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  • Finnougoria I: the cap with Finno-Ugric diagonal patterns
    The Finno-Ugric diagonal patterns are beautiful and dynamic base for the cap design. Design by Elmira Cancelada for the knitting community.
  • Clothes circa 1906 from real color photos: Middle Asia along the Silk Road
    Rare full-color photographs taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky in 1906-1910 documented the luxurious and modest textiles worn by the inhabitants of Bukhara and Samarkand at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Beyond the loom: fiber as sculpture (Exhibition)
    Inspirational for all fiber artists! “Beyond the loom” was an exhibition within the large exhibition of women’s art WOMEN TAKE THE FLOOR (opened until May 3, 2021) in Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. The exhibition features the groundbreaking fiber works from the 1950s to 2000s by female artists.
  • Judy Becker’s Magic Cast On beyond socks: good bye, ribbing!
    Ribbing is a necessary evil of every knit garment: it keeps edges from curling up. The goal was to kiss good-bye to ribbing using Judy Becker’s Magic Cast On.
  • Komi Knitting VI: reviving the heritage
    The 21st century began with revival of traditional Komi knitting. Meet the modern knitwear artists from Komi and – who knows? – maybe, become a knitting tourist to Komi!
  • Komi knitting V: difficult decades
    The history of any folk craft is closely connected to the history of the people. The period from the 1920s to the turn of the 21st century was difficult for the Komi and its craft – colorwork knitting. This is the fifth post about the distinct tradition of the Komi, the ethnic minority of the Russian North.
  • “Komi” hat with ear-flaps
    The diagonal patterns of Finno-Ugric textiles inspired the hat with ear-flaps. This is the last project of the year and the most challenging. I share design ideas in this post. For about a year and a half I fiddled with the idea of a hat with ear-flaps. A “couture look” was my … Continue reading Something new todayRead more

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