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Author Archives: The Proof Angel
The Pump Room in Harrogate is always worth a visit, although I have never managed to sample the “health giving” waters. The smell is too much for me. At the moment, there is another reason to visit. Until 15th September … Continue reading
Members of the Richmond and Leyburn branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild are working on a project together. They are selecting typical pictures of Harlow Carr gardens, known as the Wisley of the north, near Harrogate, dividing them into squares, and … Continue reading
This scarf has a history. In about 1986, I was in a production of The Boyfriend with the now defunct Moseley Operatic Society. I was issued with a costume for the fancy dress ball scene: a seriously bright yellow peasant top, … Continue reading
Now I know I’m a bit slow, but I’ve only just found this on Twitter. A silk map designed to help prisoners of war to escape, made into a dress. How would you like to have a silk map dress?
Here is a fascinating article about the Sweater Detective, a lady who knows practically all there is to know about the myths and meaning woven into Norwegian sweaters.
Another collection of pictures from the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This time it is Nine days a week by Jane McKeating, a project based on found handkerchiefs, using a mixture of fibres and pigments.
This post gives an excellent summary of the history of hand knitting. As you would expect from the V&A. One of my favourite London haunts.
If you get the chance, I can really recommend a trip to Ushaw, near Durham, to see this exhibition of church vestments, decorated with bands embroidered and woven by nuns under the supervision of Dame Werburg Welch (1894-1990). You can … Continue reading