Sunday, June 26, 2011
Steaming ahead with Jane Austen
It went from this earlier start
But still a long way to go.
Steventon Rectory was the home of Jane Austen for the first 25 years of her life. The place was torn down many years ago and there is now nothing left of it except a water pump in the middle of a field, so I am treating it as a bit of a fairy tale with more than a sideways (or backwards) glance at the simply stunning quilt exhibition at the V&A last year and to childrens' samplers of the time.
Jane's letters are full of references to fabrics and sewing projects so the idea of a patchwork effect feels right.
Let us see how it goes.