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Textile Book Club: Spacesuit:Fashioning Apollo

Over at TXCHNOLOGIST is a great interview with Nicholas de Monchaux, author of┬áSpacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. This book has been my summer reading material and it is a fascinating look into the science, engineering and politics behind not just the Spacesuit … Continue reading

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Textile Book Club: Reference Materials

I love a well organized reference book that is industry specific. I can page through Electrical and Plumbing manuals with fascination and pleasure the way i can read Atlases and Travel guides cover to cover. I recently spent hours paging … Continue reading

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Textile Book Club: Matilda McQuaid

Sometimes books change the way you think about your craft. I thought I’d start highlighting some books and exhibition catalogs that reset the way I thought about the potentiality of textiles, or re-opened doors I hadn’t considered for some time. … Continue reading

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Textile Brand Name Bonanza Book!

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -Juliet Capulet Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare The textile industry has long been addicted to re-branding the mundane in order to stand … Continue reading

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