Category Archive: Weaving

On the Trail of a Textile Legend

In the late 1800s, Candace Wheeler was a textile designer, a business partner of Louis Comfort Tiffany, owner of her own design business, a writer,  a founder of a rural artists’ colony and… Continue reading

Textile Toys

I like to use old toys for Christmas decorations. The red horse was handed down to me when I was a baby, from a neighbor of my grandmother’s.  My mother restuffed it and… Continue reading

Helen of Troy and the Trojan Cloak

In my last post, I talked about the beautiful Helen of Troy and her incredible weaving skills.  Homer may have just intended to show her as a proper woman, industriously weaving, but his… Continue reading

Helen of Troy: World-Renowned Weaver – and, I hear, kinda pretty!

Along with a group of followers of the Dancing Professor, I’m reading the Iliad.  (Is there a collective noun for a group of blog followers?  A gaggle of followers?  A chatter?  A press?)… Continue reading

Christmas Cheer

It’s a little too warm to really feel like Christmas, but I am starting to decorate a little. One of my favorite decorations is this vintage fabric.  I don’t normally decorate with gold,… Continue reading

Starting Them Out Right

When you’re a crafts person and you have a child, you tend to hope that they will follow you down the satisfying road of creativity.  You start them off with handmade outfits and… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry

For this week’s photo challenge, I chose some pictures I took at Hoover Dam this spring.  They are not the best photos, but they do illustrate something I am interested in – the… Continue reading

Shawl of Paisley Design

After getting through six months of summer, Texans look forward to the cool weather of fall – even when it’s not really cool enough, I bring out my cozy textiles in the hopes… Continue reading

Halloween Textravaganza

I’m not a huge Halloween aficionado, but I do have a few items that might help you in planning a Halloween party.  It’s still early in the month – sure, you have time… Continue reading

Jacquard Coverlet

This is a double-cloth coverlet, woven in two panels on a Jacquard loom.  The yarn is 2-ply wool in its natural cream color, indigo blue and (I believe) madder red.  The colors are… Continue reading