Adventures in the sewing room.
William Morris never fails to inspire and the same goes for his talented and courageous daughter May. I was lucky enough to visit The Morris Museum last year to see the exhibition of May's beautiful textile work and jewelry design.What beautiful,painstaking and innovative work! It always gives me a kick start when I see an exhibition of textile arts. When I was given this piece of
fabulous, vibrant fabric by my sister in law Deborah it caught my imagination. She had picked it up at a sale and was drawn to it but did not know what to do with it. The colours are vivid and it depicts the bohemian life of Montmartre when Lautrec,Renoir,Aristide Bruant ect. were frequenting The Moulin Rouge and La Lapin Agile. It is taken from Lautrec posters I think.
I decided to make Deborah a wall hanging and was rather pleased with the result. I tried a bit of hand quilting to add emphasis . She seemed very happy with it. and I think she had forgotten that she gave it to me when it turned up in her Christmas presents she was pleasntly surprized.
La Vie Boheme oo la la!!!!!!!!