WWW: Maureen Rose of Taylor’s Buttons; Dangerously Close to Weaving exhibit; Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes Exhibit

Nazca Fragment, Andes

Maureen Rose, Taylor's ButtonsMeet Maureen Rose the woman who runs London’s oldest button shop, Taylor’s Buttons (London, UK).

“Every button tells a story and I have no idea how many there are in the shop. Some are more than 100 years old, but most I make to order. You send me the fabric – velvet, leather or whatever – and I’ll make you whatever you want. We used to do only small orders for tailors: two fronts and eight cuff buttons for a suit. Nowadays I do them by the hundred.”

Photo of Maureen Rose by Sarah Ainslie



32 Hours of Negotiations Between the World and Me by Quinn HunterDangerously Close to Weaving Is a Proud Celebration of Textile Art

The all-women exhibition is on display now at The Rymer Gallery (Nashville, TN, USA). It is an ambitious showcase of fiber arts that features works by nine women. The work is anchored in identity and the desire to eschew gender expectations, but more than that, it’s a celebration of textiles.

Photo: 32 Hours of Negotiations Between the World and Me by Quinn Hunter



Nazca Fragment, AndesSuper/Natural: Textiles of the Andes was on view until 16 June 2019 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL, USA).

The website shares a few works from the museum’s collection that show similar design and patterns for textiles and ceramics that developed in different areas of the Andes.

Photo: A work made of wool (camelid) and cotton, plain weave of discontinuous single interlocking warps and wefts.
Fragment, 200 AD–500 AD Nazca


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Penny Shima Glanz spends her days spinning yarn and code into memorable projects. Small businesses rely on her for smart technology decisions. She creates understated elegance in her hand-knit and crochet designs. She loves muddy trail runs, fosters kittens, and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and cat.

3 thoughts on “WWW: Maureen Rose of Taylor’s Buttons; Dangerously Close to Weaving exhibit; Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes Exhibit

  1. Lynn

    I have been in Taylor’s Buttons! Fascinating place and Maureen was so nice to talk to.

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