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Quilting taking centre stage at the Festival of Quilts 2019

An awful lot is written about patchwork, but sometimes the quilting is the most important part of the design. These pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham show what a difference it can make. … Continue reading

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Maps at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I think this has to be my favourite quilt tjhat I’ve seen for a long time. Yes, it really is a map of the world made out of log cabin patchwork. And the map of the London Underground, with all … Continue reading

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Japanese technique sampling

Here are some pictures of Hannah Lamb’s experiments based on katagami, Japanese dyeing stencils. The pictures were taken at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Some lovely results, nicely displayed. And I like the copper wire … Continue reading

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A group gardening project

Members of the Richmond and Leyburn branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild are working on a project together. They are selecting typical pictures of Harlow Carr gardens, known as the Wisley of the north, near Harrogate, dividing them into squares, and … Continue reading

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Nine days a week

Another collection of pictures from the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This time it is Nine days a week by Jane McKeating, a project based on found handkerchiefs, using a mixture of fibres and pigments.

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Rolling out a carpet for hope

Here is more from the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This installation by Sian Martin was inspired by a project to re-hydrate the desert in Africa, where they plant a corridor of saplings to draw water … Continue reading

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When waves collide

Today’s post is another collection of pictures from my trip to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This represents most of a room full of woven hangings on the theme When waves collide, hand woven in … Continue reading

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The four riders

Here is an interpretation by Dutch textile artist Flox den Hartog Jager of  the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, using cotton, organza, cotton and silk threadfs, inks and dye. It is on display at the National Centre for Craft and … Continue reading

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City skins

Here are some more pictures from my visit to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This time it is Eszter Bornemisza’s City Skins. From a distance, it looks a bit like a kimono. It is made from … Continue reading

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Clive

This is Clive. I saw him on display at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. He was made from of viscose, polyester wadding, plastic pellets and cotton by Daisy Collingridge. Isn’t it amazing how much detail … Continue reading

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