Textiles

The Arming and Departure of the Knights. Number 2 of the Holy Grail tapestries woven by Morris & Co. 1891-94 for Stanmore Hall - detail

William Morris, The Arts & Craft Movement – Art That Is Life

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William Morris (1834-1896) became spiritual leader of a revival in arts and crafts, which encompassed all the visual arts, including architecture and interiors

The Failure of Sir Gawaine: Sir Gawaine and Sir Uwaine at the Ruined Chapel, Number 4 of the Holy Grail tapestries woven by Morris & Co. 1891-94 for Stanmore Hall

Tapestry Tales – Weaving the Threads of Destiny

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In Greek Mythology the three Goddesses of Destiny and Fate were recorded in many formats, including tapestries that depicted them weaving the threads of destiny

Fashion Detective – The Social Life of Clothes at the NGV

Fashion Detective – The Social Life of Clothes at the NGV

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Become a fashion detective uncovering the social life of clothes at the NGV where clues help us understand the characters who wore them and events they were for

Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West – The Met, NY

Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West – The Met, NY

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Three mid-17th century Dutch paintings will go on view with three real rugs from the same period corresponding to rugs in paintings Mar 11 – June 29 The Met, NY

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World Textile Trade 1500 -1800 – Pre-Industrial Revolution

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Textiles as a commodity and cultural conflict are both a consequence and a casualty of the effects caused by expansion of European colonial empires 1500 to 1800

Martyn Cook Antiques & Studio LW – Style Has a New Address

Martyn Cook Antiques & Studio LW – Style Has a New Address

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Australian antiques guru Martyn Cook & Chicago designer Lew Wallack recently established a gallery in Rushcutters Bay Sydney offering quality goods and services

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Quilts – Counterpane’s of Comfort and Cultural Significance

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Every stitch tells a story and the show QUILTS held at QAGOMA Brisbane starting June 15 will be a triumph for those who worked the historical threads of society

Graham Geddes – Antiquities and Decorative Arts End Sale

Graham Geddes – Antiquities and Decorative Arts End Sale

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On the weekend of the 15th and 16th September at Melbourne an auction of 1836 items by Leonard Joel will see dealer Graham Geddes collection come to an end sale

Residence – a Profile of a Stylish Designer

Residence – a Profile of a Stylish Designer

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Residence splendidly showcases the ability of Sydney based international designer Thomas Hamel to produce an interior that accommodates the needs of the client in a timelessly elegant and unforgettable way. This beautiful illustrated volume provides an insight into some of his favourite projects. Chapters are accompanied by a description of the design process used in each transformation