Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lydiard Exhibition opening

Well we had a fantastic opening to our Exhibition Keeping Lydiard in Stitches yesterday. There was a real buzz about the place. Maggie Harris and I showed the Mayor around and he was most impressed. We also gave an interview to the BBC radio Wiltshire reporter who turned up. I think that we have proved the Embroidery is not just 'the little flower on the handky corner anymore' but covers a wide range of skills and materials. This littel bug is now on my green man hanging.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Lydiard exhibition

These three photos are of some of my pieces in the Lydiard exhibition. The gree man felt is based on the image of the green man on the ceiling bosses in the dining room and the lovely trees in the grounds. it is hand made and dyed felt then hand embroidered. The ivy leaves re silk.
I put together the bug collection inspired by the Victorians love of collecting nature.
The exhibition is looking great and the bug trail for the kids goes all around the house so there is plenty to look at.
Hope that plenty of people will come and see it especially if they have never visited the house as it is well worth a visit.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Hot Mikado Dress rehearsal

Just a few photos taken at our dress rehearsal last night. In spite of having difficulty with the fabric when making the dresses they all look fantastic on the stage. I am really looking forward to the first night tonight when we get an audiance in.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Hot Mikado and Houston

Can not believe that it is March already and only one week to go to Hot Mikado. Had a wonderful time in Sutton Coldfield teaching bowls again. Must download my photos so I can show you the results. Exciting news too this week as I have had an official invitation to Huston Quilt festival from Quilting Arts Magazine. I shall be in their open studios meeting people and talking about my work. At least now we all seem to be over our coughs and colds so fingers crossed it stays that way. Have just got to sew two hems for costumes now and then should be ready for the show.( and might even get some work done for Lydiard!!!!)