Robbie LaFleur

Good Taste at the Royal Academy of Arts Gift Shop, London

We went to a newly-opened, stunning show of Abstract Expressionists at the Royal Academy of Arts.  The Academy had a beautifully appointed gift shop, with a selection of woven throws.  If the rest of the London stay didn’t have me bleeding money, spending $150 on one would have seemed eminently reasonable.

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Look at the interesting color shift from one side to the other on this throw from Eleanor Pritchard.  The sign said that the design was made especially for the Royal Academy.

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The throw from John Hanly and Co.in Ireland had such a beautiful brushed thickness; the photo shows one folded-up throw.  The colors shifted and blended.

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The sunny color-block hues of this throw from Avoca Handweavers would look so great on my gray couch – sigh.

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The textiles in the shop were coordinated with the colors of the displays.  Among items about the David Hockney show, the throw was in bright stripes.  That one was knitted; I didn’t note the company that made it.

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I’m inspired to get home and weave.

2 comments on “Good Taste at the Royal Academy of Arts Gift Shop, London

  1. Eileen Wurden
    September 27, 2016

    Apparently the British pound has regained its strength or is it just the usual city prices? Beautiful throws, I think you should but one. Love, Mom

    On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 4:19 PM, Robbie LaFleur wrote:

    > Robbie LaFleur posted: “We went to a newly-opened, stunning show of > Abstract Expressionists at the Royal Academy of Arts. The Academy had a > beautifully appointed gift shop, with a selection of woven throws. If the > rest of the London stay didn’t have me bleeding money, spending” >

  2. KerryCan
    September 29, 2016

    Oh, those are gorgeous! I like the gray and white one in what, I think, is deflected doubleweave–I need to learn how to do that!

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