Category Archive: Textiles

Flour Sacks – and More! – Quilt

My poor husband has been suffering from cabin fever, due to being stuck at home while recuperating from shoulder surgery, during weeks and weeks of rain.  He is able to work from home,… Continue reading

13 Ways of Looking at a Wren

Carolina Wrens have dumpy little bodies that are constantly in motion.  Their characteristic bobbing movement reminds me of those cheap toys that have springy legs and suction cup feet – you push the… Continue reading

The Student Inspires the Teacher

I planned to make this table runner Handwoven magazine Jan/Feb 2014 for our Cherished Neighbor Liz BUT I thought I’d better check to see if she liked it first SO I figured out… Continue reading

“From Every Fiber” Exhibit

Yesterday I went to a fiber art exhibit at The Arts Center in College Station, Texas.  Fortunately photography was allowed, so I can share it with those of you who can’t just drop… Continue reading

Values Clarification

The artistic kind, not the money or morals kind. 🙂 I was watching a Quilting Arts video from Season 2, and quilter Katie Pasquini Masopust was saying that she stores her fabrics by… Continue reading

A Cloud of Witnesses

This old photograph captures the essence of what I try to preserve in this blog – ordinary people, finding a sense of competence in knowing a skill of handwork — maybe even finding… Continue reading

Drawing the Threads Together

I have been wanting to do a series of still lifes based on favorite vintage items, from the kitchens of my grandmother, mom, and mother-in-law — things like teapots, recipe boxes, and figurines. … Continue reading

Say It With Linens

A few years ago I bought some vintage raw silk yardage and a single-size linen sheet with gorgeous hem-stitching.  I finally got around to turning them into pirate shirts for my daughter and… Continue reading

Blog Hop Around the World

A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in the Blog Hop Around the World.  I said yes, but at the time I was deep into research on Bronze Age textiles, and… Continue reading

Tracking Textile History – the Mycenaeans

When we left the fascinating archaeology of Crete a few posts ago, it was about 1450 BC. From the evidence we have it seems the rulers in the palace of Knossos were big… Continue reading