Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Back to work

We had such a lovely time in Wales. It was hard to get going when we returned. This is a photograph taken from the cottage. The whole place is surrounded by such beautiful scenery. That's Cader Idris on the horizon, we saw it every day in all its glory.

As always we came back to earth with a bump. We arrived home late on Saturday, and had to be up early on Sunday to go to Urchfont. Always a pleasure to go there, though, as the students and tutors are lovely. Make a date in your diary for Sunday 6th July. It is Open Day at Urchfont, and, having already seen some of the work that is being exhibited, I know we are in for a treat. I'll post further details when I know them, but I'm guessing that it will be open from about 11 until 3. There is also an Exhibition of Art in the Garden, and this year it includes some textile pieces. They have already been attacked by sun,rain and wind, so it will be interesting to see how they change over the next while.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

On the run again

We are off to Ledbury Artplace early in the morning. If anyone is around tomorrow evening do drop by and say hello, we will be open between 7 and 9pm. Say an especial hello if you are on the workshop the next day.

If you are in the mood to trade postcards or ATC's have a look here. A whole new batch is now available. They will go quickly, so hurry over.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Catch 'em early!

Now I'm not in the least bit biased! I promise, I'm not saying this because I'm a devoted Grandma! I'm not saying it because I'm soon to be spending a whole four days with him!.


Isn't this just the cutest picture?

And to think I'm showing you this on the day I learn I will have to lose a tooth.

Oh well!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

April Take It Further

It has been a very busy month. We have travelled the country, and it is only 10th May! Our travels are not yet over, later this week we head for Ledbury to both sell and teach a workshop, but first there are also selling venues at Urchfont and another workshop at Grayshott where we will be making a pair of boots on the embellisher. After Ledbury we travel further north and west to Dolgellau for our spring break. It is to be extra special this year as our little grandson is bringing his mummy and daddy to visit for a few days. I'm sure there will be photographs to load when we come home.

At last I am finding time to load a corner of the Take it Further sample for April. I said that I would combine and old and new technique, and this shows an ideal example of that.

The background has been created on the embellisher - the new technique - and for the 'old' I decided to use stitches from the first session of my City and Guilds course which dates back nearly 20 years. I hope you like it. I have used a Sassa Lynne Serendipity Perle 5 for the stitching

I have resisted looking at any reference to the May inspiration until I was able to do this. I'm off to have a look now, no doubt it will be my holiday project. And I don't think I told you about the wonderful 2 days we had in Cornwall teaching the embellisher. I'll have to remember to do that soon