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The world's favourite colourRead MoreJuly 8, 2017

A survey of colour for Hull City of Culture 2017 has found what has been dubbed "Marrs Green"; the World's Favourite Colour.

Inspiration from an unusual sourceRead MoreJuly 8, 2017


A friend from one of our tours sent us a picture of her newest weave, and the inspiration for the piece is not what one might have expected!

Queen Victoria and a quiltRead MoreJuly 8, 2017

In 1892 a satin quilt was presented to Queen Victoria. This seemingly simple act was highly symbolic...

Stay and Make in YellRead MoreJuly 1, 2017


Every so often we like to remind readers about the Stay and Make programme which we run.

It's the little things...Read MoreJuly 1, 2017

As in so much of life, it is the little things that make all the difference...

John Lewis revisitedRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

Following on from last week's entry about John Lewis, one of our readers has sent in some links to more information.

The kimonoRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

The Japanese kimono is truly a work of art. A programme, available in the UK on iPlayer, shows the handmade production of this traditional garment.

Photographs of the SamiRead MoreJuly 1, 2017


Regular readers of this blog may remember that I was in Iceland and Greenland last year where I saw the stunning "Weather Diaries" exhibition.

How to read a dressRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

This looks like a fun, not to mention informative, thing to do of a July evening!

Simmer DimRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

It is the height of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and we have the longest days in the UK to enjoy.