In my defence Ann gave me the organza and I'm sharing the sari ribbon with her. You might be able to see we got some hand felting needles which I plan to have a play with tomorrow. The beautiful little piece of lace was from the Unique Scrapstore at Newark - they are great for cheap materials for mixed media art and have an online store.The show itself was better than I expected. This is the first time it's been held in the Midlands. There were just under 100 stands and, although quite a lot were for cardmaking there were enough fibre and mixed media type stands to keep Ann and I busy for 3 hours or so. I was very tempted by the new Sherrill Kahn book on the Sew Good Books stand but succumbed to Maggie Grey's "Paper, Metal & Stitch". (Don't tell DH!) I shall have to save my pennies again for the Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate. If you live in the Midlands the show continues till Sunday.
Tomorrow (and Sunday) sees DH at a local church at an Arts and Crafts Festival selling his photo cards so I am going along for moral support and hope to have a go at Brass Rubbing. Who knows? I may be able to incorporate it into some ATCs sometime. If I get the chance I shall sit and do a bit of stitching too. Some time ago I did a pen and wash drawing of Barrowby Church where the Festival is being held tomorrow:
I exercised a little artistic licence so that I could include the lychgate and the view through it.
The church has the most beautiful stained glass window: