Monday, 23 April 2012

Quilters Guild Regional day and an enchanted meadow.

 On Saturday I was at Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire, with the ladies of Region 7 of the Quilters Guild.

A full programme of events, delicious cakes and lunch, retail opportunities. Such an enjoyable day, thank you so much for inviting me

On Sunday Mike and I went to visit an ancient hay meadow at Cricklade in Wiltshire.                                                               The meadow is home to 80% of this country's Snakeshead Fritillary plants.
We had occasional glimpses of Spring sunshine and the meadow was transformed into an enchanted world.

I wanted to lie down in the grass . . . but it was damp and I would have squashed some of the precious and rare beauty growing there!
So instead, we went into the 'Fritillary Tearooms' and had a lovely, home cooked lunch. 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Denman College with Textile Beas

Last weekend I taught my 'Hidden Treasures' book class for a lovely group of ladies called the Textile Beas.
 Here they are, smiling and still alive after a hectic, fun filled and action packed weekend!

 We turned brown parcel paper and stretched canvases into  hard backed books.
We made miniature books to hide in the cover ressesses.
Papers were decorated and fabric was altered, to make the pages.
All sorts of techniques, including image transfer were used to tell our stories.
The grounds were stunning , full of bird song and quiet, peaceful places.
I hope the Beas enjoyed their weekend as much as I did.