Sunday, 8 September 2013

the week

has been spent mostly dyeing up threads and generally stocking up my Emporium for the Canford Needlework Festival on Sunday 22nd September.    Do come and say hello!

noticing the changing of the seasons

and a great day out at the Dorset Agricultural Show

just love the rust coloured Suffolk sheep
and the magnificent clouds that floated happily above

Sunday, 1 September 2013


The last day of August, clear blue skies and hot.    
The third day of the Bournemouth Airshow.

Record number of people.   404,00 apparently, although I have no idea
  how this could be calculated.   The beaches and cliff tops were crowded,
there was the flotilla of little and big boats in the bay.

the Red Arrows amazed     they left a heart in the sky

I escaped for an hour to Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, 
a mere five  minutes away 

and then stepped inside to see the Exhibition 50/50
a joint exhibition by Matthew Harris and his partner
Cleo Mussi, a mosaic artist.   The work is inspired
by their recent trip to Japan

I focused on the textiles which were wonderful

linen cloth dyed and painted

detail of waxed torn papers - mixed media on stitched papers

The exhibition runs until 14 September.  If you are near the 
area, it's well worth a visit.

the Grotto was a nice place rest before joining the crowds,
the heat and the incredible flying machines.

If you are reading this Babs, I'm up for another visit!   Didn't have 
time to really look at the extraordinary ceramics.