Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mental Health Day

Yesterday, up at 5am to catch a ferry to catch a train to meet a friend and drive 1.5 hrs to the Fuller Craft Museum and return by midnight. Whew! But worth every moment. The Fuller has two amazing exhibits... Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators, through Nov. 23. If you love fiber and art, don't miss it. The work was inspiring and magical. Beyond creative. And in a smaller scale [ ] Small Expressions thru October 5 The museum is a magical setting with unique building and lovely pond filled with lily pads. Take a day, and go.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Just received "The thread's course in tapestry" by Mette Lise Rössing

Published in May 2013, it consists of 140 pages divided into 3 sections: technique, cultures and theory into practice. Lots of terrific illustrations and photos of tapestry techniques. ISBN 978-87-995744-1-4. available at Recommended by Rebecca Mezoff in her blog. What a delight to thumb thru the book and find a post-it® note on page 93 in the author's hand indicating a correction in the text... "A Navajo saddle blanket is a twined weave." (not twill.)

Donald John Mackay (Harris Tweed Weaver)

Just got my newsletter from Weaving Today with a link to this lovely video about Donald John Mackay (Harris Tweed Weaver) - by Martin Koddenberg Donald John Mackay lives on the Isle of Harris in Scotland and produces the much sought-after, hand-woven Harris Tweed. When in 2004 he was able to secure a deal with Nike he played a key role in introducing Harris Tweed back to the mainstream market, where it is now available in numerous fashion lines around the world.

Donald John Mackay (Harris Tweed Weaver) - by Martin Koddenberg from Martin Koddenberg on Vimeo.