Category Archive: Household Textiles

A Family Textile Collection at the Smithsonian

Look at these two very similar samplers — They were made 57 years apart, the second one by the great-niece of the first, and based on her design. Many of us make quilts… Continue reading

Rose Overshot Coverlet

This year is flying by and I have yet to finish a project, but I am buying enough textiles to make up the difference! This past week, my sister and great-nephew visited, through… Continue reading

Textile Surface

This is the fourth in a series I am doing in which I look at my own textiles in the light of Mary Schoeser’s book Textiles: The Art of Mankind.  Two more sections… Continue reading

The Best Quilt….

…is one you’ve forgotten you have! I bought this king-size quilt out in Big Bend in 2008.  I had never bought a current quilt before, only vintage ones, but I loved the mix… Continue reading

Layers of a Luxury Look

This week I accompanied my husband to a conference at a resort hotel in the Texas Hill Country.  Through a reservations mix-up, we ended up in one half of a luxury suite!  It… Continue reading

We Interrupt Spring Cleaning…

As I have mentioned before, after our daughters grew up and moved out, my husband and I downsized from our typical suburban home, into a cottage that his family had built on their… Continue reading

Flourishing in Flour Sacks

A year ago I did a post about a child’s flour sack dress that I picked up at an antique store.  The dress intrigues me because the front and back are highly contrasting,… Continue reading

Check on Stripes

I’ve had these yarns for probably twenty years.  I must have woven up all the pretty colors, and somehow all I have left are cottons and linens in the basic primary colors –… Continue reading

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