Decorative Mending 2

This is a follow-on from last week’s post, which celebrated the kind of mending which is necessary, but which can be decorative too, in the tradition of Japanese ‘Boro’ (click here to see that post). This is a much-loved dressing-gown, which I found many moons ago in T.K. Maxx (a store which offers ‘top brands’ at discounted prices). Frequently, there is just a single item … Continue reading Decorative Mending 2

A Painted Quilter?

On Saturday, I was in London to see this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition, which has just closed, has gathered together more than fifty portraits by this artist. When I was a student (the first time around), I studied Modern Languages, and we were allowed – in fact encouraged – to study the History of Art of the period we were studying. … Continue reading A Painted Quilter?