Tour the Historic Boott Cotton Mills

After attending Convergence I spent a few days with my husband traveling. One of the stops was to Lowell, MA. I've been fascinated with history as well as textiles most of my life.  Of course a stop at the Lowell National Historical Park was necessary. The park provides  an up close view of textile production... Continue Reading →

Painted Scarves with natural dye extracts

One of the classes I took at Convergence last week was " Silk painting and stamping with natural dye extracts". The class was taught by Linda Hartshorn. Here are some of the dye results. Mine is the center scarf in the front row of the above photo. We had lots of fun in this class.  The... Continue Reading →

New Painted Warp

A new project is on the loom and ready to begin weaving if a few minutes can be squeezed in. The scarf  warp was painted with Procion MX dyes, using 3 colors. I'm planning on using a solid red purple Tencel for the Weft. The warp is also an 8/2 Tencel. I'll be using an... Continue Reading →

Progress and decisions

Decisions, decisions. I made one on weft color. Here were the finalists. From the Left: hand painted green teal, a salmon,  and a Nile green. I used a 20/2 silk yarn that was hand painted in the skein with two of the colors used in the warp alternating in multiple stripes around the skein. The non... Continue Reading →

A Visit to an English country house

No I haven't been to England, but the Museum Fine Arts Houston, has an extraordinary exhibit called "Houghton Hall, Portrait of an English Country House". If you're a lover of historical textiles, this is an exhibit you should see. Tapestries, rugs, furniture, paintings and some costumes are exhibited  in recreations of several rooms from the hall.... Continue Reading →

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