What a week!

Well I have truly hit the ground running in the past week, including two trips to London and my graduation in Winchester Cathedral.

Firstly I went to Ally Pally to support all my ex friends and collegues from Eastleigh College. What a representation: Helen Sill, Caroline Bell, Nicky Barfoot, Conseulo Simpson and Alison Hulme all whom were exhibiting. Great to catch up and see how they are all progressing.

Caroline Bell's eco printing stand

Caroline Bell’s eco printing stand

The amazing Helen Sill and her machine stitched women

The amazing Helen Sill and her machine stitched women

Then two days days later I was invited to Tate Britain to look at their archives  and discuss the future development of the Demarco Archives with Adrian Glew, senior archivist at tate Archives, and the Demarco European Art Foundation. How I got to involved in their meeting is a long story but so glad I went. What an insight.

Richard Demarco

Richard Demarco

Archives of Tate Britain

Archives of Tate Britain

Tuesday saw  ‘us girls’ from The Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles have our graduation Ceremony, in Winchester Cathedral of all places. Just a small quiet ceremony (not!) with hundreds of other excited students – well it was quite emotional as I hadn’t done this for thirty years! Julian Fellowes (writer of Downton Abbey) should have been there to add to the excitement, but missed his slot so got his honoury degree in the afternoon (very disappointed needless to say).

 

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I have also moved my felt making into a new studio (thank you Wendy) just a stone’s throw from my house. So I now have space and can get down to working on my Kombucha and the growing of my new fabric. Watch this space…I’m rested and rearing to go!!

Kombucha shoes

Kombucha shoes

Gowing fabric

Gowing fabric

 

 

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