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Inspiring Textiles

Inspiring Textiles

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This glove from the Textile Museum of Canad is labeled as lace knitting, but when zoomed it looks like netting. Beautiful netting!

From Laverne Waddington's backstrapweaving.... -- possibly agave fiber, double pocket saddle bag

Backstrap Weaving - Home!

The Metropolitan Museum Mobile - Art Object - sprang with embroidery

Hat | Coptic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

‘’Texts and Textiles’’ : Finding Manuscripts in Unusual Places -15th century garments lined with recycled parchment

‘’Texts and Textiles’’ : Finding Manuscripts in Unusual Places

1943, London, England, UK --- Shirts made of twine being knitted at the Norwegian Relief Depot for Norwegian soldiers, sailors and civililians

Egyptian Sprang Cap - CE 400 to 699 AD, Whitworth Art Museum, Manchester UK - click through to read the post by Franco Rios on analyzing structure possibilities from a photograph



Musical Textile - "The XY interactive textile is a large tactile surface for playing electronic music. The performer plays it simply by the movement of his/her hand on it's surface. This interface allows users to compose and interpret electronic music by choreographic movements. By its size, its texture, its flexibility and its transparency, this textile involves the whole body in the musical interpretation."

Darning Sampler (unfinished), mid-19th century

These baskets are handmade from 100% recycled paper by artisans at Best Before in Paris. Corinne Muller and Piotr Oleszkowicz from Best Before breathe new life into the ancient Korean craft of paper weaving and knotting. Flat strips of paper are rolled into strong cords that are then used for turning into beautiful baskets. Reference: this video ( by Aimee Lee, shows master weaver Na Seo Hwan at work using the traditional Korean Jiseung method.

Ndau beer pot from SE Zimbabwe, woven bark over clay, when soaked with water, refrigeration occurred through evaporation - via

Surgical suture sampler, 18th century, Zurich Medical History Museum

ULLABENULLA: Medical Sampler or Art?

Threads of Feeling: The London Foundling Hospital's Textile Tokens 1740-1770 (2010) by John Styles. Poor mothers were able to leave their child at the Foundling Hospital to be cared for. The mother left a recognisable 'token' with the child in the hope that one day she could reclaim the child and the token would help identify the right one. Many tokens were fabric or ribbons and provide a vast record of Georgian fabrics. So, not Regency, but the era just before.

Detail of a Mammen cloak tie. I.A.A. Worsaae "Om Mammen-Fundet" in Aarboger for Nordisk Oldkyndighed og Historie. 1869. Plate 6

Sprang: A Viking Lawn Chair from The Sojourning Spinner

Tokens to loved ones, made and given in World War I, to remind those distant that they are never out of one's heart

Africa | Man's Prestige Hat (ashetu) from the Bamum People of Cameroon | 20th Century | Cotton, natural dyes, coins, cowrie shells | Finely knitted hats are the prerogative of titled individuals of the Grassland Kingdoms of southwestern Cameroon. This elaborate example has woven burls on either side that mimic a hairstyle once popular throughout the region.

Wearable Tech 6: Future Tech What intelligent clothing will we be wearing in the future? Perhaps these items of wearable tech will be in our wardrobes.

felt by Miriam Verbeek

Sprang bag. The Textiles Collection: University for the Creative Arts at Farnham Date 800 - 1000 A.D. Artefact/Item Textile fragment Function Clothing - bag General Description Geometric brown and rust Id Number Current Accession 0036 Subject Coptic Material Wool Visual Information Geometric

Core Record ST - VADS: the online resource for visual arts

Constance Howard | embroidered scrap, late 1960's/early 1970's from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery

Leandra Spangler | Expectant. Reed, artistmade paper from natural fibes, stone beads, bone beads, sewing thread and raffia.

narrative textiles in the style of Harriet Powers

Antique Textiles_Clothing, Children's clothing, Juvenile Textiles

Prudence Mapstone commented on her work: "Terri Johnson wrote: One day (for a long time) I will make something like this. I commented: i hope you do! it actually took me 8 months to complete this one. i did a little patch or two each day; the last month was spent sewing them all together ;-)"

from the Don Mazza Museum in Verona