Monthly Archives: February 2013

Chinese Woodblock Printing

I’m extremely excited as I’ve just booked myself onto ‘Chinese Woodblock Printing’ , a 3-day course held at the Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. I love the immediacy of woodblock printing. The simplicity of using hand-held tools to interact with a beautiful, natural material, taking into … Continue reading

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Bringing the North East’s Engineering Heritage Back Home (Tyne & Wear Archives)

This is an interesting article about preserving records which relate to the North East’s vast industrial heritage. Many of these plans will be a beautiful and precise drawings made painstakingly by hand. And just look at their sheer scale!

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Preserving Family Photographs

I’ve spent my last few evenings finally sorting through some piles of old family photographs that I’ve been meaning to deal with for a while.  As many of my ancestors are untraceable and I have only scant information about a … Continue reading

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