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Weekend Reads 12

Image source.  It’s been a crazy fortnight! The blog has been silent (though not my twitter!), and there hasn’t been a post since the one I did on Elizabeth Patten’s 18th century travelling quilt. There were two reasons. The first … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 11

Indoctrinate them in the ways of textile history as early as you can! Image source. Another week has flown by! I hope you enjoyed my posts on Limerick gloves, and on the Tenterfields of Dublin city. If you ever have … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 10

Image source. Hope you had a good week! Here is a delectable list of the best of the textile history best from around the net this week. There are just two videos of Queen Victoria in the British Pathé archive. … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 9

Where you read your Weekend Reads is totally up to you… (Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan, c. 1877, by John George Brown) Some Quite Interesting tidbits of textile history from around the Internet this week, for you to devour … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 8

Don’t exclude your pet from reading this week’s issue of Weekend Reads. Maybe don’t grab him in a headlock to do it though. It’s been a crazy week around here! Filled with Irish-sewn U.S. Civil War uniforms, petitions, protest emails, … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 7

This is absolutely how you should be dressed when reading every Friday’s Weekend Reads issue. Go on. Hope you have a great weekend, filled with relaxing in hip cafés with a fancy coffee, your shiny tablet of choice, and this, … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 6

Spark up that pipe, settle into a fireside chair, and have a gander at the best and most interesting of online textile history reads from the web this week. Laundries in Edinburgh, and women’s relationships with them – I love … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 5

A round-up delectable and tasty links to enjoy with your morning cup of Java this weekend. This week was Oscars week! Read about red-carpet outfits from the past here. The fabulous Textile Blog turned its attention to the great exhibition … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 4

Some great links to get you through the weekend coffees… Marla Day travels around the USA collecting and archiving textile objects from African-American history. Watch the parade of clothes in this awesome silent movie from Edwardian London in 1912/3. The … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads 3

Hope you had a good week! The weekend is upon us now, and if you’d like some fascinating little nuggets of textile history to read while you’re having those long morning weekend coffees, then look no further than this awesome … Continue reading

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