Thursday, September 18, 2008

mary mckay

i posted a while back about my dad's ladyfriend, mary, and her wonderful collection of chinese and japanese silk ribbons.
she's so great, i can't stand it.
i'm going to declare again how much fun it was to be in austin and to sit with her and have arts and crafts time and eat chocolate.

well, here are her gorgeous textiles.
she wove them by hand on a loom in her sunroom, using the ribbons and thin, dull metallic thread that she got from tinsel trading in new york.
the thread is made from real gold and silver, and a spool of it, seen at top in a bed of silk flowers, is pleasantly heavy.

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