Art Trail week in Winchcombe

28 05 2012

Art Trail week in Winchcombe

Arts Trail on this week at Charingworth Court from 11am to 5pm
until Sunday 3rd June.
Come and see the sculpture





Brockhampton quilters have been busy!

10 05 2012

We had a very successful sale on Saturday morning raising money for the air ambulance in memory of one of our members Nora who died last year.  It was great to see so many people supporting us. Below you can see of her work.

On Wednesday evening nearly 30 members enjoyed a brilliant talk by Bristol Quilter Jan Hassard.  Jan brought some of her many heritage quilts to show us and along the way we learnt about dating fabric, the difference between Durham and Welsh whole cloth quilts, what a triple wedding ring quilt looks like and quite a lot about heritage French quilts.  Jan is a mine of information and a great speaker so the evening was a real success.

Jan also brought some of her own quilts to show us.  She is a modern quilter who makes very geometric, bright quilts which I love.  We have asked her to run a workshop for us next year.

 





Where did April go?

6 05 2012

Under a blanket of rain!  In the end the showers joined together and it rained all month and the only things really growing in the garden are grass and weeds.  I know the rain is needed but it made April a depressing month.

On the upside of course it means more time for sewing if I’m not gardening and I’ve been busy making pears and pincushions, needlecases and bags for my sale at the end of May as part of Arts week in Winchcombe.  The weather has not been good for The Wool Festival but there has been yarn bombing and ‘the big knit’ and needlefelting, spinning and extreme knitting all going on at Winds of Change gallery in Winchcombe.  My wool pears have sold well (see the photos) and are travelling worldwide as we speak.  The needlecases are a mini log cabin pattern mixed with linen.  They use the tiniest scraps (not good for the stash) but rather beautiful.