Category Archives: Textiles

WINTER FRUITS

It’s so long since my last post, I’d almost forgotten how to use WordPress. It’s been a tumultuous few months for me which will culminate in something exciting very soon, but has meant clothing has been on the back burner … Continue reading

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S.E.H KELLY – MADE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

On a crisp Thursday evening a (good) few weeks ago, I paid a long overdue visit to S.E.H Kelly’s Boundary St HQ. I was welcomed into a warm and cosy studio-cum-showroom complete with cosy lighting and some soothing jazz that … Continue reading

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SECTION SEWN: ALASTAIR MORTON & EDINBURGH WEAVERS

Here are three books I’ve been enjoying over the last few weeks and I wanted to share with you. The first is Alastair Morton & Edinburgh Weavers by Lesley Jackson, a book I spotted not long ago in Margaret Howell’s … Continue reading

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GOLDEN GARB Nº3: DENNIS WILSON

I’m trying to keep the Golden Garb choices varied and vaguely seasonal. So with desert based oil drilling and Christmas crime fighting behind us we move on to summertime beach loitering and the first ‘real’ Golden Garb entry; Mr Dennis … Continue reading

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MORE GANSEY: FÜR WIND UND WETTER

After reading Mr. Ian Mouzer’s post about the Gansey, my good friend and master ceramicist Mr. Matthew Tyas contacted me with some fantastic images he took a couple of years ago of ‘The Filey Room’ in Filey Museum. There he … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: FISHERMAN’S FRIEND

Last month the better half and I decided we needed a little rest so we headed up north to Whitby in North Yorkshire. While we were there we took note of some of the older fishermen in the bay. I … Continue reading

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EYE OF THE NEEDLE Nº1

This is a small collection of things that have caught my eye over the last few weeks. I’m going to try and make this kind of round up a regular post, basically chronicling things that have really captured my interest … Continue reading

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LIBERTY HANDKERCHIEFS

I stumbled across these handkerchiefs in Liberty last Saturday and they’re just what I’ve been looking for. I spent a good 10 minutes looking through all the variations they have stored in massive glass jars. I’m pretty sure they’re for … Continue reading

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THE FABRIC, FOOD & FACE OF SCOTLAND

Autumn finally showed up last week during a short trip to N.Y. (North Yorkshire) and what better way to greet it than with a selection of Scottish fabrics. Adding to the Harris Tweed jacket I already had on, I picked … Continue reading

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WAXED HARRIS TWEED CAMERAMAN

For my money, this years new Autumn Winter collection from Nigel Cabourn has perhaps been his strongest to date. To start with there have been some fantastic new additions to his already incomparable arsenal of outerwear, namely in the form … Continue reading

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