My friend Gwen sent me her book on Christo, which she has used to write several blogs recently. Christo is the guy who goes around wrapping stuff in fabric, and Gwen got interested in the fabric involved. You can check out her blogs on the topic here.
So the book came in the mail yesterday, and look how it was wrapped!
This is such a great idea, to wrap a gift for a quilter in colorful fabric! And I’m enjoying the book, too 🙂 Here’s a picture of it.
Gwen is a textile expert, so I’ve been meaning for some time to ask her for any ideas abut this little table cloth I inherited from my Grandmother. I don’t know whether it was the era or she was just pretentious, but Granny had a lot of stuff that’s much fancier than anything I’ve ever cared to acquire. Here’s the back side of the cloth.
I thought at first it was hand-woven, but on closer inspection I believe it may be too regular and tight for a hand-woven cloth from the early 20th Century. Here’s a close-up.My only thought is Arts-and-Crafts era (early 20th Century) interest in handmade and ethnic textiles may have influenced this.
If Gwen has any ideas I’ll let you know. Just in case you like textiles, too 😉
What a cool textile from your grandmother! Also cool gift idea to wrap a gift in fabric – it is a double gift! Looking forward to finding out what your friend Gwen says on the table cloth – you are lucky to know a textile expert!
Gwen blogs at TextileRanger.com, so she can be your friend, too 😀