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STORIES IN CLOTH WITH QUILTER MAURA GRACE AMBROSE, #24 OF THREAD CULT

 ”Quilting is such a social process. It’s such a self expression, in that the quilts are beautiful designs and they can speak for themselves. There’s such a wonderful story behind them, whether it’s the maker, or what they were doing, or what was going on at the times, or how the fabrics came to be, [...]

WOVEN SHIBORI: AN INTERVIEW WITH CATHARINE ELLIS #22 THREAD CULT

Back in March, I visited The Oriole Mill in North Carolina, where I recorded a couple episodes with Bethanne Knudson, co-founder of The Oriole Mill, and Libby O’Bryan, owner of the Western Carolina Sewing Company. While Libby and I were chatting, I spotted a blouse Libby had made from the most fantastic dyed fabric. I [...]

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 [...]

THREAD CULT: EPISODE #2, GROW YOUR OWN NATURAL DYES!

Last October, I had the opportunity to learn about shibori dyeing with indigo at the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan. The experience made me curious about working with other natural dyes, so I headed over to chat with Isa Rodrigues (in the picture up top), studio manager at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, who [...]