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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.

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.