Sunday, 1 May 2011

It's All Going On

Just a quick round-up, as I feel like I've hardly had time to stop for a cup of tea, let alone write a blog. I've been busy trying to get everything together for my exhibition in Falmouth, but, as ever, I'm a slow and distracted worker, and I've still managed to leave an awful lot to the last minute.

The distractions have been fun, though. My good friend Katy had her birthday last week (the sewn teacup above, is the card I made her). She decided to postpone her celebrations until Friday, and have a get-together watching the Royal Wedding with tea, cake, triangular sandwiches, and even a glass of champagne. As we didn't all get together until after 11am, she recorded it and we were able to fast forward through great chunks of the coverage - even through bits of the ceremony itself. You may think that shows a lack of proper respect, but to be honest, I was mainly interested in the hats, and ticking off the words and phrases on my Royal Wedding Bingo card (an inspired idea from Boden).
Then yesterday I was selling at the Vintage Bazaar in Frome. Lots of wonderful stalls of vintage fabulousness as usual, and lots of lovely people too, both customers and stallholders. Well done to Lizzie for her great organisation.

Finally, I thought I'd share one of my new pieces of work with you - 'The Tablecloth of Good and Evil'. It's filet crochet, and I've been working on it on and off since Christmas. I was pleased to get it finished in time for the exhibition. I took these photos before I blocked it, but my blocking skills are not great as I'm discovering, as I try to attach it to a square backing cloth!
I'm not entirely sure where the inspiration came from, but I like the idea of including words in textiles.
So...which side of the table do you sit at?

5 comments:

Kylie said...

I think your tablecloths are wonderful, fabulous and just too cool for school!
Can you tell how much I like them?

Goodluck with your exhibition.

p.s. I would of course sit at the good table (too boring!)

Menopausal musing said...

I cannot tell you how wonderful I think this cloth is Elaine! I would have to sit at the corner because I fall into both categories.... ;O) Love the skulls - got a "Day Of The Dead" vibe...

Jane Housham said...

Fantastic tablecloth -- I can't begin to imagine how much work there must be in it. I'd have to dance on the tabletop and be a little bit of everything. Good luck with your final run-up to the show.

TK said...

I think I'd be hiding under the table.

ruby said...

wowwee that is so fantastic, I love tableclothes and think your modern twist is genius, love it x