For my 1 Year of Stitches this week I have started a picture of trees, for myself this time. I made one each for my son and daughter for Christmas, they were pleased and I thought "I want one". I am using some wonderful material from The Cloth House. At £38 a metre it is the most expensive material I have even bought but it is perfect for this job. It is slow progress as it will be seen from both side I need the back to look neater than I normally do,.
A good week n the whole. It started with a visit to Hidden Figures . I really enjoyed this film and think it derserves far more accolades than La La Land. Learned a lot, laughed and cried, what more can you want from a film.
I finished my Cronwall book, moderately pleased with it. It was difficult to photograph because of the size and shape. It is made from the black cards which come with DH's Royal Mail stamps. they are approx 9x5inches. I covered them with old Gelli print papers and then a mixture of paints and collaged photographs from our holiday back in 2012.
The other highlight of the week was a meeting with 'the Girls'. Always a joy we tried our hands at needle felting. Our animals may not win prizes but we had the best fun.
I came across this, forgot to keep link.
Crafting is a major growth activity internationally – it generates a
retail economy of over £3.5bn in the UK alone. Almost 70% of British
women have crafted in the last year – that’s over 18 million people.
Craft Intelligence is our influential, biennial study of the crafting
habits of UK females, conducted by Kantar. And the number of young
crafters is growing rapidly – in the UK, crafting among 16-34 year olds
is up 9% in the last year. And 23% of UK women have tried a new craft in
the last year.
Bluewater and others please take note.