Tuesdays of Texture: Wool on the Well

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:

Tuesdays of Texture 23 May 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Sea Chest

Lots of textures in this detail of the ornate iron lock of a wooden sea chest, found in the Chateau des Ducs Museum in the French city of Nantes.

Tuesdays of Texture 16 May 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Quilting

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.


Tuesdays of Texture 9 May 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Handbags

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:

Tuesdays of Texture 2 May 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Boulangerie

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:

Tuesdays of Texture 25 April 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Undrinkable

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.

Tuesdays of Texture 18 April 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Sculpted Saints

Lots of texture in this detail of a selection of saints to be found at Chartres Cathedral:

More submissions to Narami’s weekly challenge can be found here