Textile Museums

I finished my cashmere socks! 

While knitting, I listened to an awful lot of podcasts.  One of my favourites is Cast On by Brenda Dayne.  She is a Canadian living in Wales and she has a great couple of episodes which cover her visit to the National Wool Museum in Wales.  She did them several months ago now, but they are well worth listening to if you are interested at all in how wool is prepared and woven and the woollen industry in Wales. 

If you are tempted, they are in Episode 37 and Episode 38

I found them fun to listen to because one of the things I enjoy doing on holidays is visiting textile museums and I’ve been round woollen museums in France and read commentaries on them in French so it was nice to hear it in English for a change!   Ever since I set up the blog I’ve been toying with the idea of setting up a clickable map with links to textile museums and I even have a category in my favourites folder where I add them whenever I find them.  One day maybe it will come to fruition…  I like the idea of being able to go to it whenever I’m going on holiday and just to look at the map and see if there is one nearby.  Please, if anyone has seen anything like this on the web, tell me before I do start one and spend hours preparing it!!!

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3 Responses to Textile Museums

  1. Candy Schultz April 7, 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    Happy Easter Liz.

  2. Sally April 8, 2007 at 6:00 am #

    Any other favourite podcasts Liz?

  3. Mandy April 8, 2007 at 3:39 pm #

    Liz, thanks for listing your favourite podcasts. You have introduced me to the joys of listening to these. Its fascinating to listen to others talking about their favourite crafts.
    I do hope your camera is back soon – I would hate to be without mine for any length of time.
    By the way, I do like your idea of a clickable map with links to Textile Museums. I have never come across anything of that kind and it would be so useful…