Body logic

Monique’s Body-logic straight skirt

When I was a student living in Paris, I learned a l ot about the logic of simple economical patters for body covering.

Necessity is the mother of improvisation, and the French are thrifty and clever.

While I was bicycling through the château country, Monique invited me to visit her home in the Loire valley. We had picked up fabric in the marketplace and wanted to make skirt. “Patterns are for people who doj’t understand body logic” she explained.

Examples include:

  • African dashiki
  • Mexican rezobo
  • Indian caftan
  • Asian Burnoose
  • Chinese pants and jacket
  • Donut blouse

Anne Sayre Wiseman, USA


Anne’s professional art career began in her teens, and included work in textile design, painting, drawing, sculpting, and numerous crafts and she exhibited widely.

For many years she supported her children by teaching Art, Crafts and conducted teacher-training workshops helping people access their creativity in many kinds of mediums including found materials, Bread Sculpture and the Fiber Arts.

As Program Director of the Boston Children’s Museum Visitor’s Center, she developed groundbreaking hands-on educational programs that allowed hundreds of visitors and teachers to experiment with hands-on paper making, loom building, the fiber crafts, kites, and anything that could be made by hand.

She published numerous books on art, crafts, and creative problem-solving, as well as memoirs and journals, illustrating all her books and lectures,

For fun she created the Thousand Clothespin Balancing Circus Of Endangered Species which has traveled from Provincetown to the DeCordova Museum; Toys Made by Artists Exhibit, and The Montshire Science Museum in Vermont.

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