Category Archives for ephemera

Super Craft Tree!

While in Tokyo I visited Tokyo Sky Tree. In the lobby of the Sky Tree plaza entrance is Super Craft Tree designed by Yukio Hashimoto. I couldn’t help but notice that each of the programs in ACAD’s School of Craft + … Continue reading

04. March 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Sumo crackers!

23. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Guest House Rakuza

21. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Breakfast at Toji Temple

For textile (and flea market) lovers only…

20. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Gardens, museums and a room with a view

Spent today in Tokyo checking out the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Owing to a recent snow and ice storm branches littered the grounds, but it was still a beautiful (if chilly) walk. We are very early to expect … Continue reading

18. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Last night we arrived in Ginza…

…where the buildings are dressed better than we are.

18. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Burgos Tapestry Restoration

via Jane Kidd

03. May 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Mary Delaney | Paper Cut/Collage Artist

I have begun reading a biography of Mary Delaney (1700-1788) over the weekend. Written by Molly Peacock and entitled the Paper Garden: Mrs Delaney Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, the book reads more like a treatise on creativity and the … Continue reading

19. March 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Wendy MacNaughton | The Universe and Forever

(happy anniversary my love x.) Wendy MacNaughton’s website

19. August 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Weaving suggestions

21. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Final shots

Today is the final day of the beginner Jacquard workshop at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Quebec. I have submitted my final sample files including a double weave sample, a range of structures devised using random numbers and … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Double-up

Today we received our first sample from the loom. My combination of twill and satin was almost right, but I think I would have to push the distinction between the two for more clarity in the image. The second design, … Continue reading

10. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Where is my weft?

One warp, two wefts. Spent the day chasing errant digital threads around. Unplugging for the night.

09. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Grids and grayscales

Each day of the workshop, every student will have a section of his or her sample file woven. Today I chose to submit this sample with multiple twills. In another experiment I used an image from my recent material study … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Drawing in the air

Arrived in Montreal last night. On the plane I made some drawings/images thinking about weaving and water. The Jacquard workshop at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Craft begins today.

08. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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