Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Here is a photo of the results from theWarrington branch of the Embroiderers Guild Venetian Purse workshop that I taught last Saturday. Most of them had nearly finished but the two who actually finished had never done any free machine embroidery before. I was delighted with them all and hope that I shall be able to post some pictures of the finished pieces before too long if they send me their photos. I started off the few days in Chester giving a talk about my Venetian work to the Chester EG. Geoff and I thought that it would be fun in the afternoon to walk the city walls. Well we got soaked as the heavens opened right at a part where there was no shelter.
Luckily I had dried off by the evening. We then stayed with Brian at Newcastle under Lyme where it was too wet the next day for him to get outside painting as he had wanted his dad to hold the ladder for him.
We spent friday in Liverpool where I was able to relive my misspent youth going around the Beatles experience.It brought back some really happy memories. I was also fortunite to catch a wonderful embroidery exhibition in Liverpool Cathedral.
As Liverpool was mainly shrouded in fine rain I want to go back and see more of it as it looks a wonderful city and well worth exploring.
A lot has been happening in the last few weeks. Clare eventually has moved out having found a really nice house to share with a friend. She is not too far away but at least she has her independance.
 Not long now until we head off to Australia. I have got one class to teach out there which I am really looking forward to and hope to meet some textile people.