Of Interest:

EGA's Permanent Collection Database

Have you checked out the Permanent Collection page of the EGA website lately? A link to the online collection database was recently added there that allows you to search for specfic items or artists or just browse.  There are currently about 850 items presented, with more to be added in the coming months.

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From Angela:
Civil War Quilts:

For those quilters out there and those who just enjoy seeing the fruits of others talent; here are some blog posts and photos of civil war quilts made by Varina Davis (the wife of Jefferson Davis, Confederate President). They represent the images of a bygone era.
Photo: http://moconfederacy.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/EF92DF20-CEDE-4BE6-8341-421936289747


Ever wonder how denim has influenced fashion? Just how much do you know about this fabric that everyone has in their wardrobe? From it's early use as sturdy work clothes to a fashion statement and everyday wear for nearly everyone; it has had a big impact on clothing and design. The FIT museum has an exhibition on the wonder fabric starting next month; check it our if your in the area.
Levi Strauss and what he started https://www.thoughtco.com/levi-strauss-1992452

Time and Lace:

There is an organization dedicated to the work of younger lace makers and designers. It's encouraging to see that traditional skills and techniques are being preserved and improved in today's age of electronic everything. There are some incredibly beautiful and delicate designs.


From Barb Seuss:

If you are interested in kumihimo, you will enjoy watching Michael Hattori's video. He is a Shihan (certified instructor) and has a quiet voice and spirit that makes the video relaxing to watch. Makes me want to get out my marudai and set it up with a new braid. Michael came to the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, to study beginning temari with me last month. He's continued to make temari at home - I hope he's addicted to that form of embroidery! 

Here's the link:

Angela added:

Mary Corbet is a fantastic resource for information; how to, reviews, etc. Here is one entry she did for making your own tassels using a Japanese technique. It looks like it would be complicated, but it doesn't sound too bad.