Mindfulness and quilting

On Thursday of this week I set up my stand in readiness for the Annual Conference of the QGBI (Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles) Annual Conference and AGM. This year, the Conference and AGM were held at the Civic Centre, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which is in my region. On Friday morning, I gave a lecture (illustrated with quilts) entitled ‘Coming to Textiles the Long Way … Continue reading Mindfulness and quilting

Hoodlum Clothing

I’m interested in small businesses, especially those run by women. (You can read my interviews with seven such businesses here, here, here, here, here, here and here.)¬†¬† This week I’d like to introduce a business¬† – Hoodlum Clothing – which I first discovered when I attended a student fashion show, here in Durham last summer. The student models on the catwalk were wearing extraordinary, luxurious, … Continue reading Hoodlum Clothing