I took myself up north, over the border to the Bridge of Allan, a few miles north of Stirling for the World Textile Day.
I went with an idea of what I wanted to buy and found a few things I didn’t realise I did want/need/desire/just had to bring home. 

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This is part of a panel, heavily embroidered and with lovely mirror work.
I’ll mount it and frame it. 

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On a similar theme – this is the MOST exquisite Toran – a hanging for above the doorway.
(The name comes from the Sanskrit torana, from tor or pass and they were used to decorate the main entrance to the home).

Mine will be placed above the doorway to the sitting room, either to the office or the hallway, haven’t decided yet.
I’ve been looking for something like this for a very long time.  
it was worth every penny.  Or rather every pound. 

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My other purchase from John Gillow’s stall was this bag. Mirrors, magenta and purple……. how could I not buy it?

More from the other traders soon.

2 thoughts on “World Textile Day- part 1

  • 27/06/2015 at 5:45 pm
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    Lovely ethnic pieces. Textile Traders gave a talk at Dundee Embroidery Guild and I could not resist buying from their stock of goodies. One just has to

  • 28/06/2015 at 2:57 pm
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    lovely finds. I was wondering about making a Toran. Have decided more textile pieces are needed in the house. Such lovely inspiration and colour.

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