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Month: April, 2013

INDIGO MAGIC, SHIBORI MADNESS

Cotton-and-silk voile nursing shawl/summer scarf For more than six months, I’ve been meaning to take some of the shibori skills I learned in a workshop at the Textile Arts Center and experiment with an indigo batch at home. I must have been waiting until the weather warmed a bit…that, and maybe a last burst of energy before Baby [...]

GOING LOCAL WITH THE WESTERN CAROLINA SEWING COMPANY, EPISODE #16 OF THREAD CULT

In the months since I started Thread Cult, I’ve found myself drawn to people and businesses cutting their own path in the world of craft, sewing, and textiles. This week’s episode is no exception. When I was in North Carolina a few weeks back, I had the opportunity to interview Libby O’Bryan, a textile artist [...]

WEAVING SPECIAL! THE ORIOLE MILL, EPISODE #15 OF THREAD CULT

Wide Jacquard loom at The Oriole Mill. Barry, one of the mill’s experts, mans the controls. All photographs by Peak Definition.  For someone who loves textiles, few experiences compare to actually seeing beautiful fibers woven together. I’ve had this feeling watching old ladies hand-weaving rugs in Turkey, and even watching my best friend weave art [...]