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A Gift for the Emperor!

A gift for the Emperor ….depicted in silk in the late 1800s.

So delicious ….

Feasting on the art is so soul satisfying!



Walking Wheel - How Many Miles A Month?

So how many miles could a Great Wheel spinner walk in a month? 120 miles?

To reprise; in “Spinning Wheels, Spinners and Spinning”, Patricia Baines wrote: 1,278 more words

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Boring But Useful - Knitting Needle Size Conversion Chart

Just finally got round to making one of these.

And I thought it might be useful for other fans of vintage haberdashery and knitters of old patterns.  108 more words


The Great Great Wheel Experiment

We’re off to the British Wool Show, at the weekend.

We’ll be taking our Jack Greene-made Great Wheel, and finally trying out an experiment we’ve been threatening to do, for years.  492 more words

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From One Nomad to Another

These lovely motifs from a nomadic tent band now decorate my life

And they say material things cannot make one happy!?!

Am finding that a great way to start the day is to pick up one piece of art and bask in its beauty …. 30 more words


Oceans of Needlework

There is such a thing as seeing all beautiful around you – pleasant woods, winding white paths, green lawns and blue sunshiny sky – and not having a free moment or a free thought left to enjoy them in.

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New Oral History Interview - Lanto Synge, from Mallett & Sons

Our latest Oral History Interview took place last week, with Lanto Synge in the interviewee chair. The interview was conducted by our lead project volunteer, Chris Coles (thank you again Chris!) and is part of our continued efforts to capture the Voices from the Trade as part of the ‘BADA Voices’ extension to the Oral History project (thanks again to the BADA for their support).  316 more words