so here I am, back home, puffy eyed, looking at all the bags filled up with stuff.. still a little dizzy, in a did it really happen? phase..
I’ve seen so much, and talked even more.. Karin, Afke, Maria Concetta, they must all be fed up with me! 😀 for two days I’ve taken advantage of their time and patience.. chatting, getting to know a little more about what people like to stitch in Holland, how they do it, .. it’s always fun to learn more about stitching in different countries..
as I told you Afke Wullink Semplonius is chairwoman of the Dutch Sampler Society, where she hosts stitching classes with about a hundred students per year.. she brought huuuge photo albums with pictures of all the pieces her students worked on through the years.. impressive..
and another thing she took all the way from Holland was this incredibly edited book, Ütilite by Ellen Korth, which opens up and folds in such a smart way.. check it out.. it’s a must have 🙂
and finally the sweet Karin Kersten from Beardie Designs, picked a selection of Needlepoint Inc. silks for a little project I have in mind.. can you imagine? having a designer as a personal shopper, hand picking silks for you?! HOLY GUACAMOLE! 😀
if it wasn’t for Casa Cenina‘s staff, this stitcher’s patch of heaven wouldn’t have been possible.. thank you, a gazillion times thank you
here are more pics from the Festa, many samplers from the contest, and last but not least the monster stash 😀
I’m off planning and charting a funny project I came up with while in the Sala delle stoffe (Fabric Hall)
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in the meantime thank you for the lovely comments, and keep on following the grey tail..
स्वागत new viewers! 😀
[for those of you who wondered where I’ve been staying while in Tuscany, it’s called La Corte dell’Oca, what a lovely place..]