Sunday, 26 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Amongst the planning for the summer workshop at Blue Ginger and our submission to the Festival of Quilts we also shared projects we have been working on. Our current theme is book jackets -some inspiration from Jillian Tamaki. Katie brought an astonishing file of information on 'My Airman' - she has been researching an airman whose notice of being missing in action is pasted inside the front of a book of Chesterton's verse. She also brought a copy one of her hardbacks she makes from each year's textiletreasureseeker blogs. Many oohs and aahs; it was very beautiful.
Thursday, 9 February 2012
A very promising start!
As this was an extremely important assignment on behalf of the group, we obviously took it very seriously.
We discussed many topics including: why does Lindsay's scarf keep slipping round her neck?; Morris men - should they all have beards and why do some of them hit their sticks together so boisterously? Public toilets - why is there never enough room to get out of them without having to squeeze yourself against the side of the cubicle in a very un-ladylike fashion? Lindsay also told us about the hazards of trying to answer a call of nature whilst wearing multiple layers of warm weather clothing and flourescent work attire (it's a tricky business).
Just as I was about to finish my rather yummy piece of chocolate and beetroot cake, I remembered I should have taken a photo of it for you all to see. So here it is...looking a lot smaller than when it was cut from the rest of the oh-so-scrumptious cake that was under an elegant cake dome on the tea room's counter.
Here's my peppermint tea. We were all rather taken with the pretty tea strainer.
I thought the teapot had a very pleasing shape to it as well!
I'm not 100% sure what caused this ripple of laughter. Perhaps it was Anni discussing crimplene (awful stuff), or one of us regaling stories about going on courses to learn new computer skills (bad idea), or back to the topic of Lindsay trying to spend a penny whilst wearing hi-vis and very work wear that makes the most terrible rustling noises!
After much chatter, cake eating and laughter, we thought we'd better have a look at the studio space! The Wednesday Group are having a year off from holding a major exhibition this year but fear not, we've decided to take up short residencies in galleries instead...so watch this space.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Aaah! Where shall I put them? Well, could try here.......
A few hearts hanging around are bound to cheer everything up. (I think we have a bit of a pink theme going.) However, it's started me thinking. there's all sorts of things you could do with hearts. Off I go again!
My Best Beloved would prefer cake I know, heart shaped or not. But how can you put french knots on cake? Quite! The answer is to sew them.
I'm expecting a flood of orders when this is published. So hurry now!
One week to go.