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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.
Challenging received wisdomRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019
This week the tweed research has taken a new turn and challenged some perceptions.
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.
Returning treasuresRead MoreNovember 24, 2018
We all know the debate; the pros and cons of returning antiquities and artefacts that have been collected from around the world in the colonial eras. Here are some pieces that African countries would like back.
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.
Yinka Shonibare in SwanseaRead MoreOctober 27, 2018
Of the domestic and the wildRead MoreOctober 20, 2018
We are undergoing home improvements which has meant walking to work early in the morning.