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Refugees at the Imperial War MuseumRead MoreOctober 17, 2020

London's Imperial War Museum newest exhibition is about refugees.

KolamRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020

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Kolam is the Asian art and craft of making patterns out of ground rice to greet the start of each day.

Sectarian Armour by John KindnessRead MoreAugust 29, 2020

London's Imperial War Museum houses an impressive art collection including this: armour that highlights the divisions in Northern Ireland.

The embroidered bed sheetRead MoreAugust 22, 2020

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The Imperial War Museum might seem an unlikely place for a textile, but...

Fashion on the RationRead MoreMay 30, 2020

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A new addition to the library, Fashion on the Ration, is a great read!

Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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Each week the blog presents a different article from the collection in the studio. This week, a woven whirlpool...

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

Flowers at the studioRead MoreJune 15, 2019

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Over the time we have been in the buildings in Sellafirth, fourteen years now, we have been looking after the wild flowers that come up each year in what looks like barren ground.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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A friend-of-the-blog has sent in a link for an article on thisiscolossal.com which has had us enthralled.