my textile pilgrimage

my textile pilgrimage

Last month I went to New York on a textile pilgrimage, of sorts. Most people thought it was just a regular holiday, but given that…

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accidental patchwork

accidental patchwork

Last weekend, I think due to the shock to the system of having four days off instead of the usual two, I accidentally embarked on a…

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the best birthday present ever

the best birthday present ever

I read in the newspaper yesterday about what has to be the absolute best birthday present ever: a free exhibition of 650 patchwork quilts in…

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discovering gujarat textiles

discovering gujarat textiles

I left work this afternoon with a spring in my step, because marked in my diary was an Oxford Asian Textiles Group event – a talk from…

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signs of spring

signs of spring

For some weeks now, I’ve had my suspicions that spring was around the corner. It all started when I visited the Botanic Garden in Cambridge…

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DIY Christmas

DIY Christmas

Whereas we gave home-made presents to many of our friends and relatives at Christmas, by some strange coincidence my mother and I both gave each…

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worth getting out of bed for

worth getting out of bed for

This morning I broke with my customary weekend habit of switching off the dreaded alarm (I’m not exaggerating about the dread – it often haunts…

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winding like nobody's business

winding like nobody’s business

Although I started the new year with the vague intention of not buying any more new wool (I wouldn’t like to say it was a…

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2010: a stitch odyssey

2010: a stitch odyssey

I thought it would be nice to have a little retrospective of the year 2010, to summarise, in pictures, everything I made last year. N.B….

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