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The trouble with woolRead MoreJuly 25, 2020

Wool, it seems, is not in good health...

Penelope's LabourRead MoreJuly 25, 2020


The Fondazione Giorgio Cini held an exhibition in 2011 of tapestries, ancient and modern.

Shetland in summerRead MoreJuly 25, 2020


Shetland in the summer is beautiful...

Article of the Week - number twenty three - a kimono design Read MoreJuly 18, 2020


Each week an object from the collection is featured on the blog. This week it is a painting of a kimono.

Cyrene Mission in LondonRead MoreJuly 18, 2020


This week an important exhibition opened in London. The works were last seen in the UK seventy years ago.

Ochre find in MexicoRead MoreJuly 18, 2020

A recent discovery in the underwater caves in Mexico has revealed that people were mining ochre 10,000 years ago.

GUMRead MoreJuly 18, 2020

Shopping in department stores is familiar to us, but in Russia it was once State-controlled.

Alexandra Sipa's electrifying outfits Read MoreJuly 18, 2020


Here is a designer who makes outfits which can truly be called "The Shock of the New"!

Article of the Week - number twenty two - Tutankhamun Rya rug Read MoreJuly 11, 2020


Each week a piece from the studio collection is selected for the blog. This time it is a (possible) Rya rug of Tutankhamun..

The National Gallery opensRead MoreJuly 11, 2020

This week we have been fortunate enough to go The National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square. Here is what going to a gallery is like nowadays.