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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.

Friday 28 September 2018

Cot Quilt from Cardigan

Here is a small cot quilt from Cardigan in Wales.

Like many a baby quilt, it has been intensively used and washed, and has lost most of the colour that it once had.

The filling is wool, and the edge is hand sewn. Not very interesting compared to some of my other cot quilts.....still, a useful item made by a mother or grandmother....

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Printed Shawl - Yardage?

I bought this lovely shawl earlier this year. I think that it must be one of the "down market" shawls, as it appears to be made from yardage good, with a fringe added at the cut ends.

I find these shawls very sophisticated in their designs,,,

It must have taken great skill to print the designs onto the wool fabric...

The colours are very subtle...

So I enjoy these textiles, even if I do not know as much as I would like about them....

I keep promising myself a trip to Norwich, And perhaps Paisley in Scotland one day! both have excellent museum displays.