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Loss and Dyeing: Fading, Conservation, and Orchil Dyes in Tapestries

This is the first of a several part series of posts on textile conservation at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 

Go into any historic house or museum with tapestry displays, and you will likely be confronted with beautiful and strange landscapes of cool colours. 1,424 more words



What are you wearing in this heat? A few nights ago, we made a right summer dinner, but not summery enough in the preparation; the kitchen was hotter than we’d planned, and all four of us were in there, and now the little French Laundry dress that had looked so cute behind the Toile de Jouy apron now smells like smoke and onions. 179 more words

Dinner Party

#TBT Silk - Happy Days

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Goddess Mena Love

These maps show how rent is too damn high across America

Brace yourself: The average American worker needs to earn $19.35 an hour to afford rent for a standard two-bedroom apartment. That’s more than two times the current federal minimum wage. 234 more words


Dr. Doom reblogged this on TechLife&Stuff and commented:

It's true but as usual we the 99% are always going to get screwed.

1860s silk bonnet (part 2) - decoration

Continuing on the 1860s green silk bonnet:

To get my bonnet to look like my inspiration it needed a bit more work (part 1 – making the bonnet… 172 more words

19th Century Victorian

Beside the seaside - sunny, but still surprisingly chilly

A quick drive over to a quiet place on the east coast of Norfolk for a little product photography didn’t go according to plan. Quite often the final week of May feels like summer, but last weekend we had a surprisingly chilly east wind. 76 more words

East Anglia

Organic Silk – New Regulation Makes Certification of Organic Silk Reality

ICEA has developed a Standard for Organic Sericulture and Moriculture to bridge the gap between the existing European organic farming standard (EC 834/2007) and sericulture practices. 144 more words