Category Archive: Historic Clothing

Textile Trends Trivia – the Answers

Yesterday I gave a little pop quiz.  I’m a former teacher, I can do that.  Let’s go over the quiz and see how you did! Q 1) The French artist was named Trouvelot… Continue reading

Textile Trend Trivia

While the tide of fashion rolls on, some innovations never catch the wave of public favor or profit.  They end up as fashion footnotes.  Here is a little quiz about textile trends that… Continue reading

Mini Hill Country Trip and Two Lovely Ladies

I had to run up to the Hill Country this week – the trip is long and the days are short so I couldn’t get too many pictures, but here are a few.… Continue reading

Helen of Troy and the Trojan Cloak

In my last post, I talked about the beautiful Helen of Troy and her incredible weaving skills.  Homer may have just intended to show her as a proper woman, industriously weaving, but his… Continue reading

Helen of Troy: World-Renowned Weaver – and, I hear, kinda pretty!

Along with a group of followers of the Dancing Professor, I’m reading the Iliad.  (Is there a collective noun for a group of blog followers?  A gaggle of followers?  A chatter?  A press?)… Continue reading

Hoops Humor

I’m going to the International Quilt Festival tomorrow, so I have to rest up!  So here is just a quick post for tonight, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have plenty to report from… Continue reading

My 100th Post!

It wasn’t long after I started blogging that I found the wonderful blog, the Dancing Professor, and one of the first posts I read there asked, “Who are you writing for?” I thought… Continue reading

Waltz Across Textiles

Barbers, bartered brides, and bullfighters, – they all get their own operas.   Pirates, demons, tsars, student princes  – they’re all thrilling characters, but if you ask me, textile artists are seriously underrepresented in… Continue reading

Textile Destination: San Antonio

You may not know this, but Texans have certain assigned duties, including checking on the Alamo regularly, and drinking beer down on the Riverwalk while listening to mariachis play Johnny Cash songs.  So… Continue reading

Shawl of Paisley Design

After getting through six months of summer, Texans look forward to the cool weather of fall – even when it’s not really cool enough, I bring out my cozy textiles in the hopes… Continue reading