Posts Tagged ‘mythology’

‘Text-iles’ June 7 – July 4 at the Silk Weaving Studio

12 June, 2012

The work of several alumni and faculty member Ruth Scheuing is included in this month’s ‘Text-iles’ at the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island June 7 – July 4


Ruth’s jacquard piece is a wonderful read as well as visual:


Alumna Farideh Birani’s work follows:


Alumna Ana Sousa’s refined weaving is hard to photograph -

Random Fact

12 November, 2011

In Scandinavia, the stars of Orion’s belt are known as Friggjar rockr, Frigg’s distaff or spindle. The spindle predates the spinning wheel, and the distaff is used for spinning linen, the yarn Scandinavia is so famous for. Both spindle and distaff have the long straight shape that fits these stars.