Category Archive: Textile Tangents

There’s Still a Place in the World for a Textile Writer

Last week I read a funny article, “Send a Baby to Mars!”  Kelsey Piper wrote in Vox about petitions generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), based on the language of actual petitions submitted to… Continue reading

Old Sisters Together

Old Sisters Together Slipping sliding in their stacks to nestle folds and feathers Frail whispers float in sun-warmed air lacing memories together. “We’re glad you joined us, Ruby, dear.” (“Her stitches are gigantic!”)… Continue reading

Summer Rerun

Summer being known for reruns, let’s look at one of my favorite posts from the past.  In it, I combined my love of old movies and textiles, and made up the kinds of… Continue reading

Finding the Thread of the Narrative

I write because I don’t know what I think until I see what I say. – Flannery O’Connor* I have mentioned before that I have a hard time figuring out what it is… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Football Dinner from 1905

It’s a cold, gray day — a perfect time for a cup of tea with my favorite party planner, Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott.  Years ago I picked up her 1905 book, Bright Ideas… Continue reading

Sharing Ephemera

I have started some Pinterest boards as a place to share interesting little odds and ends I have.  Some of them are textile-related, but a lot of them are just little scraps of… Continue reading

If I Made the Movies

One of the things that gets me through the blazing heat of August is Turner Classic Movies and their Summer Under the Stars.  I love to sit in a cool room with some… Continue reading

Infused with Personality

I once wore a Super Bowl ring. (Unlike Vladimir Putin, I immediately handed mine back to its owner.) Back when I was teaching, one of the dads in our class was a Houston… Continue reading

One Riot, One Ranger

Daily Prompt: All about Me Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. I considered starting a blog for years, but I had always heard that a blog… 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