Remember this bundle of green? Posted in June, the result of a workshop, ready to be washed and ironed. All done, and put away before we escaped to Greece for a few days of sun.
Yesterday was spent transforming the fabric into bunting - 16 metres in all. I tried to take a photo outside. It's blowing a gale and threatening rain - so not a good idea!
My year seems to fall into a natural pattern, rather like school terms! Early Autumn - workshops, dyeing velvet scarves. Trip to India. Winter - research and development, doesn't that sound grand! This year I escaped the cold dark days in January with another trip to India. Might have to consider this option again. I felt quite energized on my return. Spring/Summer - workshops, indigo dyeing, stitching in the sun, and eventually catching up with my least favorite occupation, paperwork.
That's the usual pattern, although this year I seem to be taking more workshops in the late Autumn - and research starts early for an Exhibition in January 2009.
Tickets booked for India. Off mid October to Delhi and then new destinations - Varanasi, Kanha National Park - we're hoping to see more tigers, Orcha, and back to Delhi. The maps and guide books at the ready for planning the trip. As usual, it will be a combination of plane, train and automobile - perhaps elephant too!