Monday, 6 October 2014

Ledbury Quilters

Over the weekend we managed to get out and about.  On Saturday we went by train to The Big Stitch at The Ashmolean in Oxford.  This was the second time I had been and this year was equally as good as the first one two year's ago.  Terrific 17th Century embroidery on display in The Eye of the Needle exhibition.

Sunday morning DH and I went to Tarrington to visit the Ledbury Quilters Exhibition.  What lovely people quilters are.  We had a terrific morning looking at the work on display.  The Patchwork Basket from Newent and Maryke Phillips of Batiks and Beads were selling lots of goodies on their stalls and there was tea and cakes or Ploughman's lunches on sale to refresh visitors after viewing the quiltwork.  It was interesting to see the different outcomes from projects using the same pattern, particularly the 'Beyond New York Beauty' hangings they had produced with Lesley Conning.

I especially liked this quilt by Cheryl Kirby.

 It was enhanced with seeding (detail below)
This small quilt by Barbara Keen was also very nice and had been dyed with indigo and potassium permanganate.  As you can see from the size of the label it was not a large hanging, however the range of colours were very attractive.

I also came home with a copy of Constance Howard's 'Inspiration for Embroidery' by Batsford from the Sales Table.  It was a bargain at just £1 and has some fabulous illustrations in it.  Originally published in 1966 this copy was a paperback reprint from 1989.

1 comment:

  1. I love that book too. In fact I am working Cretan stitch from it at the moment.