So, Cottenham is over for another year. It was a great show, and I met lots of lovely people, and managed to catch up with several friends. It was also lovely to see someone I have known for nearly thirty years, but with whom I had lost touch. She has moved to that part of the world, so a reunion is already planned for next year! The weather surpassed itself, in spite of my prediction! It was sunny and mild, but unfortunately I didn’t see much of it as I was behind the counter for almost the whole time.
Spring was showing its face too. This is the view from the front of the venue, and behind the cars is a little pond. Crocus and Daffodil are abundantly planted, and to our delight all were showing their colour. Today is a day for resting, but next Saturday is another textile show, this time further south at Selsey near Chichester. In the next few days we must put in a couple of emergency orders and get the stock ready for another display. Fortunately I have no emergency dyeing as I prepared beforehand and that stock was safely left at home.
Thanks for coming to see us, everyone. We are looking forward to catching up with you again soon – and who knows where!
I love making little books almost as much as I love dyeing. The wonderful thing is – I can combine both skills quite easily!
These little books were made with hand dyed paper, which is a by-product of the dyeing. Colouring the paper is half the fun of making them, and I’m prepared to share a few secrets with you on this online course. You will learn how to colour the paper, make and decorate the covers (without cutting mountboard if you want), and also investigate a few easy techniques to make some little bookies. They are quick, easy and seductive! I bet you won’t be able to only make one. Here’s one of the really easy ones
I said you could personalise your covers
And sometimes, that is as easy as deciding which bookie you want to make!