Thursday, April 10, 2008

Stories of Cloth

I read about the new website, Stories of Cloth, in the April/May 2008 Fiber Arts magazine. I really love all textiles, from tapestry to fabric, to embroidery and knitting. Part of it is tactile, part of it visual. But it goes beyond that. I like to think of all the people throughout history who have woven, embellished, and made useful and decorative items. When I look at old photos I often remember the fabrics. My favorite polka dot Health-Tex shirt, the black "Heidi" cape with red trim.

To quote the website:
Textiles accompany us throughout life's journey; wrapped as we enter the world, and covered when we leave.
The premise of the project is to explore how memories are tied to cloth. The artists have put together an exhibition, and readers are encouraged to submit their own stories and photos.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I know just what you mean. Thanks for the website.