Blog (May 2020)

Face Coverings - FAQs

07-5-20

Face Coverings - FAQs

We have drawn up a list of frequently asked questions around the making and wearing of face coverings, the answers to which we hope you will find useful. As we try out more patterns, adapt our masks and learn more, we will update this information. If you have a question that is not addressed, let us know and we will endeavour to add it to the list. More

Materials Up Close & Personal: OVER TO YOU

20-5-20

Materials Up Close & Personal: OVER TO YOU

This week we have put together a medley of the wonderful materials musings that you’ve shared with us over the last 5 weeks. It’s been wonderful to get a sneak peek into the substances you’ve been sharing lockdown with, and the new appreciation you’ve gained from meditating on your household matter. Now over to you! More

Materials Up Close & Personal: RUBBERS

14-5-20

Materials Up Close & Personal: RUBBERS

Relax into RUBBERS, our latest ‘up close and personal’ material encounter. In this ode to erasers we explore the simple piece of stationary that we turn to when we’ve made a mistake, tracing the relationship between rubbers and mouldy bread, volcanic ash, Amazonian forests, and the Roman god Vulcan. More

How to set up an Online Knitting Circle

14-5-20

How to set up an Online Knitting Circle

For all the textile-makers out there: we have put together some event organisation know-how to help you set up your own online knitting or textiles circle. Follow our six-step guide with hints and tips for starting a fun hands-on community. More

Materials Up Close & Personal: TOWELS

07-5-20

Materials Up Close & Personal: TOWELS

All the debate about whether to mask or not to mask in the news has got us thinking about the importance of cloth for cleaning, filtering and wicking moisture, prompting an absorbing look at TOWELS. More