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June 20, 2015 By Andy Ross

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Given our eclectic tastes, it is fantastic that so many of our readers send us interesting nuggets of news about all sorts of things. Here are some of the things that people have emailed recently. 

It has been a week or two of kinetic sculptures and moving music. How about some Bach in the forest for an ambitious project - all to advertise a 'phone! And, if that wasn't complicated enough, what about South African artist Justin Fiske's piece, Suspension, which won him an art prize in 2007. 

Now, of course, neither of those things has anything to do with textiles but this picture of sheep shorn like poodles does! We are not sure if it is animal cruelty (do sheep feel embarrassment?) but it does make you think about what you would do if you turned a corner in some remote part of the countryside and saw a field of these...

On a much more serious note, one of our regular contributors sent in a link to Project Jacquard, the idea behind the project being to weave electronic and conductive fabrics. Have a look at this film which explains how the project came about and what is happening to make the clothes we may be wearing in a few years' time responsive and controllable in ways we have not even thought about yet. Fascinating!

Thank you to all our readers who send in contributions and to you all for reading the blog. If you fancy getting other news from GlobalYell, head over to our Facebook page too.