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Sunday Surfing

March 4, 2018 web_weaver 1

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 “

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Sunday Surfing

January 7, 2018 web_weaver 0

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 […]

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Sunday Surfing

December 24, 2017 web_weaver 0

Suggested by Blaine. Weaving around the world – brief glimpses into various cultures. Click here for the video.  

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A video on silk weaving

October 4, 2017 web_weaver 0

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

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Worstead Worsted

July 17, 2016 Diane Ferguson 0

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, […]

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Sunday Surfing

January 31, 2016 web_weaver 1

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 […]

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October Sunday Surfing

October 25, 2015 web_weaver 0

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 […]

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Sunday Surfing – September

September 13, 2015 web_weaver 0

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/ […]

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