What I’m working on…

What I’m working on right now is an entry for the Carrefour Européen de Patchwork. Carrefour Européen de PatchworkThis is for their show which takes place on 18-21 September 2014, and the entry has to be in by around the end of June. I’ve been thinking about it for the last three or four weeks; I’ve done some drawing and sampling, and I’ve collected it all together in a sketchbook – just like you do for City & Guilds, so I guess I’ve really absorbed the work habits I acquired doing the Certificate and Diploma. Then last week I bought the materials – fabric from Whaley’s of Bradford and threads from the local sewing machine and craft shop, Hobkirk’s of Blackburn. I find it impressive that Hobkirk’s keep going; it can’t be easy these days. Their sewing machine range includes Brother, Pfaff and Husqvarna but not Bernina, so I had to buy my machine elsewhere, but I try to support them by buying threads there whenever possible.

Anyway, back to the Carrefour; I thought I might as well give this a go, although I found their chosen theme ‘Imagine’ a bit of a facer. However, I’ve been working on several ideas, and yesterday I got going on the making. It’s going to take me a while as there will be a lot of hand embroidery in it. Can I get it finished by the deadline? Well, watch this space and I’ll let you know. My supposition is that I won’t get it finished in time, but then I thought the same thing when I was working on my entry for Living Colour! last year. And I did manage to finish that with a couple of weeks to spare. We’ll see.

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