Sunday, 9 August 2015

Day 6 Creativity - a trip to Southwold

Today was the day to go to the seaside - the aim being to visit Norfolk and Suffolk Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Annual Exhibition. We couldn't have had a more beautiful day, sunny and very hot. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves on the beach.
The exhibition was good - as always - and I wouldn't want to single out a single item. It's so good to see how creative it is possible to be with fibre and yarn. It was nice also to see interactive peg loom weaving and members spinning and particularly weaving on a 4 shaft floor loom. Besides the exhibits there was also equipment to buy too. I was particularly taken by the tapestry looms, 'made in any size you want' by a member's husband. It was great to talk to members who were stewarding the exhibition. It's a date (first week in August) to definitely put in the diary for next year and I hope to get to some of the meetings during the year too.

A general view of the exhibition

However, my  creativity day item for the day was found in a vintage shop! I can't every resist looking at old sewing patterns and today's find was a real gem.

It's very simple - I particularly like the sides! I have plenty of material in my stash that would be a good candidate for this so the brain is working out which to use.
I plan to use a fine wool material and wear with sleeves underneath, I was attracted to how the sleeve openings 'happen', I just like the simplicity of the design. As some of you know the pattern is big for me so more creativity will be needed in getting it to fit but should be OK using my body duplicate! But this project is one for the back burner for now - an early autumn project I think.

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