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“her scissors as her brush” – Nancy Nicholson textiles

Nancy Nicholson (1899-1977) was a painter and fabric designer with a flair for interior design and we are thrilled to have found and purchased an example of her work. Her Wiltshire connection is with Sutton Veny where she lived in the late 1920s and early 1930s. She established Poulk Prints in 1929, of which this…… Continue reading “her scissors as her brush” – Nancy Nicholson textiles

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Aldbourne bells

Creativity covers many different disciplines and it is fitting in Wiltshire that we consider items with a link to our agricultural heritage. Many of our ancestors working in this county are fondly referred to as ‘ag labs’ by the people researching them…..so we are hoping to find something that will fit within the parameters of…… Continue reading Aldbourne bells

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Guest blog: Hanne Dahl, Exhibition and Arts Officer at Trowbridge Museum talks about the ideas behind this year’s West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT)

Originally posted on The Arts in Wiltshire:
WEFT is a biennial festival of textiles that takes place in the West. It was developed 11 years ago and aims to highlight the history of textile production in this area through exhibiting contemporary work by regional crafters. Over the years WEFT has grown to become a great…

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‘Painting is no longer merely a craft, it is a form of personal research’…..

The combination of creativity and the instinct of an artist with a deep knowledge of human and animal behaviour; this is how Martina Challis introduces Desmond Morris to us in ‘The Artistic Ape: three million years of art’ by Desmond Morris. We have purchased this as part of our creative Wiltshire project to acknowledge the…… Continue reading ‘Painting is no longer merely a craft, it is a form of personal research’…..

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‘Best meal of the day’ as they say across the pond….

As our research gains momentum we are starting to find items that have interesting Wiltshire links. The image may be familiar but can you work out where it is from? Anyone who remembers buying vinyl in 1979 may recognise this album as ‘Breakfast in America’ by Supertramp which sold over 19 million copies worldwide. It…… Continue reading ‘Best meal of the day’ as they say across the pond….