Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Textile Blog
I just wanted to alert you to a brilliant blog that I have found called The Textile Blog. John Hopper who writes it has an extensive knowledge of textiles and focuses on the history of interiors and interior furnishings over the last three centuries. It has been a great source of reference to me and will be to any of you fellow textile lovers out there. I found him whilst researching the piece of fabric shown above, which was designed by Duncan Grant of the Bloomsbury set. I was lucky enough to find a piece which had been reproduced for Laura Ashley in the 1980's and is now rare itself. I think I am going to have my piece stretched (professionally) onto canvas and hung in the house. I can't bear to part with it! Anyway pop over to John's blog, it makes for a very interesting read.