Do You Like My Hat?

Pussy Hats

Go Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman was a strong favorite for bedtime reading in my family a generation back (that is, when my kids were little). The girl dog and boy dog keep crossing paths, and she always asks, “Do you like my hat?” And he always answers (except at the very end), “No, I […]

The Once and Future Museum

Avenir Museum

In our monthly acknowledgement of an institution that works to preserve and celebrate traditional textiles, we present a special museum close to home in Fort Collins, Colorado. In the lobby of the Colorado State University Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising hangs a plaque that reads, “Avenir means future . . . Thank you for helping us weave […]

Guatemala Revisited

Gautemala Revisited

In 1946, when WW II had just ended, Mary Meigs Atwater went to Guatemala to look at textiles. Considered the “dean” of the American handweaving revival, she wrote up her experiences in a monograph titled Guatemala Visited, and published it under the Shuttlecraft Guild imprint. You can still get copies today. It makes for fascinating […]

Savoring The World

Taped to my refrigerator is E.B. White’s confession, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day.” I feel this way often. There’s so much that needs saving, and there is much to savor, especially on a sparkling […]

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