Saturday, August 25, 2012

Starting soon!

I am getting excited!  The exhibition of my  linens opens next Wednesday.  I have been busy working with the Gallery staff, typing labels for each item to be displayed, and notes on cleaning and storing of textiles, to be handed out at the talks I will be presenting.  I'm told both talks have been booked out already, so if you are reading this, and will be present at one of the talks, do come up and introduce yourself!

Not all the linens pictured on this blog will be on display.  The curators came to my home to see what I had, and decided that there was too much to put in their gallery, so I had to cut the number down to about 50 items.  I will be at the exhibition every day, available to talk to people about my collection, and answering any questions. In between chatting to visitors, I'll be sitting at a table stitching on a vintage tablecloth that my mother-in-law started 70 years ago. 

I am hoping that people will bring their own old linens to show me - I love seeing what other people have collected!  I know there are many who do have extensive linen collections, so if you are one of them, please do bring along a couple of your favourite items to share with me :-)


  1. I am excited too and looking forward to Saturday, meeting you and seeing some of your linen collection. Not sure if I'll bring any of my own linens for show and tell, will have to think about what I have. Sylvia

  2. It was a wonderful exhibition, Gina and I recommend it to everyone. It is an invaluable snapshot of early Australian history. Congratulations.

  3. Thanks Linda - it was so nice to meet you after swapping comments on our blogs in recent months!


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