Friday, 25 October 2013

Mad but good

Another mad week!

First up, I survived the bike ride - even though I was the only one with flat bars, and didn't have little wet weather booties unlike some people.  Five women, two blokes - and it was the men who had the "mechanicals" with one puncture, and one £10,000 bike that wouldn't shift gears and then jammed completely....yup, you read that right: £10,000...and no, that wasn't his bike!!

Home in time for a coffee and some banana & walnut cake, and a spot of paper-painting ready for yet more samples:


and some playing with granite stitch


('tis a bit blurry, sorry....)

Then this week in the evening classes we finished our first piece, playing with all the automatic patterns on our machines:


and started to get to grips with free machining:



and using our workbooks:



and on Thursday we were printing and stitching our leaves (still!)


Today I met Alison aka Fibre Frenzi at the local Spinners Weavers Dyers exhibition.  Couldn't miss her stand, it was so colourful:



and I treated myself to some wild and woolly gloves, to wear when typing blog posts in the cold winter evenings...


Time for a holiday, hello half-term!

6 comments:

  1. How lovely! You met Fibre Frenzy!!! I think that is so lovely and think I need a pair of those gloves!!

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  2. So glad you survived the bike ride! The leaf work all looks great.

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  3. Greta that you survived the bike ride. Expensive is obviously not necessarily the best :)

    Love the gloves and your students' work. Enjoy half term.

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  4. Thanks so much for lovely pics and comments . Love reading your blog x

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  5. Glad the bike ride was a success. I'll get back to you on the dates this week... Half Term is catch up week for me!

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  6. It all looks very interesting! (And now I need to look up granite stitch :-)
    Impressed with the cycling....and envious of the gloves. I want some!!!!!

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