One of Italy’s oldest books on silk work 

In the past two weeks on The Rake we’ve had pieces looking at the way Davide Taube and his fellow cutters are ripping down their shoulder pads at Gieves, and a step-by-step feature on the weaving process at Pennine worsteds in Yorkshire.

Also mixed in there are some news bits on Acqua di Parma, Stefano Ricci and George Cleverley. Check them out.

Davide sews a shoulder pad back together again

The loom monitoring system at Pennine. Each square is a loom