First the trip - we went off for the day to beautiful Bath, and after a leisurely coffee went to the Bath Museum of Fashion. It was fascinating to see the clothes through the ages, and read how they evolved. Really, the clothes in my lifetime have been very boring in comparison - I was born to wear a bonnet
Then we took the shuttle up to the American Museum and after a delicious lunch looking out on this glorious view
we looked around their exhibition of Flapper dresses. Again, they were stunning, but not so great a dressing up experience. I did, however, buy a beautiful Christmas tapestry that I plan to finish by NEXT Christmas.
Last Saturday we went to the Knitting and Stitching show at the Ally Pally. I didn't buy much, just a few bits and pieces (including silk cocoons) for my sister's birthday - oh yes, and yarn and a pattern for my next crocheted blanket - Mystical Lanterns from Janie Crow. I do love the Ally Pally though, and think I enjoy the drive up through Muswell Hill and then looking at the stunning view across London from outside as much as actually going round the exhibition.
Meanwhile the bulging workshops - so many happy crafters and so much going on. At the Lynne Johnson workshop Denise showed us her beautiful quilt
And then this is what was happening last Tuesday:
and I've finally started quilting my Medallion
So all very busy.
With the much anticipated knitting workshop coming up in two weeks' time, a group of us visited Purlescence on Saturday to buy skeins of yarn especially
which Ros then showed us how to make into more user-friendly balls