Natalie Warner

Introducing a talented designer and her fascinating professional journey

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sock of the week no.5: Jacobite garters

Stockings which concealed the political message of a lost eighteenth-century cause.

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sock of the week no.4

Gairloch stockings: A Highland design success story

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sock of the week no.3

Celebrating the world’s first sock knitting book, and its bluestocking author

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sock of the week no.2

Eighteenth-century stockings in miniature

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sock of the week no.1

Philippe Mercier’s popular portrait of an eighteenth-century stocking knitter

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a chat with Nicole Pohl

Nicole tells us more about her work on the women of the Bluestocking circle

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the bluestocking club

all about the Bluestocking club

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two new projects

News about Inkling, and The Bluestocking Club

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out of the woods

Outi Kater introduces a wonderful design inspired by Finnish childhood winters and restorative woodland spaces

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zwiebelmuster

Nicole Wagler tells us about eighteenth-century porcelain and her sense of place in Meissen

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the fabric of memory

Do you dream in textiles?

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Glasgow’s atelier economy: then and now

Today I thought I’d share with you the introductory words I wrote for People MAKE Glasgow . For me – a former eighteenth-century specialist – the connections between Glasgow’s eighteenth-century past and its twenty-first century present have always been apparent, and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to write about those connections here. People MAKE…

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Lunardi in Campsie

The revival of my eighteenth-century balloon-o-mania was inspired after some recent walks around Clachan of Camspie and Milton of Campsie (just north and east of where we live) during which I discovered that that balloonist, Vincent Lunardi, landed in Campsie Glen at the conclusion of his second flight from Glasgow in November 1785. After wowing…

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