So Sorry for this poor post – but due to the new “improvements” now available to the WordPress fraternity I can no longer edit, import my images in the correct order or space my words ….this is all I have managed to edit after 3 days of being unable to publish anyhting of a coherent nature – hopefully I will return to this post via a new server ….don’t hold your breath.
Gertie the Sheep just about sums up what the first Bristol Wool Fair held on Durdham Downs (which still has ancient grazing rights for sheep) was all about…amusing, colourful and very woolly in all parts…..The Wool Fair is the brain child of Sarah and David Harris who run a large and fully stocked yarn and fabric supply store called “The Spinning Weal”
Gertie was the first neighbour I saw when I arrived to set up the Heart Space exhibition and stand. she was placed on a table with hundreds of lovely crocheted flowers at her feet…her face already made-up and a flower ticked behind her ear. each day she got more a more of the flowers added to her coat, by anyone who cared to assist
She was slowly dressed up each day and by the end of the show she was ready for her progress around the show ground – in a basket on a push trolley..
Heart Space Studios were invited to attend on an educational level and so we mounted an exhibition of the only complete wool embroideries that I design and sample. They are for the canvas work kit company, Ehrman Tapestry. I had asked Hugh Ehrman if I could borrow back some of the sample carpets, hangings and cushions that were featured in some of the old catalogues…he sent my some very old work of mine and I was really delighted to see it and very proud to put it on the Heart Space stand.