October, Labours of the months
October from the labours of the months project. Appletons crewel wool on Manx tweed, split stitch.
Trouble with this one was that as I sewed the word “October” and it was all scrunched up in my hand, I kept reading the word “Toblerone” instead – not that I have a one-track mind or anything.
I finished on the train back from King’s Cross on sunday evening. You may remember the c17th tablet weave I was doing earlier in the year?
In the end I did 15 metres of it for Jenny Tiramani, who along with Hattie Barsby, is back at the Globe again doing the costumes for RichardIII and Much ado(I used to do quite a bit for them when they worked with Mark Rylance before at the globe), and they’d blagged me complimetary tickets for dicky on Saturday night.
I was quite excited cos I’d never been down to see my braid on stage before, and I didn’t spot it this time either – maybe they used it for the other play, I don’t know. It was interesting though, as although I’ve been to the Globe before I’d never had comps, and the comped seats were in the Lord’s room, which is basically the balcony up on stage that they use as part of the performace. My friend and I were sat on the side balcony and at one point Mark Rylance was acting a scene on the central bit a few feet away. I’ve read that back in the day these were the best seats as they had the best accoustics and you couldn’t smell the audience, but you do spend most of the performance looking down at the top of the actor’s heads. Oh, and if you looked down at the floor you could see the dressing rooms and backstage areas through the gaps in wood, which was a little unnerving!
The costumes were gorgeous – specially the coronation robe of real silk figured velvet and proper ermine – yummy! Although Gareth did try to kick me out of bed on Sunday night when I told him that Roger Lloyd Pack, who was Buckingham, looked borderline sexy in a doublet and hose.
And in other news Branny was very pleased with the bag I brought home for him
I did make myself a new handbag for the trip but I haven’t got round to taking a pic of it yet…