We’ve just come back from a wonderful week in the Lake District with superb weather. I’m still to finish the rather ambitious altered book I started on last year’s Lakes holiday so this time I chose to work quietly on my holiday journal and joining up some paper pieced hexagons that I inherited from my aunt and which I hope to make into a quilt top.
There was plenty of other textile action though. First Skelwith Bridge. The iron staples look for all the world like stitches tacking down the capstones!
At John Ruskin’s home at Brantwood there was a different quilt on his bed to last time.
Amazing Japanese artisan woven silk runners and place mats in the dining room.
Stunning Ruskin lace cushions…
And my highlight buy of the week, from a second hand book fair in Glendinning on Ullswater…
A bargain at £6 and it’s an absolute treasure trove. Published by DMC and translated into English, I suspect it dates from the turn of the century. I’ll share some of the inside gems in my next post.