Book to TV Adaptations Often books get turned into movies and occasionally into a television series.  This is a list of those that will be coming out this year.  It is interesting to see which authors have had thier material picked up, JK Rowling; Niel Gaiman; Lemony Snicket; Margaret Atwood; and more.  Another tidbit is that a number […]

Censorship and Free Speech This is a very thought provoking article.  Where does ‘suppressing hate speech’ get entangled with ‘censorship’?  Does suppressing it actually work?  Not really.  We need to really listen to each side to come to an understanding.  Not simply state that anyone with a differing opinion is ‘a hater’; ‘wrong’; ‘prejudice’; ‘racist’; ‘bigoted’; etc.  I […]

The Tapestry Heart Project This is a great article by the tapestry artists Rebecca Mezoff.  With the current political climate Mezoff decided to challenge her tapestry students, and anyone with an interest in tapestry, to weave a tapestry heart.  She details techniques, possibilities for alternative arrangements and methods, and so much more.  This is a neat article and […]

Cotton Sizes for Overshot This article reinforces how much there is to know/learn about weaving.  How utterly complex it can be and how endless the possibilities are. “Probably the most common yarns/setts for contemporary overshot fabrics are 10/2 cotton for warp and tabby weft at 24 epi and either 5/2 pearl cotton or 3/2 pearl cotton for the […]

Roving Reporter, a Year on the Fiber Road This reporter discusses how differently certain fiber skills can be viewed, while one area considers dying with mushrooms ‘basic’ knowledge another area thinks using a drum carder is ‘basic’. In South Dakota she discovered working with carded cloud; Alaska was Batts and the Northern lights; Ohio was natural dying; and so much more.   […]