Clothes and dancing from the fifties

Welcome to my 170th blog post!  Textiles of all kinds appear in the posts and this week it’s all about the 1950s. Each year, Beamish Open Air Museum (which is just a few miles down the road from my house) hosts a 1950s weekend. On Saturday, it was sunny and we had visitors staying, so bought our entrance tickets and took one of the traditional … Continue reading Clothes and dancing from the fifties

A monument (and a car) made of textiles

The Great Exhibition of the North has begun and there is plenty going on in Newcastle/Gateshead in the North-East of England. For more information about this major series of events, please check out the website listed at the end of this post. I was in Newcastle on Saturday, walking up Grey Street towards Grey’s Monument and was delighted to find that the monument had been … Continue reading A monument (and a car) made of textiles