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Designers Create Golden Cloth from Spider Silk. In Greek mythology, the young weaver Arachne was transformed into a spider by the jealous goddess Athena.

Designers Create Golden Cloth from Spider Silk

All spiders (arachnids) were doomed to spin and weave forever, but never to achieve the beautiful results that had made Athena so envious in the first place. That is maybe until now. A British designer, Simon Peers, and an American designer, Nicholas Godley, collaborated to create an amazing achievement - a shawl and a cape woven entirely from the web silk of golden silk orb spiders. The stunning brocade and garment garment are on display in the room display "Golden Spider Silk" at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The museum is world-famous for its design, textile, and historical costume collections. Peers and Godley explain the fascinating process behind creating the largest piece of spider silk cloth in the world in a 7-minute video about the display. An 80-page booklet describing the spider-silk cloth process is also available at the V&A website. 32 Sublime Gowns From New York Fashion Week.

Cascade Head Silk Hankies from KnitPicks. Vintage Clothing, Cute Dresses, Indie & Retro Women's Clothing. Web-goddess: 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf. Black Milk Clothing - Welcome. Season of the Witch Grosgrain Halloween Costume. Powered By Blogger Widgets | Customized By: Blogging Tips close 17,754 readers RSS feed | E-mail Search This Blog Grosgrain Archives This Blog Linked From Here The Web Season of the Witch Grosgrain Halloween Costume October 29, 2010 I didn't really have my heart set on any particular costume for Molly this year.

Season of the Witch Grosgrain Halloween Costume

So when Molly said she wanted to be a witch I thought, "I can make that work. " Of course, I did stick with the traditional black BUT I made a long dress and smocked the skirt (which took forever BTW). I lined the sleeves with a dark red embroidered flower taffeta. For an added flair I added an orange crushed taffeta and black velvet lined madame's cape with brown ribbon ties. I really loved the way it looked put all together. I'm actually keeping this one. 43 {comments}: lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said... absolutely beautiful, as usual! October 29, 2010 at 1:52 PM corvustristis said... That walks a wonderful line between cute and beautiful! October 29, 2010 at 1:53 PM. The Naiad Frock Grosgrain Giveaway. Lisa said...

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Wow, is that pretty! I love that you can post these gorgeous, poetic pictures and at the same time tell the story of how you had to navigate crab carcasses to take them. :) July 12, 2010 at 8:24 AM Tamina listening said... I love the ethereal tone of this dress! July 12, 2010 at 8:38 AM Mad Sewing Love said... Oh it's beautiful! July 12, 2010 at 8:42 AM J+M+S said... Love the pictures! July 12, 2010 at 8:43 AM said... THAT little dress is to die for!!!!!! Midsummer Nights Dream Tutu Tutorial. A few months ago a friend of mine asked me if I could sew a dress for her daughter who was going to be a flower girl in an upcoming wedding with a 'Midsummer Night's Dream' theme.

Midsummer Nights Dream Tutu Tutorial

I said sure, if you let me photograph the finished product for the blog. Deal. So we perused etsy for some good ideas. She fell for the knotted tutus. Fortunately, I knew exactly how to make these. So she came over to my house one night and helped me cut the material while I knotted it around a piece of elastic. After reading all your wonderful survey comments I was surprised to discover that many many of you would like to see more tutorials. First step is to purchase your tulle. We bought 6 yards of tulle!

We also added small vines with wire running through the stems bought at Micheal's. Don't forget the elastic. Next step. Then cut the tulle again into 4" wide strips. Once you have all of your pieces cut set them aside to make the elastic waistband. You can also use a ribbon instead of elastic. And VOILA!