Continuing in the theme of using up and finishing, I have returned to the Kaleidoscope quilt to start quilting. I treated myself to having this long-arm basted by Compton Quilting who did a terrific job which has made the quilting a pleasure. Still lots to do, but a start to the final process is always good.
Snow over at the other house meant a day to get cracking on finishing up the “quilting by numbers” coverlet, backed with an old, sorry - vintage - Witney blanket. Pieced on the Singer, and quilted on the Bernina.
I really need to get back to more regular blogging as there is not even space to blog about the most recent exhibition visits to :
Marian Clayden at Fashion and Textile Museum, also finished - sumptuous velvets and silks
Kurt Jackson, Bees at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, on until 29 September
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford - what an extraordinary experience. Two hours and I only viewed the external cabinets on the ground floor
Ikat Textiles at the Brunei Gallery, on until 25th June. Lovely curation, with vintage and contemporary ikat from several cultures. I wish the curators had included subtitles on the films as this would have really enhanced my understanding of the process, particularly of that for double-ikat weaving.
And back to the drawing course this week, where the theme is metamorphosis. Two objects to be chosen, ideally with several contrasts between them, and then drawings made to metamorphose one in to the other. My objects are these
and initial studies are here
onward and upward.