Friday, 26 October 2012

Down To Margate....

Last week me and The Other Half visited Margate. One of my favourite artists Alex Katz has an exhibition of work showing there at the Turner Contemporary up until January 2013.

It's a great show and well worth going out of your way for. The show incorporates a collection of Alex Katz's paintings from the 1950's to the present day. Within the show are a collection of films, one of them 20 minutes long and is of Alex painting on quite a large scale, this is accompanied by a soundtrack by his friend Meredith Monk. We sat mesmerised watching the maestro at work, he made it look so fluid, so simple, it was beautiful to see!

We also walked around the old town where we found a nice vintage clothing shop called 'Madam Popoff Vintage', I bought the above fabric - a pair of curtains from the 1970's. I think I might run up a few dachshund draft excluders from it....

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Rewind Wool

I knitted up this jumper using 'vintage' wool. Judging by the colour and the Woolworth's Winfield logo of yore, I guess this yarn dates back to the 1970's........?

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Manchester News

A while back we went up to Manchester (the other half taking part in a group show - see here). As always I looked out for haberdashery/wool shops and he looked out for vinyl record shops, which we found, incredibly on the same street only a few doors apart from each other!

 My find is on two exciting levels, the place is crammed with all types of fabrics, buttons, trimmings, patterns wool you name it.

In one section the fabric was sold by the kilo as you can see above in a rainbow of colours...

  and in my favourites denim and.....

and corduroy..... a seamstresses delight!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Daddy Long Legs

Here's another photo for The Rouges Gallery. Meet Daddy Long Legs, the new feline addition to my friend Bev's family.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Emily Found A Thing

If you live in the East Midlands why not pop around to Rachel and Jim Grevatte's 'Emily Found A Thing' a new gallery showcasing ......'hand made one-off treasures for the home. Find an inspiring mix of unique and playful pieces designed and crafted from repurposed materials by the most ingenious British makers and creative recyclers.'

Thursday 4th October - celebratory opening between 6-9pm.


Wymondham Windmill
Butt Lane
LE14 2BU

You might spot some of my creations!