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Plastics and fashionRead MoreJune 12, 2021

A research project that looked at 10,000 items from High Street shops in the UK has found that more than half of some outlets' clothing contained plastic fibres.

A knitted SandrighamRead MoreJune 12, 2021

You may remember the Knittingale Hospital that Margaret Seaman made during lockdown. The knitter has been at it again.

Discovering Textiles - EuropeanaRead MoreJune 12, 2021

Europeana is a database of images and texts exploring the world of design and art.

Articles of the Week - number sixty-four - a Marimekko CollectionRead MoreJune 12, 2021


Each week something from the collection is chosen to highlight in the blog. This week it is a few pieces from Marimekko.

Being creative during lockdownRead MoreJune 12, 2021


Creativity often comes to the fore when times are difficult.

Discovering Textiles - the spinners at the end of the worldRead MoreJune 5, 2021

In Argentina traditions of spinning, dyeing and weaving are being kept alive by 'hilanderas del fin de mundo'; women who have family connections to the crafts.

Article of the Week - number sixty-three - A length of fabric from Practical StylingRead MoreJune 5, 2021


Each week one item is selected from the collection to highlight on the blog. This time it is a length of fabric from the 1980s.

Something Going On Above My HeadRead MoreJune 5, 2021

Birdsong is often overlooked, forming a backdrop to the ever-present sounds of cities and towns.

A plaster dressing gownRead MoreJune 5, 2021


Tate Modern in London has an exhibition of Auguste Rodin's works showing how the sculptor created his unique forms.

Creating a multicultural operaRead MoreMay 29, 2021

Opera has always been a meeting place for different cultural traditions, absorbing traditions and re-spelling them as high art.