I was delighted to receive an award from SIT Select for 'taking part in the Trail and providing an insight into the creative world of the designer makers in Stroud and surrounding areas.' Here is a view of my 'posh shed'.
Annie Hutchinson and I are hoping for more visitors again this weekend, 16th and 17th May.
Visitors seemed happy to walk along the lane which is looking lovely with its border of cow parsley. Annie Hutchinson's wonderful animals sit well in the dining room, especially on the piano and I am showing more of my work on the stairs and landings.
Theo the Bedlington met Watson the whippet too and had a good romp in the garden.
I do hope the weather is fine for this weekend. My Banksia rose has taken a bit of a battering in the wind this week but is still hanging in there. I've never seen it in such bloom.
This is my latest hanging of wild arum, arum maculatum, using organzas and polyesters on a velvet background. They have interesting names- starch root, cows and bulls, snake head, jack-in- the - pulpit, lords and ladies.
I've hung it in my shed ready for the Trail that starts on Saturday 9th May.
The bumpy lane has had some bags of road stone, the driveway a sweep and my gorgeous Banksia rose is approaching full bloom. I do hope the weather improves, it's really cold and windy at the moment.
This afternoon I gave a talk to Worcester Embroiderers. They are a large, very friendly group with 80 members with a waiting list to join, which is wonderful.
Annie Hutchinson is coming tomorrow to put her work up. I can't wait to see it.
Newark Park was busy on Bank Holiday Monday. The views from the house across towards the Severn are stunning and there is a lovely walk through the woods with banks of wild garlic. We've got our own crop at home and it makes a tasty pesto.
The wallpaper exhibition in the top floor of the house is small but fascinating. The hand embroidered wallpaper on silk was extraordinary and I also liked the digitally embroidered designs.
For Blogs pre March 2012 click the link below: