|The 2 Continents exhibition during set up week|
|Ndop Cloth from Cameroon|
|Human Hair Jacket from Cameroon|
John has sent examples from Uganda, Tunisia, Cameroon, Ghana, Congo, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Benin.
Martin Conlan concentrates his collection on the Miao, Dai, Dong and Yao tribes from South West China.
He has also sent a mixture of modern clothing including shirts, aprons, trousers and jackets made with local styles and hemp cloth.
In a few days (give us a chance to get it sorted!), check the Beetroot Tree exhibitions page for more details.
|Art Supplies for Sale|
And ... over the weekend Stevie (who oversees our art materials at the Beetroot Tree) and I were at the Uttoxeter quilt show with an art supplies sales table. This the mad dying session in the previous post - and the scrim sold so well we need to do another pretty soon, before our next outings. Find out where we are selling art supplies here (click the 'Out and About' Tab).
Jennifer Collier has established a reputation for her waxed teabag creations, has just opened a new studio space (Unit 12)and spent a very busy weekend supervising her 'have a go' waxed teabag card making, which both Stevie and I managed to go and join in with.
|Annette in conversation|
|African Collar by Lillian Owen|
|Detail of collar|
I was also working hard on finishing the Thread Booklet for the Living Threads Group Exhibition. Which I did (just), and took to leave the team there setting up. I'll get you some images when that is all ready. It is usually a varied exhibition of traditional and modern, quilts, lace, wearable etc.
After all of that I was quite pleased to get a good walk out with the dogs, luckily they missed the hare streaking across the field behind them. The weather has been beautiful, warmer than Greece the last two days the weathermen say - long may it contine - there is plenty to do in the garden before the May Day Bank Holiday and the garden being on show for the annual 'Arts and Gardens Festival' around the village, so back to the weeds now ...