Debates over copyright and craft are particularly thorny, jumping as they do from notions of a common shared history of quilting bees and knitting circles that should be open and welcoming