A friend gave the shout out… that there was a dazzling WOOL quilt hanging in our local Red Barn Quilt Shop! WHAT…wool in the Cowichan Valley? Unheard of!! So the next day I motored over but… alas… NO WOOL QUILT was hanging! She was gone!
I mentioned the wool quilt to the Sales Clerk and she said the show was over but the quilt was still in the back room…LUCKY ME…I got my own personal showing!
The quilt was small, bright and BEAUTIFUL! Sue Spargo would have been VERY proud!
Robin, the artist behind the quilt, did absolutely stunning work!
Her hand embroidery work was awe inspiring PERFECTION! Absolutely a work of art!
The birds are wool and then Robin used bright and bold fabric to highlight some of the wings. She used her needle to embellish with perfect wee fancy stitches.
I loved the border too!
It took Robin three years to complete this masterpiece!
This is a quilt that you have to see in person to appreciate the REAL beauty of it! Pictures do not do it justice!
It’s so nice to see wool work in our valley! Fingers crossed that we will be seeing more of Robin’s work…maybe some classes? How about selling wool patterns and wool? Just one wee corner in a shop somewhere…? Oh heck let’s dream BIG…How about if Primitive Gatherings opens a shop right HERE…they could call it Primitive Gatherings CANADA! Now THAT has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Hey, a girl can dream…
Have a SUNNY Sunday and happy stitching!~P