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Exhibition "EigenArt" [2013]

Exhibition „EigenArt“

When: 13. – 15.11.2013
Where: Raum für Kunst, Paderborn

This exhibition was held by me and my fellow student Neele. We booked the exhibition hall “Raum für Kunst” in Paderborn, where we displayed some of our works. 468 more words


Karen Millen's Tropical collection

This season, tropical floral prints have dominated the market, with most retailers incorporating some kind of tropical plant into their prints. I believe the best example of this is by Karen Millen. 88 more words


Today I spent my time knitting in my parents garden in the beautiful Scottish sunshine! I only learned how to hand-knit a few weeks ago but I feel that I have mastered the plain knitting and purl technique. 14 more words


Boro - Somerset House

Boro describes a genre of indigo dyed, hand sewn, Japanese historical textiles. Characteristic of Boro are the signs of wear and repair which emphasise their utilitarian, historical and social origins, a limited colour palette (resulting from political restriction on the use of colour dependent on class), restricted access to materials, and the need to maximise the life of the cloth for practical and economic reasons. 468 more words


Can I Borrow Your Boro?

Fabulous Japanese Boro on show at Somerset House. Very rare opportunity to see so many of these unique textiles in one place.

Boro is a traditional method of patching used by poor people who increased the longevity of bed covers etc by repairing them with small patches of cotton. 45 more words

Out And About

¶ Falcot — Traité encyclopédique (1852)

Falcot, P., ed. Traité encyclopédique et méthodique de la fabrication des tissus. 3 vols. 2nd ed. Elbeuf (sur Seine): privately printed, 1852.

Illustrated. Morris seems not to have had the third volume ( 18 more words

Sotheby 1898