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- WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate Jun 18, 2019
- The myths and meaning woven into Norwegian sweaters Jun 14, 2019
- Nine days a week Jun 12, 2019
- The history of knitting Jun 5, 2019
- Crayon colours Jun 4, 2019
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Category Archives: Textiles
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
Here is more from the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This installation by Sian Martin was inspired by a project to re-hydrate the desert in Africa, where they plant a corridor of saplings to draw water … Continue reading
Here are a couple of works in fused glass caught my eye when I was at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. I went to see the textile exhibitions, but these little gems just need sharing. … Continue reading
At some point fairly soon, I’m off to see this exhibition about Dame Werburg Welch‘s work. It is on until 29th June 2019 in Durham, so if you get there first, let me know what you think…
Today’s post is another collection of pictures from my trip to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This represents most of a room full of woven hangings on the theme When waves collide, hand woven in … Continue reading