It’s nearly two whole months since my Cairo visit and finally I’ve caught up with enough of the recent vintage quilt acquisitions to show you the pieces of Tentmaker work that came home in the suitcase. In no particular order here they are – complete with cellophane wrappers in some cases!
(If, like me, you are a fan of blue you might want to take a look at Kathleen Tracey’s new “blue” blog – maybe I should send her some of these pics?)
These two pieces illustrate quite well the variety of line and interpretation that is ongoing in this tradition – so different and so dramatic!
and version 2 of the same design
I have tried several times, without success, to get a good picture of this piece – the depth and warmth of the reds against the navy ground is very striking. Not much luck either with a detail shot –
And here’s my favourite of them all – a small traditional scarab design, the quality of work is amazing. Perhaps in a future post I’ll return to this one and show some better pictures and close-ups so you can see for yourselves – in the meantime this “in the cellophane” picture will give you an impression of it –
Hope you enjoyed these – if you did, just a reminder that you will be able to see Tentmakers at work (and buy stuff!) at the British Quilt & Stitch Village show this month and, across the Atlantic, at the AQS show in Paducah.