Beginning September 1, New York Textile Month will mark its 6th year of celebrating textile craft, innovation, and the knowledge and traditions that animate our industry. There is much to do, see and hear throughout September for anyone interested in, or just curious about, the rich world of textiles. There are textile exhibitions, and panels, presentations and walks, as well as awards ceremonies for up-and-coming student talent. Organized by Lidewij Edelkoort and the Parsons School of Design, the series of textile events have become critical for exploring the state of textiles as an art form and global industry.
Jacob Olmedo’s Winning Prize, 2020 Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize
As in years past, my design studio will be the site of one of the month’s open studio sessions. On Tuesday, September 21, between 1 and 2 p.m., I will be speaking about my experiences as a textile designer and a business owner passionately committed to working with artisans from around the world. In “Handmade Products for the Modern World,” I will address why that commitment is more important than ever in order to preserve ancient traditions and techniques while creating something truly innovative, appealing and relevant to today’s market. I will discuss how handmade products have the power to forge connections between communities spread across the globe and to engage consumers in a meaningful appreciation and love of the craft. To participate in this textile event, please sign up here.
Lori Weitzner: Handmade for the Modern World
Following are some of the other highlights from this year’s celebration. Enjoy!
Textiles: A Group Show at the Ace Hotel Brooklyn, work by Molly Haynes
September 3rd-October 30th
Considering Mass and Density: Textile Arts Center AIR 12th Final Exhibition, work by Clare Hu
September 13th-September 26th
In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, The Met
September 18th-September 30th
Plein Air Weaving with Morgan Hale