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Archive for June, 2017

Lace Museum in Calais

This museum in Calais is one of two lace museums in France. It is a former 19th century lace factory dedicated to the glory of Calais lace–making heritage. It was once Calais’s most sought after product worn by royalty and used as a symbol of wealth and statue.

The amazing collection includes:
15,000 sample books
10,000 lace pieces
10,000 fashion magazines
1000s of items of tooling and industrial equipment
9 looms – five still working and used for demonstrations

When I visited there was a special exhibition to Hubert D. Givenchy.

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Evening sky

Here is a picture of the evening sky from last night – I love the colours!

Blythe House

I am glad to have the opportunity to visit the cloth worker’s centre with a quilters group. The place has more than 100.000 pieces of textile. It was nice to see some dresses and old hand quilts. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any photos to share publicly. Here are some photos from the outside.

 

Science Museum

I went to the Science Museum yesterday and took these photos.

 

Wellcome Collection

Pictures from a visit to the Wellcome Collection.

Nottingham

Here are some pictures from a recent visit to Nottingham.