In this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with one of our artists in residence Kesiena Onosigho. Kesiena's thought-provoking mixed-media collages and installations are informed by her lived experiences, curiosity, and the historic influence on arts & crafts from people within the African Diaspora.
In this week's conversation, LaChaun is switching roles to be interviewed by Michelle Brooks. LaChaun gives and update on her fiber and farming journey as well as some insights into her experieces in fiber and how they relate to Michelle's experiences as well.
In this weeks episode LaChaun speaks withauthor and maker Melanie Falick. Melanie traveled across continentsto meet quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, all to uncover truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today.
In this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with Melvenea Hodges. Melvenea creates clothing and accessories using traditional techniques such as block printing, sewing, weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. On a small scale, Melvenea grows processes and spins naturally colored cotton that she weaves with.
Carolina Jimenez is a Mexican-American textile artist and designer living in Brooklyn New York. In Carolina’s weaving practice she makes monuments as memory signifiers, and vessels into which the past is poured, molded or reshaped (woven, unraveled, or stretched).
In this week’s episode, LaChaun is speaking with Lydia Wendt the Founder and Design Director of the California Cloth Foundry, who's mission is to positively change the industry one bolt of fabric and garment at a time.