Tom Tit Tot

For #FolkloreThursday  although this doesn’t fit in with this week’s watery theme.  Maybe it does a little, though. As spinners know, flax has to be wet to be spun effectively…  Archaeologists often recognise a characteristic groove in the teeth of flax spinners’ skulls. Here’s a small extract from my forthcoming book, ‘Their Darkest Materials’.  The […]



Work For Idle Hands

Coming up to the final stretch, so to speak, writing the next book – which is going to be about the darker side of textile history.  At the moment, I have pieces coming out about the early writers of knitting manuals, which is slightly more cheerful territory. But I’m currently researching something much darker and […]