FIBRE Art PODCAST
Australian Textile Artist, Cathy Jack Coupland hosts this brand-new fortnightly safari-inspired podcast, journeying into the beguiling world of stitch, sewing, and embroidery, with insights into its history, use, and innovations. Join this unique expedition and thread your way into the amazing and irresistible world of needle and thread.
Show notes, resources, and my thoughts
The Bayeux Tapestry is a visual record of the Conquest of England, but more importantly, it’s a powerful visual representation of cultural memory from a time when literacy wasn’t markedly evident.
Waxing lyrical about books is sort of my thing. I love books, so when a book actually takes me on a journey or makes me think - that's special. And that's what Subversive Stitch by Rozsika Parker did for me. To date, my interest in Feminism has been minimal. ...
This book provides a fascinating world-view glimpse into patterns, clothing, spinning, weaving, trade and even language through the ways cloth-making shaped the lives of women.
Cloth - that much used and overlooked everyday item we wear, sit upon, walk on or sleep between. It's simply there in our ready-made shirts, dresses, bespoke suits and household textiles, but how did cloth-making, come about? It's a story spanning eons. And it all...
Guo Pei, the first Chinese designer invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture combines tradition, history and mythology producing unconventional and otherworldly designs – a reflection of her oeuvre. With a reverence for China’s imperial past and beauty, her aspiration is to bring that heritage into a reflection of today’s modern fashion currency.
Cloth envelops us from morning to night; we slumber between it, we use it to make our homes more comfortable and appealing, and according to statistics, a large percentage of people worldwide, work with it in the textile industry.
The Golden Thread, How Fabric Changed History, written by Kassia St Clair, Published by John Murray Publishers, 2018. This is the sort of book I would read again and again. It’s an easy read, and extremely informative. Filled with craftily woven stories that bring...
'Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.' John F. Kennedy We know prehistoric man gave rise to the development of a simple implement that was truly life-changing and of world-wide significance. Something small, easily transportable, but a tool that...
Join me at The Stitch Safari, where I’ll plunder the past, then leap directly into the future. Innovation is happening, but in a world where the emphasis is on ‘fast’ – fast cars, fast food, fast fashion, even fast technology, sewing and embroidery is one area of endeavour where the complete opposite is its unique appeal.