Category Archive: Weaving

More African Textiles in Philly

In my previous post I told about the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit of wax prints. After seeing that, I went up one floor to the “Threads of Traditions” exhibit.  This small but… Continue reading

Following up on Viking Sails

 Back in 2013, I visited the Maritime Museum in San Diego, California, and aboard one of the historic ships I saw a huge storage area set aside for extra rigging and sails, and… Continue reading

Rags, Rugs, and a Mystery

I saw this picture in a National Archives blog post for Mother’s Day.  The winding of the rags caught my eye. I thought I remembered reading that during the Great Depression, whole kits… 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

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

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

Rules, Routines, and the Restraint of Initiative

Today I am going to let M. Paul Rodier show us The Romance of French Weaving with a little tour of Paris on the thirteenth century.  The king, Louis IX, later known as… 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

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

Tracking Textile History: The Minoans, Part Two

Before we get into more of Minoan textiles, we need to take a short look at how this culture was brought back from three thousand years of oblivion. There is a fast-paced, readable… Continue reading