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Endangered Animals – Mediterranean Monk Seal

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Mediterranean Monkseal

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Beautifully illustrated Mycenaean Linear B tablet on 5 carpenters who owe the tax collector

This is a beautifully illustrated Mycenaean Linear B tablet on 5 carpenters who owe the tax collector: The illustrations at the top are (left) several designs for Minoan houses (Knossos). Notice th…

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Posted by on July 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

What are the current prospects for deciphering Minoan Linear A? Dismal but…

What are the current prospects for deciphering Minoan Linear A? Dismal but… As historical research on Minoan Linear A has demonstrated over and over, every attempt by philologists and

histori…  PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS ON MY TEACHERS BLOG.  Click on the link below to read the rest of this post.

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Posted by on July 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

‘POMPEII The Living City’ by Butterworth & Laurence – A Book Review

POMPEII – The Living City by  Alex Butterworth & Ray Laurence < Reviewed by Anne Frandi-Coory   About the authors: Alex Butterworth is a writer …

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Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The 5 principles applicable to the rational partial decipherment of Minoan Linear A

The 5 principles applicable to the rational partial decipherment of Minoan Linear A: If we are to make any headway at all in the eventual decipherment of Minoan Linear A, there are certain principl…

May I urge my fellow bloggers to please acknowledge my teacher Richard Vallance, for his brilliant work on translating some of the Linear “A” tablets, which as yet, have not been deciphered. I think he is making great headway. Would you kindly leave a comment or like on his blog. Many thanks.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The Quilters Guild of the British Isles

Moving away from my usual posts, I thought that this one may interest those of you who are interested in Patchwork Quilts. This subject has a long history which I found most interesting. I hope you will too.

Heritage thrives when there is continuity between the past and the present, and that exactly describes The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, which combines the curation of a large and important historic collection with the promotion of quilt making as a living contemporary art form.

Founded in 1979, the Guild has collected quilts since its inception. In 1990 it embarked on the British Heritage Quilt Project, which documented examples of patchwork and quilted heritage. Soon the Guild found itself receiving gifts from well-wishers and the collection has since grown into the Quilt Museum in St Anthony’s Hall.York. This fine medieval guildhall houses the premier museum in the U.K. dedicated to patchwork and quilting, with a collection of more than 800 quilts, coverlets, quilted costume and domestic items ranging in date from the early 1700s to the present day.

The museum’s pride and joy is the 1718 Silk Patchwork coverlet, which is the earliest dated patchwork coverlet in Britain (the initials E.H. and the date 1718 are worked  into the central block), which is made up of 120 different silk fabric designs, including one dating to the 1640s. Another treasure is the Ladies Work Society coverlet, an example of work that was commissioned for sale by the Ladies Work Society in London, from gentlemen  ‘who found themselves  in financial hardship’ and could not work as a governess or companion without loss of social standing.

Quiltwork with E.H.

Detail of the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet showing the initials ‘E H’ and date 1718.

Visitors to the museum, or the excellent Guild and museum websites, are left in no doubt, that this is not a backwards-looking enterprise: heritage and contemporary textile arts are promoted side by side, through exhibitions, workshops, social sessions and behind-the-scenes tours. The Guild’s conference, regional events, exhibitions and summer schools are all well supported, and it publishes a well-regarded journal.

quilt-museum-and-gallery York

The Quilt Museum and Art Gallery York

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One of the Quilts at the Museum York

Example of another patchwork quilt York Museum

A beautiful Quilt at the York Exhibition

Quilters coverlet

I love this one.

The Guild’s membership is now 7,000 and rising, including over 450 young quilters and almost 400 affiliated groups. What is it about quilting that inspires such commitment and enthusiasm? Liz Whitehouse, Chief Executive of the Quilters Guild, says ‘ Quilting combines sociable companionship, a creative activity that exercises the brain and a sense of being part of a tradition that reaches back centuries. It has a lasting appeal to creative people worldwide.’

Women quilters at work York

The Quilters Guild at work.

The 1718 Coverlet Book

The 1718 Coverlet Book.

 

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Pylos tablet TA Un 718 L as an ideal template for deciphering Minoan Linear A

Pylos tablet TA Un 718 L as an ideal template for deciphering Minoan Linear A: Of all the Linear B tablets I have ever had the pleasure of translating, Pylos tablet TA Un 718 L has to rank as of on…

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Posted by on July 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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