Monday, 22 July 2013

..a lovely time in Oxford...

We got back last Friday after a lovely week in Oxford.



...partly "work", with a workshop for the "Deddington Craft Group", a lovely bunch of ladies who threw themselves into making my "Lavender & Lace Dragonfly Panel".






Tea and coffee flowed.....

...and a wonderful lunch was produced by everyone bringing plates of deliciousness. :-)

You can see what a great time was had by that mound of "stuff" in the middle of the table!!



...and every piece was different.

This was the first time for the ladies to have a go at screen printing, but, as you can see from the next couple of photos...

...once they'd had a little trial-run...

...there was no stopping them, and by the end of the morning there were bits of printed fabric over almost every surface in the room!




I think that "Thermofax" will be having a little run on orders sometime soon :-)


Once the workshop day was done, we took the opportunity to spend some time in the Ashmolean.

First off, I headed for the Ancient World....

Cyprus....





...and Crete....



...then shifted downstairs to the textile galleries.





In 2 hours I managed to take 456 photos.

There are a few pieces of artwork going to come out of THAT collection!!! :-))

Off down to Tretower on Wednesday, for the Tretower Festival Day...

...join me if you can....

x C

1 comment:

Penny said...

What a magical time!! Love the visits to Crete and Cyprus. I'll be thinking of you come Wednesday!