Textiles and the Coronation

This is Coronation weekend. King Charles III was crowned on Saturday. Today, Monday 8 September, is a Bank Holiday in the UK to mark the occasion. There is much that could be said about the Coronation. This is a Textiles blog, however, so I will concentrate here on some textiles. On Saturday, St Luke’s ChurchContinue reading “Textiles and the Coronation”

Kay Ribbens – hatmaker

One of the delights of ‘Spring Fling’ (for more on this, see here), is coming across a lovely welcome, such as this one for Minette Bell Macdonald’s studio near Lockerbie. Equally attractive was the horticultural display around the door to Kay Ribbens’ studio near Newton Stewart. Kay is a hat-maker. Inside the studio was aContinue reading “Kay Ribbens – hatmaker”

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