Showing posts from September, 2011

Textile Arts Forum

Wes The Cat will take care of things while One is gallivanting off to Victoria some 1800 kilometers South of here, first to Melbourne to play with Rose, who has been One's very good friend since we were Gels (hard G) and to SHOP and to drive the Great Ocean Road, all on the way to Geelong and the Textile Arts Forum where One is giving a knitting workshop alongside a bunch of textile artists for a whole FIVE and half days.

Next week Geelong.

Last week Brisbane and Threads and More, double knitting and Fair Isle knitting avec some celebs.

Annelea, named after the bad girl in a movie her mum and dad saw when they were pregnant with her (the things you share in a knitting workshop!!)

Joan Crawford

Faye Dunaway

Sabine who is close cousin to Sabrina the (good) witch

Rosalind Russell

and the woman who started it all...

Meryl Streep

It turns out One has much to learn about imparting the secret of double knitting - still - but what a magnificent bunch of teachers you are.  Thank you thank…

Tea Cosy Guardians

Today One was wandering the web as One is wont to do on Wednesdays (yeah yeah it's Friday so what)

and One found a Tea Cosy Fest going on over HERE Ms Enchanted Hollow of Adelaide has asked her fellow bloggers to post about tea cosies and how they came to own theirs.

Well how about that - because
In 2012, photographer Mark Crocker and I will be travelling the country.
Mark giving photograph workshops.
Moi giving knitting workshops.
Then we will hang about the town we are in for a day or two to photograph Guardians of Tea Cosies and to record their stories.
In 2013, the Portraits of a Tea Cosy exhibition will tour country and city Australia.

Photographic Portraits.
Audio recordings of your stories.
New Queenly (Loani Prior) tea cosy creations.

Have a look at the PORTRAITS PROJECT 
and contact me if you would like to receive email information about it.

That feller up there?  That is The Bloke with the tea cosy his mother gave him when he left home 45 years ago.  That …

Russian Australian Relations

Wayne wrote to One about two years ago asking if One would knit Sea Squirt from Wild Tea Cosies for a friend in Russia.

One said a Queenly 'no'.  BUT One did send Wayne off to Threads and More to see if one of their knitters might oblige for a fee.

One heard no more from Wayne until last week when One received these pictures.

Click on photos to embiggen
.... and this note.

Hi Loani
Just received the following from my friend in Europe:

"...and Loani Prior is a nice lady. (how did he know?!)  I guess I don't mind if she'll use photos, but I am sure many people tried her ideas on their heads - maybe they didn't tell her that they used as hats... but mine was cooler." And then this came, from Veronica.

A relative of Pedro de la Pantaloon.  Not Veronica.  This magnificent woman.  Errr, chicken.  Not that Veronica is not a magnificent woman.  No doubt she is.  One doesn't know Veronica from a bar of soap.  Not that One knows any soap bars.  But if she can c…