Monday, 16 March 2009

Pictures from World Textile Day, Llanidloes, March 14th

We had an excellent day at Llanidloes on Saturday. Lots of visitors, lots of fantastic textiles on display. Some bolts of really gorgeous silks arrived on Friday, just in time to be inclued on the sales table! The one I'm holding in the photo above is a fantastic combination of glossy rinzu damask silk with a large floral design and a really vivid shibori tie dye. The background quilt is "Masu".

The other traders were The African Fabric Shop (Magie Relph and Bob "the Saturday Boy") and Textile Techniques (Jim and Di Gaffney). Magie and Bob organised the day as one of their fabric "safaris".

Charlotte with the giant pine tree bolt -

My Tsumugi and Sashiko Cushion Kit with the fundou (balance weights) pattern and the Koshi (check) throw from "Japanese Sashiko Inspirations".

The Ranru wallhanging from "Japanese Sashiko Inspirations" (right) and the original ranru (tatter cloth) that inspired it - the first opportunity for me to display these together.

Some of my antique patchwork kimono, as promised - (I will add captions later) -

Here's another photo from later in the day - The African Fabric Shop. Until about 3.30p.m., we were too busy to take any photos. Even during the talks, by Magie Relph and Jim Gaffney, we were still kept busy, even though the lecture area was packed with visitors.

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