Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Archive

I was sorting mine out last week in preparation for a photo shoot (at home with the Prichards – complete with husband making like Keith Floyd, whisk in one hand, glass of red in the other). As I looked at the scattered fabrics across the floor, my past flashed before my eyes. The spriggy Laura Ashley prints (my 18th birthday party dress), the deckchair stripes (a beach skirt I made for my...
Pottered in this morning, full of the joys of spring (well almost) - opened the emails and found a flurry of activity re my last posting. Just to reassure everyone that there will be a total of 300 tickets available for the conference, and only just over a third have been released for groups (strictly limited - no additional discounted has been offered for groups). Which leaves nearly...
There I was - on the one hand revelling in my new found freedom from meetings and on the other feeling abandoned when suddenly Team Quilts sprang back into action. We have a new lead on the maker of the George III Revewing the Troops coverlet - can we fit in a quick research trip before we start to install? Can I really accept an invitation to the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival due to...
.... no I didn't get a sable under my tree but violet creams were definitely the present du jour, along with a rather fabulous crushed raspberry coloured quilted hot water bottle cover. This Christmas I battened down the hatches and spent 12 days esconced with several good books, plenty of hot milk and a couple of box sets of DVDs supplied by the daughters - bliss. I was also intrigued by the...