Friday, September 25, 2009
Sculpture and Spiders
We're not talking about Louise Bourgeois fabulous sculptures of spiders.
We're talking real spiders, BIG spiders and high art/craft. Photos from the New York TIMES article
Simon Peers, a British textile expert and art historian, and Nicholas Godley, an American Fashion designer, have created beautiful fabric using the silk from Madagascar spiders. It took more than a million spiders and a team of spider handlers to create an 11 foot long brilliantly golden-hued cloth.The spider silk is 8 times stronger than steel and can be 400 YARDS of unbroken thread. It's exquisite.
Read the entire article here:Gossamer Silk from Spiders Spun