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The Poet, William McGonagallRead MoreOctober 17, 2020

William McGonagall is famous for his poetry but his first profession was as a weaver.

The Tailor of FrantRead MoreOctober 17, 2020


George Smart was a tailor... and an artist.

The red dress revisitedRead MoreOctober 10, 2020

Following last week's blog about the Red Dress, a reader got in touch...

Article of the Week - number thirty five - Aesop's FablesRead MoreOctober 10, 2020


Each week an article from the collection is chosen to feature on the blog. This time it is Aesop's Fables by Elizabeth Frink.

Biodegradable footwearRead MoreOctober 10, 2020

The clothing industry's wastefulness has got a designer thinking.

Joan WhelanRead MoreOctober 10, 2020


In the 1950s Europe was recovering from the Second World War and fashion took a starring role in that recovery.

MITARead MoreOctober 10, 2020


MITS, Italian Artistic Rug Manufacturer, worked with artists for fifty years, creating beautiful textiles.

A Wool Week presentationRead MoreOctober 3, 2020

It is Shetland Wool Week and here is a short video I made for it about Shetland Tweed.

Article of the Week - number thirty four - a tobacco silkRead MoreOctober 3, 2020


This week's Article of the Week is a Tobacco Silk, a little piece of marketing history

Meryl McMasterRead MoreOctober 3, 2020

London's Canada House is closed but an exhibition by Meryl McMaster is online.