Back from the International Medival Congress
Busy week. The only sessions at the IMC that I was interested in were the DISTAFF ones on Monday – well there was another one the use of fur, but it clashed with the DISTAFF ones, sigh!
There was an interesting session on the BAyeux tapestry, but the paper on the bliuat was cancelled due to ill health.
The craft fair on Tuesday went well though, I was especially pleased that the one of the organisers, who had been my first ever picklepatch cushion customer, came back and bought another – doubly so as she bought one of my favourite designs.
I bought some yummy new books – the new medieval textiles and clothing, naturally. Then I toddled over to Oxbow and picked up “Through a glass brightly”, as I was heading over to pay, the distinguished looking gent who owns the company said, “If you’re buuying that you need this too” and handed me “Pattern and purpose in insular art” I realised that I did need it, and as I handed over my cash I called him a shameless book pimp – so he gave me a free book, the art of the medieval goldsmith.
I was very pleased with the way the stand looked for the societies fair on Wednesday. I didn’t display all of my silverwork as the stand wasn’t very big, but it did look pretty
I did do a little bit on my or nue embroidery, but not much as I was too busy yakking most of the time. But as you can see, I did finally get as far as the butterfly’s bum, which means I get to start on the wings at Berkeley in a couple fo weeks time, which is quite exciting