Before I bang on about how brilliant this show was I need to make an announcement to the students who attended my workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
I have given you the wrong CD. Well, not exactly the wrong CD but only half of the right CD. If you would like to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will send you the rest of the files that I told you were on there. Apologies for the error.
Now back to Textiles in Focus. A really great show and very busy. Managed to catch up with lots of past students and friends.I was demonstrating and giving workshops as well as having some of my work in the Fen Edge Textiles exhibition. We were exhibiting and demonstrating in the Atrium which was a wonderful setting, very light and airy.
These are a very few shots of the exhibition. Don’t want to give too much away as it is moving on to other venues.
The exhibition has been well received with lots of lovely comments in the visitors book.
Wendy, an old friend from machine knitting days (who has an article in the next Stitch magazine), Julie, whom most of you know and Tina came to my workshop on the Sunday. It was great to catch up with them. Julie bought me a small gift:
A lovely covered notebook, with a little message in the front which makes me smile everytime I look at it. Thanks again Julie.
Colouricious were there and I couldn’t resist buying these blocks.They came in these lovely little bags:
I swore I wouldn’t purchase one of these in the next photo, but after seeing the fun Pat is having with this I just had to succumb.
Now I’ve just got to try and find the time to use it!
A camera crew from Just Hands On TV were filming at the show and asked if they could film me demonstrating. I had hoped for a fake tan and complete makeover first but they said there wasn’t enough time. :) I’ll let you know when the video is on the website – or maybe not if they haven’t cut me out.
There were also other demonstrations and exhibitions going on along with lots of traders. Two hour workshops take place on all three days plus a lecture on the Saturday afternoon with a well known textile celebrity. If you missed the show this year then make a note for February of next year. Check out the web page for Textiles in Focus and for Pauline Verrinder who organises the show, and is the mentor of the
It was my birthday recently and this arrived – unplanned – on the day.
It was from Vintage Rock Chick Gill as a way of saying thank you for something I gave her. It’s made from vintage fabrics and I will treasure it. My needles are usually stored like this:
And the amount of times I stab my finger when rummaging through for my ‘favourite’ needle is unbelievable. Not any more though!
Writing this, I realise how much I miss blogging. Will be back again soon.