I am so busy doing nothing that the idea of doing anything - which, as you know, always leads to something - cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.
Okay, I promise not to show you any more transformed versions of myself. I think I have scared myself off that site now that I have seen my son transformed into a teenager. Nuf said.
Today was the first day of the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace. I haven't been in years. I was very impressed. There was a lot to look at and be inspired by.
I could have bought so much more but I was being really, really good.
Another man was importing textiles from China and had the most amazing pleated silk and woven cotton skirts. Sigh...
I also fell in love with Lizzie Houghton's felt. I had these pictures taken of me wearing one of her jackets in case my husband is at a lose as to what to get me for Xmas.
She works her felt on top of (and under and through) a light silk which crepes in the process. The finished fabric is really light and drapey. Beautiful!
My last pic of the day is of Ziggy's shoelaces. Have you ever noticed that there is usually one man in each of the textile guilds? He takes up the hobby with obsessive enthusiasm and usually invents new tools and accessories to improve it. Ziggy was just such a man. Braiding was his game and these are his shoelaces.
Apparently, you can only have so many spectacle cords and then you need to think of new things to braid.