Every summer, to be precise end of June and at the beginning of July for two weeks, Lisbon holds International Handicraft Exhibition. I have been visiting the exhibition for five years and I love it. I bought there Venetian masks, Buddhist symbols, Thai silk, Indonesian bags, Indian scarfs, etc. I do love just browsing and looking at craft from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The first pavilion is dedicated to Portuguese crafts. My first visit was Bernina sewing machine stand. I am still have not yet decided which machine to buy. I love Bernina Artista 630 or 830 and Pfaff Creative 2.0 or 4.0. I need more time to decide, while my work is waiting for me.This is Alda's work, which was at the Bernina stand. This applique gave me an idea to make a quilt with Asian horoscope animals. Thank you Alda. A couple of patchwork fabric stands were at the exhibition. This is Arco Iris a Metro shop's one where I bought beautiful fabric for my collection.
By Javhlan Byamba