Yasmin Eshref

Quilts: 1700-2010

Last week I finally got to see the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Quilts: 1700-2010 exhibition, and I must say, it’s one of the best things I’ve seen in ages. There were so many diverse and beautiful items on display from Elizabeth Chapman’s amazingly intricate Wellington Coverlet (I just had to get a postcard of that one!) to Grayson Perry’s Right to Life, a creative, contemporary look at the abortion debate of 90’s America (you can see a close up here).

The exhibition is split into five subcategories: Making a Living, Meeting the Past, Virtue and Virtuosity, Private Thoughts/Political Debates and The Domestic Landscape and all of which harboured so many gems, a selection of which I will post below. If you can however, I’d strongly urge all to see the exhibition before it finishes on the 4th of July 2010.  Entry fee is a mere £10 (or £6 for us studenty types!). Ooh and from tomorrow onwards you can kill two birds with one stone by going to see the fabulous looking Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition also on at the V and A- couture Dior galore!

Tracey Emin- To Meet My Past



Ann West- Patchwork with Garden of Eden

Janey Forgan- Liberty Jack

Unknown- George III Reviewing the Troops

Victoria & Albert Museum quilt exhibition


Lady Luck Rules, Ok?
April 5, 2010, 1:00 pm
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I’ve copied this off the Lady Luck Rules website. Hope to see a few of you there? I will be attending on April 17th, talk looks really interesting (and a Jew can’t argue with free cake!).

The Trade Secrets of Lady Luck Rules OK

Have you ever wondered what happened behind the scenes at Lady Luck Rules OK? Join me for an indepth talk about how I set up the label in 2003 and grew the business from spare room to busystudio and shop. Discover the ins and outs of running a successful independent creative company from design, sourcing suppliers, creating production techniques, setting up a website, the day to

day tasks of selling online, PR and marketing, wholesale, the boring stuff like book keeping, employing staff, organising events and much more.  Learn from my experiences, successes (and

mistakes!).  Find out why I finally decided to close down the label and what I have in store for 2010.

Venue: Superette, 66a Sclater Street, London E1 6HR

Thursday 8th April: 6pm-9pm

Tuesday 13th April: 6pm- 9pm

Saturday 17th April: 1pm- 4pm

Cost £25, limited places available. You can book here.


A New Leaf..

Hello all,

I have decided that rather than update my much loved (but much neglected) Domiknittrix blog, I would start an all new and improved version! I’m hoping to be branching out a little with this online venture, so as well as covering my usual fodder, female angsty issues (Don’t get me started on that Mooncup advert!) I’m going to try and get a bit of mainstream culture in the mix, be it what I think of the latest scenester album, or my reviews of only the finest fine art (Who wants to go to the Whitechapel?) . I’m hoping as well to get a few culinary trials up on here about as well, having been inspired by the Julie Powell’s delightful Julie and Julia book, where the author attempts to cook every one of the 524 recipes from Julie Child’s seminal Art of French Cooking, and blog about the results. I was thinking this curvy brunette could probably take on Nigella Lawson with some success, although I daresay she’s a lot more verbose than I am, and probably better at wielding a spatula in a seductive manner.

Somehow I don’t manage to look like this when tucking into several plates full of cake. But anyway, I can touch type, and that’s all that matters here.