To mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Dateman Books have produced a book telling the story of the Norman invasion as seen through the Bayeux Tapestry. The original tapestry is 70 metres long but only 50cm high so this book, which contains the whole tapestry in convenient sections is a slightly unusual shape. The book measures 6.5cm wide and 2.2cm high.
It is with great sadness that we learned last week of the passing of Jane Newman. Jane was an talented and popular exhibitor at Miniatura for many years.
Karen Griffiths from Stokesay Ware has sent the following words which we feel will echo the sentiments of many miniaturists and collectors worldwide.
"I met Jane right at the beginning of my career 35 years ago at the very first Miniatura. I ordered a Welsh dresser and she adjusted the shelves to fit my plates. It was the start of a long and happy collaboration