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Loin Cloths - Art in Frugality

It appears to me from media, from the TV shows, films and music, especially those from Hollywood & Bollywood, that the world today is obsessed and preoccupied with matters of the heart & the loins. 506 more words

Culture

Flower Patch 3

It’s time for another bit of calico, and in keeping with the season I chose one with fall colors. I’m afraid the close-up photo doesn’t convey just how smooth, crisp and tight the fabric is – but if you’re like me, you’d rather see it larger! 51 more words

Antique Fabric

"The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales" by Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby

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or “How The New Edition of This Book Beloved By Knitters, Came About….”

Today I thought I’d give an insight into how we put together the new edition of “The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales”, that classic, much-loved book on the history of Yorkshire knitting… 1,332 more words

History

Antique Textiles: What Does a Quilter Do with Legacy Fabric?

There are legacies, and there are legacies. Some fit in a pocket, while some are, well, huge like houses. The legacy I received recently is, thankfully, something to which I can relate:  antique textiles! 384 more words

Inspiration

ANTIQUE TEXTILE NEWS: The Fabric of India Exhibition

It’s time to block the calendar dates and plan one more trip to London.

After tall – this exhibition will show the best of the collection of Victoria & Albert Museum: 195 more words

Antique Textiles

A Week of Roguish Spinning...

On impulse, I entered this year’s Spinzilla competition. Mainly because I’ve spent some time this year figuring out the sheer amounts spun in a day or a week by late 18th/19thC handspinners, and wanted to see if I could equal them; or even if the figures I’d arrived at were feasible. 1,873 more words

History