Sunday, 20 July 2014

Fashion and Textile Museum and a Long Walk!!

20th July 2014

Have had a very busy, brilliant few days.....

Friday:- visited FTM....
...so hot and with these colours was like being in Spain....



.....the foyer...


....the information on the rebozo/shawl .....


.....this is the loom...


.....samples....


....woven in cotton or silk....

....these have been made by students...


....can be worn in a variety of ways.....


.....very old and an extremely intricate design using naturally dyed silk....


.....lovely design woven into this sample....


....more info....


.....there were photos in the exhibition of the artists who make these rebozos and they are worried this skill will die out....

....the film about the construction was very interesting, so labour intensive!!

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Next walked back to London Bridge and took the Queen's Walk along the river .....

 ....passed HMS Belfast which brought back memories of a visit when the children were small...



....heading towards Tower Bridge....


....passed this wonderful seat.....



....passed....


....loved this water  sculpture...


....decided to walk across Tower Bridge....



....view of the Tower of London....


.....Tower Bridge...


.....old and modern....


.....the boys would have loved this when they were small!


....as I walked back along to London Bridge I saw people working on this beautiful installation in metal wire and poppy shapes, it must be something to do with WW1 I think....


...everywhere was really busy with school parties and tourists, many queuing to visit the Tower....

...arrived back at the station and made my way to meet my daughter and niece.

The day ended with a good meal and catch up with the girls, then I made my weary way back to Richmond without making any mistakes on the tube!!

Such a good day and amazing weather....