Textile Tangents

I love looking at the people and clothing trends in historic photos.  Somehow I have built up quite a collection – family members know I’m interested and pass on all those ancestor photos,… Continue reading

Valentines

As much as I love collecting and learning about textiles, I love even more to use them to create.  I would view myself as “improvisational” or “experimental” in style – there is not enough… Continue reading

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