Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Textile Lecture - Abbotsford

Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber is giving a lecture this Thursday October 29,2009 at 7pm. The lecture is being held at the Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC. Admission is FREE.

Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber speaks on her book Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth and Society in Early Times. Dr. Barber illustrates how the economic engine of the ancient and early modern worlds was the fabric of industry and almost the exclusive province of women. Dr. Barber is Professor of Archaeology and Linguistics and co-chair of the Classics Program at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Craft swap surprise!

Last month,... no wait, in July! (wow! time flies!) I did a fiber swap on Craftster. I posted about it here. Anyways, my swap partner felt like she didn't send me enough, but I disagreed. Apparently I lost the argument because I found these wonderful items in the mail a few weeks ago (I know, I'm a slow poster! hehe)Once again, please excuse the terrible picture! The drop spindle is hand made! I haven't used it yet (school is keeping me plenty busy) but it is on my "to do" list! It was a very lovely surprise!


A couple of weeks ago, my teacher brought in some silkworms. Unfortunetly I haven't had a chance to take photos of them, until now. But the exciting part about it is, they are cocooning!
The pictures aren't that great, but it gives you an idea of what's going on! lol They should be hatching into moths in a few weeks.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Small Update

There is some sad news to report, my computer completely crashed and I lost a year's worth of pictures, music, movies, bookmarks, etc, so all of the back logged posts I wanted to write are gone. But on the upside, my computer runs faster now! hehe
The good news to report is, we are in full swing at school. My first Surface design project is DONE woo! (it's due Tuesday) I'll hopefully have pictures on Wednesday to post, for your enjoyment. Other than that, we've been doing a lot of samples... and more samples. I'm hopefully going to be doing some natural dyeing this weekend, and I'll also be working on a simple medieval dress for an SCA event. (It's my first event). So stay tuned for more exciting things to come!


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