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Words and their meaningsRead MoreFebruary 25, 2015
Most of us will be familiar with surnames that come from the world of craft - the Smiths, the Weavers, and so on. But some surprising words have also crept into the English language from weaving...
The rise of niche manufacturingRead MoreFebruary 21, 2015
Niche manufacturing, small scale companies that make goods for others, is on the rise. Here is a story on BBC News from the USA.
Seeds and leaves of metalRead MoreFebruary 21, 2015
Customising for the mass marketRead MoreFebruary 21, 2015
Is the future of manufacturing allowing anyone to have a hand in the process of creating?
New textile centre for ScotlandRead MoreFebruary 21, 2015
Galashiels is to be the site of a new centre for textiles.
Whose culture is it?Read MoreFebruary 21, 2015
Here is something to ponder. At New York's Fashion Week a dress has caused a stir because of its motifs.
A little AfricaRead MoreFebruary 14, 2015
Delighting in nostalgiaRead MoreFebruary 14, 2015
The art in textilesRead MoreFebruary 12, 2015
The internet is everywhere, it seems and isn't that fantastic! Here is some of what we found one evening while browsing the Web.