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Darcy Falk

Artist and writer, Darcy Falk Textile Arts in Flagstaff, AZ

Conversation Prints: Artful Dialogues about Reproductive Rights

PRESENTED ON DEC 08, 2016
IN FLAGSTAFF @ VOL 3

"Conversation print" is the industry term for fabric prints that re not floral or geometric.  Darcy Falk talks about her project that moves beyond prints that featuring golf clubs and kitchen appliances.  She is developing garments using vintage patterns and unique fabric that sparks conversations about topics that we don't usually talk about at the dinner table.  The result is conversation prints that stimulate artful dialog about reproductive rights.

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Urban Textile Landscapes

BY COLLEEN CLINES
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Colleen Clines, Co-Founder & CEO of Anchal Project & dyeScape in Louisville, discusses how bringing together her passion for urban spatial design and social entrepreneurship is addressing vacant land in the city.

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A Textile Designer's Influences

BY MARK TIMMINS
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Mark Timmins examines how St. Ives in Cronwall has influenced his textile design.

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Small Scale City Skirt

BY JULIA O'CONNELL
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In Small Scale City Skirt from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, Textile Artist Julia O'Connell talks about taking time to look carefully at details. She collects these beautiful 'micro moments', which she views as everyday presents, and uses them to layer and stitch into her textile work. Here she talks about her commission for the City Arcadia project, where she is working up her Small Scale City Skirt as a way of making the city wearable.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Teaching and Learning: Tales from the Print Room

BY GRACE SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Grace Smith tells us about her work in the print department of Heriot Watt, her masters in textile research and her red boiler suit.

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60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu

BY JOSH FELDMAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

In 60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 28Josh Feldman explores the inspiration for Tori Richard prints and explain why he thinks Honolulu is perhaps the only place where a company like Tori Richard is possible.

Josh is the president and CEO of Tori Richard, Ltd., a resort apparel company founded in Honolulu in 1956. Tori Richard is the largest textile and apparel manufacturer in the state of Hawaii with nearly 200 employees and over 2,000 points of distribution. Tori Richard is unique in that it creates and copyrights 100% of the textile artwork it uses. This is relatively unique in the industry and an area of expertise shared by just a few dozen companies globally. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 4th, 2017.

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The Way Home Through Textile Design

BY YETUNDE RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 29 ON DEC 15, 2016

Yetunde Rodriguez is an artist, printmaker and textile designer and multi-potentialite (look it up). She has lived many lifetimes really should write a book about it one day. She lives in Dayton with her very understanding and supportive Husband and 3 fabulous children.

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.