The Textile Detective
An ever-attentive reader and corresponder-in-chief has suggested a new topic for the blog - The Textile Detective!
Ms You-Know-Who-You-Are's suggestion is timely. As I am going through the collection pieces which look like they have fascinating histories and stories to tell are showing themselves. Some I know about - Liberty of London prints, or South African woolwork - but some are not familiar and, of course, we all want to know more.
This is where you, gentle readers, come in. Are you able (and willing) to help us in our search for knowledge? What I plan to do is post a picture every so often and ask if anyone knows anything about the piece. Stories related to similar pieces, or background, or a recollection about seeing something somewhere in an exhibition... all of these will help us to piece together the stories behind the fabrics, costume and textiles that we love. We will be able to share those stories when the pieces are exhibited in the studio.