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A tapestry bible

Welcome to our new bookbinding thread in the Collections Highlight post series. Here at the Special Collections Centre, we are lucky to have a wide variety of works in their original bindings which reveal much about the history of each book. 354 more words

Rare Books

The dreaded white stuff

I can’t argue with the fact that I love what we Aberdonians call ‘A lang lie’.  One of my favourite simple pleasures is not having to set my alarm and sleeping until I wake up naturally.  1,553 more words

Week 2: Spangles

My husband was the one who suggested this word for week two because he has always loved it. I think he loved it because there was a brand of candy called… 303 more words

Sketch 52 For 2015


Do you remember Spangles?

Back in my childhood they were popular boiled sweets.

I was never a fan, but here’s something rather more impressive.

The Spangle butterfly. 36 more words


Shining Silver - Stars?

Goldwork embroidery gathers a great deal of attention from across the web.  It is so beautiful and elegant. Goldwork Embroidery has a regal look to it when gold threads are used in Ecclesiastical Sewing. 265 more words

Ecclesiastical Sewing

The Magnificent British Library

It was thrilling for our group to study embroidered bookbindings from the 17th and 18th C at the British Library. Nothing prepares you for the beauty of these books. 213 more words

A Thousand Fancies at Berrington Hall - Guest Blogger Christina Fairley Erickson

Yesterday our tour group from the Whirlwind Tour with Gail Harker visited the fabulous Georgian manor – Berrington Hall. The house holds a collection of over 2200 items, including hand-crafted clothing from the 18th and early 19th centuries. 254 more words

Art And Design