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Save the Date(s) | Tumbleweed Colony

Posted on: Monday, April 06, 2015

Tumbleweed Colony | Flotsam Orb in progress | Abigail Doan ( 2015)

Please save-the-date for an upcoming installation project that I am creating in conjunction with the Textile Art Center (TAC)'s Sewing Seeds fundraiser for 2015. 

'Tumbleweed Colony' is a site-specific gathering that will include contributors such as Sasha Duerr of the Permacouture Institute, Lily Piyathaisere of Gamma Folk, Arian Franz of The Greater Goods, Kathleen Dycaico of Gutter Rat Dyeing Co., data artist Annelie Berner, natural dye sponsor, Botanical Colors, and plant stylist, Forage + Sundry.

The event will take place from 7pm to 11pm on Thursday, May 7 in the Main Hall of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets may be purchased in advance here.

Detail of mohair and gold-dust twine for tumbleweed forms to come

Materials and process images will be shared throughout April and May, as I fabricate a colony of one-of-a-kind flotsam orbs and naturally-dyed machine-knit forms created with the assistance and expertise of TAC's textile community.

I will also host open studio hours at TAC Manhattan's West 8th Street location on April 13, 20, as well as on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. Details about these dates are available here

Drift in and tumble with us. It's a whole new frontier for natural dyes.

Winter to Spring | Emergence

Posted on: Monday, March 02, 2015

Late winter work table arrangement (2015) | Abigail Doan

This winter has been a long one in NYC, but the upside to my hibernating and nesting has been the time to focus on a variety of studio projects that will come to fruition this spring.

I am currently organizing and uploading the Lost in Fiber (2014 – 2015) artifacts library and will soon share a link to a designated .com site featuring a new 'agency' for material collaborations, imagery research, and design outreach initiatives. 

Coupled with this will be a series of print leaflets or mini-journals where the Lost in Fiber tactile experience can be held in one's hands and introduced into one's studio practice.

I am also working on a very exciting project with the Textile Art Center's Sewing Seeds initiative and the date + locale for this project will be announced very soon.

Also, early summer will include a solo installation project and community event with Brooklyn's Weaving Hand gallery + studio. By late June, I expect to be back in Europe.

In the midst of all of this activity, there will be continued travels to select rural and urban locales to document Lost in Fiber artifacts installed temporarily in unique environs.

Until the above is officially online or shared, please feel free to follow along on Instagram for daily imagery or via Facebook for news announcements. I occasionally Tumblr, too, and then some

Thank you everyone for your support throughout the winter months.  It will feel so good to emerge into the spring light and fresh rains soon. Fingers crossed.

Winter Cornucopia | Color Injection 01

Posted on: Saturday, February 07, 2015

Lost in Fiber 'material dialogues' collaboration with Balmaseda
(dress by Sassa Björg in Bulgaria | modeled by Ariel Clay in NYC)

'Where The River Meets The Sea' by Dominic L. Di Mare on view in

Detail of work by Maria Nepomuceno at the Museum of Arts and Design | NYC

Detail of Joyce J. Scott's beaded work at the Museum of Arts and Design | NYC

*all photos by Abigail Doan

Winter Samplings

Posted on: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Detail of wheat sheaves in Amy Franceschini's installation

Sunday afternoon tea break with Nick Night's 'Flora' and plastic bag twining in progress

Armita Raafat's Untitled, 2012 in 'Sampling' 
curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley at Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Preview of winter cornucopia textures for Lost in Fiber 'material collaborations'
encaustic on panel by Abigail Doan + hand-knitting by Courtney Cedarholm

I have been the laziest 'blogger' ever these past few weeks, and perhaps this is a function of simply doing rather than musing about what needs to get done currently. Either way, I did want to share several images from recent gallery visits and also studio snippets of material collaborations that are underway. Early February will bring announcements regarding Lost in Fiber global events, publications, and travels for 2015. 

You can always follow my daily postings via Lost in Fiber on Instagram.

All above photos by Abigail Doan.

Lost in Fiber 2015 | interview

Posted on: Monday, January 05, 2015

photo from Starosel | Старосел, Bulgaria by Abigail Doan (2014)

It is always a beautiful thing to start the New Year off sharing an interview and reflections on where we have been and where we hope to journey. A special thanks to the Polish culture and fashion blog, Design and Culture by Ed for this feature on Lost in Fiber 2015 and the creative ideas that both inspire and keep me grounded.

Read more via this link.

You can follow designandculturebyed on Instagram here.

Lost in Fiber on Instagram here.

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