Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Soooooooooooo excited

Today I have been to visit Kelly Swallow 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.

And here are 2 of Kelly's chairs beautifully upholstered in the sort of colours I have chosen. Can't wait to see what it looks like! Lovely to meet Kelly and her husband, so much to talk about, and what fun digging through the piles of fabrics choosing the ones to include.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Quilt mystery

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.

Quilts for Minerva

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.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

More dungarees!

Just can't help myself found this lovely giraffe fabric and went to town making another pair of dungarees for the lovely Harry.