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Jewels of Indian Textiles and Costumes

By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd

Dr Ela Dedhia, Head of Department of Textiles and Fashion Technology, Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, along with other teachers, choreographed, directed and showcased Indian craft fashion during ‘Texpressions 2019’ at the Department of Fibres and Processing Technology at Pidilite Pavilion, ICT. Costumes and modelling were by the students of TY BSc and MSc (Part 1 and 2) of ICT. The show was based on the following concepts: traditional woven textiles; embroidered textiles, embroidered jewels and costumes of India.

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The Tolkein Tapestries

by Bill Skidmore

I first became involved with the Tapestry Museum in Aubusson a few years ago. We happened to be covering a show about an hour away, so it was an opportunity not to be missed.

After speaking to staff at the museum, it became obvious to them, I was not just a normal visiting tourist. Jean and I were taken behind the scenes and were involved in technical discussions, even helping with some technical translating of terms and processes; knowing what these were we could give the English version. We were invited to see their apprentices at work and go to other ateliers and dyehouses in the area.

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