Weekend in London

Well, it kind of was, I commuted up from Brighton Thursday to Sunday.  The reason for this was that the lovely people at Twisted Thread asked me if I would like to do some talks on quilt making in their Lifestyle Theatre and the Knitting and Stitching show.  Always one to try something just a little outside my comfort zone I said yes, then spent a month fretting about it, not helped by an article in The Guardian on how the majority of people would do anything (and absolutely anything) to avoid public speaking!  It all went fine, and I actually LOVED doing it.  There were some really positive comments from people who watched my demos, and it inspired people to have a go at quilting which is just fab.  The talks were based on projects from the book.
Here are a couple of photos…

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Of course one of the best things was to be able to spend 4 days at the knitting and stitching show, and I did do a bit of shopping…  I added a couple of fat quarters to my Liberty stash.  Really must start the snowball quilt I have been planning for all my Liberty scraps…  I also bought a lampshade kit which I have some patchwork plans for.  The stalls with lovely yarn so nearly hooked me in, but I have so much sewing on my list that I resisted – but maybe in the autumn.  I have never been to the Olympia show before and thought it really good, nice venue and so much easier to get to from Brighton than Ally Pally.

Being in London means I had an excuse to slope off on Saturday afternoon to the V&A, one of my favourite places in the capital.

V & A
V & A

Spent a lot of time in the ceramics galleries, inspiring colours and prints.

Ceramics V & A
Ceramics V & A

They have a wedding dresses exhibition starting soon, so I will be back there again before the summer…

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