Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A little taste of Turkey

Our Patch club held it's AGM last week and we always have a guest speaker along to enlighten us. This year we were delighted to meet Riki, who had grown up in our little town.
Riki kept us entertained with wonderful tales of her life in Turkey. She has recently returned from there after several years living amongst the people and working in her field of anthropology. Not only were the stories enthralling but the "show & tell" was amazing. Riki like all of us at The Patch is a lover of fabrics and textiles and her collection of embroideries, weaving and carpets is divine.

We attended to the usual events of electing office bearers, having supper and catching up with each other too of course.
Welcome to the new committee members and congratulations to those who were re-elected as well.

This is a heavily embroidered wedding jacket.

This gorgeous beaded cushion cover shows work in the style of one extended family.

The tribal rugs were spectacular and it was so interesting when Riki pointed out the symbols woven into them by the women and explained to us what each symbol meant.


Maria said...

Riki was a wonderful lady and told us some very interesting stories.

Love the new background!!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Loved the show and tell stuff! thanks!