Dresses to Dream of

I used to pass by all the old photos in antique stores, but then I saw the book Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840 – 1900 by Joan L. Severa.  … Continue reading

Late 1800s dress

This is a wool dress I bought at an antique shop in Richmond, Texas. I hope it was originally from up North, because I think this would be too hot and sticky to wear… Continue reading

Not So Run-of-the-Mill

The best part about collecting textiles is getting to really look at them.  Books just can’t show enough details, and in museums, the few textiles that are on display are usually set too… Continue reading

The Road to Textiles

My mom must have started me on the road to art appreciation and textile love when she embroidered this bib for me when I was a baby. When I was 5 years old,… Continue reading