It makes me crazy to hear people say they're just going to change one element of a pattern (especially with knitting patterns) and re-publish it as their own design. This article seemed particularly relevant and useful for those who want to navigate copyright in the textile world.
I'm currently on a color-theory binge...er, course of personal study. Anyways, this article about Pantone's color forecasting was fascinating.
And, since I can't go to the New YorK Times and read just one thing, I fell down the rabbit hole into this discussion of rugs. Apparently, something (Manafort?) sparked a lot of interest in rugs. Who woulda thunk? I was slightly less interested in the discussion of people's rug buying habits, and more interested in looking at the pretty pictures and thinking about how they were made...
I think I'm about to buy one of these pillows. I'm interested having more natural fibers around me more often, and why not start with bedding? It's not cheap, so as the things I have wear out, I'm replacing them with better quality items. Just like with slow fashion - a way to be more conscious about all our areas of consumption.
Lastly, I loved this article about how natural fibers
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