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Somenotsukasa Yoshioka: a workshop ‘In Search of Forgotten Colours’

The 19th-century saw the industrialization of various manufacturing processes. One of which was the way in which materials were dyed. In the mid-1800s, the creation of synthetic dyes slowly pushed the use of natural dyes out. Traditional means for dying fabrics by using dyes made from various plants thus fell to the wayside. Somenotsukasa Yoshioka, […]

Anni Albers: her life, her exhibition

Anni Albers (1899-1994) and textiles have become one and the same. Though the artist, born in Berlin to a bourgeois furniture manufacturing family, may not have known that she would go on to impact textile’s place in the art world, she excelled in the field and forever changed its position. In 1922, Albers enrolled in […]