Quilts at Shambellie House

Shambellie House in Dumfries, Scotland is currently hosting a quilt show, the Dumfries and Galloway Quilt Festival. It runs until 1 May 2019 and I went to see it last week. Shambellie House used to be a costume museum but the historic garments have been re-housed into other collections and the building was empty. AContinue reading “Quilts at Shambellie House”

Laura Derby, rugmaker

I met Laura Derby in her studio during the Spring Fling in Dumfries and Galloway (for more on this see here and here).   Laura was demonstrating how she makes her rugs with coloured wool, working on a large frame and using the electric ‘gun’ which is pushed through the canvas backing and which cuts theContinue reading “Laura Derby, rugmaker”

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