I took myself off to the Textile Museum yesterday as a pick me up. It's lovely and quiet there early on a weekday. The current show Colour & Light: Embroidery from India and Pakistan, is captivating. There's a white lace sari on display that is entirely embroidered. That's over 12 feet of diaphanous cloth stitched by hand. It apparently took several people two years to complete. Also currently hanging in the rotating permanent collection room is a prize winning, early 2oth century, log cabin quilt from Quebec. I stared and stared.
I bought a membership so I can visit any time. They're looking for volunteers. I've decided to sign up. Perhaps I can work in their splendid gift shop selling yummy fibery bobbles.