Tuesday, 1 March 2011

bon voyage


abigailstreasure has gone away....off around the world.

posting will be resumed upon my return in a year or so, as unfortunately I won't be taking my laptop with me.

looking forward to returning.


Sunday, 9 May 2010

quilts

today I visited the V&A and their new exhibition on quilts. It was AWESOME. I can't wait to start my own quilt patchworking, the exhibition was so inspiring.
(the pics here really don't do it justice)

Set of  Chintz bed hangings (detail), 1730-50. Museum no. 242-1908.

Set of Chintz bed hangings (detail), 1730-50. Museum no. 242-1908.

Quilts - Hidden Histories, Untold Stories

Detail of a patchwork quilt


Patchwork  of silk, England, about 1860-70.  Print available from V&A Prints

Patchwork of silk, England, about 1860-70. Print available from V&A Prints


Most of all I loved the work of the 'Fine Cell Work' a charity who help rehabilitate prisoners by teaching them embroidery and quilting skills. They sell their work to help support themselves and their families, and get much needed productive and recreational enjoyment from a learned skill. Please have a look at their work.










I realise the idea of prisoners creating artwork and making money from it could be quite contentious, please let me know what you think....

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

tara donovan

awesome work of tara donavan






Monday, 26 April 2010

lookbook.nu




Asymmetric T-shirt from Selfmade

Urbanoutfitters Leggings, Deena & Ozzy Wedge,  Vintage Sweater, H&M Boyfriend Sweater

Ballet Shoes, Charity Shop Baggy  Jumper

Joe Fresh Black  Bathing Suit

River Island Clogs, DIY Jacket, H&M Trend Asymmetric Dress,  Dolce Gabbana Sunnies


some recent favourites from lookbook.nu what do you think of them?

Friday, 23 April 2010

V&A Stitch Night

Friday Late Stitched Up. Click here for more details.

















I'm hoping to go to this event at the V&A next Friday - the 'line-up' looks awesome!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

nicola malkin


i wish i could have made these! even better, i wish i could own them - they are awesome!

nicola malkin creates these giant charm bracelets, half room adornment, half blown up jewellery.









Sunday, 18 April 2010

papercuts

sorry its been ages since I've posted...came across this awesome paper blog the other day and wanted to share:

the heart of papercuts

4. El Bosque de la Mente

Detail 3 copy

5detail6 copy

seems like the posts are sporadic but she does have a great etsy shop

Papercut  Print.