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The Coast Salish wool dogRead MoreApril 20, 2019

While it may be somewhat odd for some of us to think of using dog hair as a weaving material - after all, dogs are our friends not a farmed species - for some it is highly prized.

Shetland tweed bookRead MoreApril 20, 2019


The second printing of the Shetland Tweed book has arrived.

'Berlin chic': the Jewish fashion industryRead MoreApril 20, 2019


For more than a century Berlin was a centre for ready-made fashion, mainly led by Jewish innovation. Everything changed between the Wars.

A fantastical carpetRead MoreApril 13, 2019


Here is another lovely idea; a carpet created to commemorate a 19th Century Finnish writer.

Van Gogh animatedRead MoreApril 13, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to immerse yourself in a painting? Well...

The Woollen SurfboardRead MoreApril 13, 2019

Yes, you read that right! Surfboards made out of wool...

Floor clothsRead MoreApril 13, 2019

A recent article about Merrill Comeau, an American artist who uses textiles to explore memory, redemption and women's experiences, led to some interesting thoughts.

Bottle uppers, seaweed solesRead MoreApril 13, 2019

A Mexican inventor, Jorge Castro Ramos, has created a way of using the sargassum seaweed that washes up on beaches each year in the hundreds of tonnes: sports shoe soles.

Suzanne CooperRead MoreApril 6, 2019

Suzanne Cooper was a Modernist painter and wood engraver who also made petit point designs for cushions.