The Weekly Glint

This week’s glint focuses on maps. I’ve never been a great one for orienteering, trekking, climbing or anything else that involves using a map for its intended purpose BUT I do like the look of maps. After years of living in the London, the tube map was always a favourite of mine, particularly those from the 1930’s. I love old maps, samplers using geography etc.A clever friend sent us a beautifully simple Christmas card – a map of our home town cut into the shape of a Christmas tree, mounted on a white background. Also, a new bar has opened in Portishead (rarely happens so we’re all very excited!) and the lobby is papered with old maps which look really beautiful. Top on my crafty map to do list are a map of the UK regions in different fabric and some stitched map art …

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Travel journal with fabric cover
desert-dreamer.tumblr.com

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Map Sofa
tiffanybluebow.blogspot.com

Stitched Map Artblog.wantlist.com

Stitched Map Art
blog.wantlist.com

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London Map Quilt
Haptic Lab via The Vault

Tim Fishlock. 7 Part of the London Transport Museum’s “Mind the Map” exhibition www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Tim Fishlock. 7 Part of the London Transport Museum’s “Mind the Map” exhibition http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Old school map chair
designingmyho.me

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