Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Two days of hectic fun

Yesterday one of the grandson's had an Ice Hockey match against Oxford. The whole family turned up at the ice rink to cheer the team, and were thrilled when grandson's team won
 8 -2.

One of the granddaughters had a day off school today, and so came and joined me in the studio. I have been having a wonderful time following an online sketchbook course with Dionne Swift. the studio was full of arty stuff that I had been using, and so we both worked together using whatever was on the table. I was working to 6 inch square paper and GD with A3. We had a wonderful time. After lunch we had more fun to look forward to, and  my daughter came to join us and we travelled to the venue of the Marlborough Branch of the Embroiderers Guild for a meeting. Quite unusual for 3 generations to attend a meeting together.

The speakers today were Kay and Michael Dennis who specialise in Stumpwork.

 A fascinating talk giving us details of their involvement and enthusiasm for Stumpwork and 3D embroidery.

I'm not sure I would have the patience for this work, but granddaughter was well impressed with the work, especially when she realised much of the early Jacobean work was created by girls of her age ...12 nearly 13.

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