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Maximo Laura is a 5th generation Peruvian tapestry weaver born in Ayacucho, Peru, following the Wari textile tradition. "My work is the development of a rich, fascinating and ancient historical Andean textile foundation in symbiosis with innovations in tapestry around the world..."

The Lightfoot Letters: Maria Walker, textile artist

Read Maria Walker's account of her discovery of a bundle of old letters and the amazing textile journey that ensued, a journey that is by no means complete.

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Translations of Traditions
UK-based contemporary textiles collective Kalopsia has a new exhibition coming up in August – Translations of Traditions,... more

Worldwide Wool
Wool House: The world’s largest showcase of wool: 13 – 24 March 2013 The UK is will see the biggest ever celebration... more

Fine Cell Work Winter Sale extended
Looking for ideas for Valentine’s Day? Fine Cell Work are extending their online Winter Sale until Sunday 17th February 2013,... more

Be inspired
Exciting textile holiday retreats in 2013 Inspire Quilting and Creative Textile holiday retreats are offering a fresh and... more

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City & Guilds Diary
Audrey Hughes shared her experiences as she embarked on Part One of City & Guilds Creative Embroidery, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Audrey's City & Guilds Diary

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