Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Three things

I just wanted to share three quick things.....

:: I found this company in a google search the other day. Loads of yarn, linen threads, cotton, embroidery stuff - list after list. I sent for their catalogue (£3) which includes pages of samples, and oh I do love samples!


You get to touch, to feel, to look, it's sensory overload.


And it's very very tempting....

:: This brochure arrived in the post this morning. Has anyone done any courses at West Dean? I can recommend it, though it's a good eight years or so since I've been. A huge variety of arts and crafts in spectacular surroundings with well equipped workshops, and tutors who are successful designer/makers in their field (like Janet Bolton, Magie Hollingworth, Jackie Binns and more).

:: My neighbour's shirt, hanging on the line this morning - I was rather taken with it...


In my head, I've already re-purposed it...perhaps a small bag...a cushion cover...what would you turn it in to?

10 comments:

kristina said...

Oh my goodness. The courses look wonderful. I've never done one before, but I'd be very keen to give one a go! K x

Ali said...

Does your neighbour know of your evil re-purposing plans? Quick! Lock up your laundry ;)

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi Diana..Thanks for popping by my blog and very glad you did because I am now reading yours with great interest!
My second home was Cornwall and I have very fond memories of my childhood there in the village of Coverack.. do you know it?
I would also like to put my hand up for West Dean College.. I was a full time residential student there in the early 1980's on a 2 year ceramic restoration course..
Amazing place full of surreal art.. and people!!

I will drop by again v soon.
Michele

Annie's Abode said...

hi

this is the first time i have visited your blog - thanks for the infor on the threads etc - will be pursuing this.

will drop by again
ax

Pipany said...

Ooh samples - I love them too Diana. Anything gorgeously tactile is worth a mention. That shirt is great too - think I would go for a bag, but then I've got bags on the brain at the moment! (Still grey here!) xx

Ruth said...

West Dean & Texere - 2 places that I visit "virtually" all the time. WD is just that little bit too far for me to do in a day without falling asleep at the wheel. I try NOT to look at the T website - especially all the undyed stuff.
You must be quite near www.cowslipworkshops.co.uk
I am on their mailing list and fantasis about attending one of those classes/talks/exhibitions

suzanne said...

Oh dear - I am experiencing extreme sample envy.Will be ordering mine as soon as I finish this comment!!

Exmoorjane said...

Off to see if they also do tassles and upholstery thingummygigs - I have a thing for tassles!
Also off to look at West Dean College as sounds rather wonderful.
Hmm, I'd keep the shirt as a shirt...but then I'm not remotely good at making things anymore...
jxxxx

this is my patch said...

The page of samples would fascinate me too, I think the catalogue is good value to include these as well. West Dean is a short distance from me, but I haven't ever attended a course there, I really must at least visit the area. I really can't think of what to do with the shirt, which would be relief to its owner. x

HER ON THE HILL said...

Oooh, yes, see what you mean about the shirt - I'd just snatch it from the line and put it on my back!

West Dean is near where I grew up. Think praps I should go and do a course there - sort of thing I keep promising myself. Looks fab. Mum could look after the children. Sorted.