ALICIA MERRETT www.aliciamerrett.co.uk My textile wall hangings are created by cutting, stitching, collaging, and bonding hand-dyed fabrics; I assemble colours in shapes and lines in my own unique way. Quilting adds relief and texture to the work. Sometimes text is incorporated. My inspiration is varied; for several years I have concentrated on making textile maps and aerial views. I believe mapmaking is an ancient and fundamental part of mankind’s need to understand the world. Maps have an irresistible appeal, and they are used regularly, even in these days of SatNavs My work is exhibited world-wide, and is in private and public collections. It has been featured in many books and magazines in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, and the Far East. I lecture and teach workshops internationally. More details can be found on my website Workshops: I teach many workshops, several of which are map related. They can be 1 day or longer if you are interested in retreats. Details can be found on my website. Talks with digital presentations: Visual Music: My Journey as a Quilter; The Quilts of Gee's Bend - and other Afro- American influences in quilting. My book "Mapping the Imagination" is available free in ‘issuu’ Facebook: Alicia Merrett Instagram: akm57
Estuary in Blue "The Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary in South Devon is unusual because there is no large river feeding it, only small streams. Twice a day seawater tides reach as far as Kingsbridge, going up a drowned river valley or 'ria'. The low tides reveal mudflats and reed beds that are habitats to rare species. Worms and small crustaceans provide feed for wading birds; otters inhabit the area, and even seals and dolphins sometimes venture into the estuary.
Rapture lookbook. She is fearless & sophisticated. She dares to wear bold prints with bright hues of lemon, red & blue. She loves to be raptured by the beauty in everything she sees and wears her heart on her sleeve.
The stunning custom-made fireplace and over mantel create an elegant focal point in the living room and are flanked with a pair of matching white bookcases. Read more on page 80.
Inside the December issue, we have the latest from the world of interior design. John Demsey, the cosmetics kingpin, opens the doors to his debonair and exhuberant New York townhouse. Thomas Messel, a renowned furniture designer, has carefully adapted his quintessential English manor to accommodate his family and provide the perfect setting for his art and antiques. A derelict barn is turned into a beautiful £2m Swiss Chalet. A Virginia Design Project provides the perfect backdrop for vintage furnishings. A review of Tim Gosling’s brand new book, ‘Classic Contemporary, the DNA of furniture design’. Brent Cooper, from Simon Horn, gives advice on choosing a feature bed and Joanna Bibby, from Ochre, talks about the lure of leather. Also included is the brand new Ana Barreto catalogue, a company who has been creating exceptional furniture and interiors for over twenty years.
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Journey to an idealistic society, a city of incredible colors captured only in dreams, a place that is filled with vibrancy and ignites our deepest longings and hopes. Your imagination will be inspired as you travel through the enchanting trees and coves. The colors will pop off the fabric as it takes you to this magical land.
A colorful celebration of the 59 US National Parks, this collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying landscapes, flora,and fauna of the parks. Basic facts about each of these national treasures from Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to Haleakal in Hawaii are included, along with short writings from 64 park rangers and other personnel. The book reveals individual glimpses into the passionate commitment to preserve, protect, and enjoy these special places.