Fibre arts for breakfast
Mary Farrow Sinclair is bringing her Japanese crazy quilts to the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival
© Jamie Heap – Cumberlandnewsnow.com
Breakfast at Brittney's employee Andrew Farrell stands beside of Mary Farrow Sinclair's three Japanese crazy quilts currently being display at the popular downtown breakfast restaurant owned by Jeff Bembridge. Sinclair's Nova Scotia Fibre Arts presentation will be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Breakfast at Brittney's.
AMHERST-Getting enough fibre in your diet? While it may not be of the dietary variety, Mary Farrow Sinclair’s upcoming Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival presentation at Breakfast at Brittney’s will undoubtedly increase your fibre intake.
“I enjoy the quality and glitter of Japanese fabrics,” stated Mary Farrow Sinclair of Amherst. “My daughter-in-law, who is Japanese, started sending me bits and pieces of traditional Japanese wedding fabrics used in kimonas about five years or so ago,” she added. “Because there is more fabric than any woman can use in their lifetime, the kimonas are dismantled, leaving silk behind,” explained Sinclair.
Sinclair also talked about the parallels between her Japanese crazy quilt artwork and tie-dye. According to Sinclair, such fabric to be tie-dyed is wrapped in string, leaving the distinctive tie-dye design once the dyed and dried fabric dries off.
On Wednesday, Sinclair, will be giving her presentation bright and early at Breakfast at Brittney’s at 8 a.m.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” stated Sinclair. “I hope the ladies in town for the (Nova Scotia) Fibre Arts Festival will come out and have some breakfast while learning about Japanese fabrics.”
Sinclair isn’t the only one looking forward to her upcoming presentation that will showcase both portfolio and Vermont quilt show samples. “We’re very excited about it,” stated Breakfast at Brittney’s employee and rug hooker Kim MacKenzie.
Three of Sinclair’s Japanese crazy quilts currently adorn the walls of the popular downtown restaurant (45 Victoria Street) that is open daily from 7:00 am-2:00 pm.
““I’ve received lots of positive comments and feedback about them,” said Sinclair.