Sunday, January 18, 2009

A'tayer and the stall in the Friday Market of the City of the Dead, Cairo

I am quilting A'tayer. Almost done too - it takes additional time since I keep stopping to add the images in metal foiled jersey - that is really fun!

It is a biggish quilt - 1.3 metres across, and 2 metres long. Here are some teasers.


A'tayer's face.

Showing the gold hamzas beside him on one side...


And the weird Islamic Staff thing on the other - Sam owns this object.


More metal bits - did I say that A'tayer sells old metal junk - some collectable and some just junk Now and again however there is an absolute gem of an item!

This should just keep you hanging in until I can put up some finished quilts.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Working working working ...

The stars are aligned, and my studio is crowded but effective. I have made three men in the last few weeks. I am not showing the full quilts till they are exhibited but thought I would let you glimpse the men who are starring in them! You have seen Hassan the Glassblower, but I am putting him in again for comparison.


I just need two more clear months - but the quilts have to be finished on the 23rd January and that is why you are not hearing from me at the moment.

Attayer in the Friday Market at the City of the Dead


And an 'in-progress' image of the quilt top (which is now finished and pinned)

And last - Mohamed, who makes carved and gilded furniture in the streets behind Al Atabah

And hang in until the end of January and I will put all of them up! Quilted and finished.

At the moment only Hassan is at that point.

Happy New Year everyone.
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