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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.

New items for the collectionRead MoreApril 6, 2019

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It seems a little while since we added anything to the studio collection of textiles and garments.

The patterns of musicRead MoreApril 6, 2019

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A friend-of-the-blog from across the world has sent us a link which has us enthralled... the beauty of musical notation.

Summer opening at the studioRead MoreApril 6, 2019

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The studio has now opened for the season!

The Needlework Development SchemeRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

In 1934 a project was developed between industry and art and design education. This was the Needlework Development Scheme.

Sir Henry Wellcome and the wooden statuetteRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

The pharmacist cum collector, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Sir Henry Wellcome, had an extensive collection of objects which spanned cultures across the globe. One piece is especially interesting.