the money of colour

What might it mean to own a colour?

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Chevreul’s simultaneous contrast

The innovative yarn dyer who changed the world of colour

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cup of tea and bere loaf

a simple tea loaf, baked with bere

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across the strand

a pedestrian pilgrimage

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Pollphail

a ghost village, a cardigan, embroidery

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Powdermill

A cardigan with kaboom!

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picturing Inveraray

looking at a made place

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a postcard from Argyll

how do we look at a landscape when there might seem to be nothing to see?

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twenty titles

It’s the launch day of our twentieth book!

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sock of the week no. 11

fashion, innovation and stripey socks

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sock of the week: no.10

the “everlasting stocking knitters” of Wales

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a walking week

exploring a stunning part of Scotland

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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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