Todays speaker was Louise Jessup, her talk was called "A Journey in Mental Health with Textiles as a Companion". The work she had to show us came from the last eight years, her recovery years, because although she had turned to textiles many times duing her illness she had destroyed all her pieces as not being of any worth. Louise told her story with humour and honesty. Very moving and thought provoking. You can read more about Louise here
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sat Nav to me!!! I trusted the *'*^ thing and where did it land me?.......In the middle of a housing estate....where fortunately I found a lovely family just going out to do their Saturday shopping. Dad said in his lovely Suffolk accent, "Oh no, Love you're miles away".... Great! I was already late, but he gave me excellent directions and, if by some miracle he ever comes across this, I thank him for getting me where I was supposed to be just the teensy's bit late.......well actually he wasn't the only one...when I overshot my excellent directions, there was the other lovely gentleman,, just setting out for his morning walk, who set me right. Suffolk is a lovely county, I even saw a beautiful Suffolk Pink cottage and what looked like a Watermill as I flashed by.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
...for spring,... maybe, I don't know what I'm waiting for but everything seems to be on hold at the moment. Here are a few more bits of my snowcloth, nearly there now
Yesterday the sun shone and it was light until after 5pm, today grey murk again....so I'll keep on waiting.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
It was a full day on Satuday at EG, we were treated to a talk by Libby Smith, she took us through the inspirations for her work and brought a wonderful array of examples. From large and small beaded tassels to fantasy shoes we were able to examine each in detail. My favourite piece was an encrusted purse made in the shape of India (a source of much of her inspiration). I can't quite remember the phrase she used but it was something like "not quite goldwork" in other words she has used goldwork techniques but lots of others as well. I forgot to ask if I could take a photograph. We also had Neredah's Threads do delight the eye and dent the bank balance. (No web site I'm afraid). I managed in between things to put about 6 french knots on my Snowcloth.
and best of all