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Tailored for FreedomRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020


Costume and dress has long been intriguing, possibly never more so than at the turn of the last century when art became all-encompassing.

Museo Boncompagni LudovisiRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020

One of the best things about exploring new places is the chance to see something new and unexpected. Even better when we are the only people there!

Maria LaiRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020

MAXXI, the national museum of contemporary art in Rome, taught us about Maria Lai, a Sardinian artist who worked often with threads and cloth.

Zandra RhodesRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020


In December I met Zandra Rhodes...

A new yearRead MoreJanuary 24, 2020


It may be the nearly-end of January but as this is the first blog of the year, Happy New Year everyone!

Christmas 2019Read MoreDecember 14, 2019

The festive season has started...

Needle and Thread RebellionsRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

In a rare moment of serendipity, a reader from South Africa has sent in an article which reinforces the message about the usefulness of craft.

The joy of craftRead MoreDecember 7, 2019


In the depths of winter darkness, craft comes to the rescue!

A late visitor to the studio brings new inspirationRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

Shona Skinner from The Shetland Gallery brought a visitor this week into the studio: Gillian McFarland.

A tweedy familyRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

Each week a little more of the story of Shetland tweed is uncovered in the research project.