Friday, 9 November 2012

Travels round exhibitions

We've been a bit touristy this week. I was stewarding at the South West Textile Group exhibition at Birdwood House, Totnes on Monday. We travelled down via a bit of Dartmoor and Bovey Tracey, had a good look round Totnes, lots of narrow streets, hills and fantastic individual shops. The exhibition looks great as well we had over a hundred visitors on the first day and lots of great comments.
Forgot to take any photos of the exhibition or Totnes.
 We came back for one night and then were on our way to Stratford-upon-Avon, visiting Tewkesbury on the way. Lots of old buildings and an abbey.

 To Stratford which also has loads of old buildings, below is Shakespeare's house
 More old buildings

We had lunch in the building below. In the evening we went to see The Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC. Very funny done in modern dress. The scenery changes were amazing, there must be trapdoors all over the stage.
 Next day we went the see Weaving the Century at Compton Verney. This is work by Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. The tapestries were beautiful, amazing and lots of other adjectives. I had a short chat with the curator and even the largest tapestries were all attached to battens using velcro. This the method I use when mine are hung on battens. No photos allowed but I did get this one in the grounds. I love this artists work, especially her willow weavings but have never seen an actual one before.

And travelled back via Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water, I love the way Cotswolds villages have such descriptive names.
I think from now on I will live in Sand Bay on the Beach.

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