2nd visit to the Ethnographic Museum

A second visit to the Ethnographic Museum to have another look at the woven treasures. We were actually in search of a little artistic co-op that I had read about on the Net which housed potters, weavers, artists and such. After searching the backstreets of Old Skopje for a good hour we found the small building all boarded up and covered in graffiti. It was disappointing after being so hopeful. So, being close the museum we decided to have another look. The displays hadn't changed at all, the building still in a bad state and needing urgent refurbishment. Yet, once again, we got to have the place to ourselves and wonder around taking snaps. The displays are set by region and it's clear to see the difference in colours and styles used by the women. This visit gave us an opportunity to get some close-up photos and
zoom in on particular techniques.



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Agathi's shop on Corfu Island

Here on the island of Corfu and with a day to fill. What seems to be a growing practice of mine is to quickly write 'weaving' with the place name I'm currently in, into my computer search engine and see what comes up. Not only did I find the Donkey Rescue Centre (which was one thing I was looking for and which turned out to be one of THE best days (surrounded by lovely old ex-working donkeys much in need of love), but I found a link to Agathi's weaving shop. A shop full of Agathi's hand crocheted and woven goodies. Other woven cloth, cushions and rugs bought in from local hand weavers. If you're interested in Agathi's weaving then you'll find her in the very north of the island. She's warm and friendly and more than willing to discuss weaving.

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