Bridging Arts

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Every stitch has a story

Clearing up after Easter, come across these lovely card from Oxfam  - bought by my son.
We almost take this decorative embroidery for granted. The cards are on sale all over the place - in other charity shops, not just Oxfam, and they don't cost a fortune.
But when you look closely - what craftmanship. How long did this take? What was the embroiderer thinking and where was he/she living?

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Corduroy in Cologne

Cheerful corduroy armchairs in the lobby of Hotel Glockengasse in Cologne.
The black towers of the cathedral - miraculously surviving WW2 bombing  - magnificent over acres of concrete rebuild.