I finally made it home after a repeat wet journey of the Wednesday going up. I couldn't believe how much water was laying on the fields as i drove home from Alston Hall.
On Thursday I had a fab time teachinggold work. All ladies went home thrilled with what they had achieved, even ifit was only a piece the size of a postage stamp. Goldwork can’t be rushed andis terribly time consuming so even a small project can take weeks or even months.
Finished teaching at 4pm and clambered to my bed room where Icollapsed on the bed and did something I never do. I had a before dinner nap.
|It doesn't look much when you have spent all day working at it does it.|
|I'm not leaving until I have finished this bit|
On Friday after a lovely cookedbreakfast I taught stump work. We were making an Elizabethan sweet bag and asyou can imagine there wasn't much of that to show for a hard days sewingeither.
I had a couple of hours to myself at the end of the day and as thesun was shining I decided to get some fresh air and took the time to take somemore pics of the lovely building I was teaching in.
|The chapel. Not in use now but very pretty|
|Taken from the Crochet lawn|
We had all met up for the first time at dinner that evening andthen went to work afterwards. We only did an hour of me explaining andinspiring so that we could get going straight away after breakfast onSaturday. Everyone was generally worn out on the Friday eveningas they have had to travel, but you always get one or two who want to burn themidnight oil so I signed off at 9.30pm and headed for the bar for a nice glassof chilled wine followed by an early night to bed.
Saturday we got going while making friends and stitching. Demonstrations happenedthroughout the day and I got the job of trying to extract informationfrom each student to help them achieve a stunning piece of work across theweekend, which they all did. I could have brought every piece home with me butthey wouldn’t letthem go and tucked them away quickly so that I couldn’t pinch any
My ladies were all lovely and we all got on a treat. Ihope I bump into them again in the future.
They produced some great work all of which I could of run awaywith. Have a look and see!!!!
|Paula's piece based on photos from a derelict church|
|I love the bronze through to blue and green appearing in this architechtural sample|
|A lovely sample of layered organza, stitched with straight lines and cut out with the soldering iron|
Based on Andy Goldworthy's stone photos
|Ghost tree based on Andy Goldworthy's photos|
|Soldering out the material to be removed from the background and sealing the edges|