Monday, September 28, 2009

Spidery Creativity

I just want to make sure other people catch this article from NPR. Yes, a couple of very creative weavers made a tapestry using actual spider silk, of a type which in quantity shows as golden. Link through to see how beautiful it is. You can also learn the process used, how much the project cost, and how many spiders "helped"! Don't worry, the spiders weren't harmed, although they may have been a little miffed.

Happily, this tapestry will be housed in a museum, at least for the next few months. I love the way humanity dreams up new art forms, especially ones as out there as this is...

3 comments:

Gerb said...

OK, that is seriously cool. Weaving spider silk sounds like something out of a fantasy. Who knew it was actually possible?

Vonna said...

That is stunning! I never knew anyone had ever successfully silked spiders. What a fanciful idea.

KATE COOMBS said...

Linda--I know, doesn't it? I'm sure I've read some fantasy where a fairy was clothed in spider silk...

Vonna--Which reminds me, the verb "silked," with its meaning, its creepy-smooth sound, AND the fact that it rhymes with "milked"? Love it!