brick wall

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So I am off to summer school tomorrow and it feels as though I am hurtling towards a brick wall. I am neither practically nor mentally ready for ten days away, though I am pleased to report that the clothes I need to take are now hanging up to dry. I have been so focused on making sure that I have fabric to take with me, that I have barely considered anything else and have spent the day so far in a scavenger hunt for all the other stuff that is required for sewing: pins, scissors, that kind of thing. Next I will have to face up to toothpaste and shampoo provision.

Last night we were down in Edinburgh for the preview of the Summer Show and it all looks great. I tried to take a few photos, but there were so many people that it was difficult to get a picture of the craft without someone suddenly appearing in the viewfinder. I will have another go when I get back, but if you’re curious and can’t make it to Edinburgh, then you might try Craft Scotland’s flickr stream where they already have some behind-the-scenes photos of the setting up. Stuart did manage to take a picture of the ‘names on the wall’ which we all really liked — throughout the venue they have used blackboard paint and chalk to identify the different makers.

show names

I’ve also finished my first batch of 8-shaft samples, taking into account some of the very useful suggestions made on my earlier post. I haven’t taken photos but have been scanning them into the computer in order to have something to show the customer. I will come back to this post-summer school as I need to turn my scribbled notes into something more organised.

There is already a long list of things I will have to knuckle down to when I get back, and I am vaguely aware that there are also places I need to be and people I need to contact. However, it is all on the other side of my brick wall and I can’t really see it from here.

brick wall” was posted by Cally on 2 Aug 2013 at

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3 Responses

  1. Margreet
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    Have a great time in Wales. Sorry I’m missing out on all the fun.

  2. Charlotte Engstad
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    Lovely picture! Hope the show will attract many visitors. Good luck in summer school!

  3. Meg
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    Most towns in the UK tend to have somewhere they well notions, toothpastes and shampoos, I’d imagine. But not fabric you like, so I’d say, you’ve got your priorities right. I sure hope you’re having a ball!!

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