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February 4, 2018

A complete surprise for us was what we found UNDER Christ Church cathedral....

There is a huge crypt

And then we saw this:

Costumes from The Tudors show 

This is in St Patrick's cathedral 

The Archeolgy museum has a Viking costume but it was too dark for this phone camera. However, here are some ancient wea...

February 2, 2018

The National Museums of Ireland are free of charge, including the Decorative Arts and History museum. We visited only a small part of their extensive collections and soon enjoyed a good lunch in the museum cafe. But let the show begin...

For over 250 years, both men and women wore special types of under...

January 30, 2018

If you are passing through San Francisco's international terminal A, there is a colorful textile exhibition for you.

Both garments and looms are on display.

Rich colors woven in traditional Mayan patterns 

Traditions that are very much alive

January 28, 2018

This blog

post is a surprise for myself as well: In the Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California, there is the art quilt exhibition "Local Color" until March 2018. Last night was the opening reception; I took some photos and mini-video-clips and here is the result for your enjoyment:

https://youtu.be/H8m...

November 6, 2017

(Adding a brief video)

I trust you'll find images of the International Quilt Festival (IQF) prize winners on the internet. Here is a more personal view of the contrasts: the sleek skyline and kids playing in water.

It's the 4th of November, hot and humid. The children are having "summer fun" while right...

October 28, 2017

Tired from the hot summer, traveling, the smoke of Northern Californian wild fires, it's refreshing to meet like-minded fiber artists who are willing to share details about how they create their wonderful works. I'm a member of the Mountain Art Quilters who meet monthly in Nevada City.

To be a member yo...

October 1, 2017

It seems an almost shocking coincidence that the first artist -who deeply caught my attention at the current Biennale in Venice- was Maria Lai; she was born on September 27, 1919 in Ulassai and died on April 16, 2013 in Cardedu, both in Sardegna (East coast).

Why shocking? - Because for a few...

September 18, 2017

Before going I thought of seeking out and sharing ALL fiber works but I'm happy to say there are too many for this short blog.

Starting with the installation by Sheila Hicks in an area called "Pavilion of Color": Yes, her colored fiber attracts, invites you in; you look closer, walking back and force: y...

August 10, 2017

Each of these 101 threads is representing a year of my life (years in Europe, years in California): many I have already lived and others I'm hoping for. It was a meditative experience, to hand-stich so many threads - symbolizing the threads of my bi-cultural life.

The piece started with grey felt in the...

August 4, 2017

In my first blog post I shared how "Sailing Under the Golden Gate" started with an inspiration, painting, machine- and hand-stitching.

Here you see the final piece, as I'm sharing it with the Mountain Art Quilters (MAQ) in Nevada City, CA. 

Which steps were in between??

The water currants are hand-quilted...

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