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Underwater citiesRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

As the world grows more aware of sea-level rise and global warming so artists are getting involved in the debate in very interesting ways. Meet Daan Roosegaarde.

Edward Burne-JonesRead MoreSeptember 8, 2018


The Pre-Raphaelite artist and designer, Edward Burne-Jones, is the focus of an exhibition coming to Tate Britain in October.

The Textile DetectiveRead MoreApril 28, 2018


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

How to read a dressRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

This looks like a fun, not to mention informative, thing to do of a July evening!

Songs for Winter WarmthRead MoreOctober 1, 2016


At the end of this month I am running a session of songs and music for anyone who wants to sing simply for fun.

Warping AlvinRead MoreAugust 29, 2015

Alvin, our new loom, is having a warp, the first, put on. It is a steep learning curve!

Music in times of conflictRead MoreAugust 5, 2014

The sad truth of the world, no matter where you live or when, is that conflict happens. Here are some links to music from those times.