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I mentioned a while ago that I had been offered some fleece (see previous post here) but I didn’t know what it was, well it turned up at the weekend – three jacobs fleeces. I’m thrilled to bits, even though it now means I’ll have to hold good on my self-promise to get out my spinning wheel. Two of the fleeces were a bit damp and one was quite wet so I have spread them out to dry in our barn. This is not a problem as I doubt I will have time to do anything with it before Christmas. I did however collect up the dagged ends that had been stuffed in with the fleeces. This I have washed and put to dry in my dayroom come weaving room. I hope to use it to practice with my drop spindle but if it is not good enough I can always use it for needle felting!

I haven’t had time yet to do any more to my Green Man weaving but I will take it with me while we are away during November and hope to get some done then, but as we will be visiting various relatives on our travels I’m not sure how much time I will have. having had to undo the first effort it is always difficult to get motivated again but I’m sure I’ll get in the mood soon.

This will be my last post until we return from our travels but meanwhile here are another two events that might be of interest to you, the first here in the UK and the second one for my friends on ‘the other side of the pond’:

Katie Russell Tapestry Weaving exhibition – Russian Arctic Convoys 26 November – 6th December, Dumfries and Galloway at Castle Douglas Art Gallery, Dumfries & Galloway. The exhibition is a collection of tapestry weavings on the Russian Arctic Convoys, inspired by accounts from veterans who travelled on these convoys. The gallery is open 10am – 4pm each day. You can see more on Katie’s web site: http://katierussellweave.com/

World of threads festivalWorld of Threads Festival in Ontario,Canada, 1st – 30th November:  Corridor Galleries, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario. http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/exhibitions_menu.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Events

As I have nothing to report at the moment I thought I would let you know of a few interesting exhibitions and events going on around the UK in the lead up to Christmas and which you might care to visit if they are in your area. Unlike the Colour Block exhibition I mentioned last time I promise you these are all still to come!

1st -30th November:  Scottish  Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition: Various venues  throughout Scotland, depicting the experiences of migrant Scotts over the centuries. Embroidered panels, not woven.    http://www.scottishdiasporatapestry.org

1st-2nd November: Made by Hand – The Contemporary Craft Fair: City Hall , Cardiff. The largest craft fair in Wales, with jewellery, pottery, furniture, textiles and glass.   http://www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk

2nd November: Artists and Makers Fair: Wendover Memorial Hall, Buckinghamshire.  http://www.sallyevansevents.co.uk/events.html

2nd November: Autumn Quilt Festival: Airspace Conservation Hall, Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Quilt and patchwork displays, suppliers and a variety of workshops and demonstrations.    http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

8th-9th November: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair: Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, Berkshire. Showcasing artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries.   http://www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk

21st-24th November: Knitting and Stitching Show: Harrrogate International Centre, Harrogate. A wide range of knitted works, textiles and supplies.   http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

22nd November: Candle-Making Workshop: Black Country Museum, Dudley. Explore three main candle making techniques, using two types of wax.   http://www.bclm.co.uk

22nd-23rd November: Designer Makers Christmas Market: The Witham, Barnard Castle, County Durham. Showcasing designers and craftspeople from around the region. Live demonstrations and free workshops.   http://www.designermakersmarket.co.uk

7th December: Free-Machine Embroidery: The Makery, Beau Nash House, 19 Union Passage, Bath, Avon. A three-hour class demonstrating required  to perfect free-machine embroidery on pieces of calico.   http://www.themakery.co.uk.

All the above are listed in the Nov/Dec issue of Landscape Magazine (http://www.landscapemagazine.co.uk) but I would also draw your attention to one more during December:

January-sail card
One of Claudia’s delightful card designs.

From 4th December to Christmas: Art on the Quay: Christmas Shopping at Art on the Quay, Waldringfield Boatyard, The Quay, IP12 4QZ. Open Thursday – Sunday  11.00am-3.00pm. Maritime art by Claudia Myatt, plus books, prints, cards, calendars and nautical themed gifts.   http://www.claudiamyatt.co.uk