resources

useful references, resources & general textiles eye candy
for web articles, see my textiles reading list links

(in no particular order…)

OCA links
OCA website
OCA student profile page
OCA Textiles Facebook group
OCA sketchbook – mixed media facebook group
OCA – techniques – videos
assessment criteria matrix – pdf file
research links at OCA textiles

embroidery + stitching artists & info + textiles art
jude hill ::: stitching, weaving, cloth making, other, great online classes
Junko Oki ::: Japan
Open source embroidery
Sue Stone ::: portraits & stitching paintings
Barbara Rogers ::: Sydney – shibori dyeing and stitching textile artist
Sabatina Leccia ::: Paris
Ana Teresa Barboza + her photo embroidery
Mana Morimoto ::: Japan – photo embroidery
Helen Terry ::: textiles artist
Debbie Lyddon ::: textiles artist
Alice Fox ::: textiles artist and printing
Alex Falkiner ::: make.play.tinker.delight ::: “drawing with threads” workshop (+ others)

weaving artists & info
Action Weaver ::: aka Travis Joseph Meinolf ::: beautiful woven blankets & cloth + his self-made portable loom taken out on the streets of Berlin
Curious Weaver ::: Saori weaving workshops in Old Bar, near Taree

yarn spinning & dyeing
India Flint ::: natural dyeing
Wooldancer ::: Michelle Snowdon / Wooldancer – great yarn spinning & dyeing workshops in the Blue Mountains + gorgeous art yarns
Joanna Fowles ::: shibori

printing / patterns / fabric
The Geometrics ::: a collective advancing geometric form in textiles
TDF interview with Joanna Fowles – shibori dyeing & fabric printing
the ownership project ::: printing workshop & gallery + workshop/classes

sketching & painting
Carla Sonheim ::: illustration, painting, drawing online classes
sketchbook skool ::: online sketching klass
storytelling class ::: “storytelling” sketchbook skool klass
Rosemary Firth ::: art courses online – I’m doing Rosemary’s drawing and sketchbooks for textiles classes
Sketching Now ::: with Liz Steel

fabric manipulation
Colette Wolff ::: The Art of Manipulating Fabric book (a must have!!)
Shadow folds ::: folding, origami, the art of Chris K. Palmer
Ruth Singer ::: list of Fabric Manipulation articles & her “Fabric Manipulation” book
historical sewing ::: pleating in 19th century costuming tutorial & see the ‘using vinegar to set pleats’ article also

future textiles
Textile Futures ::: MA Textile Futures course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London UK
Textile Futures Research Centre ::: textiles for a sustainable future
slow textiles group ::: slow design school + slow textiles
Biolace – Carole Collet
future fabrics virtual (online) explorer

sustainable textiles and fashion
CSF – the Centre for Sustainable Fashion

e-textiles
Koba Kant ::: the KOBAKANT DIY Wearable Technology Documentation – How to get what you want
e-textiles summer camp ::: eTextiles and Soft Circuitry annual event
schmelfhelp ::: art + audio + design by Tara Pattenden
Phantom Chips ::: wearable noisemaker (Tara Pattenden)
e-textile lounge
Technology + Textiles: E-textiles for textile and fashion design projects ::: class as part of Masters course at Swedish school of textiles
smart textiles ::: research lab

bio-textiles
Biolace – Carole Collet
Textile Futures Research Centre ::: textiles for a sustainable future
Bio Art: Life in the Anthropocene ::: Artlink magazine Volume 34 Number 3

radical textiles / craftivism
Radical cross stitch
Subversive cross stitch

The History of Guerilla Knitting session by Rose White at Chaos Communication Congress
knitting articles – revolutionary knitting & riot grrrl knitters taking back craft & diy

(other) OCA student blogs
a list of OCA textile blogs – the list on facebook
list of OCA textile blogs – the list on oca-student website
OCA blog roll ::: via Judy

OCA – Australia / Sydney students
girt by sea textiles ::: Eva
fibres of being ::: Judy
tactual textiles ::: Claire
+ this blog ::: kath

textiles blogs – non-OCA
the textile blog ::: facebook page
textile artist site
textile arts calendar ::: textile arts listings for projects, workshops and exhibitions
textiles reading list ::: textiles, fibre, fabric manipulation, art, printing, painting, drawing, art books, projects, communities and artists
haptic human ::: handmade haptics ::: exploring the human touch in handmade objects — this will cover multiple disciplines including textiles

organisations
ATASDA ::: Australian Textile Artists and Surface Designers
NSW ATASDA blog

NSW Embroiderers’ Guild ::: embroidery

Australian Lace Guild ::: guild + classes ::: bobbin lace

Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc ::: guild + spinning & weaving workshops

Ravelry ::: knitting & crochet online community

textile archives, libraries & collections
The Textile Collection ::: Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths, University of London

Women’s Art Library ::: MAKE at Goldsmiths, University of London

articles from my old/other blog/site
knitting & fibre articles
The History of Guerilla Knitting session by Rose White at Chaos Communication Congress
mathematical knitting
knitting articles – revolutionary knitting & riot grrrl knitters taking back craft & diy

other class blogs
Sketchbook development for textiles artists and art students class ::: with teacher, Rosemary Firth
Drawing class ::: with teacher, Rosemary Firth

books – bibliography
References:
Christie, Grace. 1912. Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving. London: John Hogg. [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20386/20386-h/20386-h.htm]
Hedley, Gwen. 2010. Drawn to stitch – Line, drawing and mark-making in textile art. Loveland: Interweave Press.

( add the books and articles mentioned on http://www.explorationsintextiles.com/books-and-old-classes-colours )

explorations in textiles, mark making, drawing, sketchbooks, art school & uni art work