Tag Archive: embroidery

In Awe of a Master Designer and Stitcher

You think you know a person… … and then you find out she’s been interviewed by NPR and the BBC, had an offer from the Guinness Book of World Records, turned down that… Continue reading

The Richness of Greek Embroidery

When I think of “household embroideries,” I think of framed cross stitch samplers on the wall, or some pillowcases with daisy-stitched flowers with French knot centers.  But last week I got to visit… Continue reading

Narratives Embedded

“Each artifact has a narrative embedded within…” Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim Earlier this year, I got an email from the Texas Historical Commission, asking me if I would like to write about… Continue reading

A Top and Some Tablecloths

When my sister saw this one on the design wall, she said, “Whew, that’s bright!” Well, I live surrounded by a wall of green on all four sides of our property, and I… Continue reading

A Hidden Family Treasure!

Here’s a little family history:  my great-grandmother Grace had four daughters, and they all embroidered pillowcases, and then crocheted lace edgings for them.  (They made lots of other things too, like dresser scarves,… Continue reading

Even More Textiles in Philadelphia

Alright, it has been more than a month since I went to Philadelphia, but, as David Letterman used to say, I remember it like it was on videotape! In the short amount of… Continue reading

Textiles in Hiding

At the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia, among all the aircraft and equipment, is an exhibit that shows the stories of pilots downed behind enemy lines.  One… Continue reading

Bayeux Tapestry – the Backstory

All I wanted was to stay inside for an afternoon, out of the heat, and learn a little more about sail history.  “I bet historians have written about the ships on the Bayeux… Continue reading

Textiles at the Briscoe Museum

As many times as I’ve been to San Antonio, you’d think I would have seen every attraction in the city.  But when I was there last week, I noticed the Briscoe Western Art… Continue reading

Vacation by Video

Someday I hope to go on lots of textile tours of exotic countries, but for now I am just exploring the documentaries available from Amazon.  Most evenings, I watch a few minutes of… Continue reading