Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Butterfly Jacket Class at the Bobbin Case

On Tuesday and Wednesday I taught a class called the Butterfly Jacket (my name for it) at the Bobbin Case Bernina shop in Rochester. This beauty was all sewn and just being fitted before adding the lining and the finishing work.

The starting point was the beautiful hand dyed fabric in the back panel.

Beth made this wonderful jacket from hand stamped fabric from India which she had purchased at a local quilt show.

The striking back panel is pieced.

The lining has already been added to this one and its ready to have the side seams sewn before its finished.

The beautiful back panel came from John Marshall.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal- The Trip Ends in Delhi

The beautiful fruit and vegetable displays always make me sorry we don't have these markets in the US.

A local tailor. They are always men

The carrots were a redder variety.
Hmmmm. ......I wonder what that's all about.

These oxcarts are a frequent sight on the streets near our hotel.

As were small peddlars carts.

A mobile police car. There was a huge explosion in this area a few years ago by radicals of shoppers on the eve of a holiday.

A Male urinal.

Probably another hotel being built across the street from ours.

The view from the rooftop restaurant.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal - More Delhi Shopping

Just when you can't look at another roll of trim its all over.

You begin seeing some shops selling fabulous saris.

And then the street runs back into Chandi Chowk and the mad traffic of Old Delhi.

Time for a snak in New Delhi after a foray to the Central Cottage Emporium for fabric and handicrafts. There is a wonderful chain of Coffee Shops in India which serves decadant desserts.

And coffee too pretty to stir and drink.

Back to the neighborhood around our hotel for the last afternoon and evening.Oxen pulling carts are familiar scenes in this area.

There is an area where two roads join with a large intersection full of shoppers and stalls.

Dozens of cheap hotels flank this street. Although they aren't all that cheap as Delhi (and all India) attracts more and more tourists including the current 100 million middle class Indians.

Textiles hanging from the side of the building.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal- New Delhi- Kinari Bazaar

I loved this piece which came in several sizes. Great handbag trim.

There are often tourist groups through the lane on cyclos snapping photos.

Beautiful trim everywhere. Unfortunately not cheap.

Some of the dealers remember me from trip to trip.

Some of the carts looks like they carry impossible loads.

Choices, choices.

The wiring is quite imaginative.

Its best not to look up.

After awhile the shops all start looking alike.

And it takes something special to lure you in.

A bit of sparkling trim from this friendly dealer.


So many choices.

And here's that wonderful alleyway I found on my last trip. This time with people in it.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal, New Delhi...the Last Stop

Back to New Delhi for the last few days.

For the last couple of years I have been staying in Paharganj, the backpacker area near the New Delhi Train Station. There is lots of construction going on in the area as there are more hotels and cafes being built and it is going more upscale.

The streets are almost always busy.

Homeless people sleeping in the streets.

Our first shopping stop was Dilli Haat, a market in the southern part of the city.

There are vendors from all over the country.

They can supposedly stay only a few weeks and then have to move on although I have seen some constant ones over the years.

Taking a nap in the heat is always a good idea.

This is made of inlaid wood. I bought one of a tiger a few years ago.

I am always interested in the textiles of course.

Some hand embroidered pieces which were very expensive. Click on the picture to enlarge it and see the details. Just gorgeous.

And some weird wood.

After Dilli Haat we were off to Kinari Bazaar in the old section of Delhi near the Red Fort. It is full of fabulous trim shops.

There are just too many choices.

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