What another post?

Here is the latest picture of ‘Gwendoline’. Yes that is what I have decided to call it. Gwendoline

This was just after she was cut off and was on the floor






And here she is as she was cut off:










The chap in the left is my weaving tutor. Anne took the photo and managed to cut David my other tutor off completely. Freudian slip?


Must go, got to go and argue about funding with the government.


Just about finished weaving


The Bubble is finished but I don’t think it is going to be called ‘bubble’ anymore. It will be cut off in the next few days and then has to be blocked out etc. We clear the studios next Monday and the technicians move in on Tuesday to move out our desks and get everything ready for the end of year show. Details below:

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Sorry it is such a poor image, I will probably email it to most people in the near future. I am at the London show on the Thursday evening – the private view and on Sunday morning. I am at West Dean every day except Thursday when I will be taking Mum shopping etc. It would be great to see a friendly face there.


I will post an image of the finished bubble. The seminar seemed to go well but when I said to my Tutor ‘at least no-one fell asleep’ he suggested I should aim higher than that! He didn’t ask me too many difficult questions anyway.

If anyone wants to ‘listen again’ the commercial weaving studio was on BBC Radio4’s Front Row last Friday being interviewed about the Unicorn Tapestry they have just completed. I went to the cutting off this afternoon, it was truly amazing, 4 years it took, it is 4 metres wide and about 2 or maybe 3 high, it’s difficult to say really.

That’s enough for now. Watch this space.


Still here but only just

So I have been weaving away, see this here:


bubble for seminarYes it is a bubble, or several bubbles actually. It will be around 1 metre square and I have two weeks to finish it. It is about 2/3rd maybe 3/4rs of the way through so far. On top of this I have volunteered to do the marketing for the end of year shows, but the powers that be in West Dean have decided to do the press stuff so that shouldn’t be too arduous after all.

I am still waiting to hear if I have funding for next year, I’ve got about half so fingers crossed. I think the other half is on it’s way but this is dealing with Government departments so I might not hear until September.

Tomorrow I have to give a seminar, about an hour of me talking. Sigh! It is titled ‘Ambiguity and Interpretation’ Wish me luck, I tried it out on PJ tonight and he fell asleep. To be fair he has heard most of it several times before.

Four weeks to go until the final assessments, I still can’t believe it has all whizzed by so fast. I don’t expect there to be too many blogs between now and then. If nothing else I will post details of the end of year shows so if anyone is out there reading this please come!