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Yarnbombing and manuscripts

I have an enormous backlog of links and neat things, but wanted to get a couple of them out quickly. The knitting group I’ve been a member of for some years has been engaged in a charity yarn-bombing project, and this has been noticed. Fun! I’m taking a free online course thru Stanford University called […]


It’s Elvis Presley’s birthday, and R.L. Stein’s. Stephen Hawking turns a rather remarkable 70. David Bowie turns 65.

Thread art

While collecting links for the paper art post, I ran across Debbie Smyth’s thread art. Not the 1970s geometrics, but something entirely different.

Paper art

My mother sent me some information about paper artist Calvin Nicholls. His sculptures are too lovely not to share. These sculptures are constructed from carefully cut, shredded, folded and glued paper. Aren’t they amazing? And prints are quite reasonably priced.

Welcome to 2012

I’ve spent the day organizing things both physical and virtual, in support of my goal for the year: read good things, write good things, make good things. The bread’s in the oven, the soup’s on the stove, a dyepot is simmering, and I have a moment to blog before they all need attention. Nick and […]

Holiday Cheer

Free music from Performance Today through the end of December: songs from Calmus, New York Polyphony and Chanticleer. Some of my favorite traditional/medieval Christmas songs, plus some I was unfamiliar with. The next Textilforum is officially announced: Metals for Textile Crafts, in Germany in September 2012. That would be a first-rate topic for Nick and […]

Those photos

I took them. Really. You can check the EXIF data. I took photos for the December 1 challenge ON December 1. I just didn’t post them. I wrote the list, after all. And then Michelle reposted the same list the next week because so few people participated. So I took some more pictures. And didn’t […]

Why you haven’t seen much of me

(Wondermark, by the fabulous David Malki !) The projects are spawning this time of year. I at least need to get a handle on the overdue ones before I have much time for blogging. (I seem to be on Twitter a lot, if you want me.)

Textilforum 2012

Among the many things on my list of things to write/share/do: Textilforum 2012 is in the planning stages, and will be held in Germany in September of 2012. The focus will be on metal in textile crafts.

Sprang resources

Does anyone have a copy of Sprang: Med arbeidsteikningar, by Anna Grostøl, published in Oslo in 1932? There are three copies in US libraries, but I thought someone in my readership might have access to it. I’d very much like to get my hands on a copy, if it actually contains useful diagrams.