Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Time to catch up

This year I wanted to be a 'different' one, and it has been.    Letting go of certain deadlines to free me up a little, almost worked, but not quite.   Suffice to say it has been a busy summer.  Lots of workshops, meeting new friends, and taking time out to play with Ben on the beach.

Gardening, minus the tree, such a treat.   Tomatoes, salads, runner beans and herbs this year.  Next year we should have proper veg garden, yum.

The Blog has been a little neglected of late, probably better that than me just rambling!

Last Saturday I was invited as a 'trader' to a certain textile related AGM.   I loaded up my baskets and boxes with goodies from India, indigo and procion dyed fabrics and threads.

A bit of a biggy for me, usually the Emporium only appears when I take workshops.

Dyed felt squares

The speaker's car broke down, and I was persuaded to give a talk on travels in India.
Unaccustomed as I am (!)    In fact it was great not to have the prop of computer and projector.  I did have two lovely pieces on my table, it was just a matter of deconstructing the display.

details from a Rabari quilt

detail from Rabari dowery bag

It seems to be that September/October heralds the end of my year.  Summer workshops finished. There is a little nip in the air, and frost is forecast for tonight - surely not.   

Time to think of flying in an easterly direction.

It's too cold for an indigo vat.   Poles, buckets, clamps etc all tidied away.
Paperwork caught up with, included the dreaded Tax Return form.     Tickets bought,
visas' awaited.   Then we're off at the beginning of November for three whole weeks.

Thanks to all who visited the Indigo Shop.   On my return I intend to set up a web site.   
 I will have a little more time.   I do have a little stock of indigo dyed fabric.  

There will be coloured fabric and yarn, and perhaps a little corner for choice pieces from the Emporium.   Must write up my shopping list.


MulticoloredPieces said...

Wow, those Indian pieces are stunning! Also liked your Kantha elephant--sooooo cool!
best from Tunisia,

leilani said...

Now, I absolutely love living in my little corner of California but I would have given my eye teeth to have been at your AGM "sale". (What is AGM?) Probably would have cleaned out your table.

Were you able to do the piece I requested before the indigo pots got put away for the season? I hope so, but if not, I know you've been terribly busy and there is always next year.

Wishing you a fantastically beautiful and exciting trip!

Tiggy Rawling said...

Thank you both for your comments.

Nadia, your blog is so interesting. The old family textiles wonderful. Hope all is well in Tunisia.

Leilani, AGM - Annual General Meeting. Your indigo piece will have to wait until next season. Autumn cold winds and wet weather arrived too soon!

Radka said...

Well done for stepping in at AGM!
How interesting for both sides :)