Our exhibitor Shirley Ross has had a work chosen for exhibition at the Leeds Fine Artists' Winter Online Exhibition. Lifespan makes a fascinating contrast with her reflective and largely monochrome On the Shoulders of Giants, which is hanging in Kirkleatham.
Hey, ho - locked down again, and locked out. All those lovely tapestries inside Kirkleatham Museum, and no way to see them.
But wait - Of course you can see them. It's not the same as visiting in person, but you can still enjoy a lovely virtual ramble round Fabric of the North, thanks to our online catalogue. Just start here, with Ruth Bell's powerful Unifying Force, and follow the NEXT buttons all the way through to Julia Wilkins's soaring trio of gannets. Don't rush. Take an hour. Enjoy. Who knows, you may even decide to buy one of the 'For Sale' works as someone's very special Christmas present!
PS: if you don't want a whole tapestry, how about buying some yarn for the weaver in your life? The pop-up weaving shop inside the Museum is sadly unavailable for the next month, but the organisers - weaversbazaar - have a wonderful website, where you can browse through all kinds of colourful materials and kit for future projects.
There you are - lockdown's not all bad news, is it?