Tea towels don't count, right? I'm back in town after almost three weeks in England! And I have been good about buying fabric in the last few weeks. Well, except for these outrageously expensive fancy limited edition fabrics from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
|Not my usual style but they're from the V&A!!|
I was hoping to have the chance to show you lots of pictures from their famed textile collection, but alas, all the textile and all the fashion galleries--the main reason I was so excited about going there--were closed until 2013 because they were being moved elsewhere. So, if anyone is thinking about a trip to London in part to see the V&A, wait until then!!
I did take a few fuzzy pictures in the India gallery on the ground floor, which I will now subject you to. Sorry about the fuzz, but these things are old and I didn't think the museum would appreciate flash!
|Embroidered, I believe.|
|The hemline of this Indian men's garment apparently measures something on the order of 60 meters!|
|An amazing painted quilt from India|
|Unbelievable embroidery. It looked like it was done by machine, except of course it wasn't.|
|A closeup of another beautiful embroidered textile. You might be able to see a little of the stitching by clicking on the picture for the full version.|