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


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.