Handmade Gift Futures

A few thoughts on the holiday gift-making season I can’t find the word “crastinate” in Webster’s, but whatever its precise meaning, I’m in favor of it. You could call me a pro in fact. I’ve crastinated actively and skillfully in almost everything I’ve ever undertaken: homework, housecleaning, weeding, writing, even spinning and weaving. Regarding the […]

Designed for Peace

Designed for Peace

On the Thrums Books Facebook page earlier this week, I posted a photo of a “textile designed for peace,” a fragment of which is part of the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s collection. You can read the whole story here. It seemed important to think about designs for peace after all the recent and terrible events in […]

Welcome to Flatsome

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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 […]

An Endless Thread

I was adding some photos to our Pinterest pages this week, which gave me the chance to look carefully at Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands: Dreaming Patterns, Weaving Memories, again. I’ve read this book so many times, and I’m still fascinated by it, still learn something new each time. This book was one of Thrums’s earliest projects, published in […]