(glimpses) – a trip to the museum

hope you had a wonderful long weekend! we just managed to make to the museum this weekend before a Impressionist exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston closed … (I promise to share a few pictures a little later this week when there’s a bit more time to post)


but for now some pictures of a quilt exhibit that is still going on just now… it was very striking and beautifully arranged to convey different principles of color theory and design. if you haven’t had the chance to see it, it’s definitely worth a visit…

(process) – all the lovely horses

There are many folk arts I love. From the earliest of times, every day hands have found a way to share the beauty that is found in their natural world …. the plants that bloomed became the colors of the cloth, the petals of the flower the embroidered stitch. In these Saturday process features, I hope to share this fascination with the tools and hands that have brought the love for beauty to life.

Aren’t they lovely little horses  … have a wonderful weekend!!

(process) – overshot

From the earliest of times, everyday hands have found a way to share the beauty that is found in their natural world …. the plants that bloomed became the colors of the cloth, the petals of the flower the embroidered stitch.


In these Saturday process features, I hope to share this fascination with the tools and hands that have brought the love for beauty to life.

 My good friend Marie is a wonderful writer of modern fairy tales and equally wonderful weaver. When I last had the chance to visit her studio, I was given an overview of the weaving technique called overshot. For me as non-weaver and even to the weaver, the process of overshot brings much excitement. Somehow out of the plain background of the overall weave,  patterns and motifs emerge as if by magic.

This week Marie shared a link for the Thistle Hill Weavers  that caught my eye. I admit that I am both amazed and awed by the weaving process. The work of the Thistle Hill Weavers certainly has me feeling this way.

For more than 20 years, Thistle Hill Weavers, the Studio of Rabbit Goody, has been weaving luxurious custom fabrics, carpet, and trim for designers, home owners, museums, and the film industry specializing in creating accurate historic reproductions, working from surviving examples, documented patterns, and period weavers’ drafts. And how wonderful to find while visiting the Thistle Hill Weavers website, there where a few historical process videos to see while touring their studios and looms. I don’t think I could have ever imagined a loom of these proportions.

Thank you so much for visiting and hope you enjoy this weeks glimpse into the past and present!