I've just returned from another brilliant workshop at Hope And Elvis.
Today we were treated to a day with Viv,the wonderfully talented designer- maker of Hens Teeth fame.
Firstly we swooned over her beautiful wares...
And then got down to work...
Sujata is working very hard (honestly, there's no time for tea and Tunnocks or anything! Ha!)
Go Nicola! Go! (Nicola had no time for gossip and giggles either!)
Look at Mandy's needle flying!
Jenny, action shot!
Leah, a picture of calm and tranquility...
Everyone's work look so gorgeous in their pastel, blankety goodness.
My partners in crime, Sam and Debs, made some lovely stitched pictures, Louise was so generous and let us use pieces from her treasured quilts. The fabric was so soft, I carried a little piece around with me for most of the day, it was my noo- noo!
Look at Sam's little textile landscape...sigh.
And here is Debs' beautiful collage.
And quelle surprise, a scribbly hare popped up on mine!
I found the biggest pair of scissors in the world, as modelled by Sam!
And I also found the most beautiful scrap of blanket ever!
Miss Debs made the most beautiful, delicate needle case.
Look at the table set for dinner!
And just look at the spread!
Viv's beautiful tangled basket of threads.
Ooo the shop! The shop!
I always visit the shop before I can start anything.
Whenever I go to a gallery or museum I always have to visit the shop first, is that naughty?
Am I shallow?
Louise, I hope you don't mind me photographing your loo but I think it's fab!
Look, look a genu- iiiiiiine Mr Finch!
Viv and Louise.
Thank you both for a glorious day, and for your generosity in both materials and skills...and laughs!
I so love the garden here.
I treated myself to a beautiful Hens Teeth pin cushion:
And Viv very kindly gave us all a card and key ring as a memento of our day with her.