Victoria and Albert Museum

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Author: Victoria Platt (Archives Assistant - Archive of Art and Design)
It is National Knitting Week 14-20 October and to mark the event I was inspired to try a new challenge – to knit from a vintage pattern. Fortunately I am in an ideal position for obtaining vintage knitting patterns, as the Archive of Art and Design has a large collection of knitting ephemera.I began by searching through the archives for something suitable. The diversity of knitting patterns...
Author: Frances Willis (Acting Frederick Warne Curator of Children’s Literature)
One hundred years ago to the day (15 October 1913) Beatrix Potter was married at St. Mary Abbots in Kensington. It seems fitting that this church is agreeably situated near the corner of Hyde Park, roughly equidistant from the V&A Museum and the V&A Archives, which now house the world’s largest collection of Potter artworks, correspondence, manuscripts and first editions. Warne...