Category Archives: Textiles

Jubilee quilt at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Now here is a classic scrappy quilt embellished with embroidery, from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Baltimore Album quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

These Baltimore Album quilts, on display at the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, are from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center. The technique developed from the tradition of floral applique, and this particular … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Unusual techniques at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I can’t beleive that it is the end of October, and I’m still working through my pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. The group today show what you can do with a slightly … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Behind the scenes at York’s new Georgian fashion exhibition at Fairfax House

I can’t say I’m a big fan of Georgian fashion. Many of the wigs were too tall, and they all look too hot and itchy. And then there is the width of the skirt, which defies logic. However, just look … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Art of Innovation, Dyeing to Display

If you have 14 minutes to spare, this┬áRadio 4 documentary about the first synthetic dye is worth listening to.┬áIt also shows what you can do with waste products from another process. There are lots of interesting snippets, like the idea … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A starry quilt

Some time in the last century, I bought a set of fat quarters. It could have been around 1998. Ever since then, I have been getting them out, deciding I want to do something really nice with them, and putting … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Quilted people at the Festival of Quilts 2019

This group of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is really impressive. These fabulous creations show various techniques for representing people. The quilt of Cinderella and the ugly sisters on the left is … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shaded patchwork at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, shows some of the effecs that can be achieved when you use a wide range of colours within a very limited palette. Most quilts … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Two colour quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I was planning to split this collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, into two posts, one for red and white, and one for blue and white. But when I went through … Continue reading

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Shetland Knitters on Tonight in 1964

This fabulous clip from Tonight in 1964 needs no explanation.

Posted in Textiles | Tagged , | Leave a comment