Sunday, 18 May 2008

Crafty weekend

On Saturday,I had to work in the morning as I have had a lot of time off this week, but in the afternoon I went to my last talk to do with the Stroudwater festival.The talk was by one of the costumiers from the RSC a young girl who was an extremely good speaker and told us with great enthusiasm how the costumes were made and fitted.She brought along various costumes including one worn by Dame Judy Dench as Queen Elizabeth. The outfits shown below were in the foyer and were made by studio 7 as part of last years festival

On Sunday a friend & I trekked off to Malvern for the quilt festival, lovely quilts and Artvango were there so the plastic was flashing and I have some lovely mediums to play with.
Here are some of the quilts that I liked the boat was superb and deservedly won a prize the triptych was unusual and the "fronds" were frayed organza very eye catching.The 2 photos 2nd from last are details of the same quilt worked in cream silks and beautifully embroidered.

This quilt was the overall winner


sharon young said...

What a gorgeous collection of quilts, my fav is SW 31, I would have loved to have seen that one in the flesh. Thanks very much for sharing that with us.
The costumes look amazing too.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Everyone tells me that the quilt shows are the best to go to especially the one at Birmingham NEC in August.
It isn't easy to walk past Artvango is it???