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Historical Knitting to Float Your Boat

In the shops now, ‘The Knitter’ 121, with a piece I wrote recently, about the history of knitting as reflected in marine archaeology.

I went in search of knitting from shipwrecks.  207 more words

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Daily Art Fix - Ramayan in the Chamba Valley

Amazing 18th century Chamba Rumaal with scenes from the Ramayan


Sita’s Fire Test

Killing Ravan

– A rare depiction with the severed heads and arms… 23 more words

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Daily Art Fix - Textile Art of Gujarat - AGAIN! 

I might be accused of bias as Gujarat is my home state – but since I am not the only one to be smitten by Gujarat I might be absolved of any prejudice. 35 more words

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The Art of War - Motifs in an Embroidery

Surely Sun Zhu meant THIS arr?

More photos coming soon on WOVENSOULS.com


"Some Knitted Nightcaps of the Debtors"

Thursday, 18th October
Went over the bridge at 11 ¼. Went shopping with my aunt… Walked with my aunt around the castle yard (she wanted some knitted nightcaps of the debtors)…”

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More Strength to the Camel's Back!

Here’s a beauty that will strengthen the proverbial camel’s back ….

With something so gorgeous to call his own, no last straw will ever have the strength to break his back!


Sep 2017

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