I had a phone call, a text and then another phone call within 5 minutes yesterday. They were all from people who thought I would be interested in the show on the ABC, Mastercrafts. It was all about weaving this week. I haven't seen the show before but I had been told about it.
Thank goodness all these people were thinking of me! It was great. If you want to see it, you can go to iView and it will be on for about 2 weeks, I think.
I was very impressed with the girl for whom weaving is obviously not her thing but who persevered for the whole 6 weeks. Very impressive. I'm not sure I would have had the stamina.
There was also a bit about tapestry weaving and I enjoyed that very much. They went to Hampton Court Palace, which I was lucky enough to visit earlier this year (and post about) and they talked about the tapestries there. I didn't get to see the rather amazing spectacle of making the tapestries bright like they were originally, which they had on the show, but they were still impressive.
The host claimed they were the best tapestries in the world, a rather extravagant claim. Can't really agree with him but they are good.
It has made me go back and enjoy my pictures again. Here are a few, they did not come out all that well because it was dark and you aren't allowed to use flash but they do give some indication of the size. There were also a LOT of tapestries there.
|I loved the way they could be put around corners.|
|This one was particularly dark, even iPhoto has not been able to make it good. These were in the dining hall.|
|Here's one with a door behind it.|