Saturday, 20 August 2011

Plump and sumptious

A lovely double eiderdown with pretty wild roses on a black background destined for the Talent for Textiles Fair at The American museum

Perfect little American Feedsack quilt

Friday, 19 August 2011

French Samplers

I simply love these samplers , always in red, or nearly always so must have been traditional.
We managed to buy quite a collection on our big trip, they all went very quickly so was thrilled to spot these at a Brocante last Sunday.
I think I am right in thinking they were a way of showing your skill at needlecraft and a lot were done at school.

Latest Fair Isle wool throw finished !

I had a wonderful time in France and bought some brilliant things for the Talent for Textiles Fair at the American Museum and Ardingly the week after.
It was so peaceful at Ticky and Nick's I really chilled out and am having difficulty in winding myself up again !
Having opened the Studio door and closed it again, I decided finishing my throw would be a positive start to getting back to work so the last three days has been spent hand sewing .
Job done, I love the colours of this one, grey and taupe are very " in "