Big Textile Joy from cool KC art ‘mo Gryphon…

our cattywampus cottage

A glen plaid shirt and a matching glen plaid tie…? Absolutely!

The tie has been hanging on my wall for awhile now; the shirt showed up just a bit ago. When I realized the two were such a good match, I tingled.


Linen for the heat of summer, and silk for it’s surface and strength. These things have taken their place alongside leather for me. Not capital ‘L’ Leather, but the material itself. A snug, well-made wool trouser leg stretching across my thigh as I walk, the feel of a tie tightening about my neck, starched linen or cotton moving across my skin… All of these things excite me exactly the same as walking across the bar for the first time in my leather chaps all those years ago.

For the thought, I don’t consider any of this as a replacement, so much as an expansion… more textile joys…

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