FROM FLANDERS TO FLORENCE, by John Kershaw. Published by the author. (Tel:01669-621774. Email: email@example.com) £7.99. Softback.
A brief account of Dr Kershaw’s research into the Lindisfarne Castle Silkworm prints was featured in issue 114 of The Northumbrian, ‘Age Old Secrets of the Silkmaker’s Art’ and this book now reveals the full story behind these historical engravings which show the various stages in the life cycle of the silkmoth and the secrets of silk production developed by Flemish artisans in the 16th century and reveals the identity of the two master craftsmen who engraved these rare silkworm plates.