On Thursday I spent the day at Hampton Court, stewarding the RSN Certificate & Diploma exhibition.
Unfortunately photography was not allowed in the exhibition, but I took some of the beautiful gardens..
I had a lovely day meeting some great people and showing off some amazing work.
Spending pretty much a whole day in the room with all that embroidery was amazing. It gave me a real opportunity to see the detail in the work. To spot the tiny amount of silver thread in the blackwork badger, and the tiny ball on a stumpwork golfer that was actually needle lace.
I took my William Morris piece with me so I had something to be working on when it was a bit slow ( I didn’t get very much done!). I got some lovely compliments on it and hopefully will be able to share the finished piece soon!!
This was followed by a party on Friday night. A while ago I contributed to a kickstarter project that my husband spotted. The lovely girls of By hand London were looking for funds to set up a print studio for printing your own design on fabric.
Friday night was a thank you to all the people who had supported the project. We descended on a quiet Street in Peckham, the locals kept looking out of their windows and the police kept driving by to see what was going on. Most of the women there were clothing sewers so there was a great array of colourful dresses on display. I was wearing a shop bought skirt which I was asked for the pattern for several times 🙂
it has totally inspired me to have a go at making clothes for myself. I spotted this circle skirt this morning.. Just need to look for some fabric. All of mine is 100% cotton quilting fabric.. Just don’t tell my husband!