Pinning The Past

Join Ruth Singer as she explores the history of fabric manipulation and visits museums and archives to discover textile treasures. It’s Pinning The Past – exclusive to Mr X Stitch!

Pinning The Past – Bankfield Museum

For the next few months, Pinning the Past will be focussing on museums with marvellous…

Pinning The Past – Chastleton House

I first saw this house as a teenager. It was closed up, somewhat ruinous with overgrown…

Pinning The Past – Snibston Fashion Collection

My nearest fashion museum is sadly very little-known and at risk of closure, which is…

Pinning The Past – Smocking

Smocking, like so many textile techniques, has a rather secretive history. From what I can…

Pinning The Past – Tapestry Part 2

Last month’s column on tapestry looked at who owned tapestries and why. This month we’ll…