To my dear friend,
Last week, the Year 11 and 12 sewing class went to the textiles show at the Rosehill racecourse, to see last year’s Major Works. It is always such a fun excursion to see what creations the students have dreamt up and created, so much time and love invested into each piece. Sarah, Georgia and I went together to see the pieces and were inspired by some, blown away by others and all hopeful that we can make something just as beautiful this year.
I also got to meet the inspiration for my dress, Prudence Mapstone who is an incredible freeform knitter and crochet-er. She was so sweet and encouraging when I told her about my dress and her influence!
I am only beginning to realise the hugeness of a major work, how much work is required, planning, designing, re-planning when your design isn’t going to work! At the moment, I am knitting seaweed for the skirt and trying to work out how to make a structured petticoat and it is coming along slowly but surely.
Hope you are well, talk to you soon,
Love Ally, xx