Yesterday I visited The Old Granada Studios at Manchester for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Interesting venue for the Fair...and I wondered just how many hundreds of programmes had been made there.
Headed over to see Julia Jowett and her fabulous work and found Julia talking to the Craft/Art Goddess Hannah Lamb A coincidence as I had booked on the Cyanotype workshop at Unit Twelve the next day.
Julia left, Hannah right.
So, just home from a fabulous day at the workshop .
Hannah was extremely generous with information about her technique and working method.
We all had great fun creating prints with all sorts of small objects from this very old photographic technique.
What a whirlwind I have been caught up in just of late, all good though.
First of all, the current husband and I visited the huge Braderie at Lille, France, the beginning of September. A giant boot fair really, with a mix of vile plastic tat and great vintage finds...but you have to look really hard for those. The fun is in the looking though.
Then, just enough time to sort my clothes out and off my girl and I flew to Menorca for a week.
I kind of expected it to be lovely and warm, but Menorca is having an unusal heat wave and the temp was 30 degrees with very high humidy. Swimming in the crystal clear, amazingly warm, aqua coloured sea was like being in heaven. I want to go back and soon!
Colours of Menorca.
Back home and I wanted to tell you how happy I am to have pieces of my work in
This is my main piece in the Exhibition. Based on the story of Thumbelina.
Set in a large vintage tin. Hand stitched. All vintage textiles.
and finally, I am now working like the wind towards 'The Chelsea Decorative Living Fair', Chelsea Town Hall, London - Thurs. 2nd October.... The Fair is co-organised by Caroline Zoob If you plan on visiting, there is a chance to win tickets over at Caroline's web site...click ↑
Well, I think that's me for now...thank you for stopping by. x