I'M A Docent
Textiles IN Art
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Today I would like to begin a list of common words or phrases and their origins that relate to textiles.
First up is the term
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Textle Core 2-20
The best source for how-to stitch info is
For Crazy Quilts one of the basics is the
My favorite , the
This is a short video from the
American Museum of Folk Art.
This link shows how
And this link (in French) takes you on a tour of
DMC embroidery floss
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Unraveling the Mysteries of Textiles IN Artworks
A short introduction to the 2014-15 Docent Textile Core! I keep saying 'to know textiles is to know history'.
Tales From the Royal Wardrobe
A BBC Documentary about why clothes matter, why textiles matter and how fashion plays into it all. About an hour but worth every moment.
This video is not about Ariel but it is about
100 years of fashion, music and dance
in about 100 seconds!
Delightful to watch.
And finally a short clip of why the fashion arts ARE important.*The clip about the blue sweater is supposed to appear here. Every time I link to it, I get a video about corn chowder! If you Google 'blue sweater devil wears Prada' you'll get to it.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Eyes Have It
This drawing/painting stopped me in my tracks this morning.
It's About Time
posted this in a story about Lucas Cranach a couple months ago.
When you see a perfectly finished painting it is so easy to forget the blank page it springs from.
I find the contrast a little unsettling but in the most awe inspiring way. Once you lock eyes with this Princess Elizabeth of Saxony it is hard to look away.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Textile, 3-d printing and burlesque
Check this out!
This is a new face of the textile world!
3 D printing
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Mounting a Costume Exhibit
Wedding Dresses at the V & A.