Research & Production

making - sketching - looking - thinking

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Please note: the audio clips on this blog are recorded in the nature of a sound sketchbook, they are not finished works, the sound quality reflects this; they offer the chance to listen into conversations that form parts of research trips and to hear snippets of related reading

Rolledpaper work, filigree work, or as it is now known, quilling, was a popular pastime for accomplished young ladies in the late 18th/early 19th centuries. The first known forms of this type of decoration, which is made by decorating items with many, many rolled and p...

In a remarkable moment of serendipity I have just inherited a printed fan. My aunt has given me one that belonged to my great grandmother. Broken it may be but owning an example alike those I saw at The Fan Museum (see last blog post) feels like a very great privilege.

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Last month I visited The Fan Museum in Greenwich for the very first time.

I went along with period costume creator/collector Stephanie Selmayr and we were extremely fortunate to have a private tour conducted by Art Historian and secretary of The Fan Circle International...

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