Online Inspiration and Virtual Textile Experiences
The Brooklyn Museum is hosting a virtual exhibit including costumes used in the Netflix shows The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown.
ClothRoads is a resource for global textile including online exhibits, information about global textile production, and textiles from several continents for sale. Join their mailing list for an impressive list of lectures and resources about textiles.
Have you tried listening to podcasts while you sew? You may want to give The Long Thread a try. “Each episode features interviews with your favorite spinners, weavers, needleworkers, and fiber artists from across the globe.”
If you missed Nancy Nix-Rice’s National ASG presentation, she has a recap on her blog.
See how Japanese stenciling (katazome) is done at the Kuriko—a Portland shop.
You have likely heard of Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker, who had been a slave. Learn more about her here.
Dutch wax resist fabric took hold in Africa in the 1800’s. Read a short history of the fabric and its current status by Jessica Hemmings, Textile writer here. Published in Selvedge magazine (issue 50: 39-42).