I was so pleased to hear that Deirdre Hawken, a good and lovely mate of ours, has one of her hats in the prestigious Hats - an Anthology exhibition at the V&A (until 31st May). It is this one - her cauliflower hat.
When I was editing Embroidery magazine I organised a readers' weekend to tie in with an exhibition of contributors. Deirdre was one of the speakers, together with Liz Harding. It was all a great success but I was a nervous wreck and, despite many requests, could never face doing another one. Here are two more 'Hawken hats' that we had at the show.
I do so love this sweetie bag, don't you?
Thanks for all the comments. This is a quickie blog as the sun is shining and the GCs await but I will have a bash at the answers.
Thanks to all those who commented on the BSR. I did find it worked well on water-soluble with straight stitch but satin stitch was a no-no. I shall press on but remain unconvinced at present. I think I could be in lust for that new Bernina. Stephen Bogod is writing us an article so perhaps he will tell us about it - that bobbin trick is a winner. Interesting about the BSR update, Marianne, and I will try to get more info.
Hi Heather in Qld. No probs with comments here.
Yes, Jacqueline I think Lynda & Carol will have a winner on their hands with the Textured Surfaces book.
Doreen I am dying for us to meet up for a Grey reunion. Aussie Jo - you are coming too. That's so cool. Like the sound of your itinerary. Hope we will be able to have a look around. Spent a fortune last week booking the Oz trip and buying a woodburning stove. That'll turn the weather next winter.
Will be in Sydney but only for some R&R with the lad.
ElizH - Print.Ability is very differnet to Inkaid. It is washable - more on this in the next blog. Get it from http://www.gallerytextiles.co.uk/.
Thanks for all good wishes for Clive - he is much better, thank goodness.
Back soon with full Print.Ability report.