Friday, 14 August 2015

Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today?

If you are here after following a link from Pinterest, I would be very grateful if you would take the time to read the words written on the quilt.  Continuous condemnation/trolling and ignorance of what the quilt is about is not fair without looking properly. Thank you.

http://annabelrainbow.co.uk/2013/04/26/life-4-hello-dear-what-did-you-do-today/ 

Blog about the construction of the life series, continues here www.annabelrainbow.blogspot.com





 



Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The Book Is Here!! Here's a quick look at what's inside

Well not all of it obviously, but here's a few pages to tempt you. It's on sale at £10 plus p&p. You'll need to visit the Through Our Hands website by clicking here, or come and see us at Festival of Quilts 6/9th August, NEC, Birmingham, UK. It'll be on line in a couple of days.










Thursday, 23 July 2015

Life Story Tea Towels - A present for the woman who has everything??!

Printed in beautiful full colour on high quality half panama fabric* from the original quilt by Annabel Rainbow.

Each tea towel measures 65cms x 46cms, and costs £12 plus a small amount towards post and packing. If you want more than one tea towel please contact me for special postal rates based on numbers annabelrainbow@gmail.com or use the “Contact Us” button on this website.

* Cotton Half Panama has a single warp thread and a double weft thread. This heavy fabric is mostly used for interior designs, but is great for a tea towel!

The Life Story Tea Towels can be purchased online via paypal here (you can use your debit or credit card without having an account) There are 6 designs altogether.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

The Liberated Quilt - some pictures


 Laura and I were beyond thrilled at seeing the new Through Our Hands, The Liberated Quilt exhibition at Bilston opening yesterday.

We've both put in such a lot of hard work on this and it was pure joy to see such interesting and different work, from the 24 international artists, that we were quite blown away!  The work was incredible - such a high standard - with new and interesting ideas with each piece.

The opening was yesterday afternoon, and we had about 100 visitors who came to have tea, cake and chat.  You can see Michala Gyetvai and Alicia Merrett getting ready for the afternoon in the photos - they were doing demonstrations and talking about their work.

I don't want to give too much away here - but you won't be disappointed if you make the effort to get to Bilston, which is a fabulous gallery, large, white walled, with lots of natural daylight and space.

Here's another first for you!  Performance dyeing.  Laura and I climbed a stepladder to start the dyes running through Clare Smith's pojagi piece called Bitter Harvest.  Over the course of the exhbition, the dyes will run and merge making some fabulous effects. Look at closely, you can see some beautiful patterns happening around the stitching and patterning in the cloth.

The artists taking part are: Annabel Rainbow, Alicia Merrett, Sandra Meech, Linda Colsh, Bethan Ash, Els van Baarle, Olga Prins-Lukowski, Bente Vold Klausen, Bobbie Britnell, Deidre Adams, Sue Benner, Jette Clover, Eszter Bornemisza, Claire Smith, Dijanne Cevaal, Elizabeth Barton, Linda Barlow, Mirjam Pet-Jacobs, Michala Gyetvai, Jeanne Williamson, Sara Impey, Susan Lenz, Laura Kemshall, Linda Kemshall.  How's that for a line up!!


And just in case you thought you'd hang on for the Festival of Quilts, well, we have a whole new show coming there, so this is your one and only chance to see some of the best makers in the world strutting their stuff!