Thursday, 5 May 2011
Cretan Textiles and Stitch
Folklore museum examples of costumes, lace, weaving and embroidery as well as domestic and agricultural collections in an idiosyncratic setting. In the workshop 2 venerable electric sewing machines were set up - reproducing old embroidery for sale (above) and showing embroidered pictures by Asposia Bitaki in different stages of progress. There were no completed pieces on show but a book has been published - delightful 'naive' designs of local customs and village life depicted in very dense free machine embroidery.
Maritime Museum . Not just a model - it was sailed from Chania to Pireus and took part in the 2004 Olympics.