Gossamer Days: Spiders, Humans and Their Threads

What happens when one making animal meets another From gun sights to sticky tunics, via acoustic lures, royal underwear and the mystery of the disappearing spider goats, Gossamer Days examines the strange, centuries long entanglement between humans and spiders.Artist and writer Eleanor Morgan has spent a decade working with spiders and their silk Her explorations sent heWhat happens when one making animal meets another From gun sights to sticky tunics, via acoustic lures, royal underwear and the mystery of the disappearing spider goats, Gossamer Days examines the strange, centuries long entanglement between humans and spiders.Artist and writer Eleanor Morgan has spent a decade working with spiders and their silk Her explorations sent her in search of the world s largest web weaving spiders, from South Carolina to a lock up garage in Sussex Weaving and drawing with spider silk led Morgan to research the lost history of Europe s attempts to create a spider silk weaving industry and to the ancient, ongoing, sacred use of spider webs in the South Pacific while legends of schoolgirls tempting spiders with their singing inspired her own attempt to serenade with a spider A personal, lively and far ranging book, Gossamer Days transforms the way we think about spiders and the wonders of their webs.
Gossamer Days Spiders Humans and Their Threads What happens when one making animal meets another From gun sights to sticky tunics via acoustic lures royal underwear and the mystery of the disappearing spider goats Gossamer Days examines the str

  • Title: Gossamer Days: Spiders, Humans and Their Threads
  • Author: Eleanor Morgan
  • ISBN: 9781907222351
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Gossamer Days: Spiders, Humans and Their Threads”

    1. A thoughtful, contemplative investigation into making creatures - both the spider and the human. Anecdotally rich, filled with beautiful artwork and photography, and the author has a lovely turn of phrase for a non-fiction book. Will absolutely make me consider spiders (and their webs) in a different light, and I already quite liked them.

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