This growing archive is part of the national fabrics being rescued by Hamish Carruthers. Such a wide and wonderful variety of national treasures, original Scott tartan fabrics, RAF Blue cloths produced during and after the war, couture fabrics from Neil Johnston, innovative design from the 19th century Stars and Stripes from Michael Kors.
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!