Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Catching up!

(Click on image above to enlarge. This is an incredibly stitched "Faith and Hope" casket from the 1670s on display at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.)

I can't believe it! Steve and I are going TOGETHER to England AGAIN...in July (8-14)! We are going to see Mathias who has been cast in Giselle (likely my favorite classical ballet) in the role of Peasant Pas (a major part in Act I). So....if anyone knows of a great "fiber" destination, please let me know. Steve and I are also planning a day trip to Buxton.

(Click on image to enlarge. This is a wonderful girl's cap from northeast Iran dating from 1945 - 59. The description said it included the "kesdi" stitch. Does anyone know what this is? Maybe it's in my TAST future!)

Of course, I hadn't finished posting about my last trip to England. Yesterday, I caught up...sort of! I created new sets of images on Flickr for York (mostly architecture and stained glass), York Cathedral (Interior shots only...including some wonderful images of liturgical textiles), Chester (including photos of Mathias), and the textiles at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. There are explanations on these images. Thus, I'm considering this "caught up"!

(Click on images to enlarge. Above: Mathias feeling very TALL in Chester! Below: The dupioni silk altarcloth in York's Cathedral.)


Wanda said...

Do you think these are projects that more than one person worked on? Because it would take me a lifetime to complete even one of them, I think. They are beautiful. And no, I have no idea what that stitching is. Isn't it amazing that these things aren't really 'that old'. Wow. Mathias looks great..as always!

sammy said...

OH England! how awesome! Can;t wait to hear about your trip when you come back and see pictures of your son's ballet!