Thursday 14 March 2013

Deadline extended for our project...

Calling all crafters still have time to participate in the "Lençinhos dos namorados" project as the deadline has now been extended!!! We did say they had to be received by the end May 2013 though things have slightly changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Initially we were going to exhibit the embroidered art works in this year's E17 Art trail alas it's now been changed to a bi-annual event. In a way it's a shame that we won't have the Art Trail every year but on this occasion it also means that you have more time to finish anything off or if you thought you were too late to begin now...then think again!

So get stitching and suffice to say that if you have finished your piece you can send it to us as we'd love to begin cataloging and photographing pieces for our promo and to show potential sponsors the calibre of the work which we've received already!

Huge "lençinho" exhibited outdoors in the Alexandre Pomar museum of folk art Portugal...could they be our host?

I'm so excited about it and potentially this exhibition will tour a few places in Europe so...keep them peepers peeled as I'll be announcing any developments as they happen.

Mainly women embroidered these love tokens to offer to their men...often these women were illiterate hence the typo's which are both humourous and sweet!

New deadline to be announced asap as it'll be dependent on the new Art Trail date. There's talk that it'll be in summer now so let's see what they announce then we'll let you know. For further info and criteria please get in touch via email:

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an example of the typical bright, jolly and niave embroidery that makes this folk art form a huge part of the Portuguese culture and mindset...

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