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V.28 No.25 | 6/20/2019
Kathleen Fasanella
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Sew Poor

The state of the New Mexico garment industry

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Few New Mexicans are making a full-time income in fashion but Kathleen Fasanella believes it doesn’t have to be that way. She has worked in the garment industry for over 30 years, establishing the country’s only solar-powered sewing factory on Albuquerque’s Westside in 2015. We have a chat with her about the state of the garment industry in New Mexico and what can be done to change it for the better.

V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

Event Horizon

I Wool Survive

Saturday, Oct 29: Fiber Arts Guild Demo Day

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Learn about wool, see demos, samples and hands-on activities in knitting, crochet, felting, weaving and spinning.

V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
“Lure/Forest,” Beili Liu

Art Preview

Cool Threads

516 gussies itself up in Unraveling Tradition and Restoration

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Yelizaveta Nersesova and I sit on the floor in front of her installation “A Rare Perfection of Form” for 516 ARTS’ upcoming show, Unraveling Tradition. The work is a hot-pink painted log balanced precariously on the ground. Green and yellow and blue thread encases a hook in the wood, connecting it to the wall, where the thread wraps around pins in an interwoven design. Looking at it, I’m overtaken by a sense of déjà vu.


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