WWW: knitting as record, textile exhibit calendar, power your knitting

photo of knit scarf showing train delays

photo of knitted train delay scarfIt’s a new calendar year and your thoughts may turn to starting a new year-long project. I love that a frustrated commuter knit her train delays into a scarf! There’s also the Tempestry project, knitting visual representations of changing temperatures over time. If you’re looking for additional ideas, I recommend Knit the Sky by Lea Redmond (reviewed by Jillian in Knitty, issue 54 Winter 2015).

Anni Albers Black White Yellow 1926, re-woven 1965Each week as I write these posts, I scour the internet to find interesting textile exhibits to share. I was delighted to discover this webpage that lists upcoming events around the globe!

In Tokyo, Japan before March 16, 2019? Make a plan to see Kilims: Rugs for Daily Use in the Villages of Afghanistan at the Iwatate Folk Textile Museum.

If you are visiting Bangkok, Thailand, the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles is showing A Royal Treasure: The Javanese Batik Collection of King Chulalongkorn of Siam.

Spending time in Oaxaca, Mexico? An exhibit about Coyuchi and White: Cotton Flowers is on display at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca through March 31, 2019.

Don’t forget the Tate Modern’s (London, England) exhibit of Anni Albers work closes on January 27th.

[Photo is Anni Albers Black White Yellow 1926, re-woven 1965 Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Everfast Fabrics Inc. and Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1969 (69.134) © 2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London]

It makes me happy when my interests combine to create new things. I love tiny things. I also love when my tools multi-task. Innovative smart textiles are appearing in more places. This tiny solar panel could charge a mobile phone! The possibilities for this innovation are very exciting.

The internet is a big place. It’s a challenge to find unique and interesting links week after week. Here’s where you can help!

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