Georgia Tech: New Computing Approach May Save At-Risk Carnival Costume Making Tradition

Georgia Tech: New Computing Approach May Save At-Risk Carnival Costume Making Tradition. “Wire-bending has been a traditional method of constructing costumes for the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival since the 1930s, but Vernelle A.A. Noel, a joint professor with the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing and School of Architecture in the College of Design, has been conducting research on this at-risk practice.”

Alutiiq Museum: Museum Releases Instructions For Making A Beaded Headdress

Alutiiq Museum: Museum Releases Instructions For Making A Beaded Headdress. “Today, the Alutiiq Museum released instructions for making an Alutiiq-style beaded headdress. A paperback book and four accompanying video tutorials provide step-by-step directions for transforming beads, leather, and thread into the iconic Alutiiq woman’s garment.” A PDF version of the book and the videos are available free on the museum’s Web site.

Hyperallergic: Announcing the Inaugural Center for Craft Archive Fellows

Hyperallergic: Announcing the Inaugural Center for Craft Archive Fellows. “The recipients of the Center for Craft’s 2022 Craft Archive Fellowship are Xenobia Bailey, Jeffrey Gan, Elizabeth G. Greenlee and N.E. Brown, Siera Hyte, Maru López, and Olivia Quintanilla. For their six projects, they will receive grants of $5,000 to explore and analyze archives of their choosing, allowing them to engage in both conventional and innovative approaches to archival research.”

Call for Applications: New Archive Fellowship Seeks to Write More Inclusive Histories of Craft (Hyperallergic)

Hyperallergic: Call for Applications: New Archive Fellowship Seeks to Write More Inclusive Histories of Craft. “Six Center for Craft Archive Fellows will receive a $5,000 grant to conduct research in an archive of their choosing. Fellows may engage in both conventional and innovative approaches to archival research. In order to make the research accessible to a wide audience, fellows will participate in a joint virtual program presented by the Center for Craft and the American Craft Council and have the opportunity to publish in a Special Issue on Hyperallergic in Summer 2023.”

The Moscow Times: Eleven Centuries of Russian Patterns, Now Online

The Moscow Times: Eleven Centuries of Russian Patterns, Now Online. “The archive… was launched by Maria Loleyt, a former project manager and marketing expert. It contains more than 7,000 authentic decorative patterns created by the national groups that have lived in Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Empire. The ornamental patterns have been preserved in a wide variety of textiles and mediums and span eleven centuries of Russian history.”