Doug Johnston Rope Works

One-off woven wares formed from an ancient coiling technique

Once used for model-making, Doug Johnston‘s nimble fingers have found a new medium in recent years. The trained architect creates vessels, sculptures and wearable masks by stitching together sewing thread and braided cotton cord on his industrial-strength, vintage Singer zig-zag sewing machine, which he then hand forms into the uniquely curious shapes. Born in Texas, raised in Tulsa, OK and now based in Brooklyn, Johnston …