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NY Textile Month returns for second year
Sep 5, 2017
Katy B. Olson

A monthlong fair feting all things fabric, New York Textile Month, now in its second year, is returning to the city with a lineup of celebratory events, educational programming and a variety of walks, talks and opportunities for textile designers and those who appreciate the art and craft of their design.

Designtex X Weaving Hand
Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings runs September 6 and 28.

NYTM founder Lidewij Edelkoort writes in the organization’s mission statement, “At a time when textile heritage is at a crossroads and centuries of tradition and knowledge are being compromised, the need arises to protect these endangered species in the same way we have come to defend our animal friends in the natural world; therefore, we urgently need to discuss and talk about textiles again.”

The festivities span genres, but there are a number of home-focused events on the calendar, among them: ‘Lumen,’ an immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin Studio, will be on view at MoMA PS1 as part of the Young Architects Program; ‘Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive’ at the MoMA spans textiles, in addition to furniture, tableware, drawings and numerous other rare works; Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings, a collaborative two-part event hosted by Weaving Hand and Designtex will blend performance art with weaving; ‘Larsenworld film screening, profiling textile designer and artist Jack Lenor Larsen at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; and the Piecework Collective show, an annual exhibit bringing together textile artists the world over. At the Cooper Hewitt, Kvadrat and The Future Perfect are teaming up on Shields, "a breezy and poetic installation" by Studio Wieki Somers.

Kiva Motnyk at the Piecework Collective
Kiva Motnyk at the Piecework Collective

Check out the full calendar.

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