Friday, 29 July 2011
Gosh, what a time lapse!
The Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, of which I'm a member had a display and members were demonstrating at a new fibre event, Fibre East at Thurleigh, north of Bedford.
I spent some days creating a display of members' work. First of all rehersing in our dining room and after labelling each item, packing section by section to make reconstruction as easy as possible at the event. Even I was surprised just how long this process took. The time spent was worthwhile, we had a great deal of interest, not only in our display, quiz and fibre feely samples but in joining the guild or coming to workshops. Our jovial demenor and helpfulness was commented on many times.
I'm lucky in that the display can be re-used, at least in part, for our next two events, Wrest Park, Silsoe, August bank holiday weekend and our exhibition at Priory House Heritage Centre in Dunstable, Sept. 5th to 10th.
Next week, I go to the Association Summer school in Edinburgh, spinning exotic fibres and that should be an interesting and relaxing week, followed by a few days holiday in my home county, Northumberland.