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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.

Kimonos at the Victoria and AlbertRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020

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Finally, we have managed to get to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see the Kimono exhibition.

Making a robe in the Qing DynastyRead MoreAugust 15, 2020

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During China's Qing Dynasty, imperial robes required attention to detail and a lot of work.

Kyungah Ham at the Victoria and Albert MuseumRead MoreAugust 8, 2020

The Victoria and Albert Museum has reopened and, as always, a visit uncovers old favourites and new pieces.

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk revisitedRead MoreJune 13, 2020

A lovely new addition to the library at the studio has arrived. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk is the catalogue of the recent Victoria and Albert show.

Some academic writingRead MoreMay 23, 2020

This week two interesting articles have come in from friends in academia.

Kimono: Kyoto to CatwalkRead MoreApril 18, 2020

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of Kimono.

The Silk Mill, DerbyRead MoreApril 4, 2020

The first fully mechanised factory in the world was a silk mill in Derby. Now we can tour the spaces in the building virtually!

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...

Secrets of the MuseumRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

A new series began last week on BBC television. Secrets of the Museum is a behind-the-scenes look at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.