Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Days like these…

and how do I wish there were more like them.

Bickleigh Castle

Today did not start off promisingly – first day back for many after the extensive Bank Holidays and struggling to get admin done, successfully eventually.

So feeling slightly more boyant I went into the afternoon in a spinning mode…….

Yesterday we visited the North Somerset Show.  Despite its blurb – it was not the show it had been the previous year.  We paid for Membership to ensure forward parking due to mobility issues, and were refused both forward parking and access to the disability parking.  Oh dear…

The Membership Tent though was a treat, with an excellent buffet served up by Paul Cook Catering – and the highlight of the day was the Coronation Chicken now discovered by young pallets ! and meeting of good friends. 

Off we toddled at a slow pace to the textile craft tent.  Oh dear – three spinners in a line – not inclined to share or demonstrate their current projects and very protective and defensive when asked.  But the lady weaving did a sterling job of involving the public.  

These were overshadowed by some strangely garbed people – one who looked like a gnome who were tablet weaving.  Not sure how they fitted into the occasion and the Hawk Trust – that was all there was in the whole tent.  No felting, weaving of any significance – and more importantly nothing whatsoever to involve or engage youngsters, who were hot to trot from the mobile sheep shearing show. 

When I upload the camera I will share some lovely photos with you – excellent performance, educational and entertaining. 

We then ambled back down the exhibits, very confused by the programme – nothing seemed to match up and there were a number of stalls pegged out, but no-one in attendance. 

So eventually – we just gave up – and made our way back to the car… I think we will try Uffculme next year. 

So back to my spinning this afternoon – wondering how to convey the love of the craft in a more effective format…

I am spinning a medley of madder – all the differing shades which were achieved in differing ways from 50g of madder root.  Photos to follow…

Then the rest of the afternoon sorting out the descriptions of DyeVerse. 

I think I am starting to understand who I am, and what I am trying to achieve, by comparing myself with what I am not, and what doesn’t work….

Work in progress me thinks…

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