Category Archive: Fibers

Textile Inventory from 1844

In going through the old papers from my husband’s family, I have come across an inventory from 1844, from his great-great-great-grandfather’s estate. I don’t have the original, I am working from a Xerox… Continue reading

More African Textiles in Philly

In my previous post I told about the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit of wax prints. After seeing that, I went up one floor to the “Threads of Traditions” exhibit.  This small but… Continue reading

A Little Cleverness is a Dangerous Thing, Part One

It’s been a busy year and I have hardly gotten any projects done.  When I finally had a chance to get into the sewing room, I thought it would be best to use… Continue reading

“From Every Fiber” Exhibit

Yesterday I went to a fiber art exhibit at The Arts Center in College Station, Texas.  Fortunately photography was allowed, so I can share it with those of you who can’t just drop… Continue reading

Up From the Depths

When I first started this blog, I wanted to stay away from encyclopedia-type reports on the textile arts.  But as time has gone by, I have realized that it would be helpful for… Continue reading

Vintage Silk Production Postcards

A few times a year, around either my birthday or Christmas (or when there’s been enough of a time lapse for him to forget the last trip), my husband bravely accompanies me into… Continue reading

Cotton Harvest

My lovely green cotton bolls are ready to pick! This is Erlene’s Green Cotton from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  Even if you aren’t planning to order any seed from them, you might want… Continue reading

Guess the Plant

The last week has been a busy one.  My husband has been taking vacation, which does not mean to him what it means to most people.  It does not mean pina coladas under… Continue reading