Monday, 26 July 2010

Just back from a lovely weekend in the Cotswolds visiting my old haunts and seeing old and dear friends. Spent friday meeting up with Seb and Odette, Seb is my website designer. We had a meal at my favourite restaurant The Old Butchers in Stow. This was after seeing the 5 o'clock performance of Giffords Circus, a wonderfully quirky show a bit like visiting a parallel universe. It's a circus without the animal element apart from three beautiful horses, two ponies, a chicken and a goose. Here are some photos from the show. Have a look at their website

Thursday, 22 July 2010

I have been very lazy in keeping up my blog but I have been involved in refurbishing my house. So I have been spending my time with wallpaper and fabric selections, lighting layouts and kitchen planning, bathroom designs and choosing tiles and finishes. At last the job is coming to the end and the house is almost ready for the carpet layers.
I managed to slip away to Italy and escape from the builders for a week, for the opening of the wonderful felt exhibition in Prato. The exhibition is titled 'The Climate is changing' and it was a very impressive selection of the best pieces sent in to be judged. The International Feltmakers Association in the UK and Feltrosa in Italy were the organisers of the competition which drew in contributions from all over the world. The exhibition is now travelling to Germany and will be in the UK in April 2011 in Huddersfield to begin with.
Feltrosa ran some very good workshops to compliment the exhibition and I had decided to stay on and take advantage of these. I attended a great bag workshop given by Judit Pocs and came home with a very snazzy bag of which I am very proud.
There were lots of wonderful workshops going on and a sunday market for supplies and felt work for sale. We were given tremendous hospitality and it was lovely to meet up with feltmakers of all over the world.
I'm putting up some pictures here of my bag, fellow felters showing off there work and some of the lovely work for sale in the sunday market.