sights (and yarns) of antwerp

sights (and yarns) of antwerp

At the end of January I spent a long weekend in Antwerp with my parents and D. It was kind of by accident that we…

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yarmouth

yarmouth

One Wednesday in February, just to celebrate the fact that we could (I became freelance at the beginning of February, and now mostly work from…

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a taste of east anglian life

a taste of east anglian life

One Saturday at the height of the summer, I went on a long-awaited trip to Stowmarket to visit the Museum of East Anglian Life. Outdoor museums…

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catching up on contemporary craft

catching up on contemporary craft

Yesterday I was lucky to be able to spend the afternoon at Collect, the annual Crafts Council fair for contemporary international craft. I think it…

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a trio of eastern finds

a trio of eastern finds

In recent weeks, I’ve made several interesting discoveries around East Anglia (no, I wasn’t really talking about the Orient). Beginning with a brief trip to the North…

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the wind-up sheep in iceland

the wind-up sheep in iceland

It’s been a shameful length of time since I last posted anything new, for which I offer my most grovelling apologies. Anyone who came looking…

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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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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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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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sampling local samplers

sampling local samplers

Yesterday I took myself on a little outing to the Fitzwilliam Museum after my translation class. I asked the man on the desk to direct…

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