- Small things to buy online
- Quilts - The Life Story quilts, gallery
- Art textiles, experiments and tips. Beginners dressmaking
- Gelli printing, monoprinting, lino, collagraph
- Paintings and mixed media
- Looking at the work of other artists
- Baking - recipes that mostly work
- Sketchbooks, drawing, collage, ideas
Imperial War Museum North
I'm digressing a bit for this posting. On a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum North, I came across the above sewing machine which I stared at for some time. It belonged to Hetem and Syleme Ahmeti.
Their house and contents were destroyed by NATO cluster bombs during the 1999 Kosovo War. Before the war Mrs Ahmeti had earned an income mending clothes with a sewing machine which was destroyed in the attack. One year after the war ended, the Ahmetis were still living in a United Nations refugee tent. They could not rebuilt their house because of the danger of unexploded bombs.
The scale of the mangled metal and the destructive power needed to do this to a building were horrifying.