Friday, 26 February 2010

Recycling

Today I've delivered the carrier bag dress to a new temporary home...

20 High St, Haddenham, Nr Ely

RECYCLING
The Craft of Turning Rubbish into Art
6th March - 4th April 2010

If you get a chance, do go and visit the exhibition. Haddenham Galleries are a lovely place to visit... not just an Art Gallery but also an ethnic gallery, a sculpture garden, a gift shop and a super little tea shop. And if that wasn't enough, Haddenham is also home to Spoilt Rotten Beads which is worth a visit in itself. And of course it is just a stone's throw away from the beautiful city of Ely. What more excuse do you need for a day out?

26 comments:

  1. We need a tea visit to view the dress in all its glory - could you fit one in perhaps?

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  2. Haddenham sounds like my kind of place, think I will have to fit a visit in some how.

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  3. It is a very well travelled dress - sounds a good place to visit and the beads look lovely to. Just need the time for the day out- must make time eh!!

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  4. At the moment I'm doing the opposite!
    (My Art is rubbish) Its good to see your dress getting out and about.

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  5. I would love to visit Haddenham and see your dress - if only it wasn't the other side of the country. Why are all the best things so far away?!

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  6. Oooh, that dress is sooo cool Gina! I do so wish I could visit it in person!

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  7. It's brilliant Gina.I love the idea of making art from rubbish.

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  8. I will make the effort to get down there. Sounds a lovely place.

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  9. I think I shall always remember this dress of yours Gina. I know I can't go to Sainsbury's without thinking of it! It's so beautiful. I hope the exhibition goes well. x

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  10. It is so gorgeous Gina. I visited an exhibition of rag rugs last weekend and there were a few bags and rugs made from recycled carrier bags, not a patch on your fab frock though.
    twiggy x

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  11. I had no idea the dress was made of carrier bags...you clever girl.
    Wish I could go and see it for real. x

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  12. Just a thimbleful...

    Hope the exhibition goes well, Gina, I'd love to get there if I can find the time!

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  13. I wish I could come for a tea visit with you and Val!!! The dress is still looking so special! Lucy x

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  14. Aha! so that's what it's made of! Brilliant! :O))))))))))))

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  15. What an amazing dress...you are so clever...how I would love to slip into that...a bin liner would be a better fit for my ample frame...

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  16. I really wish I could see your dress for real. I didn't realise it was made of carrier bags either! Has it started to disintegrate in any way. The bags we get now break down so fast these days ... good for the planet but no good for textiles at all! ;o)

    Carolyn

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  17. Wonderful. I love this kind of concept.

    I am doing an Battersea Affordable Art Fair tickets give-away, if you know anyone that might like to come, (including you!) do link them over!

    Amelia.x

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  18. congratulations Gina - a very fitting outing for your beautiful dress.

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  19. I love the dress! Have you ever worn it out?!

    Pomona x

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  20. I think I shall have to pay a visit to see this in the flesh!!

    I thought that you might like to know that I have given you a sunshine award for your fab blog.

    Read about it here... http://sarahlpayne.blogspot.com

    Sarah

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  21. Time to to consult the bus timetables to see if I can manage a day out. (I've a feeling I'd need to stay overnight in Haddenham, but nothing ventured...)

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  22. What a great use for recycling sacks. We seem to get them delivered to us all the time. I'll have to make myself a new frock out the next lot! x

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  23. so pleased your dress is being seen. Every time I go to my local Sainsburys I think of your dress!

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  24. Congratulations on this dress. And thanks for showing it on your blog. I'm so glad that it is going on exhibition.

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  25. I'm going to make it down on Saturday to see your dress, the rest of the exhibition, have a cup of tea and cake and of course visit the bead shop.

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