Today I have been to visit Kelly Swallow www.kellyswallow.com to organise getting my little chair re-upholstered in Kelly Swallow style (patchwork!)This is my little chair that I was lucky enough to have when my father in law's house was cleared.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
I recently went to have a look at this patchwork, a massive piece of tiny hexagons all in silk and still with the original papers tacked in. It had come to light quite by accident and acquired by a local lady who isn't really a stitcher but thought it looked too interesting to pass by. A textile historian may be able to date the fabrics - all silk! and the papers may give up some secrets, they look like they have been cut out of a London newspaper - possibly mid-Victorian but no dates found yet although some mention of Prince Albert in a Court Circular announcement and he died 1861.
a few shots of the pieces I have sent off for the Sentinels Exhibition at the Minerva Arts Centre in Wales, the exhibition opens on 25th July and I do hope to be able to get to see all our work in situ, I think its going to be a great show. I have to admit though that its been a marathon effort to complete the 4 pieces! the biggest hurdle was actually getting going, once I had decided what to do it was straight forward but getting the initial ideas together was soooooooooo... difficult! Anyway done now and onwards and upward to the next challenge.