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"Upto My Stirrups In Blood"

202 years ago this month, the show trial of a handful of Luddites ended, and men were hung at York Castle after a ‘Special Commission’ at York Assizes. 1,866 more words

Antique Textiles

"Ladies Made Happy!"

“Victorian parlour ladies” has become a derogatory phrase when it comes to describing the history of crafts.  I wrote this some time ago for Love:Crochet… 1,464 more words

History

DAILY ART FIX - Gujarat Embroidery

RUSTIC TRIBAL EMBROIDERY WITH GORGEOUS NATURAL COLORS ON COARSE HAND SPUN COTTON!

JM. 6 more words

Art

The Story of the Wreck of The General Carleton

The village of Dębki in Poland, long had a myth about a British shipwreck and the survivors who came ashore – although the name of the ship was long forgotten. 772 more words

Antique Textiles

10 Best Patterns From Piecework's Historical Knitting Collection

The General Carleton hat has just been republished in Interweave’s  ’10 Best Patterns from Piecework’s Historical Knitting Collection’.

I’m hearing from museum historical interpreters, and living historians all over, that they have made this hat. 299 more words

Knitting

Flower Patch 5

Time for a short post before Christmas! Here is a patch in Christmas red and green, with a little black accent. Once again it has the peculiar (to my eyes anyway) mouse-squiggle-alien creature-seed pod-flower design. 86 more words

Antique Fabric

Ignorance is Bliss

Sometimes, or rather, in my case it is many times, I buy blind.

i.e. I buy not quite knowing what it is that I am buying. 509 more words

Antique Textiles