Camille and I first stopped in to repair a roman shade on Broadway at 87th st. We wanted a walk in the Park since it was the season's first really summery day, and came prepared with a picnic lunch from home. Columbus Circle was walkable so we headed that way, stopping in at the formerly closed-to-the-public Hallett Sanctuary at the south end of Central Park- a springtime treat since the wildflowers were in full bloom.
MAD hosts artists-in-residence, and our first stop was Yoshi's studio on the 6th floor. His zero-waste three-dimensional weaving was mind-opening. We were excited to immediately find this textile artist whose first question to us was, "well, what do YOU make?" He generously shared so much information that was of interest to use about weaving, dyeing, and local sourcing of his materials. We also found a fellow devotee of Alabama Chanin!
There were more samples than I could possibly show here, so I'm going to run through some of my favorites.
If you're in NYC, this exhibit is worth the trip.
Embroidery!- I forgot to document the name of the artist. But who didn't have a modified jeans skirt?