Posted on May 23, 2017
Next weekend, the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop is holding a two-day ‘Fête de la Laine’ – a wool festival. Already, the village is decorated with wool – around telegraph poles, on benches and also, as here, wrapped around the wooden winding piece and rust chains of an old well. Plenty of textures here:
Posted on May 16, 2017
Posted on May 9, 2017
Following on from last week’s images of highly textured bags from the quilting expo at Nantes, here are two details from a display of Welsh quilts that show how the process of quilting adds texture to the fabric.
Posted on May 2, 2017
I doubt if I could sew on a shirt button to save my life, and I have nothing but respect and admiration for those whose sewing skills leave me in the dust. Which, admittedly, is most people – and especially Madame.
I recently visited an exhibition of quilting and embroidery in Nantes, which included a couple of bags that have been elevated by texture way above their mundane practical purpose:
Posted on April 25, 2017
This shop sign provides an attractive juxtaposition of textures with the wall on which it is set, above a boulangerie (bakery) in the town of St Junien.
To put it into context, here is the street view:
Posted on April 18, 2017
I wouldn’t even try to drink the water from this ancient pump, which can be found hard up against the ramparts of the medieval centre of the nearby town of Confolens.
Posted on April 11, 2017