Sunday, 5 July 2015

Woolfest

Two posts in one week? Well I have something to post about. 
Woolfest.
Sadly I was so busy I only had time to take pictures of my stand.

 Left
 Centre
 Right (My Gallery!)

 Detail of lightly mounted pieces. The suitcase is my 'browser'. Most went to new homes.



 The June flowers from my garden..And one or two white foxgloves from my neighbours' garden..well they're in Greece for the summer. (Sorry K&J if you're reading..yes I pinched them!)


 The only time I got away I went to see what had to be the stars of the show, the Valais Blackfaced sheep.
They were so fabulous I even heard a woman who was sitting outside phoning someone about them!

There were others though. Just as sheepy, just as lovely and woolly.


 I had a little 'non-Hetty' assistant, Dylan. I was staying in 'his' caravan with his dog-sitter and my friend, Denise who was so kind to me. The caravan was supposedly near to Woolfest but as we discovered, was actually one and half hours drive away! 


 Still, what better way to be set up for the day than to be driving past Windermere, Rydal Water, Grasmere, Thirlmere, Derwentwater, and Bassenthwaite? My favourite place,The Lake district, my favourite time of year , Early Summer; and my favourite activity...wool.


 Dylan was a great marketing tool, as was his guardian, Denise. I mean its great to have someone on your stand to 'big you up' isn't it?
Here's a lovely and satisfied customer with her beautifully matched heart brooch.


I had such a good time, meeting friend s old and new. I met a face book friend for the first time, Fran from Buttons by McAnaraks. She and her partner  had an amazing stand. They came all the way from Inverness, Te stand next to me was a pattern company from Liskard in Cornwall. You probably couldn't get further away from each other in the UK.
 The whole event was fantastically well organised. From the food to the toilets (!) all was amazing. The Woolclip members were attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. They must have been worn out. 
I was.
I slept almost all day Sunday and didn't do all that much on Monday.
Thank you, thank you.
I hope to be back even if I don't get a stand next year.


By way of a PS...I made a piece for an Australian Magazine, 'Embellish'.
I searched for African Flowers on Google and found the Kirstenbosch Gardens and use the pictures I found to inspire me. I made the piece and uploaded the step-by-step photographs, and wrote the article and sent them.
Do you remember I mentioned the 'deafening silence' in my March post?
Here's the piece.


And guess what?
It was on the front cover!!
All this and a generous fee.
Its a lovely magazine with instruction and inspiration and well worth a read.
More details HERE if you'd like to subscribe. Its available all over the world.

 I was thrilled to be a cover girl.




19 comments:

Maggi said...

So glad you had a good Woolfest and many congratulations on being a Cover Girl with such a beautiful piece.

Julie said...

It was lovely seeing you at Woolfest and I love the beautiful brooch my friend Ann bought me. Your stand looked wonderful and I agree, it was a great show and well organised. I loved the friendly atmosphere of it all. I hope Hetty is getting better. xxx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very huge congratulations, cover girl!! Sounds like a fine time at Woolfest too - wish they had something like that here.

jinxxxygirl said...

I'm so thrilled for you to be on the cover!!! See you worrry too much! Your art is fabulous! So glad you are getting recognized for it. So good to see your posts...Hugs! deb

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Super stunner for the magazine! I agree, what more could they want? Love your innovative take on the flowers!

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

In fact what on earth were they thinking covering up the top left corner? It's inspired work!

Nancy Sopp said...

I love your work and very much enjoy seeing your photos.

Gina said...

Woolfest sounds like it was a success as well as fun. Love that Aussie cover piece. Can't imagine why it didn't get top dollar!

Rachel said...

I have got to get to Woolfest one of these days, it sounds like a wonderful few days...

And congratulations on your cover star status!

Heather said...

You're a covergirl! It's got that touch of the exotic which is just right. Woolfest sounds wonderful - glad you had such a good time though it must have been tiring.

ju-north said...

Congratulations! well deserved fame!

Jennifer Wills said...

Hey cover girl! Glad you enjoyed woolfest- your stand looks lovely, and a super cute companion too! x

WendyCarole said...

Congratulations on being the cover girl :). And glad you had a good time at Woolfest.

Terri said...

Congratulations, Cover Girl! It's a beautiful piece.
Looks like a fun time at Woolfest. Love your pictures. The sheep are great and quite different. Hetty looks like she is having fun, too.
Hugs

Twiglet said...

That's two of my favourite artists featuring in magazines - well done. (The other one is Tina - http://clarityandblur.blogspot.co.uk/) It makes a stunning cover pic - I am not surprised they chose it! x Jo

Acornmoon said...

lovely work, Woolfest looks amazing.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Jackie your Australian textile cover girl art piece is truly very lovely. I just received my first Issue of embellish with the sunflower on the cover. I will look forward to see your art up close too... Judy

Susan Lenz said...

Congratulations on your "cover girl" status! Great post and lovely booth! Thanks for the comment on my blog too!
Susan

Emma said...

Woolfest looked great & so good that all the hard work paid off. Congrats on being a cover girl - lovely image!



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