I found this amazing photograph on another WordPress blog: heatherandfred.wordpress.com. There are lots of fantastic photographs on this blog so I shall make sure I keep checking back.
I had a look around for texture the other day and found these:
I think I shall go for a walk later and see what else I can find to inspire …
Earlier this year I attended a study day in Bristol run by the West of England Costume Society. The theme of the day was “Knitting Yarns Unravelled” and included a talk by a Dr Jo Turney of Bath Spa University. She mentioned crochet chaos and at the time I made a note but did not research the reference. Today I had a look and found that it referred to a project by scientists at Bristol University’s engineering mathematics department. The Lorenz equations describe chaotic systems such as the weather or a turbulent river and the work was part of the development of a computer model to describe complex surfaces. You can view a video of the result here.
As a child I was given several dolls dressed in traditional Greek national costume. Again the colours are vibrant, lots of red and incorporating detailed embroidery. I remember a series of Greek costume themed stamps came out in the 70s and visiting the Benaki Folk Museum in Athens several times. I really wanted an outfit of my own, but I expect my family thought I would grow out of it too quickly when I was little. I should make my own, even though it is too late to make it for my dowry!