Sunday, April 20, 2014


Demonstrating my very limited knowledge of crochet.  I took some classes with Natalie Warner early this year and after months of struggle have finally managed to hold the yarn correctly and to complete a few basic granny squares and also some circles.  Hoping to make some good use of these skills by adding edges to knitwear or even making something useful!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16th Wednesday morning - Cromer Pier from the cliff top.  Its lovely here when the weather is like this though there's
still a nippy breeze

Had breakfast with Simon Horrocks the other day at the Hilly Cafe in Alexandra Park Rd.
Saturday April 5th I visited Excel and the 'Stitches' show, as a friend of mine Jennie Callomon was showing work including cloth dolls with her group.  Apart from this I didn't really find this a very stimulating show - nothing to compare with Knit and Stitch in October.  Heres some pictures of Jennie's dolls.

Saatchi Gallery and Selvedge Fair.  April 4th - Friday.

Visited the Selvedge Spring Fair on Friday morning at Chelsea Town Hall.  As I walked back up the Kings Road I passed the Saatchi Gallery so went in to see what was on.  There is an exhibiton of modern African Art with one gallery full of these monster spiders - very striking!!

The Selvedge Spring Fair was fun and some nice work by very talented designers.  I did see a few people who were at Country Living the week before.  Well worth a visit and a nice mixture of vintage, supplies and lovely designs.  Reasonable entrance as well.

Saatchi Gallery and V&A

I visited the V&A for the preview day of the 'History of Italian Fashion' Thursday April 4th with my friend Sarah Fogg.  We enjoyed the exhibition which spanned the last 60 years but decided we weren't that taken with Italian Design - its a bit 'bling' orientated for me but interesting to see the developement from post war.  The men's fashion is much more stylish than the ladies I feel.

Here's the lovely Sarah and the V&A Pool in the garden where we sat for Tea.  I love sitting out there.