Thursday 24 June 2010

Dumfries Museum

Here are some inspirational textile pieces I have seen today in Dumfries Museum

Book of fly hooks for salmon and trout fishing. These were used on the river Annan in 1860. I love the way someone has sewn pockets into the book for the hooks.

A sample book from a tweed mill in Wigtonshire c1920

Tiny practice pieces sewn on to pages within a portfolio format. These illustrate the remarkable skills acquired by young girls during their "education"

Knitting recipes

A 1989 Japanese book on on Sanquhar knitting

Tuesday 1 June 2010

Tour continues

The Thrift and Thread tour continues and is now much closer to Newcastle. See it this weekend ( 4th - 6th June) at Newbiggen Community Arts Centre. I will be there on 4th and 5th to talk to you about my work. This venue is close to the beach so combine it with a day at the coast.

Making Cards