Ta ta summer – Autumn seems to be here, along with tights and boots!
I did quite a lot of travelling round the UK this summer…and here I am using my delay leaflets in my English Paper piecing (waste not want not as they say)
Mid August was Festival of Quilts, of course. I loved this quilt, made by Tracey Aplin and called “My Love for Liberty”. I admired the quilt, then was thrilled to discover I knew Tracey from quilt shows, and she came along to my talk in Canterbury last month. Isn’t it fabulous?!
Later in August I spent a week in Yorkshire with family. One of the places we visited was Bankfield Museum in Halifax. My brothers’ family live fairly near so I have been there quite a few times, and every time I go I desperately want to get some white gloves and and sneak into the achieves as they always have such lovely textiles.
The upper floor has a new exhibition based on WW1. Called “For King and Country” it draws on local stories, objects and images to discover what life was like at the time. All of us found it interesting and thought provoking. I was particularly interested by the garments on show as well as an excellent display of WW1 embroidered postcards.
Bankfield was originally a private house, and is amazing to look around. Imagine popping out of this door every day when you need a pint of milk…
While on our travels, we also had a textile day over to Manchester. However I will talk about this in a separate post later this week as we saw some amazing textile work, so the camera worked its socks off that day!