Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership Conference, 30 minutes to convince delegates that the products from the Borders and Scotland are the best in the world, hope I was successful!
Following a successful second year of the Making It in Textiles student conference, this series of podcasts covers presentations delivered by speakers from across the textile industry during the event. The conference aims to inspire textile undergraduates as to the depth of job opportunities available in the UK textiles industry outside of pure design led roles.
Click on the link below to see the podcast
As we know, silk comes from silk worms, but apparently also from clams!
A fascinating article from the BBC, so it must be true, on Chiara Vigo.
So next time you are in Sardinia...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33691781for the full story
Combinations of knit structures such as held stitches and embroidery used for knit innovation
In 1953, my Grandparents celebrated their Golden Wedding. My excitement then mainly centered on my new dress, which still looks lovely two generations on. Except that children seem bigger these days!
Such skill.... expert spinners in Nanital, Almora and Mansuyari who produce fine counts of natural fibre for both hand weaving and knitting. And they seem happy!
A touch of neon transforms! Still love it.
Un-spun rovings, fibre where it has been aligned and made parallel, but before twisting, makes wonderful 3D fabrics, using either knit or crochet.
Did you know that in the summer months, the good citizens of Helsinki still wash their carpets in the sea and dry them on these rails in the harbour.