Crafts, patchwork

Textiles in Swaledale

Here are some textiles from the small museum in the Old Methodist Schoolhouse in Reeth in Swaledale. This was an excellent museum with lots of information about Swaledale and the people who lived there.

Crafts, patchwork

Busy, busy, busy – patchwork bags

Since I’ve had a bit more time to myself recently I have been making some patchwork bags. the first is a cross body bag complete with a small external zipped pocket. It was the first time of using that particular way of doing the pocket and I almost ended up trapping the bag inside the pocket lining. A moment of panic and a quick bit of unpicking before it all got sorted out. The material is from some small charm squares bought in Canada in a shop near Banff on our way to Calgary so good to use it up.

The other items were a slouchy bag and a small purse to go with it. I love the colours. I made it from some fat quarters I bought in John Lewis in Sloane Square and I think they go rather well together.

knitting, patchwork

Kaffe Fassett at Standen

Had a really good visit to Standen National Trust property today and not only had the chance to look at a lovely Arts and Craft House but also got to see a temporary exhibition of work by Kaffe Fassett. There were three rooms dedicated to showing off a collection of quilts and other textiles. In addition there were lots of quilts, shawls and needlepoint cushions scattered around the property itself and used as furnishings. It was really refreshing to see them alongside all the sculptures, paintingsĀ items of pottery within this gorgeous house.

Some of the knitted shawls. I particularly liked the one in muted colours

Some of the hanging quilts and details from them

Hanging displayed on the wall of the cafe plus some of the items used as furnishings in the rooms.