THE TATTER TEXTILE LIBRARY
BLUE, The TATTER Textile Library, opened its doors in
June of 2017. Serving as both an interactive, ongoing art-installation
as well as an academic research library, BLUE is an ever-growing
home to 6,000 books, journals, exhibition catalogs and
objects that examine and celebrate the global history, traditions,
makers, craft and beauty of textiles.
BLUE: The TATTER Textile Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
All donations made help maintain and grow the library.
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Welcome to Tatter
Selected stories from issue 3
Beyond the Blueness
The light and dark shades of Aboubakar Fofana’s indigo.
A Blue of Shelter
The quilted ocean of Sarah FitzSimons.
A Blue of Bioluminescence
Photographic investigations of ostracods.
Gradients of Blue: Beyond the Earth
Pigmented porcelain cyanometers telling a story of grief.
"Sometimes my heart is tuned to a frequency that makes my body vulnerable. The Blues show me how to make this condition - this visceral reality - into shelter."
— FROM A Sound of Blue: Familiar Frequencies
Makers from issue 3
A Blue of Possibility
The two flowerings of Rowland Ricketts in indigo and cloth.
A Blue of Renewal
The psyche and the spirit, in the work of Amber Jensen.
A Blue for Consuming
Jenipapo and the taste of the unexpected.
True Blue: The Culpability of a Material
Adebunmi Gbadebo’s handmade paper series.