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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.

Sanford BiggersRead MoreJune 6, 2020

Sanford Biggers is an American artist who uses quilts for his work.

QuiltsRead MoreApril 25, 2020

If you are spending your time making quilts how about entering a virtual quilt competition?

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...

The temperature of textilesRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

Textile creatives are mapping climate change in innovative ways.

Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!Read MoreSeptember 7, 2019

This exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York has just finished but you can still enjoy the pieces.

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.