Jane Dunnewold’s Art Cloth Challenge

In December, Jane Dunnewold of Art Cloth Studios issued a challenge to 12 brave and adventurous art cloth makers. This was the brief, in Jane’s words:

In December of 2007, I issued an invitation to surface designers through the Complex Cloth Internet list. Anyone who was interested in working on a dyed two yard length of silk habotai was to write to me and indicate interest. I put all the names in a hat, and drew out twelve participants’ names. I wanted it to be a democratic event.

I spent a happy evening reading the wonderful blog The Art Cloth Challenge. Go and have a look – it’s really worth it! And amazing to see what different cloth resulted from 12 people’s vision of the same piece of cloth and to read their journals about how they altered it.

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8 Comments:

  1. Wow, I had forgotten that Jane set up this site; thanks for reminding me. The fabric is stunning, and it IS fascinating to see so many different interpretations!

  2. This seems interesting… I’d like to see these.. one more thing, are these only sold online? or where can I physically see them?

  3. I never thought of fabric to be an art form but your work is very elegant and exhuisite, sorry if i misspelled that, congrats! Where can i find the results to that challenge? Id like to see how everyone interpreted the fabric, sounds interesting.

  4. I really liked your blog!

  5. really interesting art you have, very unique

  6. Excellent work! I was really impressed with the amount of work involved in getting the end result of the fabric. Are any of these works for sale as it would be great to display them in our hotel here in Prague. And also, where can I see the results of the challenge to the 12 art cloth workers?

  7. I am interested in all art and design forms. Yours is high quality as well, worth reading blog.

  8. Wow….great prints on cloth, and distinctive too.

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