Books and articles

We'll highlight interesting books and articles below – please submit links to what you're reading here.

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RED BY MICHEL PASTOUREAU

According to Pastoureau: The color red has represented many things, from the life force and the divine to love, lust, and anger. In some languages, the word for red was the same as the word for color. Red was the first color developed for painting and dyeing.

MICRO BATCH TEXTILES IN THE NYTIMES

"The current obsession with products that communicate a sense of handmade authenticity, and digital innovations that make producing and selling textiles in limited quantities easier." For those of us looking for entrepreneurial ideas to complement our artistic endeavors – a "best practices" from some inspiring artists and makers.

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INSPIRING PHOTO OF BORO RESOURCE

We don't know the author or the title, but the book itself, from the aged paper to the carefully trimmed samples to the Japanese captions, is captivating and worthy of a spot in our inaugural books page. We welcome a books editor, or submissions. See link above.