“The New York Textile Month is a month - long, city - wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness.” - NYTM mission statement
September is New York Textile Month - NYTM. Legendary trend forecaster and current Dean of Hybrid Studies at The New School, Lidewij Edelkoort start NYTM three years ago assisted by Wilem Schenk.
NYTM incorporates a variety of talks, exhibition and open studios all around New York City - including ours on September 22nd!
Our event will be held in our studio - our “white box sanctuary” in Chelsea. We’ll do a behind-the-scenes where you can learn about the creative process behind the Weitzner brand textiles and wallcoverings, along with a selection of our other projects!
In addition, get a first look at my latest venture-a jewelry collection launching in November. Unique beaded and embroidered pieces rooted in age-old artisan techniques- made for the modern woman.
Link to RSVP to our NYTM open studio event here! NYTM is such an inspiring and exciting event, it’s a wonderful way to bring together this powerful creative community - we are thrilled to be included!
There are so many interesting programs as part of NYTM. I have a few in particular that I am especially interested in - I never want to miss an opportunity to see Li Edelkoort speak for instance. Li Edelkoort has been an important figure in the New York Textile community during her far ranging career. At this year’s NYTM Li is joining Liz Collins and Elissa Auther to discuss Collin’s work and show, Liz Collins - Conduition (LMAKgallery, September 5, 2018 - September 30, 2018) in relation to the vast history and identity of textiles, and textile art.
Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis (September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018) at the Cooper Hewitt looks like an absolute feast for the eyes. The Cooper Hewitt is celebrating their recent acquisition of six of Landis’ masterful weavings with this exhibition. Sketches, and process materials are included in this show, alongside nineteen of Landis’ textiles. Using double cloth construction, and a very keen sense of color, this show is a textile and color lover’s dream!
Speaking of color, the Museum at FIT is hosting Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color (September 7, 2018–January 5, 2019). This exhibition aims to explore the emotional and cultural relationship we have to this very specific - and even controversial - color, and features over 80 designs ranging from the 18th century to modern day in this divisive hue.
Or if you’re more interested in talks, discussions or workshops - there are many to pick from! One in particular that looks engaging and interesting is Repair and Re-dye: Breathe new life into old textiles through sewing and dyeing on Friday, September 21st.
“Add new life to your old textiles through mending and dyeing. Bring your tattered and worn favorite garments and try mending techniques from traditional Japanese sashiko, felting, or improvisational stitching. Indigo vats will be available for on site dipping. Learn about the economic benefits and the shift in consumer behavior from disposable fashion to one of personally embedded value.”
For even more information on NYTM events do yourself a favor and check out their fabulous website!