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Discovering Textiles - Kesi from China Read MoreJune 26, 2021


In China's Qing Dynasty it took five weavers at lest three years to make an imperial robe.

The Loom Room Read MoreJune 26, 2021

This week I have been very proud to be featured on The Loom Room.

Article of the week - number sixty-six - an embroidered decalRead MoreJune 26, 2021


This week's piece from the collection is a decal by artist Adam Bridgland.

Drawing from traditions - Igshaan AdamsRead MoreJune 26, 2021


Igshaan Adams is a South African artist from Cape Town who interweaves traditional practices to explore identity, sexuality and meaning.

Waulking songsRead MoreJune 26, 2021

Finishing tweed was once a communal activity in the isles.

Clothes on filmRead MoreJune 19, 2021


Rosalind Russell in the opening scenes of the film His Girl Friday wears a wonderfully strong outfit of chevron-styled fabric.

Repairing a rope bridgeRead MoreJune 19, 2021

A rope bridge strung across the Apurimac river in Peru has been rebuilt.

A visit to Making Nuno at Japan HouseRead MoreJune 19, 2021


This week we visited Making Nuno at Japan House.

Article of the Week - number sixty-five - a bandage from the First World WarRead MoreJune 19, 2021


In the weekly highlight of pieces from the collection there is a triangular bandage from the 1940s.

Discovering Textiles - Santa Cruz banana weavingRead MoreJune 19, 2021


Santa Cruz in the Solomon Islands has a tradition of weaving banana fibres.