In the UK Bank Holidays have a reputation for having rubbish weather, which suits the British as we love to moan about the weather. This weekend has been a typical mixed bag. Friday was very nice and I managed to split a Japanese Anemone, and replant the parts. So I was pleased when it rained heavily yesterday as it saved me watering them in.
The weather also gave me the opportunity to spend the day tidying my sewing room. I have managed to tidy the cupboard. It's all labelled, and hopefully, it makes a bit more sense. I must say it was very satisfying. So no excuses now ....
I went to the British Quilt and Stitch Village at Uttoxeter Racecourse last weekend. It's a relatively low key event, well anything is compared to Festival of Quilts. There's a good mix of quilting, embroidery and traders. So, here are a few photos from the event:
I loved the Modern Quilts that were part of the competition. It was interesting to see how traditional techniques are being used in such a different way.
And this is a rather poor photo of a prize wining quilting by someone I know.
I also attended a design class with Jan Baker, who is a member of the Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild.
She was very patient with us all and I found it very useful to be reminded of the design process. It's certainly something I'll look at again.
Here are a few photos:
So here is Jan, in full flow, providing direction and sharing her fabulous sketchbooks.
Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday weekend.