Purchasing textiles Today.

I’ve been asked if I will sell some of the Textile pieces I’ve bought. I’m considering buying pieces for sale on my web page for those who are unable to come here. Sometime next year. It was my last visit to the Hmong textile ‘sheds’ today. This is my 3rd visit on this trip and…

The art of the amazing White temple

Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple , is no ordinary Buddhist temple. Whereas most temples have a history dated back many centuries, the construction of this ornate white temple only started  in 1998 and is still a work in progress.  The temple is designed by renowned Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who often refers to it…

I’m behind with the blog but right up there with the adventures.

I’m writing this as we travel high in the mountains, the road twists like  a grey ribbon through lush green tropical forest.Every now and then you catch sight of terraced rice paddy guarded by  small brown teak houses.The mountains are steep and  the ridges across the valley are dark, blue mysterious and often shrouded in…

Little by Little one travels far.

I‘ve been turning over a question in my mind. If I use a piece of fabric in a quilt that was embroidered by another person, does it make it a two person quilt?I’m using the embroidery as a background fabric base for my project. Is it any different to a hand dyed fabric created at…

Just amazing.

A boat ride out into the mud flats, mangroves and shallows of the Gulf of Thailand. was one of the highlights of our trip to Bangkok. It a huge expanse of water fringed by river  fingers of mangroves. Monkeys live in the leafy green hosts of the trees, they dig for cockles and crabs and…

Investigating textile art and design 

This is a piece of Indigo dyed hemp that I found in an antique textile warehouse yesterday. I don’t have any books on the techniques of appliqué with me of course and I can’t find much on the net, but I will go to the textile museum here later in the week…

Just one of those days.

Last night when I sat down to write I found the experiences of the day really hard to put into words But I’m giving it a go now. We visited a local market in Samutsongkram about an hour out of Bangkok and then spent the rest of the day on the delta of the Gulf…

Fabric, food and fantasy.

I bought Indian cotton today (in Bangkok) its very fine and I paid 60 baht a yard. which is exactly $2 US,  but although its quite sheer, I think it would look fabulous for the background for a quilt. I once saw a gallery of portraits in Mexico which had been done and then placed on…

Textiles at the Chatachak market.

I’ve been visiting Thailand almost every year for the past 36 years.3 of our children were born in Thailand and two of our other children worked here  for some time, so its a bit like a home away from home. Lets just say its very familiar to us.Each year brings new surprises and our visit to Chatuchak…