It’s been much cooler in the mornings and evenings lately. A chill is in the air. My hands get cold easily. I am hoping to be able to solar dye wool and dye items in cochineal on my stovetop soon. In preparation for these activities, I got out some boxes of sweater felt and yarn for dyeing to sort through them. I pulled out some felted sweater arms for making several pairs of fingerless mitts and leg warmers in different colors and also chose some sweater felt for cochineal dyeing. I left the room to check on what I had stored downstairs in my laundry closet. When I came back upstairs, Pablo had found the felt and yarn on the floor and was rolling around in it.
Few people know more about late antique, Middle Eastern, and Islamic textiles than Sumru Belger Krody, our senior curator of Eastern Hemisphere Collections. Originally from Izmir, Turkey, Sumru recently celebrated her twenty-year anniversary as part of The Textile Museum’s staff. As the museum prepares to reopen on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus, Sumru looks forward to future collaborative research that will add to the scholarship on textile arts. While textiles are her specialty, Sumru also enjoys sewing and working on arts and crafts projects with her daughter.
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