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Washing Lines!

I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather – I am sitting here in the Studio in a linen camisole with all the windows open and it is nearly October and I should be sorting and packing for the Knitting and Stitching Show, but keep making excuses to pop in to the garden and check the line of washing blowing in the warm breeze. We set up at Ali Pali next Wednesday and then the show is open to the public 6th-9th October – see you there? It is the best show of the year….

Now about washing lines…..

My friend of over twenty years, Barbara McNaught has combined forces with Janie Hextall  and produced this gorgeous little book Washing Lines, inspired by washing lines and all things laundry.  It includes sixty poems about washing, washing lines and more. It is also illustrated with sixteen exquisite black and white woodcuts that Barbara and Janie had collected over the past few years. The perfect gift!

Book of Poems

Washing Lines

I have always loved the old fashioned washing line and even have an old clothes prop made for me by Clem Peyman over twenty years ago. I am not grown up enough for a rotary dryer. When our old dog Charlie was still alive, he used to jump up at white sheets blowing and I would have to rewash them!

Cross Stitch Forever

Cross Stitch Forever

I thought I should remind you about this funny little project – Cross Stitch Forever has been around for such a long time but is still so popular. Both the book and the kit are available in the shop. Just click on the links to go straight there.

Date posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

Comments

Comments (6)

I love watching the washing on a day like today – such a treat coming from the land of big dryers, it all smells lovely in the fresh air!

Comment by Gilie on Thursday, September 29, 2011

I love watching the washing on a day like today – such a treat coming from the land of big dryers, it all smells lovely in the fresh air!

Comment by Gilie on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sorry, but I have never been a lover of the washing line. Have not hung anything out since 1975.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sorry, but I have never been a lover of the washing line. Have not hung anything out since 1975.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Sunday, October 2, 2011

There’s nothing to beat a line of washing flying in the breeze & the fresh air smell when you bring it is just perfect!J

Comment by jane herbert on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

There’s nothing to beat a line of washing flying in the breeze & the fresh air smell when you bring it is just perfect!J

Comment by jane herbert on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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