Sunday, 29 July 2012

..some piccies of THAT purchase....

I hinted about this in last weeks post about Artique...

Of course, whenever I go there....'s never a short visit....

...and the plastic card is ALWAYS employed :-o

The only problem is WHAT to buy!

I do try to get things that can be used as inspiration pieces....

...that can be employed as samples to work up....

...or as pictures for publication.

This time I struck GOLD with an Afghan blanket...

...8ft x 6ft...

...and made up of over 100 pieces of hand embroidery that have been applied to a backing and stitched together with couched thread bundles.

Here are just a few fragments...

(high-quality photos to show close detail as well as possible)

What a BEAUTY!! :-)))


Sujata Shah said...

Oh you are so lucky! It reminds me of a piece from Gujarat. Amazing piece of art! Inspirational indeed!

Eva said...

I never saw such a clever use of the backing fabric, it is a kind of quilting+embroidery technique. And these colors are so appealing! Great purchase.

Chris Gray said...

I have another one from Gujarat...more chain stitch sections and some small pieces of Banjara work. The overall construction method is the same though.

That's what I thought Eva! A veritable feast for the eyes too. :-)

Penny said...

What a treasure! You must be over the moon with happiness!

Penny Berens said...

Oh, my lucky girl!
Hey Chris...Just saw you are at the Carrefour in France in September. Look out for the Canadian artists' rusty gate piece is in that show. And you will see some of Judy Martin's work too.

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