Monday, October 25, 2010

Guild Night

Today is day 25 of Blogtoberfest.
The manhole covers book is fascinating. The manhole covers we have in Toronto are kind of ugly and boring. They have not been given much thought when it comes to creativity. But the ones in Japan are beautiful. They depict history or something interesting about the region, like boats, fish, flowers etc. The book shows some of them along with round quilts that quilters have appliqued in beautiful fabrics. I still have a lot to read and I don't know if I am going to be clever enough to turn one of those gray pictures into a colourful quilt. But we'll see. You can google 'manhole covers in Japan' and that will give you some idea of how intricate they are. I would find that link for you, but I am in a hurry at the moment. I have to be at our guild meeting in an hour. And I am still cooking dinner and getting ready. If I have time when I get home tonight I will try to be a little more helpful.

7 comments:

Vicki said...

Most interesting, who would have thought to turn manhole covers into art. I found this link and there are some amazing examples:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/japanese_manhole_covers/pool/

Pat said...

I'm going to look at the link Vicki posted now. Our manhole covers are ugly, too! LOL

Rose Marie said...

Did you by any chance buy a Japanese manhole cover book at Grantham's a few ago at the Creative Festival? If yes, (we met in the line-up at his cash register) I think we have met. I bought the Dutch Tile Treat book and you told me a little bit about the author as well as a bit about Japanese man hole covers.

nicolette said...

Wonderful to read Hetty! I think we have some wonderful Jugendstill/Art Nouveau manholes in Europe. I hope to find some pictures on Flickr!

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh, wow, I had no idea what you were talking about, but googling made a lot clear! That must be so much fun!

Cybele's patch said...

Blush... I don't know what a manhole is. Have to look it up anyway.
Have fun at the meeting!

Barb said...

Sounds like you are really busy, looking forward to seeing the manhole link and what went on at your guild.