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What's on Alvin?Read MoreDecember 8, 2018

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We have been weaving fabric for the summer this month. Here is what is on Alvin at the moment.

The Art of ScienceRead MoreDecember 1, 2018

Have you ever seen embroidery and quilting used as a teaching aid for astronomy?

Some new booksRead MoreDecember 1, 2018

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We have some new-to-the-library books.

Benjamin Hannavy CousenRead MoreMay 19, 2018

Every year we have interesting people coming to the studio to visit and have a chat.

Arts on prescriptionRead MoreMay 12, 2018

Dr Daisy Fancourt in a video on the BBC news website is calling for the arts to be available on prescription.

The Textile DetectiveRead MoreApril 28, 2018

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An ever-attentive reader and corresponder-in-chief has suggested a new topic for the blog - The Textile Detective!

Our textile collectionRead MoreMarch 24, 2018

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As you all will know, we have a collection of textiles of various ages and qualities. We add to it often.

Uli designsRead MoreFebruary 10, 2018

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In Nigeria, the Igbo people have painted designs on their bodies and on the walls of their buildings for centuries.

New books for the libraryRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

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Our library has two new additions: books on tartans.

Queen Victoria and a quiltRead MoreJuly 8, 2017

In 1892 a satin quilt was presented to Queen Victoria. This seemingly simple act was highly symbolic...