Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fancy Textile Play Time.

This past Wednesday my weaving class had the pleasure of looking through and fondling several old hand-woven and/or hand-embroidered textiles. A woman who collected textiles from around the world passed away recently, and some of her collection went to the Dallas Museum of Art and some were given to  the Texas Fashion Collection, which is housed at my university in the same building I have all my fibers classes.

Before they were put away in boxes for storage, we had the opportunity to examine and lust over these beautiful fabrics with our bare hands. After this, they will only be available for viewing when wearing gloves. It was such a neat experience, and I took several photos. I'll stop blabbing and get to the eye candy.

Some of the things laid out on a table.

 A ceremonial skirt from Indonesia.

 Hand woven

-- Laura