mardi 13 avril 2010

La rue St.Paul and back to the hexies.

My friend Alix and i had a walk through rue St.Paul , where is a high concentration of brocantes and antique dealers.
We popped in and were allowed to make pictures of some items:
We both fell in love with two breathtaking cashmeres, 19th century.

Unfortunately the quality of the picture is rather poor, but this map is EMBROIDERED!
Hard to believe huh?
It's behind glass, to much of reflections.
What a job !

On first sight it's a print, but when you look closely, you will see this is embroidery too, all over with only a minor reparation.
Good lord, it's a munument of patience!

Rue des Abbesses, in my area:
The shop seels wine, and still has the old decoration of the kind that disappears in a very quick tempo.
It's also in a derelict state and i wonder how long it will last.
The big letters are hideous by the way!

I have now finished a little bit more than a quarter of the hexagon quilt, what gives me a clear idea of the finished one, i'm happy with this.
I worked a lot on it during easter, still have reds and flowers to go on and a little box with flowers to make while i'm out of town and travelling.
Like next week, while going to Nantes for POUR L'AMOUR DU FIL.
I'm happy to go back there, the program is as sweet as can be, and i hope to meet SUE SPARGO there.
Keep quilting and take care,
Will V in Paris, still cold, but some sun.

8 commentaires:

Meredith a dit…

So lovely. Your choice of fabrics is great.

Anonyme a dit… beautiful !

mereth a dit…

I love seeing the different textiles you find. I am not an embroiderer but Ilove looking at others work, especially of this standard.
Your hexagons are growing and the red setting is wonderful, this will be a stunning piece!

lia a dit…

Wat ben je al ver met je quilt,leuk dat je in je vorig blogbericht aandacht gaf aan ons blog Hexabee,ik ben Lia en ook zoals je beschreef met de hexagonquilt bezig.
Veel plezier op de beurs in Nantes

Clare a dit…

Some of the pieces of tapestry and odd and ends of embroidery I've seen are so expensive now. And those tiny, miniscule pieces of lace for about €5!

A question for you. Do you know if there are left luggage lockers at the Gare du Nord? i've got a 3 hour wait between trains in 3 weeks and would love to be able to explore a bit without lugging a heavy tote bag round with me.

Deborah a dit…

Your quilt is beautiful!

Anonyme a dit…


Anonyme a dit…

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