The Week in Craft: February 6, 2019

The Week in Craft: February 6, 2019

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Maryam Ashkanian, Sleep Series

Using embroidery on pillows, Maryam Ashkanian captures gestural portraits of her dreaming subjects. 

Courtesy of the artist

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. We’re inspired to sleep our best with these intimate, embroidered portraits of peaceful snoozers by Maryam Ashkanian.

A German commuter records transit delays with knitting.

Irish artist Threadstories creates surreal masks that comment on privacy in the digital age.

The de Young museum and the Legion of Honor will offer free general admission to San Francisco residents on Saturdays, beginning April 6. Admission is free on Tuesdays.

A writer for the New Yorker traces her journey from oogling hand-knit sweaters on Instagram to questioning the true inclusivity of the knitting community seen through social media.

Read the fascinating story behind the Senegalese gold filigree jewelry featured in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.

Tucson's new blacksmithing school is open and ready for students.

Hudson Yards in New York has recently unveiled plans for several commissioned art installations, including one by ACC Fellow Helena Hernmarck.

The Corning Museum of Glass published a wonderful new e-book on the techniques of Renaissance Venetian-style glassworking by glass artist and scholar William Gudenrath. The free, online publication includes video and text, helping artists and appreciators alike learn the history and methods of the exquisite art form. 

Craft abounds at the Brooklyn Museum of Art this month. Find items from Frida Kahlo's closet, home, and studio in "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" (February 8 – May 12); emerging artist Eric N. Mack presents new fiber work in "Lemme Walk Across the Room" (through July 7); and "The Perfect Home II," an ethereal, full-scale re-creation of Korean-born fiber artist Do Ho Suh's former apartment in New York City, is on view through May 5. 

Susan R. Ewing has officially been named director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She has been serving as the academy’s interim leader since August.

Shannon R. Stratton has resigned from her position as chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, according to ArtNews. She had held the position since 2015.

The world of architecture and design lost one of its most influential voices. Architect, interior designer, and furniture and textile designer, Florence Knoll Bassett died on January 25. She was 101.