Bridging Arts

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The embroidery trail in Istanbul

Inspired by Ferdous Rahman of Restart 50+, who embroidered a tile from a tomb she saw in Istanbul, go there my daughter for a couple of days. We arrive at the blue mosque as the light is fading.
See a similar tile ourselves.

Extraordinary patterns and murals in the harem of the Topkapi Palace.

(including pomegranates, one of the motifs we're going to study in the Sewing Packs.)

Try and find out some background about the Turkish Rococco design we will use in one of the embroidery packs.