Kim Bradley Creations
7/9 Packard Avenue
Castle Hill 2154
02 9659 2912
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I collect vintage and antique quilt tops and finish them. My goal is to preserve the fine art of hand quilting.
|A selection of new books for our group library has been collected |
- there is a distinct bias towards modern quilting, that will fill a gap.
They'll start walking off the shelves in February.
|Made by Lynette|
|Made by Dawn|
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Bradford Fantasy 1, Carol Bryer Fallet-Gentry
The National Quilt Museum (located in Paducah, Kentucky) is pleased to host an exhibit of new work from internationally renowned fine art quilter Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.
“Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry” will be on display from December 6 through March 11, 2014 ... read more about the exhibition and see some of the quilts online here.
The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep. Like the Bayeux tapestry, the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been created on embroidered cloth, and is annotated in English, Gaelic, Scots and Latin.Larger than the famous Bayeux Tapestry, and completed in 2013, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is now documented in detail in a book, and online, and stitching kits are available for purchase. An exhibition schedule in Scotland, the UK and internationally is being developed, with some dates released for 2014.
I've just come across a fun new fabric shop at Middle Cove on Sydney's North Shore. It is
Unravelled Textiles, 165 Eastern Valley Way, Middle Cove. Ph: 9967 9944
It's an Aladdin's cave filled with new and old textiles. Be Gunn, the owner, has Reece Scannell ikats, vintage Japanese kimono fabric by the metre, Noro wool, hand-dyed yarns, hand-dyed wool felt, buttons from South Africa, books, knitting patterns, Misti Alpaca, vintage English style floral linens... The list goes on. Everything is displayed in vintage, make-do sort of displays. And she has a classroom, where she teaches all manner of classes, including one today on indigo dyeing, just to give you an idea. She also has enormously thick yarns that knit up on giant needles to make floor rugs etc.
I have no affiliation but found myself enthralled with the atmosphere and goods on offer. It's well worth a visit, I think.