Category Archive: Textiles

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

15 in ’15 Second Quarter Check-in

Here we are half way through the year!  Time to report progress on the goals I set at the beginning of the year. √ 15 fused quilt blocks I thought I would be… Continue reading

Textile Imagery

The final topic in Mary Schoeser’s book Textiles: The Art of Mankind is Imagery . Pictorial imagery is an element of textile art the viewer expects to find, despite the fact that it… Continue reading

Textile Added Dimensions

While most people are trying to “think outside the box”, textile artists are usually content to “think within the plane”.  And a spectacular job we do of it, too.  We can divide space… 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

Textile Ingredients

This is second in a series where I consider my own textiles in light of Mary Schoeser’s book Textiles: the Art of Mankind.  In the section of the book titled Ingredients, along with… Continue reading

Lovely to Look at: Difficult to Summarize

I have been absorbed by Mary Schoeser’s book Textiles: The Art of Mankind. Schoeser has written many books on textile history, including World Textiles: A Concise History and Silk.  This book is a… Continue reading

15 in ’15 First Quarter Check-in

After a very wet and overcast winter, spring is here!   Time to check in on my list of goals for the year.  (My original post about 2015 goals is here.) I am… Continue reading