At last we've had some sunshine and a bit of warmth! Yesterday I was having a wander in our back garden and thought I would share with you the glory that is our Clematis Montana this year.
This plant is a bit of a thug but I have to forgive it when it gives this lovely display in the Spring.
I shall have to have a play in Photoshop.
Isn't it nice, too, to live near a blogging friend? Wendy and I spent a very enjoyable few hours together today visiting The Hub to see its present exhibitions. We first viewed 'Visual Thinking' staged by the Textile Study Group in collaboration with The Hub. I can't bring you any photographs unfortunately as I forgot to obtain permission. This exhibition was interesting and thought provoking but the exhibition we enjoyed most was 'Undercover' which traces the evolution of underwear.
'Undercover' was a fascinating and hugely enjoyable exhibition and the Gallery allowed us to take photographs for the blog. The exhibition is ongoing until 4 July and is well worth a visit if you are within reach of Sleaford (Lincolnshire).
These pink confections are by Miss Katie and their accompanying notes are below.
As is this waspish-waisted green corset.
These stunning robes are a Zandra Rhodes creation; you'd never guess!
These garments on the right above were inspired by a 20 metre length of pom pom trim found in an old curtain trimmings shop and the whole thing was designed around the pom poms. The pom poms date from 1870 and the fabrics used were taffeta and cotton Nottingham lace.
The exhibition is beautifully staged and as it is a touring exhibition you may have chance to visit it near to you or at the Fashion and Textile Museum. We marvelled at the materials that had been used in some for these garments and at how uncomfortable some of them must have been to wear. Equally we laughed out loud at some of the things on display that we had been obliged to wear in our youth! It's quite sobering to see things you have worn, in a historical exhibition!