this is the starting point for a toy based print - I'll show the finished print when I remember to scan it
It was good to catch up with fellow stall holders as well as talking to textile-inspired visitors. I didn't succumb to the scrumptious looking cakes with my cups of tea but did pass round a giant bag of Malteasers to help keep up the communal strength in the afternoon.
On Sunday we had a Woolgathering in the village hall. Ten of us stitching and knitting away, sharing books and magazines and stories - it's always a good day with these talented folks!
After that I had a slightly manic week but it's Friday evening and peace reigns again.
I've recently discovered Mangle Prints blog. Angela makes lovely lino cuts and uses an old mangle as her press. Her work is very covetable and she helpfully has a Folksy shop... and it's my birthday soon. Hmmmm
I managed to nip into the Textile Towerhouse today in Hawick to see the little artworks that Heriot Watt textile students have for sale. And I learned about the Chair Challenge... I've reserved an old school chair to transform into a piece of textile art - the chairs will all be exhibited at the Towerhouse in a growing display. The first one's already on show so if you fancy participating don't wait too long - ask in the shop. Talking of which, there is some delicious work on sale there - Linda Keith's awesome Eildon Felt pieces and Julia Cunningham's great bags are all well displayed.
Check me out at Pinterest if you are so inclined...it's where I found this...