Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spider Silk Cloth

Today, the 11 foot long brocaded cloth that was spun from the silk of over one million female golden orb spiders goes on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. From all the pictures I've seen on the web, this looks like an amazing piece of artistry. I'm definitely going to try to get in to the museum to take a look. I think the whole thing is just fascinating, from the process to the end result.

In celebration of the event, I'm posting a photo of a spider from my garden. Here's to one of nature's weavers!

2 comments:

Vivian said...

Love the spider fabric!
What a fabulous surgery thread.

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

that's one itsy bitsy spider!!