Through the years, the Aran sweater has developed quite the romantic backstory involving ancient family knitting patterns and shipwrecks.
During the mid- to late-eighteenth century, drizzling became quite the fashion in France to carefully remove gold and silver threads from other textiles so they could be sold.
Let’s talk about the greatest enemy of all textiles: light.
Learn the best practices of displaying textiles in shadow boxes.
Mounting and framing heirloom embroidery, cross-stitch, and other small textiles safely takes a little work, but the results are more than worth it.
Textiles make beautiful wall art, but in order to keep them safe and secure for years to come, it’s important to know how to hang them correctly.
I wanted to take a moment to break up the usual holiday routine and talk about Bulgarian kukeri, a textile-rich tradition going back thousands of years.
If you’ve ever looked at a spider’s web and wondered what it would be like to work with such a fiber, you’re not alone.
During the Middle Ages, anchoresses and nuns were women who secluded themselves from the rest of society and, often, spent some of their time on handwork.