I had some time in the morning for a bit of retail therapy (12wt threads from Barnyarns and some African strip cloth) but mainly a good look round the textile galleries. There may not be many of them but they were all worth a visit. it was lovely to see my 'Eroding Margins' again in the CQ 'On the Edge' . I found the exhibits by the 62 Group and Quinary thought provoking and inspiring but what stole my heart was 'What do I need To do to make it Ok?' I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw the Dorothy Caldwell pieces !
class I did with Dorothy in Puglia and a lot of my work is based on using old textiles , including 'Eroding Margins' which is made of indigo dyed old quilts, so this exhibit on darning and mending really resonated with me. Her notebooks and samples on display were a delight, I love to see the process of people's thoughts and making as much as the finished work.