I am a student of textile conservation and fabric and fibre enthusiast. I have an MA in Principles of Conservation, awarded by University College London, and am currently working my way through an MPhil in Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow.
My love for textiles takes me down some strange crafty paths, and I have explored different techniques in yarn making, dyeing, weaving, needle crafts, sewing, lace, and printing, and am excited to continue learning new skills. I have a particular interest in the slightly more obscure historical and archaeological techniques, although I do love designing and knitting modern and wearable clothing.
Hopefully you’ll find the mix of conservation, material history, textile techniques, museology, art, design, and hand crafts presented here engaging.
I was born and raised in the US, although I currently reside in the UK. Please forgive my occasional switch between American and British spelling and terminology. It’s just as confusing for me!
For more information on the University of Glasgow Centre for Textile Conservation (CTC), please go here: http://textileconservation.academicblogs.co.uk/
My previous blog, focusing on homesteading, sustainability, and crafts, can be found here: http://paradisecityhomestead.blogspot.co.uk/