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Appliqué

Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or stuck onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. It is used as decoration on garments; the technique is accomplished either by hand machine. Appliqué is practised with textiles, but the term may be applied to similar techniques used on different materials. In the context of ceramics, for example, an appliqué is a separate piece of clay added to the primary work for the purpose of decoration; the term originates from the Latin applicō "I apply" and subsequently from the French appliquer "attach". In the context of sewing, an appliqué refers to a needlework technique in which patterns or representational scenes are created by the attachment of smaller pieces of fabric to a larger piece of contrasting colour or texture, it is suitable for work, to be seen from a distance, such as in banner-making. A famous example of appliqué is the Hastings Embroidery. Appliquéd cloth is an important art form in Benin, West Africa in the area around Abomey, where it has been a tradition since the 18th century and the kingdom of Danhomè.

The term appliqué is derived from French and Latin words appliquer and applicare which both mean to join or attach. Like embroidery, it has a humble beginning; the technique was used to patch holes that had formed. Early appliqué was used to length the life of clothing and moved into artful techniques that can be seen in blankets and quilts from numerous cultures from all over the world. Appliqué is used extensively in quilting. "Dresden Plate" and "Sunbonnet Sue" are two examples of traditional American quilt blocks that are constructed with both patchwork and appliqué. Baltimore album quilts, Broderie perse, Hawaiian quilts, Amish quilts, Egyptian Khayamiya and the ralli quilts of India and Pakistan use appliqué. Applied pieces have their edges folded under, are attached by any of the following: Straight stitch 20-30mm in from the edge. Satin stitch, all around; the patch may be straight stitched on first to ensure positional stability and a neat edge. Reverse appliqué: the attached materials are sewn together cut away where another material covers it on top, before being sewn down onto the edges of the original material.

Modern consumer embroidery machines stitch appliqué designs by following a program. The programs have a machine stops during stitching to allow the user to switch threads. First, the fabric that will be the background and the appliqué fabric are affixed into the machine's embroidery hoop; the program is run and the machine makes a loose basting stitch over both layers of fabric. Next, the machine halts for a thread change, or other pre-programmed break; the user cuts away the excess appliqué fabric from around the basting stitch. Following this, the machine continues on programme, automatically sewing the satin stitches and any decorative stitching over the appliqué for best results. Collage, a technique of art production used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. Khatwa, the name given to appliqué works in Bihar, India. Appliqué armour, in military use, consists of extra protective plates mounted onto the hull or turret of an armoured fighting vehicle.

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Victoria House, Greenwich

Victoria House, Greenwich on Shooter's Hill in Greenwich is the former officers mess' and living quarters for the Royal Army Medical Corps. It is a "Building of Local Architectural or Historic Interest"; the building was constructed in the classical style in 1909. It became the officers' mess and living quarters for the Royal Army Medical Corps staff employed at the Royal Herbert Hospital; the Ministry of Defence sold the building as part of Project MoDEL in June 2013 and, although it was planned that the building would be converted into a 75 bedroom residential care home, the building is now being converted for use as the Primary School element of Greenwich Free School

Lavers, Barraud and Westlake

Lavers and Westlake were an English firm that produced stained glass windows from 1855 until 1921. They were part of the Gothic Revival movement that affected English church architecture in the 19th century. In the mid 19th century, Lavers and Westlake were among many young designers who responded to the growing market for stained glass windows; the partnership comprised Nathaniel Wood Lavers and Francis Philip Barraud and operated from 1858 as Lavers and Barraud. Both were employed at the workshops of James Powell and Sons. Lavers started his own studio in 1855 and was joined by Barraud in 1858. A freelance artist, Nathaniel Westlake, joined them as a partner in 1868, having worked with the architect, William Burges and with Alfred Bell of Clayton and Bell; the company used a number of freelance artists apart from Westlake. These included Henry Stacy Marks who designed windows with elongated medievalising figures for the company in its earliest years and J. M. Allen who worked with Lavers and Barraud before the joining of Westlake designing windows for the firms of Heaton and Bayne, Shrigley and Hunt until the 1880s.

Alfred Bell and Henry Holiday designed glass for Lavers and Westlake. Between 1891 and 1894 Nathaniel Westlake published four volumes entitled "A History of Design in Painted Glass". After the deaths of Barraud in 1900 and Lavers in 1911, Westlake became the sole partner, continuing in business until his death in 1921. Stained glass Stained glass - British glass, 1811-1918 Victorian Era Gothic Revival

Sammy Rimington

Samuel Rimington, is an English jazz reed player. He has been an active New Orleans jazz revivalist since the late 1950s. Rimington played with Barry Martyn in 1959, he became a professional musician in 1960. He stayed with Colyer until 1965 and moved to the U. S. and worked with the December Band. He made some jazz fusion recordings early in the 1970s, but most of his work has been in the New Orleans jazz vein, playing with Louis Nelson, Big Jim Robinson, Chris Barber, Kid Thomas Valentine, Captain John Handy, he has recorded extensively as a bandleader since the early 1960s. Rimington's main influences were Captain John Handy on alto sax. Since 1982 Rimington has given a concert annually at Floda Church near Sweden. In the beginning, he was invited by the priest Lars "Sumpen" Sundbom, himself a jazz musician. Rimington recorded with and was accompanied on tours by the pianist Jon Marks. In 2010 he has been doing gigs with Anders Johansson, heavy metal/fusion drummer Anders Johansson from HammerFall/Yngwie Malmsteen fame.

1963 George Lewis Classics 1973 New Orleans Music 1977 Sammy Rimington and His New Orleans Quartet 1986 Sammy Rimington in New Orleans 1986 1986 Exciting Sax 1988 Of Days That Have Gone By with Barry Martyn 1994 New Orleans Christmas 1995 Everybody's Talkin' 1995 More Exciting Sax 1995 On Tour With T. Jefferson 1995 Watering the Roots with Big Bill Bissonnette 1999 Reed My Lips 2000 Live in-Store at the Louisiana Music Factory 2002 Last Session at San Jacinto Hall 2008 Visits New Orleans 2015 Sammy Rimington Quintet With Ken Colyer 1963 When I Leave the World Behind 1972 The Sunny Side of Ken Colyer 1972 Very Very Live at the 100 Club 2001 BBC Jazz Club, Vol. 7 2002 Serenading Auntie 2007 Studio 51 Club Sessions 2006 Live at the York Arts Centre 1972 2008 Studio 51 Club Sessions, Vol. 2 2009 A Boston Concert With Ken Colyer's Jazzmen: June 1972With Captain John Handy 1968 Very Handy! 1965 All Aboard, Vol. 1 1965 All Aboard, Vol. 2With others 1966 Red Wing, Kid Thomas and the Easy Riders Jazz Band 1967 Zutty and the Clarinet Kings, Zutty Singleton 1992 Classic New Orleans Jazz, Vol. 2, Jim Robinson 1994 Live in Japan, Louis Nelson 1994 Emile Martyn's Band, Emile Martyn 1995 Volume 1: Int'l Jazz Band, Emanuel Paul 1995 Volume 2: Int'l Jazz Band, Emanuel Paul 1995 New Orleans Footwarmers, Chester Zardis 1995 First European Tour, Kid Sheik 1996 River Stay Way,Chris Blount/Norman Thatcher/Dave Vickers 1998 Then & Now, Big Bill Bissonnette and His Easy Riders Jazz Band 1999 Walking with the King, Gregg Stafford 1999 The BBC Jazz from the 70's & 80's, Humphrey Lyttelton 1999 BBC Jazz from the 70's & 80's, Vol. 2, Bruce Turner 2000 New Orleans Stompers, Kid Sheik 2000 At Algiers Point Louisiana, Cliff Billett 2001 Max Lager's New Orleans Stompers – Featuring Sammy Rimington & Norbert Susemihl 2004 Jazz Celebration, Peter Meyer 2005 Live Streets Rouen France, Paragon Brass Band 2005 Palm Court Jazz All Stars, Lars Edegran 2007 New Orleans Jazz, Lars Edegran 2006 Memories of Kid Thomas, French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band 2009 New Orleans Reunion, Wendell Brunious 2008 A New Orleans Visit: Before Katrina, Michael Doucet 2013 On Tour, Sammy Price Scott Yanow, Sammy Rimington at Allmusic Official site

Pelhřimov District

Pelhřimov District is a district within the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. Its administrative center is the town of Pelhřimov. Arneštovice - Bácovice - Bělá - Bohdalín - Bořetice - Bořetín - Božejov - Bratřice - Budíkov - Buřenice - Bystrá - Čáslavsko - Častrov - Čejov - Čelistná - Černov - Černovice - Červená Řečice - Cetoraz - Chýstovice - Chyšná - Čížkov - Dehtáře - Dobrá Voda - Dobrá Voda u Pacova - Dubovice - Důl - Eš - Hojanovice - Hojovice - Horní Cerekev - Horní Rápotice - Horní Ves - Hořepník - Hořice - Humpolec - Jankov - Ježov - Jiřice - Kaliště - Kámen - Kamenice nad Lipou - Kejžlice - Koberovice - Kojčice - Komorovice - Košetice - Krasíkovice - Křeč - Křelovice - Křešín - Leskovice - Lesná - Lhota-Vlasenice - Libkova Voda - Lidmaň - Litohošť - Lukavec - Martinice u Onšova - Mezilesí - Mezná - Mladé Bříště - Mnich - Moraveč - Mysletín - Nová Buková - Nová Cerekev - Nový Rychnov - Obrataň - Olešná - Ondřejov - Onšov - Pacov - Pavlov - Pelhřimov - Píšť - Počátky - Polesí - Pošná - Proseč - Proseč pod Křemešníkem - Putimov - Řečice - Rodinov - Rovná - Rynárec - Salačova Lhota - Samšín - Sedlice - Senožaty - Staré Bříště - Stojčín - Střítež - Střítež pod Křemešníkem - Svépravice - Syrov - Těchobuz - Těmice - Ústrašín - Útěchovice - Útěchovice pod Stražištěm - Útěchovičky - Včelnička - Velká Chyška - Velký Rybník - Veselá - Věžná - Vojslavice - Vokov - Vyklantice - Vyskytná - Vysoká Lhota - Vystrkov - Zachotín - Zajíčkov - Želiv - Zhořec - Žirov - Žirovnice - Zlátenka List of towns and villages of the Jihlava District

The Big Nowhere

The Big Nowhere is a 1988 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy, the second of the L. A. Quartet, a series of novels set in 1940s and 1950s Los Angeles. James Ellroy dedicated The Big Nowhere "To Glenda Revelle"; the epigraph for The Big Nowhere is a passage from a novel. Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness"; the plot is about three characters. A. Deputy Sheriff Danny Upshaw is trying to capture a brutal sex murderer whilst participating, somewhat reluctantly, in a scheme to expose communists in Hollywood. Turner "Buzz" Meeks, a disgraced former cop, is now working for millionaire Howard Hughes and gangster Mickey Cohen. LAPD lieutenant Malcolm "Mal" Considine, involved in a bitter child custody case, tries with varying success to do the right things in an environment of deception and brutality; the story takes place in the aftermath of the notorious Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the resultant Zoot Suit Riots. While the novel mocks opportunistic Red-baiting as a scam to oust organized labor, which benefited political careers and the fortunes of movie studio executives and mobsters, Ellroy is no easier on the film colony's communists and fellow travelers, many of whom he depicts as decadent hypocrites compromised into "naming names" to hide their dirty secrets.

As with most of Ellroy's fiction, he liberally employs the brutal slang of the times. Gays are "fruits", "homos", "nances"; the Big Nowhere received many positive reviews. Detroit News said, "THE BIG NOWHERE is a stunner.... It's a sprawling canvas of postwar Los Angeles as a black hole. It's Harry Bosch between hard covers, taking up where film noir left off as it introduces a trio of warped, cynical cops hopping aboard the Red Scare bandwagon." Gerald Petievich, author of To Live and Die in L. A. praised the book. Through the eyes of some unforgettable, two-fisted cops we are taken from the Katydid Club to the Sunset Strip where the legendary crimelord Mickey Cohen buys the drinks...and the D. A; this is a compelling piece." Rave Reviews wrote, "James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia rocked the literary world last year. Now he's back with an more powerful and compelling novel of greed, dark passion, murder.... James Ellroy has gone from one of the most impressive crime writers of the 1980s to a major literary voice of the twentieth century.

THE BIG NOWHERE is a masterpiece-a powerful and disturbing novel no one should miss." While "The Big Nowhere" was praised for being engrossing and atmospheric, it was criticized for the "unrelenting negative stereotypes" depicted in the gay and minority characters. The Big Nowhere won Ellroy the Prix Mystère Award, in 1990; the Big Nowhere is featured in Christopher Nolan's 2014 film, Interstellar, as one of the many novels in Murph's bookshelf