Collaborative textile project Hearts for Christchurch goes on show

More than 4000 hand crafted hearts have been sent from around the world as part of the Hearts for Christchurch collaborative textile project. The project is the inspiration of Evie Harris, who started gathering the hearts via a blog, after the February earthquake. To quote her blog Hearts for Christchurch “Two …

Fragile textiles are seen under a different light

Since textiles are so fragile very few survive over time which means researchers have to be extremely careful about what tests ancient fabrics undergo. Researchers are now using forensic photography to glean information from artefacts found in  from burial mounds built 1600 years ago. Pieces of fabric recovered from Ohio …