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Thursday, 31 March 2011

another week

After the Spring Quilt Festival last Friday, I went to a workshop with lovely Beppy Berlin on Saturday, at our Guild group. The workshop was called "Jacobean with a difference". Although Jacobean embroidery is traditionally stitched with crewel wool, Beppy introduced us to a different interpretation, using mixture of organzas, metallic threads next to cotton and silk threads, and a touch of goldwork with kid leather. She is a very good tutor and fun to be with. She always brings a lot of her work to show and inspire us. This was the first time many of us used kid leather in our stitching, so the room was filled with heavy concentration. It looks like I haven't got much to show for it, but believe me, there is a lot of work there!

I am determined to finish it!

On Tuesday we drove to Bath for our lunch! There is a new bar/restaurant opening this weekend in Bath and during this week they were opened to invited guests only. And yes, we were privileged enough to be invited.
It was a very pleasant experience, the place is very nice and airy, the staff young and friendly, the food very good. So, if you happen to be visiting Bath this year, I can recommend The Tramshed.

You might remember that I mentioned a Textile group I am a member of, and last 2 or 3 weeks we have been "playing" with pieces of dyed blankets. I must admit that I was little bit stuck for an idea, as I have done this project before. In the end, with this Sunday's "Mother's Day" in mind, this the result.

 I was without an internet connection all day yesterday (their fault, not mine), how lost did I feel? I take my computer connection so much for granted now, how did we manage before we had it? One thing I can say, I had more time! LOL.
This past week has been busy anyway, I am well behind in visiting you, lovely people, so I set down yesterday to catch up and... nothing. I must admit that it rarely happens to my internet provider. My connection very often slows down to "stand still" speed, but that is more to do with where I live, ie very rural and probably the furthest one from a telephone exchange, I know that nobody else could get me a better connection anyway. But this was the longest their server was down for.
So, I am sorry for not visiting, but I will try to catch up with you soon!


  1. The Jacobean looks very interesting Radka....and i love the mothering sunday piece.

  2. I love the start of the 'new' Jacobean adventure. Have fun with it. I LOVE your little Mothers' Day piece, it's just so pretty. What a great way to make 3D flowers!! Sorry to hear about your server. I expect the same is going to happen to me soon, as we are 'in the sticks' here as far as connections are concerned. We are enjoying a purple patch at the moment, but I have a feeling it won't last...... Have a lovely weekend, and hope the weather is pleasant.

  3. ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ hezký víkend...

  4. Lovely post, Radka, I love to read your "diary", beautiful colours of the mother-piece and the Jacobean - it is something which I don't know. I will follow your blog to learn about it.

  5. I have never heard of using kid leather in a stitching project. An unusual technique for sure.

  6. I love your blanket piece. Could be a real posy of flowers. The Jacobean sounds very interesting and I look forward to seeing it as you work on it.

  7. Thanks Radka for your visit!
    You have a wonderful work as I've said before. I'm sure I'll come back again :)


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