Tag: history

What are Quilts?
What are Quilts?

Traditionally quilts are defined as a layered textile composed of a decorative top, a warm filler called batting or wadding, and a practical back. The three layers are joined with quilting stitches or regularly spaced […] Read More

Measuring Histories – Sonya Clark | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios
Measuring Histories – Sonya Clark | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

[MUSIC PLAYING] We’re in Richmond, Virginia today to talk to the artist Sonya Clark. Sonya is a textile artist, but I mean that in a very wide way, for she applies the mentality of textile […] Read More

Rare Spider Silk on Exhibit at AMNH
Rare Spider Silk on Exhibit at AMNH

We’re looking at a textile woven in Madagascar, and it’s a royal Malagasi textile, all these motifs are based on royal designs. It’s a textile woven out of spider silk. One million, sixty three thousand […] Read More

The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? – Crash Course World History #22
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? – Crash Course World History #22

Hi, I’m John Green, This is Crash Course: World History and today we’re going to talk about something that ought to be controversial: The Renaissance. So you probably already know about the Renaissance thanks to […] Read More

Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 8: Examining the back of the embroidery

When you last saw this embroidery, we had just begun the process of removing that 1912 restoration fabric. As you can see we’ve now completed that process and you can see the full extent of […] Read More

The Rubens ceiling up close
The Rubens ceiling up close

We’re in the main hall of the Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace It features a magnificent ceiling of nine large scale canvases by Sir Peter Paul Rubens that were commissioned by Charles I to commemorate […] Read More

Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 6: Backing fabric
Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 6: Backing fabric

Welcome back to the next stage of the treatment. We’ve spent the past few days cleaning the embroidery and that’s all finished now. We’re very happy with the results. So the next stage that we […] Read More

Inside Tokyo’s Bath Houses | Sento ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Inside Tokyo’s Bath Houses | Sento ★ ONLY in JAPAN

Welcome to one of Tokyo’s many public bathhouses called “Sentō” they’re usually very distinctive looking buildings around neighborhoods with high chimneys We’re going to get naked and show you what makes Tokyo’s bath houses worth […] Read More

LISBOA | Esplorando l’Alfama | A Magical Adventure #2 | ENG subs |
LISBOA | Esplorando l’Alfama | A Magical Adventure #2 | ENG subs |

Hello everybody!!! Today is the second day in Lisbon… …as you can see, outside there is a magnificent day!!! we are finally rested because we were awake for about 36 hours!!! We had the flight […] Read More

Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 10: Stitching the support fabric
Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 10: Stitching the support fabric

Now we’ve turned the panel the next stage of the project is the stitch support. At the moment the panel is just lying loose on the display board. It’s fine as long as it’s lying […] Read More