This is a great article that traces the history of a great yarn and fiber…Chenille. Chenille means caterpillar in English, forever linking the fuzzy insects that one day become either a moth or butterfly with fluffy yarn and fabrics. The French word was known early on in the United States and can be found inContinue reading “Learning about Chenille”
When I starting back using fiber, it was to learn to knit. The exact way Sarah describes the way her anxiety seemed to go away, I felt they same way with the level of relaxation that knitting offered me. When I started to weave, I didn’t initially feel that it was mediative as all! ItContinue reading “Weaving As Mediation”
SGBG Atelier is a mother and son owned fashion house creating garments based on centuries-old weaving techniques.
Quilting by the Lake
As I continue to research and discover about Fiber Artists who were “doing their thing” when the craft was considered more of “women’s work “, I love when I find out about women who were making history and being innovator of the craft. Not only were the women making the wears for their family innovatorsContinue reading “Fiber Art of Lenore Tawney”
I stumbled upon this website and extraordinary women through the People of Craft. The Shepherdess not only raise these wonderful sheep but she has this beautiful book that has been bound in leather with photos that make you want to gently turn the pages. I truly enjoyed combing through Alison’s website and reading about herContinue reading “SHEPHERDESS – ONE WOMAN FARM”
Warren Wilson College MA Craft Studies
I am a consumer of Knitters Pride. I was educated very early about the quality of your needles. For me, it makes the difference in how the yarn moves and even the strain my fingers or wrists feel. When people or organizations served communities as part of their daily mission, before the digital age, itContinue reading “Ever wondered who makes your needles & hooks?”
“This exhibition reminds us that artists today are redefining a traditional art form in multiple ways that prove the enduring appeal of the fiber medium,” says Pieranna Cavalchini, the Museum’s Curator of Contemporary Art. Find out more here.
Thriving At High Altitude—The Bolivian Textiles of Andi’Art Truly stunning photos from photojournalist Anne-Laure Camilleri, who visited the Bolivian Altiplano to document Andi’Art — a design collaboration between indigenous weavers and a French designer.