Wool House

woolhouseYesterday I chanced across the ‘Wool House’ at Somerset House. The week-long exhibition and series of events set up by the Campaign for Wool is dedicated to all things wooly. During my brief visit I had a spinning lesson with Sheila from Dovecot Studios and bumped into a familiar face from The Handweavers Studio. I’m going back this morning for more, armed with a camera. I’m just so sad to have missed the sheep parade!

The exhibition finishes this Sunday, 24th March. Go to the Wool House‘s or Somerset House‘s website for more details. Catch it before it goes!

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Blunt humour

Recently I was lucky enough to delve into the photography archives at the Courtauld Institute.

Amongst many amazing collections and individual prints, I came across this beautiful image of Sir Anthony Blunt, director of the Courtauld Institute (1947-74) and, incidentally, Soviet spy. This picture was taken in around 1970 in the ‘leaning house’ of Bomarzo Park, near Rome. I love how, in a moment of humour, Blunt doubles as a measure of scale and angle for the camera.

Image © Courtauld Institute of Art, London