The Tentmakers of Cairo

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the afternoon I spent with The Tentmakers of Cairo, learning Arabic Hand Appliqué. It was fascinating listening to their stories about lives in Egypt and the different ways they create their textiles.

I’d met up with the Tentmakers a week before the class at The Festival of Quilts 2018 where they had a vibrant stand of colourful work for sale.