– 172 – adventure in needle punching…

… actually this is not strictly correct, I should be saying ‘adventures in needle punching and rug hooking given I’ve playing around with both on the same piece. I don’t know what it is about this medium/craft, call it what you wish, that has captured my imagination… but I can’t get enough.  I’m still a…

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– 170 – just read…

First up, my friend Alexander McCall Smith. This is the first one in the long 44 Scotland Street series and it introduces all the characters and their quirkiness.  It’s a lovely lovely read.  Light hearted, entertaining, lough out loud funny in places and I’m not a laugh out loud person,  in fact I hate funny…

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– 167 – punch needle experiments

If you remember, when in New York (… come back!!! this is not a post about my holidays!!…) I attended a lovely workshop by the gorgeous Rose Pearlman… Punch needle for those who don’t know it is a technique that allows you to loop yarn, ribbons or strips of fabric through a fabric base in…

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– 166 – Louise Bourgeois

… One more post about my trip and then I’ll stop, I promise! I didn’t know much about the sculptor Louise Bourgeois aside from her giant spider sculptures and her later life visceral prints… as a matter of fact one of her spiders was on show at the MoMA and boy, that thing was HUGE.…

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– 165 – postcards from New York

Last day.Horrid weather.  Drenching.  Grey.  Dark. (New York has always got a certain charm but I didn’t have the right shoes that’s for sure…) So after packing up our suitcases we decided to go to a museum;  and what a remarkably unoriginal idea it turned out to be. The Moma was the closest so armed…

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– 164 – postcards from New York

… delicious brunch at The Cupping Room Cafe in Soho… blueberry pancakes drenched in maple syrup… so so good… (I was going to say drizzled, but it would have been a lie, I drowned them in the stuff!). Why Soho?  Because I had booked a punch needle workshop at Purl Soho ran by the lovely…

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– 163 – postcards from New York

Today, just for a change, we walked.  New York is so diverse that walking down a couple of streets can make you feel you’re in a different city altogether.  I love that.  You can’t get bored here. Chinatown… … downtown… and across the Brooklyn bridge… (look I’m here too… do you always find that you’re…

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