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  • TASTER: The Tentmakers of Cairo

    We met John Fisher at the West Country Quilt Show. He shared with us details of the stunning needle-turned applique wall hangings, throws and cushion covers that are hand made by this group of people.

    So, here is more information about them:

    In the heart of old Islamic Cairo,  just behi...

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    Angela selects four different products to use to create the colour in her fabrics, which are both cotton and silk;  she uses onion skins for a soft beige colour;  walnut husks for brown;  wood chippings for purple and madder root for red/pink.
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    Anne has made this into both using silk scraps for the wall hangings. They won’t take much wear and tear; but suggests cotton fabrics for the cushion, as it needs to be a little bit hardier.
    Anne talks you through the stitches she has used. The stitches vary depending on the project. But in all c...