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Women star in Museum

July 19, 2010

We had a great trip down the road (or two) to the Museum of London last week. Their new display, ‘Archaeology in Action’ gives pride of place to the lovely wall-hanging created by the women’s group of St Hilda’s.

Go and see it at the Museum sometime over the next 3 months when it is going to be on display.  It’s easy to find and very prominent – go into the main entrance and you can’t miss it,  just a few feet away to your right.


A few of the makers, with textile artist Mary Spyrou who led the whole project, went to see the hanging on its first day.

The hanging is called ‘Bagaan’ or ‘Garden’ and was inspired by Arnold Circus – its natural life and the buildings around that help to give it its sense of community.  The whole piece is a breath of fresh air – full of birds and foliage, a lone squirrel, benches and butterflies.

The first person to go the Museum and let us know how many leaves they can count in ‘Bagaan’ before August 11th wins a prize… (so long as they are correct, of course)

[Photo: courtesy Museum of London]

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  1. October 14, 2010 5:08 pm

    Glad to see that you are interested in kantha stitch items. I am running a social welfare unit consisting 2000 kantha artists(women)

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