Loading...
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
BLUE ALCHEMY: Stories of Indigo is an independent documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia. It is also about remarkable people around the globe who are reviving indigo in projects that are intended…
The Zapotec Way - Dyeing and Weaving at La Grana Tejidos
Heritage preservation is an increasingly urgent priority as new generations of indigenous peoples choose modern Western lifestyles, leaving the old ways of doing things behind. In the village of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico, Benito Hernandez and his wife, Rosario,…
Clothing Fibres
A Clothing & Textiles 101 overview of the elements of fabric, this curriculum-based program introduces students to the basic differences between natural and synthetic fibres, the primary types of fibers, and how their qualities - from shape and origin to…
Yarn - Artists Redefining Knitting
Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, Yarn weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and interactive designers…
Design: All About Textiles
The human body is almost constantly in contact with some form of textile, whether it be the clothing that we wear or the interiors that we live and work in. Join interior designer Brandi Hagen as she showcases samples and…
Understanding Fabrics
This program is a fast paced introduction to fabric science. Viewers learn about fabrics that repair broken hearts, stop bullets, fight fire, stop water, and enable people to fly. They tour a textile mill and watch raw acrylic become fabric.…
How Clothing Is Made
Take your students behind the scenes in the garment industry. Join a film crew to visit Henry-Lee Apparel in Chicago, a family business that makes over five hundred styles a year for six brand lines. Follow each step of garment…