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The Sistine Chapel comes to Hull

When I told my friend I was going to see the Sistine Chapel this morning, she said “How are you going to get there in time?” So she has missed Hull Minster’s publicity campaign then. The exhibition, officially licensed by … Continue reading

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Tie dye scarf

This scarf has a history. In about 1986, I was in a production of The Boyfriend with the now defunct Moseley Operatic Society. I was issued with a costume for the fancy dress ball scene: a seriously bright yellow peasant top, … Continue reading

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The end of my Zazzle experiment

My experiment with Zazzle has come to an end. It seemed like a good idea, but it hasn’t really worked. The principle is sensible. I upload a picture, and “place it” on one of their products, and then the article … Continue reading

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Time for resolutions again

If you are on Twitter, have a look at @damienkempf. He has put together a series of New Year resolutions based on medieval paintings. My favourite is this one: be more fashionable. Whether that is a good idea or not … Continue reading

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A shelf unit from pallets

I like using natural dyes. The problem is that a lot of them are rather smelly to process.  And that process takes hours, so the whole house gets to share the smell. In warmer climates, people set up some form … Continue reading

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Stocking up on scarf rings

I’m getting low on the embroidered scarf rings, so I’ve been making some more. I like the flowers best, but the green swirls were fun to do.

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A packing session

I’ve got a bit behind with my scarf packing. It is partly because I’d rather be making than packing. It doesn’t help that I do like having all the colours about the place. But that can’t go on for ever, … Continue reading

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Big progress with the studio

My studio has been a work in progress for a while. I have been using the garage for its new purpose for a long time now, but it has been a dark and gloomy place. But this week, there was … Continue reading

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