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The Annual Blog SurveyRead MoreJanuary 16, 2021

Each year readers of the blog are asked for some help. It is that time again.

The Bird ProjectRead MoreJanuary 16, 2021

During the pandemic learning has come to the rescue...

Scotland's HogmanayRead MoreJanuary 16, 2021

The celebrations for the New Year were spectacular, especially in Scotland!

Welcome to 2021Read MoreJanuary 9, 2021

2021 has begun, not with the usual riot of fireworks and razzmatazz but still with reasons to celebrate.

The last blog of 2020Read MoreDecember 19, 2020


Christmas is almost here and with it, the last blog of a momentous year.

Articles of the Week - number forty-four - velveteen hangingsRead MoreDecember 12, 2020


Each week, something is selected from the collection to highlight in the blog. This week it is two velveteen hangings.

Matt Jones - The Napier Waller Art Prize winnerRead MoreDecember 12, 2020


The Napier Waller Art Prize is held annually and is open to personnel from The Australian Defence Force.

A sewing and needlework training bookRead MoreDecember 12, 2020

Nowadays people can learn needlework from the internet. Nearly two hundred years ago books were the source.

Fit for a carRead MoreDecember 12, 2020


Suits come in many shapes and sizes to cover lots of different body shapes...

Maori weavingRead MoreDecember 5, 2020

Weaving a kakahu is a complex and takes at least 8 months to complete.