Yesterday I met to a lovely lady in the Gallery, who was an embroidery teacher from Australia.
I was chatting about sewing/embroidery courses I had done,
when she said something that made me stop and think.
'you are very lucky to have access to so many wonderful courses and Museums this side of the world'
Now I have been to Oz and it is a beautiful country, but I think I know what she means.
The wealth of history we have on our door step is truly amazing.
I have shared the links to the Gobelin Tapestry Workshop, West Dean and Lesage embroidery school, all of which I have been lucky enough to visit or attend courses in. The last image is the Aubusson Tapestry Museum, definitely on my wish list!
These beautiful places are just the tip of the ice-burg, the amount of museum, chateaux, castles and other historic building that allow us to view some truly amazing historical textiles is incredible.
But I do think when in we live in Europe ( I mean the continent not the EU!) we can get a bit blaze about the treasures we are surrounded by and sometimes we need a stranger to remind us.