Barcelona Patchwork

Made from stuff I collected while on holiday with my family a few years back, and mounted onto a Thomas Lawrence poster (found in the bin at work), below.

For sale in my Folksy shop.

You can find out about the papers used for each section, here:    Section 1.     Section 2.

Section 3.      Section 4.     Section 5.     Section 6.     Section 7.     Section 8.     Section 9.

Barcelona Patchwork 4


I’m now onto section four (of nine) of my Barcelona patchwork.

Some of these squares are quite thick, and my fingers have taken a bit of a battering.


Square A was taken from a leaflet I picked up at CaixaForum, which describes itself as a ‘social and cultural centre’. It was free entry, although there is a small fee for some exhibitions, and reminded me of my beloved Festival Hall. A massive space with lovely comfy seating and reliable toilets. In 1911 it was a textile factory, and has been impeccably restored. Well worth a visit. We saw two fantastic exhibitions, ‘Small Treasures of the Prado’ and ‘Sorolla – The Colours of The Sea’.

Square E was taken from a leaflet we were handed as we waited in the queue to get into La Sagrada Familia. This was the longest queue I have ever seen in my life. The leaflet pretty much told us what fools we were for not having booked online. It suggested we leave the line, go to a nearby cafe with free wifi (all marked on the leaflet) and do so. We didn’t do that, though. It was worth the wait.







Barcelona Patchwork 1



This is the first little section of my Barcelona patchwork. I intend to join together nine sections, eventually.

As usual, everything used was going to be discarded. Leaflets and maps, that you pick up on museum visits etc…

So far I have six sections, although most are not sewn yet. I put these sections together the night before we left Barcelona, staying up way too late. The intention was to sew them in London. I had no decent scissors, so the little squares are torn.

I can’t remember who did the central painting, I think it was Luis De Morales.

This morning, I emptied the last bit of sand from my bag, and changed my watch back to UK time. None of us wanted to come home.


The back. I can’t remember where this green leaflet came from. I think it was the Miro Foundation, but it could be MACBA.