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Connemara

Some pictures from the Sheep and Wool Centre in Leenane, Connemara.
The centre has lots of information on the history of sheep farming and the wool industry in the area, historical photos, demonstrations of spinning and weaving – and some displays of knitting and natural dyeing!
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views from Leenane towards Killary Harbour and the sea:
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Killary Harbour
exhaustion:
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duck pond:
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rainy garden with Japanese maples, camellia and katsura leaves:
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York & Leeds

York:
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Museum:
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Cakes:
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Leeds – Victorian arcades:
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Leeds Art Gallery – very interesting, no photos allowed – some postcards:
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Leeds Museum:
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Leeds map
Leeds Station

current knitting in colorshift and Jamieson & Smith:
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London calling

battersea

I went to London to see the Paul Klee exhibition, no photos allowed, here are some images from the exhibition guide:
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shops, galleries, streets:
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buses, taxies

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monument

st martin in the fields

london shop window

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london christmas market

current knitting in Jamieson and Smith jumper weight:

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out and about with Mini, and the last of the leaves:
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mini in leaves

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swimming with swan

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Greek costumes

another selection of interesting details from the national history museum, Athens:

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Athens

National History Museum – military and regional costumes:
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National Archaeological Museum:
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Byzantine Museum:
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sifnos boat

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sifnos flower 01

sifnos knitting

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sifnos night time

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sifnos pottery 01

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sifnos sea 01

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sifnos tamarisks

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an exhibition:
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Hyde Park:
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walking by the river:

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sydney parrot

sydney botanic gardens

sydney harbour bridge
sydney harbour

sydney national gallery

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sydney museum contemporary art

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nz trees

mangawhai

tibouchina, kerikeri

keri keri hibiscus

northland

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Málaga




Picasso was born in Málaga, so there’s a museum in a palace, which like so many things in Spain has Phoenician, Roman and Moorish remains underneath.
No photos allowed, here’s a postcard and a leaflet:


Some photos from MoMA and the Met a few years ago:








And more from Manhattan:



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I just found out that photography is now permitted in some of Dublin’s museums – here are some textiles and yarns from Collins Barracks.

Samplers:


Miniature dressmaking:

Silk Yarns for weaving:

Linen yarn:

Crochet materials:

A knitter:

Some spinning:


A beautiful Harry Clarke portrait:


When the Barracks was a barracks:


Detail of Japanese costume:

Tigerlily pattern coming soon – stranding which lies flat with the help of some yarnovers and decreases – the pattern will work well with a rich dark MC and a light bright CC:


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