Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Tent Makers of Cairo

We had a fascinating evening with Barbara Chainey last night when she talked about the Tent Makers of Cairo. She has wonderful examples of their work and to think it is all done by men! All very family orientated with the trade being passed down through the generations father to son. The boys start learning the trade as early as eight years old.

It was very evident Barbara's love of these textiles and as she seems to return to Egypt yearly she has amassed a huge amount of wonderful treasure that she shared with us.

Thank you Barbara for an extremely interesting talk . I am sure at lot of members will be adding The Tent Makers of Egypt to their Bucket Lists after seeing your textiles.

Friday, 5 November 2010

To Tempt You


We have recently had a show and tell of what is going into the Exhibition next April- What a feast for the eyes with lots of fabulous quilts for you to enjoy.

Not sure who's quilt this is but a few in the group have been doing this one. Isnt it gorgeous. It is called Pieceful Nights designed by Lori Smith.

Happy Stitching.
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