Sunday, July 05, 2009
Its been a bit warm this last week, and I really thought I was going to melt .....but I am really pleased as I have managed to get all the work for the Barnstable Exhibition finished, and ready to go. Quite a feat in this heat.
The duck pond at Urchfont looked very inviting today................... but I had other exciting happenings to occupy me.
I took my finished work along to Urchfont today to hand over to a friend who will kindly be taking them to Barnstable for the hanging. A relief to be able to meet the deadlines, but non-the-less a strange feeling to see them being taken away.
There was another reason, however that a number of us were at Urchfont, it was the textile open day today. Some of the courses finish and it is an opportunity for the students to showcase their work and celebrate passing their courses. We like to go along to support them, and meet up with old friends and of course the home made cakes at Urchfont are to dye for.
Unfortunately , this year most of the students had decided they did not want the work to be photographed, but fortunately for me the group I helped to start way back in 2000 decided we could take photos. They are called Textile 21 and meet over 3 weekends a year at Urchfont. A lovely group of artists, and they showcased some of their work.. Great stuff, Well done Pat, and Jane.
A number of traders were in attendance as well.. and who can resist some molding paste and some wonderful wires and lametta in colours to saviour.
The drive back home through Avebury, showed that as usual it was very busy with visitors and the bikers were just starting to gather at the Red LIon.
This morning travelling through the village, the sheep were all around the stones, but later the visitors had them all to themselves again.
A great Day and good to catch up with friends. Another exciting day tomorrow at the Marlborough Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.
Richard Box is talking to us.