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Textile Hive Launches Textile Hive Base

A Free Knowledge-base for Exploring Textile Knowledge and Culture -- Highlighting Examples from Over 40,000 Textiles from the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection

Textile Hive Past Future Textile Design
Textile Hive Past Future Textile Design
PORTLAND, Ore. - July 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Textile Hive proudly announces the launch of Textile Hive Base, a open resource from their digital application exploring textile knowledge and culture through the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. Textile Hive Base was created as a collaboration between Textile Hive founder Caleb Sayan, with the help of film maker Andy Chandler and noted textile scholar Annin Barrett. “We want to share the stories embedded in these exceptional fabrics and foster a deeper relationship with textiles.”

The goal of Textile Hive Base is to create an engaging resource for designers, educators, and students, helping contextualize the rich history, intricate techniques and exquisite textiles found in the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection.

Launching with an initial series of eight subjects, Textile Hive plans to expand the base to over 400 topics illustrated with rich videos, images and authoritative definitions licensed from Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles.

“Textile Hive Base aims to be a dynamic textile resource that highlights the extraordinary collection of Andrea Aranow. It's been a privilege to help radiate the wealth of knowledge and passion for textiles that both Andrea and Annin have to share with the world,” said Caleb Sayan.

In conjunction with the launch of Textile Hive Base online, an exhibition titled “Past Future Textile Design (http://www.designweekportland.com/events/past-future-text...)” of selected textiles and supporting media opens at The Steven Goldman Gallery at The Art Institute of Portland in October 2014. The exhibition will be featured in Portland Design Week with the opening on October 9th.

About the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection

Assembled by renowned fashion designer and textile scholar Andrea Aranow, the collection of over 40,000 textiles has served as a vital source of inspiration for fashion and interior designers globally for over two decades.

“The scope of materials in the textile design collection reflects my various curiosities over the decades since I began serious studies with a five year residence in Peru. They were collected one at a time, locally in Laos, China, Japan, Philippines, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Britain, France, and across America. I rarely passed up an opportunity for a new technique or handmade piece of unknown origin. I am most pleased that the new iteration will allow my textiles to be further documented and used for all sort of comparisons and reconfigurations, weaving the future,” stated Andrea Aranow about the launch of Textile Hive.

About Textile Hive

Based in Portland, Oregon Textile Hive was founded in 2009 to preserve and enable greater access to the rich history, intricate techniques and stunning visual beauty of the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. Textile Hive supports a wider conversation around textiles globally through immersive physical and digital experiences. www.textilehive.com

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