The Strathmore Mansion has a wonderful - and we could say magical - exhibition on show called "Kaleidoscopes: 200 Years." The whole exhibition area is filled up with many different kaleidoscopes - some of which you can pick up and peek into. What is really fun about this show is that the exhibition showcases kaleidoscopes made out of a wide variety of materials as well as art inspired by this incredible invention.
As a fashion and textile designer, I admire the textile-related items. There are a few quilts of exquisite craftsmanship that imitate the ever-changing kaleidoscope imagery. Take a look below at several examples. There is even a kaleidoscope that gets its otherworldly images from a pile of fabric swatches!