Thursday, 17 March 2011

Jersey Textile Showcase

I feel so fortunate to have been invited to take part in this amazing event! St Aubin.

Can you imagine the fun we had on this beautiful Island?
It was all organised by the lovely Pat and Elizabeth, founders of Art in the Frame and owners of the Harbour Gallery.
All the events (workshops, exhibitions, competitions, Gala Dinner etc.etc.) are based around the village of St. Aubin.
Folding Books workshop.

The workshop venues are all within a few minutes walk of each other, so no need for cars and always the possibility of meeting fellow stitchers en route to the next 'Jolly', or on the way back clutching evidence of new techniques learnt or artworks in progress.

We made Fairy Shoes . . . . . . . .

and learnt ways to transfer images onto fabric.
Other tutors offered fabulous painting techniques, Rag Rug making , all sorts of Hand Stitching, stumpwork, doll making, jewelry making and so much more!
Our Guest House was so pretty and we spent hours over the most delicious breakfast. Snacks were taken at the cafe in the Harbour Gallery, which became the 'hub' of our comings and goings.A lovely place to meet and talk with new friends.
The whole week was wrapped in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Those that know me won't be surprised to hear that I managed to find some lovely old churches to lurk around.
The Fisherman's Chapel at St Brelade was a real treat. The inside covered with some of the best wall paintings I have seen anywhere.
Outside, there is a pretty 'Sanctuary Path' which leads down to the beach.
I was delighted , when talking to the vicar to be told that churches don't have to be locked on Jersey. Isn't that wonderful!

Plemont Beach

We even had time to explore a little. . . . amongst other places we enjoyed visiting the biggest and best Charity Shop I've ever seen, at St. Ouen's village and a picnic on the beautiful beach at Plemont.
I laughed, ate and talked . . . . talked far too much , then like all good things it was soon over. . happy days!

Harbour View Guest House

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