Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Art in Action

Typical isn't it... the busier life gets the more there is to write about, the more ideas I have for blog posts and the less time I have to do it. The weekend was spent away at Missenden Abbey with my year 2 City & Guilds students, Monday I was in London for a lovely day with two fellow bloggers, one of whom I met for the first time, today I was teaching again... all things I could tell you about... and I will, but not right now. Because I'm busy packing for a trip up north...
 
 
I'm going to Harrogate where I will be an "Artist in Action" at the Knitting and Stitching show. It's the first time I've done anything like that... and my first time ever visiting Harrogate.

 
I'll be digging out my Frida sketchbooks...

 
And hope to demonstrate some machine embroidery... as well as finish off some work.

 
Some of this work has been sitting around the studio for far too long so it will be good to make some progress.

 
I'll be there all day Thursday and Friday morning so please come and say hello

 
And maybe next week I'll catch up with my blog writing, blog reading... and possibly even some sleep before I head off for another weekend at Missenden.

17 comments:

  1. try and visit Betty's tea room while you are in harrogate. If you haven't got time for tea just buy some fat rascals from the bakery counter -lovely

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  2. I hope that you have a wonderful time in Harrogate! I am sure that everyone will love to see your work, the embroidery of Frida Kahlo is amazing!! xx

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  3. Enjoy! I'm sure you will love Harrogate

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  4. Hope all goes well in Harrogate and you enjoy it too.
    xx

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  5. Good luck with your very busy week - have a great time. As my father would say to me: 'One of these days you'll meet yourself coming back, my girl'!

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  6. Wonderful, have a fantastic time Gina!!
    V x

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  7. Have a great time Gina -- I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

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  8. my life's going the same way Gina only mine's work not crafting! lol how exciting to be demoing at Art in Action. Love the Frida sketches and embroidery, absolutely beautiful and such cheerful bright colours

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  9. I hope that it all goes well. Having had a crazy week I've decided not to travel up this year.

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  10. Love those flowers!! Enjoy your trip north, you do sound quite busy :) Wendy x

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  11. I love Harrogate, I hope you get to see some of it. Have a good time at the show too.

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  12. Wish I was coming too - Harrogate is lovely (they have some great charity shops) and I love Betty's tea shop - it's like a step back in time. Have a lovely few days xx

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  13. You hit the nail on the head. When we have things to blog about there is no time and vice versa... We will just wait here till you get back. Have fun!

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  14. I hope you're enjoying Harrogate and are not too exhausted. I couldn't summon up the energy to come this year but now I'm beginning to regret that. There'll be a strong contingent there from Grantham though :-)

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  15. I'd planned to visit the show tomorrow but I'm not so sure if I'll get there now. If I do manage it I'll be sure to pop by and say hello. Meanwhile here's hoping you've had a great day there today :)

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  16. Gina, hoping that Harrowgate shows you a wonderful time. Yes, Betty's is definitely worth a visit. I also recall a special garden area dedicated to veterans.

    (I did get to the Knitwear show myself, and found it very interesting. The handknits appealed to me more than the Chanels et al., but I liked the intimacy of the set up.

    I brought one of my own vintage Patricia Roberts knitted jumpers along with me on my holiday, and was amused to see a PR style in the exhibt...believe me, Gina, my vintage PR styles are also filled with lots of stitchery...wonder now how I could read those charts.

    Promise you an email soon. xo

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  17. You will love Harrogate it is a gorgeous place full of lovely shops and of course lovely people. Have fun
    Twiggy x

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