Category Archive: Textiles

What Do Christo, Sally Field, and Carl Icahn Have in Common?

Even art-apathetic* people know a little something about the artist Christo. His large-scale landscape art projects like Running Fence, The Gates, and “that thing with the pink fabric floating all around those islands”… Continue reading

Mystery Textile

In my last few posts, I have told about some great textiles I came across at a local antique show.  The nice lady in the booth with the quilt top told me she… Continue reading

Serendipity

When I go to antique shows, I am likely to go on the first day, browse a little bit, make my purchase, and leave within an hour or two.  I have never gone… Continue reading

Sustainability – a Hopeful View

In my last two posts, I have shared a little of what I have been reading about sustainable textiles.  I never did find any information focused on art/craft textiles or even textiles for… Continue reading

Six Books on Sustainability and Some Things I Learned

Try not to think of this as a really long post, try to think of it as a quick way to sample six books on sustainability, and see if any of them intrigue… Continue reading

Looking into Sustainable Textiles, Part One

Wherever you fall on the diet spectrum, you can find loads of information about the food you eat.  If you survive on junk food, you are surrounded by warnings to change your ways,… Continue reading

15 in ’15 End of the Year Check-in and a Find

I did not complete all the goals I set at beginning of the year.  But this has been my best year ever for actually working on goals throughout the year. √ 15 fused… Continue reading

15 in ’15 Third Quarter Check-in

Three-fourths of the year is over!  Time to report progress on the goals I set at the beginning of the year. √ 15 fused quilt blocks I am still making fused blocks of… Continue reading

Hexie Treasures

We had a little mini-vacation down on Galveston Island, and found a few treasures. First we came upon this bookstore — Where I found some wonderful books – After I bought them, I… Continue reading

The Cloth Antiquary

What do you do when there’s no Wikipedia page? In my last three posts, I have given you some small samples from the 1936 book, The Romance of French Weaving.  There are so… Continue reading