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Open Day Review!

Well we did have the special celebration needlepoint exhibition here last week and many thanks to those of you who came but a extra special thanks to those who lent me their beautiful pieces. My aim for holding the event – besides of course catching up with students past and present – was to display some of the most exciting uses that my needlepoint designs have been put to.   Many people chose a cushion for their first ‘proper’ project but after a while they become over-cushioned and are keen to stitch something else but for it to still have a practical purpose. To make the show as self-explanatory as possible there were areas linking to various aspects.   One was some of the pieces worked during our annual trips to Italy;   we have often had a ‘theme’,     Themes give people a starting point but not a fixed project that has be followed slavishly.    Thus there were two lovey Elephant pieces, Lilly on midnight blue canvas and another worked in ‘carnival colours’ both exciting