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CONTINUITY AND CHANGE - Thoughts on the Future of Hand made Textiles

    

I gave a talk at the AGM of the Quilter's Guild last year and was asked to write it up as an article. It is in the Spring 2017 edition of the Quilter Magazine. You can have a read of it here

BATIK TOUR IN JAVA

 
In 2013 I took a group of Batik Guild members on what I imagined would be a "once in a lifetime" trip to meet up and work alongside batikers on the other side of the world in Indonesia. However, we all enjoyed it so much, I did another trip with a small group in 2015. Some of this group were keen batikers and some had never done any before, but all of them loved textiles. This was also good fun for us but more importantly, it gave much needed income to the families and small businesses we supported. And I have just finished my third trip with 12 more textile enthusiasts. It keeps getting better. I am planning on another one (maybe with a smaller group this time)  If you would like to be added to my list of "possibly interested people", please contact me.

MY TRAVELLING TEXTILE BLOG

     

In 2012 Jim and I took a "gap year" and went to Indonesia the long way - overland across Central Asia, through China and on to Vietnam and Thailand. At each place we stayed on the way I decided to buy a textile and this developed into a blog. I still update my blog whenever I travel and if you would like to read some of my Asia Textile Journey blogs, then have a look here

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