Get out your traveling shoes

Occasionally I find a newsletter from Folkwear in my inbox. Sometimes I read them, sometimes I don’t. In today’s newsletter were a bunch of what appears to be interesting exhibits of textiles. This is where I wish I could just hop on a plane and go—wherever and whenever I wanted!

The Fabric of Society: 1,500 Years of African Textiles at Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Beyond Fashion: Fiber and Fashion Art by Vincent Quevedo at Kent State University Museum.

Second Lives: The Age-Old Art of Recycling Textiles at the Textile Museum.

Beyond Peacocks & Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and its Neighbors at the Goldstein Museum of Design.An upcoming exhibit at the Textile Museum is Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa.

If you’ve never looked at what the Textile Museum has to offer, there are several online exhibitions, such as this one called Common Threads. Others are listed here.

imageInstead of traveling, I’ll be tending the dyepots again today. It’s really hot, windy, and dry, dry, dry here in Texas and most of the Southwest. Dyeing must be done early, my preferred time anyway. I like to get them cooked, turn off the burners, and let them sit overnight. More pics soon.


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