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Tumbleweed Colony | Drifts into Brooklyn

Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The genesis of a flotsam orb | plaited native grass from New Mexico | Abigail Doan (2006)

Tumbleweed Colonyin support of the Textile Arts Center's Sewing Seeds natural dye outreach program, is almost here. Our team of creative contributors and fabricators has been working very hard to explore materials and themes related to bioremediative dye solutions, local color stories, tactile threads, urban air filtering, and wild plant foraging.

Flotsam orb materials collaboration between Abigail Doan + Annelie Berner

Lost in Fiber studio with naturally-dyed fiber and textiles for installation
(dyes provided by Botanical Colors | tubes machine knit at the Textile Arts Center)

Flotsam tubes and mini-orbs being packed for the Tumbleweed Colony install

We are excited to finally come together on the eve of New York Design Week to explore the wilder side of urban living and our role as information (flotsam) gatherers in the landscape. 

Flotsam orb materials collaboration between Abigail Doan + Annelie Berner

As a primer for the evening, please enjoy this interview published by author Amy DuFault for Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator journal. Tickets are still available via Eventbrite but are quite literally tumbling out of sight.

Follow along via Lost in Fiber on Instagram to share in the virtual spirit and hues.

Thank you, everyone, for your tremendous support along the design trail.


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