During the past week, I had the pleasure of attending the 18th European Textile Network (ETN) held at the Borås Textile Fashion Centre. Our Spiral Textile exhibition space was located adjacent to the main auditorium. We had great attendance and many favorable comments. I also gave a presentation about the […]
By Anna-Mária Orbán, textile artist and PhD Lecturer at National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania In my work, I have long admired ancient textiles from Ancient Egypt. I have wondered how I could weave such wonderful patterns at a small scale. That’s why I choose to work my spiral project […]
The spiral textile project is pleased to announce the following awards. Our decisions were based on both the sample submitted as well as survey information. Categories include technique, experimental archaeology, representation. Additional awards include student and supporter awards. Click here to see all awards.
22-26 May 2017 Liberec, Czech Republic
By Cordula Hofmann-Molis: Salzburg, Austria. Costume designer and artist In einem kleinen transparenten Kästchen liegt ein glänzendes Objekt. Erst beim zweiten Betrachten erkennt man das Spiralmotiv. Kupferfarben wie die Spirale in der Papyrusdarstellung, wertvoll anmutend. Die Technik, in der es gearbeitet ist, nennt man Occhi oder Frivolität oder Schiffchenarbeit. […]
By Silvia Piza-Tandlich: SanJosé, Costa Rica. Fiber artist and owner of Galería Octágono, a textile-based community project.
By Adriena Pekarova: Art historian, curator, editor and artist in Bratislava, Slovakia The spiral is an amazing motif. One can draw it with a pencil on paper or with a finger in sand, model it out of clay, embroider it on a textile, or twirl it from paper. I twist my […]
We have created Spiral Textile to encourage collaboration among textile artisans and academic researchers. Textile artists possess a wealth of experience that is valuable to historic studies. Presentation of archaeological finding and historical information communicates the richness of our collective textile inheritance. As a research project, Spiral Textile relies upon […]
In the fall of 1971 I found a weaving class and fell in love with the process. In 1983 I discovered fine silk and initially wove bookmarks at 90 epi successfully. A blouse was next, and it was more challenging. Since then I’ve learned better control of beaming, using a […]
By Monica Tsuneishi, Papyrology Collection Manager at the University of Michigan: At its core, making sheets for writing out of the papyrus plant (in the sedge family) is relatively simple. Starting with a long stalk of the plant, you cut off the top umbel off, as well as the bottom […]