Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Monday, 31 October 2011

New berets

I recently made some new berets - these are already sold!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Drunken Treasure Fayre at Horatia Pub


I will be selling some knitwear at this Fayre tomorrow...hope people can come!!






A great free Sunday double at the Horatia Sun 30/10
daytime Drunken Treasure Indoor Fayre launch 1pm-6pm 
night Horatia flim Club Halloween special 6.30pn til 11pm 2 x films 

Daytime- Drunken Treasure Indoor Fayre 1pm til 6pm free !
 Details of The Drunken Treasure fortnightly Sunday Fayre which launches Sunday 30 October. 
A free, fun packed fortnightly event in N7’s favourite boozer complete with an exciting indoor market and DJs on rotation with special guests playing mix of a soothing Sunday sounds. 
The venue will also be preparing scrumptious Sunday Roasts alongside Bloody Marys, premium beers, ciders, and ales. All this, plus board games, silent films, newspapers, books and general good times.

The Stalls
Each week The Horatia will be home to an exciting indoor market with carefully selected stalls selling a variety of goods to please everyone.
 Expect vintage clothing and jewellery, antiques, alongside a stylish mix of custom handmade jewellery and bags, handmade lace items, specialist records, retro furniture, kitchenalia, toys, memorabilia, glassware, art, designer and high street high end fashion, t-shirts,millinery and lots more, all set in a relaxed environment which is pleasing to browse, well illuminated and customer friendly.







 For further stall info contact (email) drunkentreasure2011@gmail.com


Horatia Halloween Film Club Presents... GHOSTBUSTERS
Sunday 30 October
6:00pm – 11:00pm

Catch this classic fun-fuelled flick following the story of three unemployed parapsychology professors who set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Showing starts at 6:30pm.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Battle of Cable Street, 75th anniversary



At the beginning of October, there is to be a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in the East End, when local people joined together to prevent Moseley's Fascists from marching through a predominantly Jewish area.

Are you wondering why I have put this on my textile blog? Because I have been invited to do a craft stall during this Festival. I am REALLY HONOURED to have been asked to do this, can you IMAGINE how pleased I was to be invited to do a stall at this wonderful festival. I hope people who are readng this can come along and support the festival, even if they don't buy my stuff!!

2 October, 12 noon – 10 pm



Cable Street Group. Produced by Alternative Arts http://www.battleofcablestreet.org.uk/

A programme of events and exhibitions to celebrate and commemorate the Battle of Cable Street.


Wilton’s Music Hall 1 Graces Alley E1 8JB, Aldgate and Aldgate East tube, Shadwell station


Admission Free


12 noon – 6pm Stalls along Graces Alley by campaigning groups, local organisations and supporters with street theatre and music by La Columna, The Lost Marbles, The Fairly Fresh Fish Co, Klezmania and The Cockney Awkestra.


12 noon – 10pm Protest & Survive Exhibition with photography documenting the Battle, posters from the Spanish Civil War, images recording the past 25 years of protest against racial discrimination by Phil Maxwell and portraits of the diverse communities of the East End today by documentary photographers Kalin Coromina, Ned Dyke-Coomes, Zane Mellupe, Lydia Polzer, Ben Speck and Neil White
 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Horatia Summer Fayre 22 May




I will be doing a knitwear stall at this fair tomorrow - please come and support me!!!









Sunday, 15 May 2011

Spitalfields City Farm Sheep and Wool Fayre, 15 May



I am doing a stall at this fayre, selling my knitwear! Do come.....!!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

International Women's Fair, 12 March 2011


An opportunity to showcase our talents!
I shall be there with my knitwear.......!!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

New knitwear

First of all, I made this Shetland Lace scarf in one colour....I love this shade of orange, it's not one I use very often!






And then two more stripy scarves....










A Fair Isle beret.

Hat and scarf set in the wonderful Manos del Uruguay (mixture of wool and silk, handspun by a women's co-operative in Uruguay.



Thursday, 3 February 2011

Women's Institute Craft Day at Women's Library, 12 Feb






Saturday 12th February 2011, 11-4pm
Free
Join this special day to celebrate the crafts activities of The Women's Institute. The Women's Library holds the archives of the National Federation of Women's Institutes which were catalogued and made accessible to the public in 2004.
This day will bring together members of the WI from different federations to provide a historical context to WI crafts programmes, and the role that the WI has played in saving traditional crafts. It will also demonstrate some of the contemporary work of the WI and provide an opportunity to learn more with stalls, display and demonstrations including patchwork quilting, knitting, lacework, and 
rug ragging amongst others. See some rag rugs here:






See some patchwork here:





Come and join this fun family day and learn new and traditional craft skills.

Exhibition at The Women's Library




The current exhibition at the Women's Library is:

HANDMADE TALES: WOMEN AND DOMESTIC CRAFTS. 


It runs to 20 April.


FREE Exhibition Tour: Hand Made Tales: Women and Domestic Crafts 
Saturday 29th January 2011 
Thursday 3rd February 2011 
Saturday 26th February 2011





Here is some info from the Library's web page:


Hand Made Tales, curated by Carol Tulloch, is a timely exhibition focusing on the role domestic crafts play in many women’s experiences. It draws on the connections between the current revival of domestic crafts such as sewing, gardening, and cooking and the historical roots of the domestic arts within the home. The exhibition will allow visitors to explore and learn the stories of crafts and the women involved in them through personal tales and fun interactive projects. Come and discover treasures that share the intimate bond between generations from the once mundane to the now treasured heirlooms of families past.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Textile Society Research Symposium, 19 March 2011




Textiles: New Research strategies.

Research symposium

Sat 19th March 2011

Wellcome Conference Centre

183 Euston Road, London, NW1




Textiles: New Research strategies.



The Textile Society is keen to capture the essence of current research activity in Britain and Ireland.


To celebrate, encourage, explore and support on-going research into textiles in all their diversity the Society is funding a research symposium at the Wellcome Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 (opposite Euston Station) on Saturday 19th March 2011.


We are holding the symposium in order that researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening can get together, create links, encourage debate and share information at a central location.


We are particularly interested to hear more about collaborative research, cross-disciplinary activities, professional practice and industrial developments. We wish to encourage a broad spectrum of interests and would welcome an input from the humanities, sciences and arts.


There will be themed sessions, a plenary session and enough time to interact with other researchers. Lunch will be provided for speakers and audience.




If you want to take part and are willing to present a short, sharp 15 minute overview of your research strategies then please contact either Dr Brenda King, Chair, The Textile Society or Dr Lynn Hulse, Co-editor of Text on with an outline of your research activity as soon as possible.


If you wish to be a member of the audience and know more about current research activity then please contact either of the above to secure your free place as soon as possible.