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Quilting soldiersRead MoreJune 23, 2018

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In the 19th Century, soldiers involved in the conflicts of the day made patchwork and embroidered quilts but the reasons why they did this are obscure.

ABC of Men's FashionRead MoreJune 16, 2018

We have a new book in the library: Hardy Amies' ABC of Men's Fashion.

An AVL loom for saleRead MoreApril 28, 2018

Do you need, or know anyone who is looking for, an AVL loom?

Clothing and natureRead MoreApril 21, 2018

This week, the Prime Minister of New Zealand met the Queen. What does this have in common with the V&A Museum?

Van Gogh got woollyRead MoreApril 14, 2018

Nearly every week people write to me from all over the world, sending links to interesting articles and sites. How about this for fascinating?

Nathan VincentRead MoreMarch 17, 2018

Nathan Vincent is an artist who creates humorous and evocative works of art using crochet.

Regency patchworkRead MoreJanuary 27, 2018

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The Victoria and Albert Museum collection includes some extraordinary textiles. Now there is a chance to learn more about one of them.

Vikings and IslamRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

A recent discovery has been made which sheds much more light on a fascinating topic - the extensive trade between the Vikings and the Islamic world.

Haegri, the knitted VikingRead MoreSeptember 16, 2017

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On a recent tour a knitted Viking was presented to us. Haegri, the Shetland name for a Grey Heron, is now the official mascot for our tours...

Hip-hop and...wool?Read MoreAugust 26, 2017

Jamieson and Smith, aka the Wool Brokers, has made it onto the hip-hop stage.