Din recommends this article on Cochineal: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180202-the-insect-that-painted-europe-red?ocid=ww.social.link.email “King Charles V of Spain saw in cochineal an opportunity to prop up the crown’s coffers “
Small Group Tours “Adventures for people who want to join a group with a desire to leap over the barrier that usually separates tourists from locals. Food and family are the way into this inner sanctum. If […]
Suggested by Blaine. Weaving around the world – brief glimpses into various cultures. Click here for the video.
This feature is part of ‘Details,’ a new series that captures the creation of some of the world’s most intricately made objects. There may be ads shown at this link as well. http://www.cnn.com/style/article/details-antico-setificio-fiorentino-florence/index.html
Worstead gives its name to a type of cloth, worsted, woven in the village in the middle ages. Read more about the English town of Worstead and Norfolk, England based group Worstead Guild of Weavers, […]
From DeeDee: A great way to spend a rainy day. Research, browse, daydream… From the site: The American Textile Museum in Lowell, MA has the Chace Catalogue provides access to information about the American Textile […]
From the Webweaver: The Victoria & Albert Museum has an collection of 1940’s knitting patterns available to download for free. See them at http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/node/1744. From Diane Ferguson: https://www.google.com/atap/project-jacquard/ just wow http://thewire.in/2015/10/14/the-man-who-captured-shades-of-bapus-dream-13163/ Natural dyes in India […]
From Diane: Video: Bird’s-eye view of a tapestry wash at Hampton Court Palace – http://youtu.be/o3xN3rqmfkk A well written blog about Americans visiting and supporting villagers for more than a decade in Laos and Vietnam. http://hilltribeart.com/wordpress/ […]