While wandering around I came upon a fabulous exhibition in Walcot Street, held in a tiny chapel, completely empty but for these wonderful mixed media paintings by Jan Jeffcoate, no website. Very tactile pieces, lovely.
All things lead from the Abbey
Also in Walcot St where I was hoping to find Walcot Reclamation yard, gone, but there was this amazing shop with a million items of clothing in it. blurry sorry. There was another vintage type shop, the kind of place I feel a home in.
curly railings on the way to Bath's Fashion Museum - thanks to Serendipity for the heads up ;)
wonderful gauntlets - I bought a top once from a charity shop of course, which had lovely bits of added 'lace' on the sleeve ends & I thought, hmm, good idea to make for the studio (it's still on my list!) & here they were doing it for gloves all those years ago ;)
60's shoes & bags
So glad I made the effort to climb all the way up Bath! Walking back down there are so many fabulous 'indy' shops - you'd need a fortune to live here!
A view from the Eldest's bathroom window, 3 floors up, a beautifully renovated old forge they're renting.
one or 2 things from Bath market - I want to find 'spools' to wrap spare wool onto - this will inspire me, as will the dinky little tags found in a 'new vintage' shop. Then in a the new stuff market those earring findings you can't do without & a bit of paint.
Off to Oxford & in the open Thursday market I found a lovely bit of lace & I doily - my first! that I hope to print with.
I've got to show you what the lovely 'Heloise' generously gave me - bundles of jewel colored snippets along with organza, thread & a bit of painted bondaweb peeping out at the top there. She's being very supportive, following my efforts with the purses & brooches I've been making. Good to have a blog buddy near Oxford & it was great to catch up.
So to the second half of my Knitting & Stitching visit! Thanks to Linda I found out who these wonderfully eccentric artists were, above & below is Sue Walton
& below is Ann Small
good to meet someone else who uses bones! Amazing work.
Above is the delicious Louise Baldwin, part of the 62 group (see Louise link) 50 yrs together.
Jae Maries, both also of the 62 group. Such wonderful work.
Lizzie Houghton above asked could I take a general shot - that coat on the right & the wrap you can just see on the left were stunning!
Dale's beautiful buttons above & herself below - I hope she likes the pic, I think it's great!
Last but not least! The 4 pics below are my new hero, Val Holmes.
Wonderful, what I'd give to go to one of her workshops in France!
The next best thing is her book, along with Frances Pickering's some Lizzie Houghton wool tops & sari ribbon from
Stef Frances I was very restrained ;)
Well I've given you one or 2 links to be going on with!