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New books for the library Read MoreFebruary 16, 2019

We have some new books for the library: Conquest and Overlord, Embroidery, Silk-Screen Production Process and Michael O'Connell.

The Overlord TapestryRead MoreFebruary 9, 2019

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, this appliquéd and embroidered piece recognising the World War Two operation, is a true feat of artistry and needlework.

A familiar cloth in an odd placeRead MoreJanuary 19, 2019

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When looking for Shetland tweed or items from the Festival of Britain, it is not necessarily towards the Museum of English Rural Life that one would gravitate.

I am AshurbanipalRead MoreDecember 15, 2018

The British Museum is showing "I am Ashurbanipal. King of the world, king of Assyria" in the BP exhibition.

London's Horniman MuseumRead MoreDecember 15, 2018

On a hill overlooking London stands the Horniman Museum, a unique and wonderful treasure which is well worth a visit.

Breathing new life into an Ercol rockerRead MoreNovember 24, 2018

Many of you will know Ercol, the furniture maker which produces iconic chairs and tables. Last week we acquired a classic rocking chair...

Craft influences - Mexico and the USARead MoreNovember 17, 2018

Craft and art don't exist in a vacuum. Here is an interesting programme about the influences between Mexico and the USA.

The Awakening ValleyRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

A recent rediscovery of a fascinating book, The Awakening Valley, has proved to be very interesting.

Of the domestic and the wildRead MoreOctober 20, 2018

We are undergoing home improvements which has meant walking to work early in the morning.

A new way of looking at old textilesRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

The British Museum has developed an amazing new technique which images ancient textiles without destroying them.