That's true even though it is snowing a bit this morning as I write this. Oh well... it WILL warm up soon! It does make for great weather to snuggle up with a good book. I am currently reading, The Fabric of Civilization: How textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel. In an interview with the NY Times, Postrel said that it took longer for a Viking ship's sails to be made than the boat itself! These are things that we just don't think about in our world of easy access to Fast Fashion and material.
In that same vein, my research led me to Clare Hunter's website, Sewing Matters "where you can read about, explore and discover the social, emotional and political significance of needlework. I just had to order her book, Threads of Life A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle. The book doesn't have any images but Hunter's website has pictures that correspond to the chapters in her book. After reading the chapter, Connections, I went to her site and found images of the fabric tokens from the Foundling Museum in London. Take a minute to read about the Museum's emotional Threads of Feeling exhibit and the role textiles played in a foundling's life.
The world is full of interesting stories- visit your library today and find one! Cheers
Georgia Rowswell is a fiber and mixed media artist and part of the Blue Door Arts duo.