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It’s a Tough Job – But Someone Has To Do It

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boysie window

how much is that doggie in the window?

We are launching the new book, Little Ribbon Patchwork and Applique, on Tuesday 15th September at the American Museum, near Bath. Things are a tad hectic here, even my old dog Boysie is getting in on the act posing in the Heart Space Studio window for the Ribbon book display….and all of us who are working hard on this part of the publicity keep laughing and saying to one another – “it’s a tough job…….”

Meanwhile other people have been posing in this window – all in my efforts to publicise the book

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model Patricia Yaker Ekall looking resplendent in studio window

But to start at the beginning, the books have finally arrived in the building, boxes and boxes of them.

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first box of books from printers

We have a small UK edition and are selling copies at various book and craft shops and galleries and of course at Heart Space Studios. The first opportunity to advertise came in the form of a photo-shoot for local press featuring the neighbouring businesses in Coldharbour Road, organised by Sue Fyfe-Williams. To make the best use of the fashion models on offer, we made masses of ribbon beads – I mean masses….

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assembling the earring

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our guardian angel bedecked with ribbon beads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and One Solitary Earring……

So when we saw our model Patricia, in a lovely tailored jacket by The House of Sheldon Hall, with her severe hair by SK109 – we just knew that the combination would make spectacular images

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Patricia and her mother Clare, in Heart Space club room waiting for the camera

But first make- up and lighting checks…

make-up from Jenny Davies

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lighting from Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and then…..

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Ta Dah!

the most amazing thing about these beads is that they are made of all the left-overs of ribbon scraps from the other projects in the book – and they are the most popular item in it – we have sold out our launch Making Ribbon Beads workshop at The American Museum , but of course we are running them later this year at Heart Space.

But that’s not all – off we went this week to mount a display for the launch at the museum. Jane- Marie Mahy, Ilaria Padovani (2 of our amazing  volunteers) and I arrived at the very cool and elegant Gallery Shop.

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gallery Shop at the American Museum in Britain

what would our hotch – potch of brilliantly coloured Kaffe Fassett inspired projects look like here?

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detail of Kaffe’s Corner

We needn’t have worried – perfect colour co-ordination with Kaffe’s section of the shop…..was it Ruskin who said that only the noblest minds concerned themselves with colour?

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Ilaria pressing the aprons

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Jane- Marie arranging the projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eventually everything was in place

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detail of the shelves with Ribbon Book projects displayed

and then the gals took piccies….colour co-ordinated or what?

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Finished

now all that is left to do is make the ribbon packs for the Museum to sell alongside the books; sort out the bead workshop materials and pack, get some workshop leaflets printed, organise guests to get into museum with the invitation, bring extra blue tack just in case…oh and turn up on the day in time for the launch itself……….

 

 

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One thought on “It’s a Tough Job – But Someone Has To Do It

  1. Your book launch, where a fabulous time was had by all! Nothing like being surrounded by colour and creative folk . Congratulations, such great results from all your hard work.
    Patricia looks simply stunning in her outfit, I wish I’d been there with my camera.
    Rx.

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