Thursday, October 03, 2013

Cloth and Memory Salts Mill

I went to Saltaire to see the Cloth and Memory exhibition.  Wow.  There were some quite special works on display, some of my favorites were the embroidery frames by Caroline Bartlett - I could have looked at these for hours

Caren Garfen's embroidered ribbons on wooden reels were beautifully stitched and so poignant - each one a name taken from the local 1891 census.  Tiny objects were attached to some of the reels.  I wanted to find out more about the girls listed here.

Rachel Gray's layered stitched pieces brought English Paper Piecing into the 21st century,  another of those 'I could look at these forever' moments.

I loved Yoriko Murayama's spirals and Jeanette Appletons books.  We had a lovely day, ate a scrummy lunch and came away enthused.  I have more photos here