This week, in particular seems to be one where I am wearing my different hats - not including my "home" and "work" hats, I have had to wear my "ERTF Esex representative" hat, my "EAST" hat and my "foundling researcher" hat all in the space of a week - perhaps I will call on Lorna to make me a hat for each task, so that I can remember which one I am wearing at any one time!
As ERTF (Eastern Regional Textile Forum" Essex Representative, I attended a committee meeting at the beginning of the week and it is good to be amongst other textile artists who are not necessarily all embroiderers. Our main priority is our first exhibition in Cambridge (www.ertf.org.uk) coming up in September but we are also looking at events and actvities for the year ahead.
Then today I wore my "foundling researcher" hat by meeting at the Foundling Museum with Gill, my fellow researcher and the director of the museum, Lars Tharp. My involvement with the museum would not have come about without my involvement with EAST and it looks as if there are some exciting plans for next year and the year ahead happening at the museum (www.foundlingmuseum.com).
Then in between I have been nipping in and out of my EAST hat - working on the hand stitching I started at the Belstead workshop, I am now waiting for the delivery of some threads (bought over the internet), so I can get on with the inside of my "18th century box" for our EAST @ The Warner Archive exhibition at the K&S Shows. I've done the samples but just need the thread to start stitching and in the meantime making some birds which will fit inside the box.