Last weekend I attended the Urchfont Manor College open day - I had a couple of my costumes and my texture books on display as part of the two groups I belong to - Textile 21 and MEG. It was an interesting day - there were some fantastic pieces and I came away with some great ideas.
There were a couple of ladies finishing the Historical Heirlooms course this year who live local to the area who asked if we could start up a local group. There are ideas in the planning stage - so if you live close to Devizes, Chippenham or somewhere in between and would be interested in getting together once a month to stitch, chat and share our textile creative ideas please email me - I will let you know when things have been formalised.
A couple of items on display in the Historical Heirlooms exhibition caught my eye --- see below. This tassel was just awesome and look at the rust here.... On a different subject - Look at the Pizza I have just made for myself - it is vegetarian and I used Courgettes (Zucchini) I have grown myself. I am glad that I am 90% vegetarian because of Human kinds insensitivity to animals..... Why - you ask ? Well yesterday I walked into town and discovered that Devizes is holding its annual Food Festival. In the market place there were lots of stands offering cheese, fudge and other delights. There was a farmer displaying --- chicks being born in an incubator - I stood and watched for ages as the tiny might pushed its way out of the shell. Sorry the pic is not too good but you can just see the three chicks and the remaining eggs. What I thought was incredibly insensitive was this - in a van two beautiful piggies - hid in the corner and squealed and in a pen stood this most beautiful cow - lowing (mooing) sadly Sadly ? Yes because they were standing right next to this...... a tent with a local butcher - cooking bacon and (at the back of the photo) demonstrating how his staff cut beef joints!!!! Those poor animals - some would say they know no better but I think they knew what was going on! How Cruel!!!