Monthly Archives: "October 2015"

Vintage Patchwork – History in Textiles

Vintage Patchwork, there’s nothing quite like it and once in a blue moon something really exciting turns up. The shabby cardboard box didn’t look that promising but you can just make out the writing ‘Quilt – to be finished’. It was lying unceremoniously underneath a table of quite ordinary ‘collectable’ gubbins. And here’s the thing.

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Kingston Lacy and their Laundry

Kingston Lacy is a beautiful house, of that there is no doubt. The exterior is truly splendid – a great glistening Italianate jewel. The interior is grand. Perhaps too grand for the likes of us. It’s so far removed from our direct experience (well most of us anyway). It’s all look and don’t touch. On the other

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