Whitworth Art Gallery

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January is not the best month to have a birthday but when the weather is terrible it does give you the perfect excuse for a visit to one of my favourite places which is the Whitworth 

I hadn’t checked to see what was being exhibited so was very excited to see these quilted items on display as part of the ‘Beyond Borders’ exhibition which ‘explores South Asian textiles bringing together four artists working on issues around post-colonial identity, ruptured spaces, authenticity, displacement and belonging.’

I absolutely love this coat.
The information displayed with it was ‘Banyan 1760 – 1770 Cotton, hand painted and quilted. Mans garment worn indoors. Hand woven in India.’

To my surprise there were a couple of more recent quilts.

This is the Panchamahabhuta quilt (2014) and relates to a community-based organisation – Thotpot – in Mumbai, India who have revived the traditional quilt-making art known as Godhri or Godhari.

This one is by Risham Syed 2014

I loved the story behind it.

This piece ‘Seven Billion and One’ (2015) is a huge piece covering an entire wall and I really like it.

In total there are 108 screenprints on blackboard paint on newsprint although just 96 are on display.

Although I have seen it before, I couldn’t resist another look at the work of Barbara Brown.

I even love the staircase and this fabulous iron work, do you think I might have a problem? On second thoughts, don’t answer that!

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A good time had by all

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So the Quilters Exhibition & Fabric Sale event in Nantwich has come and gone for another year and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended braving the terrible weather.

Here are some photos of the fabulous quilts that were on display made by the very talented Maureen Crawford.











Unfortunately I didn’t manage to take photos of all the beautiful work on display upstairs by local quilting groups and Linus but did manage to photo this absolutely stunning nuno felted tunic made by the very talented Mandy Hague.

But there is no rest for the wicked, plans have already begun for 2019!

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7 more sleeps to go!

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Looking forward to attending this event where my hand dyed fabric will be available to buy.

Lots to do before then!

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My Intention for 2018

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My Intention for 2018 continues from last year.

Have you set any goals / intentions for yourself?

If not, you are welcome to join me.

I hope to post photos of what I get up to and will add these hashtags to keep track of what I hope is a productive year!

stop hoarding start making tracy fox

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The Jar

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Remember I posted about this last January?

Just reading all the things I had written through 2017, most of which I had forgotten.
The intention is to make a book with them…at some point!

I also wrote a list of things i wanted to do in the year.  There were 3 pages so I may have set my sights a little high!

Nevermind, they are now carried over for 2018.

Did you do yours? If not, why not do it this year?

Or you could write into the notes app on your phone instead.

Hope there are lots of positives in store for you in 2018.

#thejar #positive2018

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Here’s to 2018

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Time for a change

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Time to change the photo…hope you like it 🙂

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