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David Parr House: a hidden gem

Although we are not running an ILAFS this week, you can’t keep us in the office when the weather is this nice! We have been digging a couple test excavations in the garden of an amazingly preserved and beautifully decorated 19th century house which has been fascinating to see. 356 more words

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William Morris and Kelmscott Manor

It is surprising that I’ve never been to Kelmscott Manor before, but this week I went with a group from the Birmingham Midland Institute. I gave a lecture about William Morris while we were travelling, so I spent the preceding week deeply immersed in Morris’s life and work, and it has increased my passion for him. 896 more words


Liberty Wide Strapped Flora 

I’ve made a couple of ties before in this colourway of Lodden and I knew I had to plan a dress in it but spent a long time deciding whether I wanted it for summer or winter. 164 more words


Stuart Calvin, Greater than I, May 4 - 18 2017, GTG Belfast

Stuart Calvin wrote to me:

“The process for creating the plaster forms involves pouring the plaster directly onto a flat smooth surface. Before the plaster fully sets, I shape them until they are slightly domed. 1,172 more words


William Morris - Retro by Design

Looking for somewhere interesting to take my parents last week during one of their increasingly infrequent visits, I discovered a real gem just twenty minutes by car from here. 712 more words


Bucket Hat Heaven

Bucket hats have been fashionable every summer for the last few years. Celebrities can be seen wearing them in numerous magazines and online blogs. Rihanna, Brad Pit, Jay Z and Reese Witherspoon have all been photographed wearing them. 188 more words


‘Designing the V&A’: some reflections by the author

It may seem strange that the largest object in the Victoria and Albert Museum is not in the care of a curator. The building itself is a masterpiece of Victorian and Edwardian art and design, indeed, it is the most elaborate and complex museum building in Britain. 551 more words