Hilary Beattie, Jan Hassard and I have an exhibition at the Bramble Patch in Weedon Northamptonshire for the whole of August. Anne, the owner, has promised to send images so we can give them an airing on the old blogs. Hilary and I delivered our work on Monday, and then had a day out at Packwood House in Warwickshire, which we were lucky enough to be able to stroll around between thunderstorms. The light was fantastic and Hilary took several hundred photographs of the fabulous gardens. I am fortunate to live relatively close to Packwood, and visit it frequently, so I was pleased it was on good form for Hils. She took great delight in my hat, which is a sturdy if ridiculous thing, and took these photos of me, in it. I’ve posted them so you can join in the fun; better than sun stroke though, believe me. She wouldn’t let me photograph her, I did want to, so she could share this post; I’ll catch her unawares at some point…
I’ve started to gather together stuff for the Festival of Quilts stand. I seem to have started early as there appears to be more to do this year, and when I tick off one job another 10 appear. Still, I’m ploughing on, printing a lot of labels/signs/notices on the computer; you can tell I was once a civil servant, I love the paperwork [not]. Since I took this picture quite a few more boxes have appeared, the room is filling up, I need a lorry. This is just the start, but the chair and duck won’t be coming.
I’ve finished, well as good as, two more pieces for my Found series of work, which I will be showing on my stand at the Festival of Quilts. The two pieces are actually enlarged prints on Khadi paper of two pages I laid out for a book. I liked the pages, and I may still use them for the book, but had the idea of integrating them into the series, as these pages show all the inspiration for the pieces. I added print, some collage and fabric, and machine stitch on a larger background, and all they need now are some gem stone chip beads sewn on.
I have decided, as I use so much Khadi paper, to sell some from my stand this year; I will be demonstrating too, working on an artist’s book, so please say hello if you are passing. My stand is the inelegantly named Demo. H.