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New Wearable Textile Sculptures by Artist Mariko Kusumoto

Artist Mariko Kusumoto (previously) continues to amaze us with her ability to turn textiles into delicate orbs that can be worn as necklaces, brooches, and rings. While the artworks are often inspired

A Mass of Tangled Red Yarn Unravels from a Loom to Overtake a Brazilian Chapel

In 2011, Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass pierced the walls of a Sao Paulo chapel with large masses of red yarn, letting the bright material trail into the surrounding grasses, landscape, and trees. The

Artist Aki Inomata Provides Bagworms with Snippets of High Fashion to Create Matching Cocoons

Commenting on female consumer culture in Japan, artist Aki Inomata decided to dress female bagworms in extravagant attire, handing clippings of women’s dresses to the insects in order to transform

New Glitched-Out Rugs Designed from Traditional Textiles by Faig Ahmed

Initially interested in the complexities of modern and ancient language, artist Faig Ahmed (previously) translated his fascination to the intricacies of carpet patterns, especially those from Turkey,

An Ethereal Rainbow of Thread Fills a Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art

Mexican-born mixed media and installation artist Gabriel Dawe (previously here, here, and here) produces rainbow installations that appear as refracted light beams, ethereal works composed of
How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool

How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool

Shanan Campanaro, center, with the design team at Eskayel, her boutique textile company in Brooklyn.
Paisley Journal: In a Working-Class Stronghold, a Push for Scotland ‘to Stand on Its Own’

Paisley Journal: In a Working-Class Stronghold, a Push for Scotland ‘to Stand on Its Own’

The center of Paisley, Scotland, this month. Unlike many post-industrial towns in England, Paisley voted to stay in the European Union.
Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

Americans spent around $350 billion on clothing and footwear in 2016.
India’s Favorite Designer Makes a Bid for Western Acclaim

India’s Favorite Designer Makes a Bid for Western Acclaim

Anita Dongre, in black, and an artisan group in the village of Barmer, India.
India’s Favorite Designer Makes a Bid for Western Acclaim

India’s Favorite Designer Makes a Bid for Western Acclaim

Anita Dongre, in black, and an artisan group in the village of Barmer, India.

MIT Developed a Fabric That Can Fold Into Origami-Like Shapes When Inflated

MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group has created a system to fold materials into various origami shapes when inflated, turning specifically designed paper, plastic, and fabric into representations of
Workspace: Cotton, Cigars and Copy: Southern Style in the ‘Garden & Gun’ Office

Workspace: Cotton, Cigars and Copy: Southern Style in the ‘Garden & Gun’ Office

Rebecca Wesson Darwin, co-founder and chief executive of Garden & Gun Magazine, at the office in Charleston, S.C.
In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

Juana Gutiérrez Contreras in her family’s workshop in Teotitlán del Valle, known for its hand-woven rugs and other textiles. The Gutiérrez family works to preserve traditional plant and insect dyes.
In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

Juana Gutiérrez Contreras in her family’s workshop in Teotitlán del Valle, known for its hand-woven rugs and other textiles. The Gutiérrez family works to preserve traditional plant and insect dyes.

Amid Quake Rubble in Mexico, ‘We Will Get Through It’

Hundreds of volunteers, military personnel and city workers came together to try to find survivors after a textile factory collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake, burying several people in Mexico City.
A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing Reviews

A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing Reviews

A microscopic image of fluorescent cotton fibers that were part of a study published in Science. Some experts in cotton biology questioned the paper’s findings.
‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

A reconstructed Viking boat grave from the Gamla Uppsala archaeological site in Sweden is part of a Viking couture exhibition at the Enkopings Museum.
‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

A reconstructed Viking boat grave from the Gamla Uppsala archaeological site in Sweden is part of a Viking couture exhibition at the Enkopings Museum.
Square Feet: Warehouse Conversions Aren’t Just for Cities Anymore. Or Just for Warehouses.

Square Feet: Warehouse Conversions Aren’t Just for Cities Anymore. Or Just for Warehouses.

The former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island is being remade into a film and television production facility.