Panel discussion will be led by Irene Posch and Admar Schoonen.

We take things apart to figure out how they work. We relish the process and take time to consider it. We seek to be open and question things that are closed. We embrace constraints and work within imperfections. From broken threads and lost components, we craft things anew.

Unraveling a textile takes time and patience. The act of unraveling uncovers the complexity of the construction of cloth. It may uncover multiple loose ends. When you take something apart, you begin to understand how it came to be and can make active choices about where it might go. Unraveling leads to discoveries, playful mechanisms, and open ends.

As we move into a future full of wicked fabrics, what will our revels reveal? What new stories are waiting to be told?

Revel (verb)
1. enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing; celebrate, make merry, have a party, carouse
2. enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be pleased by, take pleasure in, appreciate, relish, lap up, savor

Ravel (verb)
1. to disentangle or unravel the threads or fibers of (a woven or knitted fabric, rope, etc.).
2. to tangle or entangle.
3. to involve; confuse; perplex.
4. to make clear; unravel (often followed by out).

Unravel (verb)
1. undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).
2. investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).
3. Informal. to take apart; undo; destroy (a plan, agreement, or arrangement).

Table from the Brooklyn Artist’s Ball by Olek

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