Friday, January 7, 2011

House No. 7: Textile House

House No. 7: Textile House
vector fabric pattern
5 in. x 5 in.
007/365; 01/07/11

Textile arts, like weaving, spinning, sewing, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, tatting, and quilting, are a foundation of homemaking. Home crafts, typically done by women, have traditionally been the lower rungs of the arts. Isn't it interesting how things done at home are often the least valued?

It's a big thing to consider, and it includes factors like the Industrial Revolution, gender roles, working inside and outside the home. Really, I just wanted to make a fabric pattern. But with any visual representation, the image and the medium come with a lot of baggage.

I think that is what I love most about art and design. We pick up images and tools and media and try to reshape references that are intrinsically woven within the fabric of our culture.

Well, that, and I really like to make stuff.


  1. I am expecting that someday you are going to have this made into material so that you can make some cool stuff out of it. ♥