Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fiber, Felt and Inspiration at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco

Recently I seen a few hours viewing an exhibit at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. I specifically went there to view an exhibit called Felt Decoded, featuring artist Janice Arnold.

As an instructor of Textiles at San Diego Mesa College's Fashion Program, I'm always interested to learn more about fiber and anything related to that. I had heard of this exhibit through an Italian filter friend, Lisbeth Wahl. Small world, that an Italian had to clue me in to an exhibit in my own state, from many miles away.

Here are a few images that were 'wow' moments.

In one area of the exhibit, there is this amazing microscope that you could place over a sample fiber in a container. I have no idea what the level of magnification was, but it as a LOT. Below check out a few fibers (on the left) and their close-up versions (on the right).

Merino Knit


Tussah Silk


Felted sample


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HafizKesuma said...

Hi Susan, I'm hafiz from Malaysia.. thanks for sharing about textile experien in your blog.. actually I intrested about you visit at KCI Kyoto japan. I'm also have to visit KCI with my students, maybe arround Mac 2018.. by the way maybe you can suggest to me about this KCI coz my student studdied about art n fashion industry..hopefully u help me about this... Ok before I forgot I'm also have company batik productions, I'm a maker also, batik is our traditional garments. We make all methods for batik procedd, stamping batik, handrawn batik, also tyedye we do.. you can visit our ig at #kesumaworldcraft.. tq Susan..

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