Thursday, March 12, 2015

French Beaded Flowers

My *new* hometown library has a case with monthly displays. This month is featuredthe ancient craft of  French Beaded Flowers . These were created in the 1970s by Shirley Kopkowski who sold them at craft shows.






Shirley told us that one lady saw her flowers, blanched, and turned and walked away. Later she returned and told her that in her country these flowers were used for memorials at grave sites. She had a sudden rush of memories upon seeing them.

Shirley is in the weekly quilt group I have been attending. This lovely quilt was also in the library.

 




This embroidered and quilted hanging was made by Thayne Neff of Clawson