Finnougoria III cap: moving further from the traditional patterns. May 13, 2020
This is the third version of the cap I designed using the principle of traditional Finno-Ugric textiles. It looks more like an Art Deco cap, my daughter told me. Free pattern.
Finnougoria II: the cap inspired by diagonal Finno-Ugric patterns April 12, 2020
The diagonal patterns based on Finno-Ugric textile traditions offer such a great opportunities for the designers. Here is another cap with instructions. For the community use.
Finnougoria I: the cap with Finno-Ugric diagonal patterns March 15, 2020
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 February 26, 2020
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) February 19, 2020
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! February 11, 2020
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 February 1, 2020
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!