Monday, October 12, 2015

I will...

...get beck in the rhythm of blogging, just don't know when.  Days are flying by, dark mornings and the nights are drawing in. This post will be photo heavy, if blogger allows

We had a really enjoyable workshop with  Viv Sliwka at Sew Not Strawberry Jam. Just what I needed after my miserable weeks.  Good company, lovely setting and good cake!

I just love this place, I may have mentioned it.


This is Viv's thread nest and travelling companion.
I loved the way  Viv had laid out the little samples she used to explain what we could do.  Absolutely no restrictions on what we wanted do. 
These are my bits, I love my little grey brooch which says "Embroidery is easy to begin."
Lovely day, thanks Viv, thanks Sam.

Our latest voyage was our annual pilgrimage to the Knit and Stitch Show.  All in all a good show.  
Off to a good start with this amazing mural made entirely from re-cycled fabric by DAMSS
 Closer

 and closer

So clever. Mesmerising.
Well if that hadn't been enough our next surprise was a full sized fish stall by Kate Jenkins


What a huge amount of work and what fun. As was this exhibit from the Royal school of Needlework. The needlewomen are Elena Thornton and Connie Wynn.
I will never look at my sieve in the same way, given the size of the stitches I don't think I will be trying this at home.
These next darlings were on the New Zealand Contemporary Art stand  he artist is Sherril Jennings. 



and the last exhibit I photographed was this chess set by Mavis Walker. I particularly liked the pawns.




So that's it for another year, I enjoyed it and di a little shopping though I was disappointed not to find even weave canvas which was on my list.  Saw lots of cross stitch but no tapestry.  Interesting how the emphasis changes, a few years back it was all beads this year there were a lot more dressmaking stalls. 



2 comments:

Seth said...

This post is filled to the brim with inspirational images. Thank you!

Ms. said...

Oh my god, if this is your idea of an excuse for blogging, well bring it on any time you get the time! What a delightful retreat place, and the shows!!! Thank YOU, THANK you, THANK YOU.