Wednesday evening was very enthralling with a
wonderful talk by Barbara Chainey entitled The Tent Makers of Cairo. We heard
all about the amazing men who start to sew from the age of 8 to learn the
skills of working with fabric, using only scissors to cut out the shapes, and
needle-turning the fabric. Skills handed down from father to son. A beautiful
array of colourful work Barbara has collected for over 10 years. A very
interesting talk. I hope everyone will be inspired to have a go. Examples of the quilts made by the Tent Makers.
Saturday’s workshop with Viv showing us her unique way of sewing the beautiful book cover. We all had a lovely time sorting cutting and sewing with various fabrics from cottons to satins and velvets. Taking home our started work to finish. I am sure we will have some covered books for July’s show and tell.