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New chairs for the New Year?

Once upon a time, there were two chairs that looked something like this: With slipcovers old enough for a drivers’ license, it was time to give these chairs a slip of respect. Fortunately, a trip to New York’s Garment District yielded a fine remnant at a...

To sew or not to sew

How many times over the last 15 years have I vowed not to make my own clothes? While living in Italy, interesting clothing options popped from every shop window. Why do I need to sew with so many fabulous options nearby? While focusing on art quilts, accepting...

A Winter Felting Wonderland

I love to wet or nuno felt outdoors on a hot summer day. It’s a great alternative to sailing if there’s no wind.  April 1, 2016, would have been a good day to felt even if it wasn’t hot. Spring flowers dotted my garden and the temps indoors and out...
Comparative Art Forms: A Week of Inspiration

Comparative Art Forms: A Week of Inspiration

In a season known for gratitude, events this week permeated my heart with thankfulness. It all began last Wednesday, when the Museum of Fine Arts Textile and Costume Society friends met for an evening of contemporary art. Tomie Nagano and Marilyn Pappas shared works...

Wearing scarves: I eat my words

As a young professional, I went to a party a color palette party. This “party” made me feel pretty ancient. Where were the festivities, random uninhibited behavior, general raucousness? There must have been something in the punch, as I left having...

#AskACurator from Fiber Art Now

Just had to share some of the content compiled by Fiber Art Now after their Twitter chat on September 17, 2014. As I can’t seem to embed this directly into my blog, let me link you to the Storify page, which has some great contemporary and historic textile...