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Loss and Dyeing: Fading, Conservation, and Orchil Dyes in Tapestries

This is the first of a several part series of posts on textile conservation at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 

Go into any historic house or museum with tapestry displays, and you will likely be confronted with beautiful and strange landscapes of cool colours. 1,424 more words


Design Intensive

Recently I read a blog post by Georgia quilt artist Elizabeth Barton about why she teaches.  Much of what she said resonated with me.  She says, “For me teaching has always been about what I wanted to learn myself.”   Like her, I love the process of researching, synthesizing and figuring out to present new information.  607 more words

Tapestry Retreat with Archie, Susan, and Pam, Day Three

Here’s the finished tapestry. I began another from the same design but I’m weaving it from the other way so that I have to use different, more difficult techniques. 271 more words

Fiber Art

Tapestry Retreat with Archie, Susan, and Pam, Day Two

Morning view from my bedroom window

Well, now I am really, really behind. I have another trip to blog and I hadn’t finished the April trip yet. 476 more words

Fiber Art

Otro dia en el vecindario

Once again we were greeted with a bright and sunny day yesterday, so we decided to go hang out in the neighborhood again. No cookies this time, just juice. 432 more words