Thursday, 20 March 2014

NEC again......

Two stands well worth a visit are "Embroidering a Life" Palestinian embroideries and the Madeura competition.
Yasser Barakat , from Jerusalem has been seeking out examples of traditional Palestinian embroidered clothing all his adult life. His rich collection are a stunning testament to the skill and patience of generations of stitchers who have embellished simple cotton and linen garments. On show are garments and where the damage was too great to preserve the garment he has saved the embroidery.

Into bright and vibrant colour, I could not resist buying a small piece to transform into an artefact I can use and enjoy.

Pat Archibald, Gillian Travis and Janette Purdie were invited to attend the Israeli Quilters Association 20th Anniversary conference. As a result of the trip they have created some really stunning A3 sized quilts; well worth seeing .
Also worth a look is the Madeira Competition - "Glimpses of India"
The work is not named so I'm not able to attribute them but I loved them!

My love of ethnic textiles has been well fed here!

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