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The rise of the Blue Lizard empire (tales of endless parcels, invisible zips and overlocked seams)

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for most of this year but events conspire against me.  I actually did knuckle down and write it once, and then the entire thing mysteriously vanished, unrecoverable and unsaved.  1,291 more words


Pet Portrait Presents

Delightfully hand embroidered pet portrait delivered in time for Christmas. An exciting new service offering hand embroideries renditions of your loving pet. Above we see the latest completed, a glorious long haired golden retriever, coating a joy to replicate, natural threads in golden glory. 229 more words

Colour, colour, colour

The sheer amount of colour is one of the first things most commented on by visitors to the fair, so here’s a look at some of the fabulous colours from those craftspeople working with textiles: wool, silk, cotton… 78 more words

Craft Fair

Summing It Up

India is not for everyone. Based on what we experienced in Rajasthan it is noisy, dirty, crowded and chaotic.  The infrastructure is deplorable, and I marvel at the ability of people to survive on roads where everyone is competing for space.   519 more words


¶ Fischbach — Ornament of textile fabrics (1883)

Fischbach, Friedrich. Ornament of textile fabrics. London: Bernard Quaritch, .


Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 318 (described as “Fishbach’s Textile Ornament in portfolio”).