No day tour in Turkey is complete without the visit to the carpet shop. This silk carpet is tied with a double knot and the carpet maker, although an apprentice is very quick, slowing down a little for this demonstration. The intricate design is printed in colour and sits at eye height.
Colourful silks hang from the back of the frame.
She sits a low stool and after each 30 minutes of tying has a break. The pile is trimmed with special scissors.
Colours, designs and cotton, wool and silk combinations make it a visual feast as one after another they are rolled open before us in the showroom.
An old carpet stitched to a linen support and displayed on the wall.
Travel is an exciting & large part of my life, combined with creating fabric, stitching art quilts & enjoying textile traditions around the world.
I work in the quilting industry; exhibit, judge, curate, tutor & write.
These are some of the threads of my life.