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Estate Hope Art Studio

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The Estate Hope Art Studio overlooking Crocus Bay, brings a unique art technique to the island, featuring fine works of textile art by Carol Richardson.
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Carol is passionate about her quilting and you sense this immediately as you're greeted and welcomed into her home/studio.

Handmade quilts, wall hangings, hand bags, cushion covers, each with their unique character and story brighten the room. Carol makes use of different colours, patterns and materials to express her creativity making pieces which are pleasant to the eye as well as the touch. She enjoys working with unusual fabrics and explores three dimensional patterns through various materials, accessories and folding techniques. Most of the pieces have a Caribbean flair. "Moon Over St. Martin", "Sweet as Sugar Cakes" and "Noah Lands in Anguilla" are some of the fine pieces.

Carol is married to Walter Richardson, a son of the soil, and they were happy to move back to Anguilla from St. Thomas in June of 2001. Carol is happy to do specially commissioned work. Pieces range from US$25 for a hand bag to US$400 for an intricate king sized quilt. The studio is open most days from 10am - 3pm and since this is Carol's home she often takes in visitors outside of these hours. For further information call (264)-497-8733.

Also, from A Story in the AHTA Newsletter:
A new art studio, with a twist, has opened on Crocus Hill. The Estate Hope Art Studio is a combination gallery and workshop where visitors can see the artist create her unique textiles first hand. All of the one-of-a-kind works are in a Caribbean style and feature a mix of traditional and original designs and an original combination of textural fabrics and unusual construction techniques. Mrs. Richardson's quilts can be custom-made for a specific event or person and be highly personalized. Examples of custom-made quilts include commemorative quilts for a retirement or an honoree or a friendship quilt with signatures of friends and family.

Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then continue straight past Island Car Rentals and National Bank of Anguilla. At the Alberts Market intersection, turn left and continue past the library and the high school. Go straight through the roundabout and up Coronation Blvd (the one with the big trees). At the top of the hill, turn left. You will see Lloyd's Guest House on the left. The studio is just up the hill a little from Lloyd's and on the opposite side of the road.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

 Revised: 2002/1/31



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