Category Archives: Reading

New Magazine for Textile Lovers

“Connecting makers, collectors & lovers of textile craft arts” For those of you who missed it, in September last year, a brand spanking new textile magazine – Fabricate – was launched.  And the 2nd issue (Summer 2016) isn’t long published. A celebration of … Continue reading

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Forthcoming! A beautiful new NZ-based online journal devoted to WOOL

The Wool Lover is soon-to-be-launched digital journal featuring fresh and contemporary stories across culture, fashion, film, design and so on, all with wool at their heart. ‘A VISUAL, LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDY DEVOTED TO A CELEBRATION OF THE WONDER FIBRE … Continue reading

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Fashion exhibition online

Many of this blog’s posts are for local events and exhibitions that not all of us can get to, but one of the beauties of the University of Otago’s Special Collections is that they develop online versions of all their … Continue reading

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Pania Press

For the past few years, the Otago Polytechnic School of Art has hosted Art + (Science, Money, Law, to name just a few) symposia to consider connections between art and other disciplines. This year’s coincided with the Otago Arts Festival … Continue reading

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More books about textile, adornments and dress

Vivien Caughley’s lovely book on historic samplers has received some nice coverage in two of the few places that cover arty publications. It was reviewed, in brief, but positively, in the Listener of 6 September (not online unless you’re a … Continue reading

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Collection Focus: The Springfield Collection at the National Museum of Australia

Click on the link below for an excellent web-based resource developed by the National Museum of Australia to share information about many aspects of the complex acquisition of a rich collection recording the life and times of an early Australian family … Continue reading

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Frances Hodgkins Textile Designs on display

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is Te Papa’s new, changing programme of art from the national collection and beyond – both on the floor and online. The spring season features five completely new shows: Michael Stevenson’s This is the Trekka, … Continue reading

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New local vintage magazine available online

A group of New Zealand vintage enthusiasts have just launched a new online lifestyle magazine celebrating all things vintage. The first edition of Glory Days is dedicated to summer holidays. Enjoy.

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Book Review: Dreaming in Colour by Kaffe Fassett

By Ann Packer  Is there anything Kaffe Fassett hasn’t done? He first blasted onto the textile scene some 45 years ago in Vogue Knitting, with fair isle jerseys and coats the like of which we’d never seen. Then it was … Continue reading

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Lecture and textile sale: John Gillow on Islamic textiles

Minverva, Wellington’s haven for lovers of textiles and books, is hosting a lecture by textile authority and dealer John Gillow on Saturday 24 November 2012 at 2.15pm at the Quality Hotel, Cuba Street. John will be talking about textiles of the … Continue reading

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