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Posts from the category: Fabric Finds
  • Mar 9th, 2012

Le Train Bleu

I just love the theatricality of the Marc Jacobs Fall 2012/2013 womenswear show for Louis Vuitton. A deep blue and gold LV liveried train drew into the set of a station at the Cour Caree du Louvre amid clouds of smoke and blowing whistles. Models were seated in pairs within the train, as they emerged […]

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  • Oct 28th, 2011

Threads Of Life

Jalan Kajeng Ubud Whilst in Bali in the Summer we were intrigued by a sign at the end of one of the streets, which promised the most beautiful rice field walk in Ubud. Hoping to photograph some dramatic terraced paddy fields we followed the sign and found ourselves in a charming little side street called […]

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  • May 9th, 2011

Tribal Belly Dance

It was the Holmfirth Folk Festival over the weekend. An annual event which celebrates Britains rich folk heritage. There was a wonderfully diverse programme of dance. Many of the different styles of Morris dancing were represented from Molly to North West, Yorkshire Longsword, Rapper and Border. But the dancers that really captured my attention were […]

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  • Mar 30th, 2011


One of my most treasured possessions must be this beautiful silk ikat robe from Uzbekistan in Central Asia. I bought it some years ago at a textile fair. I guess just after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s, when merchants and dealers were able to gain access to the region once […]

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  • Mar 17th, 2011

Fabulous Fabric Find

I recently acquired this stunning piece of fabric. It is attributed to Maria Monaci Gallenga, a textile artist working in Florence in the early twentieth century. She is best known for Medieval and Oriental designs which were hand stenciled in shades of gold and silver onto chiffon’s and velvet’s. I just love the way the […]

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