Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center Presents "Stained," an Exploration of Natural Dyes

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the center’s “Sewing Seeds” initiative, which includes an art residency, free educational programming, creation of natural…

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Make a Veggie-Printed Tote for Trips to the Farmers' Market (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 1 yard fabric (we used unbleached muslin) 1 yard ribbon or twill tape Vegetables (try corn, bell peppers, celery, and carrots, and anything else that strikes your…

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Textile Arts Center to Launch Magazine Celebrating "All Things Textiles"

IN PRINT “There are many textile and fiber focused magazines in the world, but we’re motivated to make one that highlights the contemporary state of the industry and sheds…

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Join Textile Arts Center, Sewing Seeds for a Night of Art, Natural Dyes

Join the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan on April 26 for a “Night of Color” in benefit of “Sewing Seeds,” an educational initiative designed to boost the…

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Liz Collins Uses Upcycled Knits to Explore "Void" in Fashion Consumption

New York based artist and designer Liz Collins creates groundbreaking structural and surreal designs using machine knitting. Her latest exhibit, “The Void,” examines fashion…

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EcoSalon, Textile Arts Center Host a Sustainable Fashion's Night Out

ELIZABETH CLINE Elizabeth Cline was present to sign her latest book, “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.” The New York-based journalist explores how…

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Customize a Silk Scarf With Textile Arts Center's Plant-Based Solar-Dye Kit

Natural dyeing might feel confusing. From mordants, pH levels, and various fibers—there’s a lot of information to absorb. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Enter the…

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Julia Ramsey's Dramatic Knits Meditate on Our Relationship With Clothing

YARNIVORE To say that Ramsey, who once apprenticed with the legendary Kaffe Fassett in London, has a deep appreciation for natural fibers is an understatement. To create…

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Snap Up a Pair of Handwoven Suspenders From NYC’s Textile Arts Center

These suspenders aren’t just for holding pants up. Handwoven by staff members at the Textile Arts Center in New York City, the one-of-a-kind pieces also support arts education at…

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(Sustainable) Fashion's Night Out Puts an Eco-Chic Twist on Consumption

Ecouterre contributor Kestrel Jenkins and photographer Amanda Coen in clothing by Adri, Amanda’s grandmother. Kestrel is also wearing a necklace borrowed from Inhabitat…

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Have a Sustainable Fashion’s Night Out at the Textile Arts Center on Sept. 8

We sustainable fashionistas have a place to go for Fashion’s Night Out too! Hosted by EcoSalon, Of Rags, and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition at the Textile Arts Center in…

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Have a Sustainable Fashion’s Night Out at the Textile Arts Center on Sept. 8

As intoxicating as a global shopping spree sounds, we have to turn a gimlet eye to the rampant consumerism Fashion Night’s Out promotes. For the rest of us—those of us who…

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NYC EVENT: Fashioning Self and the Environment

The Textile Arts Center and environmental fiber artist Abigail Doan, are hosting an evening open house for Earth Day 2011. This will be an opportunity to explore ideas related to…

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NYC Architect Margarita Mileva Makes Dress Entirely From Rubber Bands

One of the best parts of Eco-Fashion’s Night Out at the Textile Arts Center (besides the mini-cupcakes, that is)? Catching up with old friends and making new ones. One familiar…

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Join Ecouterre, Textile Arts Center on Friday for Eco-Fashion's Night Out!

Photo by Titania Inglis We may not have the Olsen twins singing karaoke or the Proenza Schouler boys facing off in a game of ping-pong, but Fashion’s Night Out isn’t about…

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NYC EVENT: Textile Arts Center + Ecouterre Present Fashion's Night Out

On Sept. 10, Ecouterre and Fashion’s Night Out are coming to Brooklyn to join the Textile Arts Center in celebrating with a night of slow fashion. 6 – 7 p.m. “Hack…

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