Monday, 4 November 2013

Quilting By Hand

This lovely man seemed quite pleased when I stopped him from his work to take his photo, if nothing else it gave his fingers a rest for a few minutes.  I had been watching him through the window of his shop in Söke, Aydın, for several minutes his hands and fingers were moving so fast.  Quilted bed covers are very popular here in Turkey, the brighter the colour or the more ornate the better.  This man's speciality seems to be to keep the colours simple but allow the stitching of the quilting to speak out.
It was lovely to see that there are still some people quilting by hand and that this industry has not been gobbled up by automation, just yet.

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