Featured Artist Interview : Isa Rodrigues

We are very excited to have textile artist Isa Rodrigues as our ninth artist. Isa is a textile artist and educator currently based in Brooklyn but who grew up on the coast of Portugal. She is a founding member and Co-Executive Director of the Textile Arts Center, an important resource for both the local and broader textileContinue reading “Featured Artist Interview : Isa Rodrigues”

019: Featured Peruvian Tapestry by Saturnino Oncebay

The Andes & Textile Primacy  The Andes mountains are the largest mountain range in the world creating a continuous highland along South America’s west coast. The dominance and scale of the Andes formed the backbone of three distinctive ecological areas in the region. Moving eastward from the coast of the Pacific Ocean, arid deserts giveContinue reading “019: Featured Peruvian Tapestry by Saturnino Oncebay”

Featured Artist Interview : Jessica Elena Aquino

We are very excited to have textile artist Jessica Elena Aquino as our eighth artist. Her work draws from her relationship to nature, memory, mythology and cultural iconography to create beautiful sculptural weavings and tapestries.  Scroll down to read the interview, learn about her process and enjoy photos of Jessica’s studio. How did you first get involved in theContinue reading “Featured Artist Interview : Jessica Elena Aquino”

Featured Artist Interview : Richard Saja

We are very excited to have textile artist Richard Saja as our seventh artist. His work focuses on the ability to change a historical narrative by adding what he terms “interferences” through embellishing found toile and tapestries with hand embroidery to adapt their original meaning, thus rewriting or updating history in a sense. Scroll downContinue reading “Featured Artist Interview : Richard Saja”

018: Featured Bengali Nakshi Kantha

The Bengal Region Bengal is a region in South Asia of shared historical, cultural and linguistic heritage which is defined by the Ganges river delta. This low lying region where the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers enter into the Bay of Bengal is the largest river delta in the world. It is also one the most fertile placesContinue reading “018: Featured Bengali Nakshi Kantha”

Featured Artist Interview : Emma Welty

return to our site We are very excited to have textile artist Emma Welty as our sixth artist. She is a researcher and weaver who focuses in on her relationship to the loom through craft legacies, inherited muscle memory and the links between textiles and language. Scroll down to read the interview, learn about her process andContinue reading “Featured Artist Interview : Emma Welty”

017: Antique Deco Rug

China & the Silk Road The Silk road (or Silk Roads) were established around 2,000 years ago during the Chinese Han dynasty (206BCE – 220CE). As the Han expanded into the Tarim Basin (modern day Xinjiang) they directly interfaced with the trade routes connecting the Mediterranean and Central Asia through the Iranian Plateau. Archeological discoveriesContinue reading “017: Antique Deco Rug”

Featured Artist Interview : Caroline Kaufman

return to our site We are very excited to have textile artist Caroline Kaufman as our fifth artist of Contemporary @ Heirloom. From painting to knitting to tufting, Caroline takes in the world around her and translates it into her own visual language. She lets color and texture speak to her and allows her subconscious to guideContinue reading “Featured Artist Interview : Caroline Kaufman”

016: Antique Qashqa’i Kilim

An Early History of the Qashqa’i People Southwest Iran is both the historic homeland and the most fabled region of the Persian people. It was from here that Cyrus the Great would establish the Achaemenid Empire around 2,500 years ago. It would become the largest empire the world had seen up to that point andContinue reading “016: Antique Qashqa’i Kilim”

Featured Artist Interview : Emma Redmond

return to our site We are very excited to have textile artist Emma Redmond as our fourth artist of Contemporary @ Heirloom. Through exploration and experimentation with multiple textile mediums, Emma produces highly distinctive works. From placing holes in her quilts to utilizing funky vintage fabrics, she has created a subset of textiles that are extremely funContinue reading “Featured Artist Interview : Emma Redmond”