31 May 19

You may have heard that the days of Search Engine Optimisation are numbered. All those beautiful, customer-laden search engine rankings you were about to climb from some carefully repeated keyword placing. What is true is that search engines are getting more discerning. SEO isn’t dead. It just became part of a bigger pie. The trick […]

29 Apr 19
Linen Biennale Northern Ireland

Last Friday the Linen Biennale team had the pleasure of celebrating with Shuttles & Shafts in Dunacloney Orange Hall.  This amazing project documented the heritage of Wm Liddell & Co in Donacloney. The Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Reviving William Liddell’s Damask Designs’ concerns a unique collection of 1600 photographic glass plates discovered in 2007 during the dismantling […]

02 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

Image copyright Geography photos Jobs and shops at struggling fashion chain Bonmarché are under threat after UK billionaire Philip Day tabled a takeover bid. The deal values ​​the Yorkshire-based chain, which started in 1982 and now has 312 stores specializing in clothing for the over-50s, at around £ 5.7m. Edinburgh Woolen Mill Group owner Mr […]

11 Mar 19
An Art Fashion Journal

Heather Tilbury was at the forefront of 70’s fashion, pathing the way for a new revolution of style with the introduction of the mini skirt, working side by side with Mary Quant and the iconic Daisy logo. This led to the iconic work Heather has done over her years, I don’t think retirement’s in her […]

04 Mar 19
Museum of Jerseys

For more Arsenal kit mythbusting, see The Arsenal History. For Arsenal’s mid-1960s return to plain red shirts and the re-adoption of white sleeves, see here Today marks the 86th anniversary of a notable development in football kit history. For the first 46 of their existence, Arsenal – first as Dial Square, then Royal Arsenal and […]

21 Jan 19
A Pinch of Sewing

Half January is already gone so, it’s about time I finish sharing the clothes I made in 2018. These two dresses, I made for the girls to wear on New Year’s Day. To wear on the first day of the year, M requested a dress with a peter pan collar and although I own a […]

14 Jan 19

Team Neptonics recently announced that spearos Luis Domingo Viyella Caolo and Gabriel Pinto who have smashed the Yellowfin Tuna world record in the Dominican Republic.

04 Jan 19

I have chosen one of Muriel Spark’s books for this, the first of 2019’s, edition of The Book Trail.  As ever, I have used the ‘Readers Also Enjoyed’ tool on Goodreads in order to generate this list.   1. The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark ‘To rendezvous with her archeologist fiance in Jordan, Barbara Vaughn […]

28 Nov 18
How my heart speaks

  Alfred by Kathryn My dear Helen Thanks for sending me your new novel. I am unsure  whether the main  character is meant to be me.I have worn Viyella nightgowns in the past but not when holding a dinner party.If I wanted to attract a man I would wear a dress from Artigiano and only […]