Six Weeks on the Velvet Highway: A textile Journal by Joe Lewis PDF  | Print |  E-mail


 1.) Lark Rise to Candleford http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/features/larkrisetocandleford/aps/history.shtml   Queenie Turrill says this as she is about to give Ruby Pratt a Bobbin lace making lesson, Lark Rise to Candleford BBC TV show set at the end of the 19th century based on Flora Thompson's memoir of her Oxfordshire childhood, episode aired 2011-10-15 

2) European Textile Network http://www.etn-net.org/

3) 8th Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11 in Lithuania http://www.bienale.lt/2011/?lang=en

4) Toronto Guild of spinners and Hand weavers http://spinnersandweavers-ivil.tripod.com/

5) Deborah Livingstone – Low (PhD candidate, graduate studies, Dept. of Scottish Studies, University of Guelph) She has been a weaver for over twenty years, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, She has done reproduction / demonstration weaving at Black Creek Pioneer Village (an open air museum), and, since 2006, has been studying with Kate Smith at the Marshfield School of Weaving in Vermont.  

 OCAD University (Material Arts and Design http://www.ocad.ca/programs/design/maad.htm )

Black Creek Village http://www.blackcreek.ca/  

Marshfield School of Weaving http://marshfieldschoolofweaving.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-her-own-wordsdeborah-livingston-lowe.html

6) “Keep Me Warm One Night: early hand weaving in Eastern Canada”

by Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham  issbn 0-8020-1896-3 387 pages  © University of Toronto Press 1972  co-operation with the Royal Ontario Museum in 1972.

 (7) Jstor   website http://www.jstor.org/pss/2122999   accessed 16 2011-11-16

  The Journal of Economic History Vol. 53, No. 2, Jun., 1993   page 346 “The Survival of Handloom weaving in Rural Canada Circa 1870”, Kris Inwood and Phyllis Wagg, ...

 3 Tradesman’s . A tradesman's travels in the United States and Canada, in the years 1840, 41 & 42, pp 129ff  Author: William Thomson, Publisher: Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd; Aberdeen, Lewis Smith; Stonehaven, Willm. Johnston, 1842.

 4 Canada, Censuses, 1870-71, Volume 3, p. x; and Grant and Ironwood, “gender.”


(8) Textiles, Woven: author DOROTHY K. BURNHAM the Canadian Encyclopaedia http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007933   accessed 2011-11-16 

 (9) “Male Textiles” Exhibition 2010 Artifex Gallery in Vilnius, Lithuanian http://www.artextile.lt/     Essays by Lijana Sataviciute and

(10) Dorothy Burnham “Unlike the Lilly”  Paperback: 102 pages, Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum (Jan 1 1991)  Language: English  ISBN-10: 0888543220   ISBN-13: 978-0888543226

 (11) Ellen Mary Easton McLeod “In Good Hands: The Women of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild:”    Hardcover: 361 pages Publisher: Mcgill Queens Univ Pr (October 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0886293561 ISBN-13: 978-0886293567 

 (12) Makers: A History of American Studio Craft , ed: Janet Koplos; Bruce Metcalf
ISBN 10: 0807834130 / 0-8078-3413-0 ISBN 13: 9780807834138
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press, Publication Date: 2010   

(13) “By statute 6 Geo. I. c. 23. The wilful and malicious tearing, cutting, spoiling, burning, or defacing of the garments or clothes of any person passing in the streets or highways, is felony. This was occasioned by the insolence of certain weavers and others; who, upon the introduction of some Indian fashions prejudicial to their own manufactures, made it their practice to cast aqua fortis in the streets upon such as wore them.”  Commentaries on the Laws of England, by William Blackstone, BOOK 4, CHAPTER 17 Of Offences Against Private Property

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/b/blackstone/william/comment/book4.17.html October 15, 2011

Attacks on Local industrial production also produced laws against “cutting and destroying silk in a loom, or damaging the tools used for silk weaving (a statutory offence from 1766)”

 Joanne Soroka http://www.joannesoroka.co.uk/index.html
Her new book Tapestry Weaving Design & Technique from Crowfoot Press is available now.

Photo Credits

*1 A Sample of Honiton Lace circa 1870 from the Allhallows Museum Collection (www.honitonmuseum.co.uk )  provide by the Museum and used with permission.

*2 This blue and white “Rose and Stars” coverlet, woven in 1865 by John Campbell, is on display at the Ontario Science Centre. The construction is free double weave with one layer of white cotton and one of dark indigo blue wool. In Campbell’s work the warp proportions of the two layer weave are 4:1. The white cotton layer is a balanced tabby weave; the other layer has a heavy wool weft weaving with a widely spaced and quite unnoticeable cotton warp that only occurs between four of the warps from the other layer

Ontario Science Centre

 *3 Lang Pioneer Village “interpreter” Carrie Osburn weaving rag rugs on the 2 harnesses Samuel Lowery “Barn Loom” during the 2009 Lang Fibre Fest. Lang Pioneer Village is an open air museum outside of Peterborough Ontario.  photo taken on August during Lang Fibre Fest 2009 posted in facebook albumPhot; Joe Lewis

 *4 This is the S.W. Lowry Weaver Shop and Jacquard Loom Interpretive Centre at Lang Pioneer Village, The collection of three 19th century hand looms of Samuel Lowry, who was born in Warsaw, Ontario, in 1862, which were donated to the village by Mrs. John Moes. She was a master weaver who had purchased the looms and account books of Samuel Lowery at an auction of his former landlord, the Buller’s estate, with whom he had left them in lieu of $200 in back rent.  Sameul Lowery and John Campbell are two of the professional male weavers documented in “Keep Me Warm One Night Photo: Joe Lewis

 Lang Pioneer Village

5* Model on right is wearing a married woman's costume.photo:  Joe Lewis

6* Dower chest with handwoven textiles from which a new bride can equip her new home. it is the plain woven rolls of Linen from which traditional shirts constructed from a simple pattern which used the two difference widths of linen which produces no textile waist. This chest was on display at the Open Air Museum in Rumšiškės (25 km from Kaunas)photo: Joe Lewis

 7* Dorothy Caldwell Human Trace, 2011, wax resist and silkscreen discharge on cotton with stitching and appliqué, 30.5 X 39 cm., 12 X 15 1/2 in. Photo: David Kaye Gallery

8*  La Vierge aux serpents (Kylie Minogue), 2008 Painted photograph, © Pierre et Gilles. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, [Image provided by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts used with permission.] The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 

"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" organized by and at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts which runs until Oct. 2, then it is on tour

Dallas Museum of Art
November 13, 2011 - February 12, 2012

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young
March 24 - August 19, 2012

Fundación Mapfre - Instituto de Cultura, Madrid
September 26 - November 18, 2012

Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands
February 9 - May 12, 2013 

9* “Dedication 1”, felted dress by Eglė Bogdanienė  Photo: Joe Lewis, Taken with permission 

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