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.
Final section of my patchwork.
All I have to do now is sew them together.
Section eight (of nine) of my Barcelona patchwork.
Section seven (of nine) of my Barcelona patchwork.
Section six (of nine) of my Barcelona patchwork.
Section five (of nine) of my Barcelona patchwork.
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.
This is the second section (of nine) from my Barcelona patchwork.
The back. A leaflet from MACBA
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.